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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 personally with their use!

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!

Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy is a Managing Partner at She is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor at UC San Diego and teaches in San Diego State University’s Lean Enterprise Program. For almost 20 years, she has helped leading organizations like Washington State, Charles Schwab and GE build problem-solving muscles.