A3 Management

A3 Management is a structured problem-solving approach and project method consisting of eight steps, documented entirely on one sheet of A3 paper. The A3 method is generally used to avoid the modern pitfalls of excessive documentation, poor communication and symptom-based problem-solving.
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How can a paper format contribute to your productivity? There’s too many answers to that question to contain in this product summary, so you’ll have to follow the course to find out. A3 Management is the Lean Six Sigma solution to awkward project structures and ineffective communication. If you need a clear project set-up and communication structure that just works, look no further.

In this course you will learn how to start using A3 Management right away, what pitfalls to avoid and why A3 is more than just a paper format.

A3 Management

This online A3 Management course contains 10 lessons, throughout which you will learn everything about the A3 Management method, its eight-step structure and what activities need to be completed in each of them.

The lessons consist of videos, text excerpts, learning objectives, summary, helpful infographics and case studies. Each lesson also contains a quiz with which to test your knowledge and understanding of the course content.

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Lesson 1

Introduction to A3 Management

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 2

Starting up an A3 Project

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 3

Step 1: Define the problem

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 4

Step 2: Define the current situation

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 5

Data Analysis

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 6

Step 3: Define the objective

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 7

Step 4: Find the root causes

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 8

Step 5 and 6: Formulating countermeasures and implementation

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 9

Step 7 and 8: Evaluating the results and standardizing the process

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

Lesson 10

Tips and Tricks

Duration

30 mins

Quiz

This Course also contains:

  • Templates
  • 2 re-exam
  • Infographics
  • Practical examples

Reasons to start this journey

We want you to be sure that this course is the right choice for you, so here’s a list of reasons to pick this course. If those don’t resonate at all, no need to worry! There’s plenty of courses to choose from.

Step-by-step approach to problem-solving

A3 Management offers a structured, step-by-step approach to problem-solving that focuses on solving the root causes of problems rather than firefighting symptoms of the underlying problem. The structure even takes into account the possibility of a problem being larger or smaller than initially thought, and allows you to flexibly counter these and other issues with little to no extra documentation.

Simple, low-documentation project method

As a project method, the A3 method is surprisingly simple, as its design and structure are easy to interpret even for people not involved in your project at all. The format’s simple and concise nature makes it easy to communicate what actions need to be taken and what their results are. This way there is no need for mountains of confusing documents and administration, allowing you instead to focus on actual results.

Learn with the best

This online course was developed together with The Lean Six Sigma Company, an IASSC-accredited training organization with course content certified according to the independent ISO-18404 and ISO-13053 standards. The Lean Six Sigma Company is a leading provider of Lean Six Sigma courses, active in over 15 countries worldwide.

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Instructor

Michel Doppert

Michel is a GE-certified Master Black Belt with over 25 years of experience in Continuous Improvement. He has trained and coached hundreds of Lean Six Sigma professionals worldwide. He is active as director and Lead Instructor at the Lean Six Sigma Company UK.

Pass rate

65%

Certification

Upon finishing this course you will be awarded with an official A3 Management certificate of completion from The Lean Six Sigma Company.

This certification serves as proof that you know everything about A3 Management that you need to know in order to put this method into practice in a professional context.

What you will learn

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The A3 Project Method

You will learn exactly what the A3 project method entails, what should be done in each of its eight steps, why this is necessary and how you should you approach this in a professional context. The pitfalls and nuances of each step will be addressed so that you can circumvent the usual rookie mistakes and step right into the real work.

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The A3 approach to communication

You will learn how to use the A3 format to document all of the steps, data and actions in your project and communicate these with colleagues and stakeholders without any fuss or difficulty. You will learn how this method’s greatest strength lies in the flexibility and ease of communication that it stimulates, and how to harness this to the benefit of your projects.

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Work on your own A3 as you progress through the lessons

By way of an A3 template and an example case study that is followed through each consecutive lesson, you are encouraged to fill in your own A3 project sheet. Be it as a full A3 project or a test-run for a possible project, you will be able to learn through practicing the format by yourself.

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A3 Management

This online A3 Management course contains 10 lessons, throughout which you will learn everything about the A3 Management method, its eight-step structure and what activities need to be completed in each of them.

The lessons consist of videos, text excerpts, learning objectives, summary, helpful infographics and case studies. Each lesson also contains a quiz with which to test your knowledge and understanding of the course content.

Estimated Time

6 hours

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  • - 1070 Reviews

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