A3 Practical Problem Solving – Skill Level 1: Knowledge

What you will Learn in Skill Level 1

A3 Practical Problem Solving

This course focuses on gaining some basic knowledge around A3 Practical Problem Solving Problem Solving is the number one skill to develop in people who want to apply lean thinking & practise within their organisation.

Why? Because the starting point for lean is understanding what situational problems you need to solve and following a robust method to solve them – rather than jumping to solutions.

Therefore, if you can engage everyone in identifying and solving problems you will deliver more value to your customers and organisation.

Core to our Learning process is the visual “Teach Poster”

Where ever possible we try to use a visual “Teach Poster” to explain the subject matter.

These are simple, imaged based triggers to remind you of the key concepts and learning points.

From our experience, we have found this to be the most effective way to teach others and enable them to share their knowledge quickly and easily with others.

Please download the 8 Step Practical Problem Solving Teach Poster before you progress to the next topic.

This will allow you to keep it for reference and make notes as you complete and progress through Level 1 – Knowledge.

A3 Practical Problem Solving

Course Structure

Purpose, Process and People

In Purpose, you will learn about where A3 Practical Problem Solving fits in to the Lean Transformation Framework.

Also, why it is so important and the benefits of it supporting People & Business Development

For Process, we will explain the Four Key Elements to applying problem solving . Also we will simply explain the different types of problems and the appropiate methods you can use to solve them.

In People, you will understand the roles and responsibilities around A3 Practical Problem Solving , and also how leaders can support capability development to build an army of problem solvers.

Course Knack Points

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Use the menu side bar to follow & track your progress through the learning steps.

The Level 1 course can be completed in a relatively short space of time (approx. 2 hrs). You may however take longer or shorter – it depends upon your existing knowledge and experience.

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If you can partner with other people to do the learning together, this would be good – but not essential!

It will make it more fun and you will learn from other people’s perspectives – we all see things differently!

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Make sure you critically reflect on your current thinking against the information provided.

Doing a reflection and learning from your past experiences will enable you to more more effective in the future and develop your thinking way.

Now use the menu bars to guide you through the the rest of the course

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