Problem Solving Resources (Forms & Tools Included)

Problem Solving Resources (Forms & Tools Included)

9 Seasons


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)
  • 6 Big Mistakes in Data Analysis (Audio Article)

    Episode 1

  • Seek the Truth (Lean Learning Video)

    Episode 2

    In this short video, I talk about a quote I recently heard on a TV show. It is extremely applicable to many Lean/Continuous Improvement concepts.

  • The Interception Ladder and Causation vs. Correlation (Video Article)

    Episode 3

    There is a link between the number of interceptions a team throws and the likelihood that the team won that playoff game. I dive into that linkage and explain the difference between correlation and causation.

  • Cause and Effect Diagram (Training Module Video)

    Episode 4

    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...

  • 6 M’s (Continuous Improvement Term)

    Episode 5

    Fishbone diagrams break a problem into categories of causes. People tend to work better when they can break their thoughts down into smaller compartments.
    On the shop floor, people often use the 6 M’s as a way to categorize the causes of the problems they are trying to solve.

    This term comes fro...