An introduction to A3 method; a powerful improvement and problem-solving thinking approach that:

  1. Solves problems effectively
  2. Keeps everyone on-board so they stay solved
  3. Develops problem-solvers

yet is operated on a single piece of paper.

The method originated in write-ups of Toyota’s obsessive problem-solving. It is related to Toyota Kata evangelised by Håkan Forss, and is applicable to a wider range of problems.

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Lean Agile Scotland 2013

https://twitter.com/MartinBurnsSV/status/371977866491461632
https://twitter.com/drunkcod/status/380679519180697600
https://twitter.com/somesheep/status/380832875840811008

My thoughts.

ACE! Conference 2014

https://twitter.com/hakanforss/status/478480228466307072
https://twitter.com/drunkcod/status/478481192413843456
https://twitter.com/drunkcod/status/478481568420601857
https://twitter.com/drunkcod/status/478482091760709632
https://twitter.com/drunkcod/status/478482847821742080
https://twitter.com/lunivore/status/478483408507928576
https://twitter.com/drunkcod/status/478485250109358080

I also received a very nice email from Mike Rother via Håkan wondering if I’d thought about the links between A3 & Kata 🙂

A3 talk sketchnote by Michael Geiß

A3 talk sketchnote by Michael Geiß

A3 Template

Based on 4+ years’-worth of use and evolution. Comes with completion guidance, presentation hints and tips, method introduction and further reading suggestions.

Grab the template from my downloads page

Grab the template from my downloads page

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