Setting the Stage for A3 Thinking
Before you can be successful at A3 Thinking, there are some things you have to know and do.
Problem Solving Definition
Despite seeming like a simple term, most people don't share a common understanding of what "Problem Solving" really means.
This video can be viewed as a stand-alone term, or as part of our A3 Thinking or Problem Solving courses.
The Problem with Problems
What are "problems", and why are they so hard to solve? Learning the barriers to problems is the first step in tearing them down so you can solve them better.
Problem Barrier Assessment Sheet
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This tool is designed to help uncover insight into why problems are not being solved in your company. Knowing the barriers is the first step in removing them.
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Types of Problems
While all problems are unique, they fall into a handful of general categories. Knowing about these categories helps you approach the problem in a more effective manner.
An effective problem statement for your project will keep you focused. It will also help you 'sell' the need for the project to acquire resources.
This video uses the kaizen charter as its backdrop, but the lesson is the same for A3 Reports or other problem solving projects.