Whether you’re a veteran needing a refresh or a beginner requiring the basics, this round-up will guide you on using this fundamental management process to become a better leader, manager, mentor, and problem solver.
- Understanding the Many Facets of ‘the A3’
A review of the many ways lean practitioners refer to this core lean practice reveals its versatility — and why it plays an essential role in cultivating an organization’s lean thinking and culture.
- Discovering the True Value of the A3 Process
The challenge with the A3 process isn’t in learning to write an A3 report; it’s in understanding how to use it as a managerial process.
- How to Start the A3 Problem-Solving Process
Why the best, most productive way to “start an A3” is by recognizing that the A3 problem-solving methodology is a “slow-thinking” process.
- Why the A3 Process Involves More than Filling in Boxes
As she details how to problem-solve using the A3 methodology, a veteran lean coach explains why it’s essential to understand that completing an A3 problem-solving is a thinking process, not a form-filling-out process.
- How to Test Your A3 Thinking
Are you pretty sure you’ve completed the A3 process correctly but want to test the logic of your thinking? Or could you use some advice on coaching someone through their A3 thinking? Here’s an approach that could help you.
- Why You Should Share, Not Present, Your A3 Report
A veteran A3 coach explains how a seemingly minor word change can help foster more productive teamwork and learning.
Managing to Learn
An Introduction to A3 Leadership and Problem-Solving.