Problem Solving with an A3
The purpose of the A3 process is to:
- Structure effective and efficient dialogue
- foster understanding, followed by agreement
Imagine the story of the proposal you want to make, the improvement you want to initiate or the problem you want to solve.
Of all our problems, why are we talking about this one?
Where do we stand? Current state value stream map, current gap, etc...
What is the specific change you want to accomplish now?
What are the root causes of the problem?
What requirements, constraints and alternatives need to be considered?
What are your proposed countermeasures, strategies, alternatives?
What activities will be required for implementation and who will be responsible for what and when?
How we will know if the actions have the impact needed?
What remaining issues can be anticipated?
When/how will we follow-up?