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

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This coached skill levels 1 & 2 course will give you a basic knowledge and then a deeper understanding of the 8 step method. 


Published: May 2021

Author: Peter Watkins



A3 Practical Problem Solving: Skill Levels 1 & 2 Coached Course

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.

Using a robust method to solve them – rather than jumping to solutions will give you better results.

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

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A3 8 Step Practical Problem Solving: Skill Levels 1 & 2  Coached – Course Summary 

Objectives :-This coached skill level 1 & 2 course will give you a basic knowledge about problem solving .And then a deeper understanding of how to apply the 8 steps of the A3 Practical Problem Solving Method

Duration :- Spread over 4 weeks there are 12 hours of self-paced “teach & try out” learning sessions and 4 x 1 hour live online coaching session to confirm & adjust undertsanding

Content :- This online course is interactive and contains 31 Teach Point Videos, PPS A3 Case Study, 8 Learning Confirmations and certificate of completion

Support Material :- There are 12 available downloads including a PPS Teach Poster & Facilitiation Guide, A3 Visual Guide , 7 Problem Solving Tools Leaflet , Blank A3 Template

You will learn about about :-

  • PPS approach that’s based upon Toyota’s Business Practice
  • 8 Steps that Follows P-D-C-A
  • Breaking down a problem and focusing on finding the Root Causes
  • Implementing Countermeasures to prevent re-occurrence
  • Summarising a problem on to one piece of A3 sized paper
  • A3 is an effective sharing tool


Additional information

Group Size

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