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Are projects typically approved before an A3 is created?

Are projects typically approved before an A3 is created? How common is it for teams to use A3’s as project Charters? Yes, the project should be approved in the early stages of A3 use. A DMAIC project charter outlines the initial elements of a project including a problem and goal statement, scope, a business case,…
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One A3 can be used to solve how many problems?

One A3 per process issue or problem. This helps keep laser focused on the problem to be solved and the root causes. If we are trying to solve too many problems with one A3 we may not solve anything at all. Sometimes there is a parent A3 with child A3s that accompany the parent. Learn…
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Would you recommend a measurable goal/target considering part of the Check/Study phase may require collecting more data and graphing results?

Setting a measurable target is important and hopefully the target considers the Voice of the Customer. The Check/Study Phase determines how far or close you are to meeting the target. Sometimes, not hitting the target means you look for additional countermeasures. Other times, it could mean that you are close enough to the target to…
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How do we get our leadership on board with using A3s?

That can be very difficult if you do not have support from the top. If you’re still willing to give it a go, find a higher level Champion in the organization who can help you advocate for their use. And start using them yourself. If the organization doesn’t eventually use A3s at least you’ll benefit…
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Can this methodology of using A3s be successful even if everyone isn’t using it?

If there is a personal commitment you can still build your own problem-solving muscle using an A3, but of course, it’s always nice if A3s were indoctrinated into the organization! Learn how you can use this time-tested tool to help see the thinking behind the problem-solving by registering for our A3 Training & Certification Single…
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How can I identify our stakeholders?

First, identify the process to be improved. Then, identify the customers and the stakeholders of that process. A customer is a person that receives or uses a product or service from that process. A stakeholder does not use the product or service, but rather has a vested interest in how the process performs. Often this…
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How did you decide the root cause (fishbone) categories in this example ?

Rather than using pre-labeled categories, this was likely a brainstorming session where a team brainstormed possible root causes, then organized them into like groups, and then labeled the groups. Those labels became the categories of the bones. For more information about working with a Fishbone Diagram, we have a webinar just for that! Learn how…
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Is A3 the same with Gap Analysis?

Doing a gap analysis is to me, really about problem and goal statements, where the A3 is working through root causes to the problem and countermeasures. Learn how you can use this time-tested tool to help see the thinking behind the problem-solving by registering for our A3 Training & Certification Single Module today!
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