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.

Lean Agile Scotland 2013

My thoughts.

ACE! Conference 2014

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.

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