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Detailed A3 Template (from Managing to Learn)
By: Shook, John | July 19, 2010
A3s; Forms and Templates
A PDF of the A3 template provided in the book Managing to Learn. More »
Example A3: Acme Stamping - Project Status Review (from Managing to Learn)
By: Sobek, Durward and Art Smalley | July 19, 2010
A3s
An example of an A3 from the book Understanding A3 Thinking by Durward K. Sobek II and Art Smalley, included as a sample in some printings of Managing to Learn. More »
Example A3: Lean Institute Brasil - Summit Sessions (from Managing to Learn)
By: Thompson, Christopher | July 19, 2010
A3s
An example of an A3 from Lean Institute Brasil, developed during attendance at the Managing to Learn workshop, included as a sample in some printings of Managing to Learn. This handwritten A3 is on the topic of conference organizing and attendance, namely how to make sure at a large conference that attendees who want to change which session they attend during an event are able to do so so that they end up satisfied with their experience. More »
Example A3: Medtronic - Service and Repair TAT reduction (from Managing to Learn)
July 19, 2010
A3s
An example of an A3, included as a sample in some printings of Managing to Learn. More »
Example A3: Reducing Assembly Defects - Mary's Case (from Managing to Learn)
July 19, 2010
A3s
An example of an A3, included as a sample in some printings of Managing to Learn. More »
PDSA A3 Template (from On the Mend)
By: Toussaint, John and Roger Gerard | June 9, 2010
A3s; Forms and Templates
A3 Template, in Excel, following the PDSA cycle. From On the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry. More »
A3 Template
By: Sobek, Durward | January 16, 2010
A3s; Forms and Templates
Thanks to Associate Professor Durward Sobek, Mechanical and Engineering Dept.  , Montana State Univ.  , for sharing this A3 template and illustration of an improvement cycle for using it. More »
A3 Templates from Lean Enterprise Institute
By: Shook, John | January 16, 2010
A3s; Forms and Templates
Templates courtesy of the Lean Enterprise Institute: Dowload the A3 Templates:  A3 Template (PowerPoint File) A3 Template (Word File) More »
A3 Example from "Making Hospitals Work"
By: Baker, Marc and Ian Taylor | August 25, 2009
A3s
This is an example high-level planning A3 from the fictitious hospital in the book Making Hospitals Work. Click on the "read more" link, below, to download a PDF file. More »
A3 Action Plan Form (from Getting the Right Things Done)
By: Dennis, Pascal | December 11, 2006
A3s; Forms and Templates
The action plan template helps us define the who, what, when, where, and how of our plan on one page. It also helps us track progress and highlight problems so we can take action. Action plans help us deploy our mother A3 strategies effectively. We need to ask: What does this mother A3 mean for my section? How do I translate the mother A3 into meaningful tactics? Once we've written our first draft action plan, we need to engage our team members by asking, "what do you think?" Thus, the plan becomes their plan—creating ownership is fundamental to deployment. Some More »
A3 Status Review Form (from Getting the Right Things Done)
By: Dennis, Pascal | December 11, 2006
A3s; Forms and Templates
A current-status or yearend review A3 is a one-page storyboard on 11-inch by 17-inch paper that summarizes the status of an important strategic planning initiative, such as our Customer Satisfaction strategy. Normally, we use them at our midyear and yearend strategic planning reviews. The yearend review A3 comprises two main boxes: the top box provides an overview of how we're doing with respect to our critical end-of-pipe metrics (e.  g. revenue, profit, customer delivery, quality rates, lost time injury rate, etc.  ) including the target and actual measures, a rating, and a brief explanation. The second box provides an overview More »
A3 Strategy Form (from Getting the Right Things Done)
By: Dennis, Pascal | December 11, 2006
A3s; Forms and Templates
A strategy A3 is a one-page storyboard on 11-inch by 17-inch paper that helps us tell our strategy "story.  " Logic flows from top left to bottom right, and each box leads to the next one. Some people might look at a strategy A3 and find it too complicated or busy. This is a normal reaction; we're condensing a lot on to one page. But you'll find that good A3 stories have an intuitive flow and can be told in five to 10 minutes.   Getting the Right Things Done, from which this example is taken, Pascal Dennis outlines the More »
Example A3: Acme Stamping - Value-Stream Improvement (from Managing to Learn)
By: Shook, John and David Verble | October 8, 2006
A3s
Example A3: Textron - Lean Boot Camp (from Managing to Learn)
By: Ethington, Eric | October 8, 2006
A3s
An example of an A3, included as a sample in some printings of Managing to Learn. More »
Example A3: TWI Industries - Kaizen Plan (from Managing to Learn)
October 8, 2006
A3s
An example of an A3, included as a sample in some printings of Managing to Learn. More »
Example A3: U of Michigan Health System - Patient Flow (from Managing to Learn)
October 8, 2006
A3s
An example of an A3, included as a sample in some printings of Managing to Learn. More »
The A3 as a PDCA Storyboard
By: LaHote, Dave | July 25, 2005
A3s; Articles; Charts, Graphs and Diagrams; Presentations
Thanks to Dave LaHote for sharing this PowerPoint that explains what an A3 is and how it can be used. This presentation was designed for using A3s to report on changes made as a result of kaizens or team problem solving. More »