A3 8 Step Practical Problem Solving: Skill Levels 1, 2 & 3 Coached

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This coached skill levels 1, 2 & 3 course will give you a basic knowledge about problem solving and then a through coached application and live coaching on a real business problem become capable in the 8 step method. 



Published: June 2021

Author: Peter Watkins


A3 8 Step Practical Problem Solving: Skill Levels 1,2 & 3 Coached

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.

Following a robust method to solve them, rather than jumping to solutions will enable better success at solving them.

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

For more details please review here:- 

A3 8 Step Practical Problem Solving: Skill Levels 1 to 3 Coached – Lean Enterprise Academy (leanuk.org)

Skill Levels 1,2 & 3 Coached Course – Summary 

Objectives: This Coached Skill Level 1,2 & 3 course will give you an initial Knowledge and then a deeper Understanding about the A3 Practical Problem Solving (PPS) method. You will then go onto become Capable in applying the 8 Step method through solving an actual business problem in your organisation.

Duration: Spread over 18 weeks you will go through :- weeks 1 to 4 twelve hours of self-paced “teach & try out” learning online, supported by 4 x 1 hour live debrief sessions. During weeks 5 to 18 you will go through a problem selection process and then  live weekly coaching sessions on a real business problemA final A3 Report out session is then completed at the end.

Live Coaching: 18 x 1 hour coaching sessions with a Senior LEA Coach to confirm & adjust understanding. We focus on developing your capability and solving a real problem at the same time . You will also go through a formal evaluation process for each step to review your A3 PPS thinking and visualisation.
Content: This online coached course is interactive and contains 31 Teach Point Videos, PPS A3 Case Study, 8 Learning Confirmations.
You will also be supported with live feedback on developing your own A3 and a Certificate of Completion.
Support Material :- There are 12 downloads available including a PPS Teach Poster & Facilitation Guide, Delegate Workbook, A3 Visual Guide, 7 Problem Solving Tools Leaflet, Blank A3 Template.

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Group Size

1 Person, 2 People, 3 People, 4 People, 5 People