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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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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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Is A3 similar to project charter?

A DMAIC project charter outlines the initial elements of a project including a problem and goal statement, scope, a business case, timeline and team members. The charter serves as a tool to get clear on the initial problem and agreement on what the project will be with stakeholders. An A3 is different because it helps…
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If a countermeasure is a temporary solution, what is considered a permanent solution?

The idea behind using the term countermeasures is that it’s a temporary fix to address the root causes at hand. Typically, people view solutions as something permanent, with the expectation that it doesn’t need to be revisited unless of course something is wrong. Thinking about solutions in the form of countermeasures is more experimental in…
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Countermeasure

A countermeasure is any action taken to offset or neutralize another action. Countermeasures differ from solutions because they suggest precise, tactical ongoing trial and error as opposed to a one-time, permanent fix. If a countermeasure is determined to be ineffective, another one can be developed and tested. Countermeasures are developed…

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