Problem Solving Resources (Forms & Tools Included)

Problem Solving Resources (Forms & Tools Included)

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This is a self-guided learning program to help you learn about problem solving. It also contains several forms and tools to help with your problem solving efforts.

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One of the central skills required for continuous improvement is problem solving.

This is a growing program. Season 1 contains our Lean Training System materials organized for your use. Stay tuned for future seasons.

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Problem Solving Resources (Forms & Tools Included)
  • PDCA Overview (Training Module Video)

    Episode 1

    The PDCA cycle, or Plan Do Check Act, provides a systematic way to approach problems. This structured approach increases the likelihood of developing a lasting solution. This video of a narrated PowerPoint presentation gives an overview of the PDCA cycle and shows you how to start using it to bui...

  • PDCA / Plan Do Check Act (AUDIO TERM)

    Episode 2

  • Root Cause Analysis and the 5 Whys (Training Module Video)

    Episode 3

    To solve a problem, you must first fully understand it. Far too often, people treat symptoms rather than actually solve problems. This video, a narrated PowerPoint presentation, discusses root cause analysis, and one of its primary tools, the 5 Whys.

    THIS IS A LEGACY VIDEO. Legacy videos are are...

  • 5 Whys Form

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    The 5 Whys is a tool to help get to the root cause of a problem.
    This tool helps walk team members through the 5 Whys process. It includes a confirmation step designed to make them check their assumptions about causes.

  • 5 Whys (Audio Term)

    Episode 4

  • Data Collection (Training Module Video- Recorded Webinar)

    Episode 5

    This video is a recorded webinar of our Data Collection class from our Lean Training System. It covers the types of data, methods of data collection, using the data you collect, and more.

    THIS IS A LEGACY VIDEO. Legacy videos are are early efforts. Still great content, but the resolution is lowe...

  • Data Collection (Audio Term)

    Episode 6

  • How To Create A Decision Matrix

    Episode 7

    This video is based on the free decision matrix we offer to our newsletter subscribers, but shows the general principles of turning gut-feel decisions into more quantitative ones.

    It does this primarily by breaking bigger decisions into smaller ones and weighting those factors based on importa...

  • Decision Matrix Template

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    The Decision Matrix Template is a tool to help you prioritize things, primarily in problem solving. It allows you to set your decision criteria, and provides a uniques way to prioritize those decision factors. Tool is expandable to allow you to choose the number of options and criteria you need.

  • Flow Charts (Training Module Video - Recorded Webinar)

    Episode 8

    This video is a recorded webinar of the Flow Charts class from our Lean Training System. It covers the benefits of a flow chart, how to make one, and how to put your flow chart to use in your improvement efforts.

    THIS IS A LEGACY VIDEO. Legacy videos are are early efforts. Still great content, b...

  • Flow Charts (Audio Term)

    Episode 9

  • Cause and Effect Diagram (Training Module Video)

    Episode 10

    This cause and effect diagram 'how to' video is a recording of a narrated PowerPoint from our Lean Training System. It covers the basics of creating a fishbone diagram and using it to solve problems.

    THIS IS A LEGACY VIDEO. Legacy videos are are early efforts. Still great content, but the resolu...

  • Noise to Constant Sheet

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    This form is a companion to the Cause and Effect Diagram. It helps you recognize how to go about attacking the causes identified in your fishbone diagram.

  • Cause and Effect Diagram (Audio Term)

    Episode 11

  • Pareto Charts (Training Module Video)

    Episode 12

    This video is a recording of a narrated PowerPoint presentation from our Lean Training System. It covers what a Pareto Chart is, how it helps you, the steps to creating one, and the pitfalls to avoid when using Pareto Charts.

    THIS IS A LEGACY VIDEO. Legacy videos are are early efforts. Still gre...

  • Pareto Chart Template

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    Make quick and easy Pareto Charts with this simple to use Pareto Chart Template from our Lean Training System.

  • Pareto Charts (AUDIO TERM)

    Episode 13

  • Run Charts (Training Module Video)

    Episode 14

    This video is a narrated PowerPoint presentation from our Lean Training System. It covers the creation and interpretation of run charts.

    THIS IS A LEGACY VIDEO. Legacy videos are are early efforts. Still great content, but the resolution is lower and the look is dated. But we don't increase the ...

  • Run Chart (AUDIO TERM)

    Episode 15