An Introduction to A3 Problem Solving

A3 is a highly effective, but often misused Lean technique to streamline your problem solving process.

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Course Overview

A3 is a highly effective, but often misused Lean technique to streamline your problem solving process. This course is an overview of what an A3 is, how it is used, as well as how the “Plan Do Check and Act” (PDCA) Cycle fits with the A3 problem solving process.

Why take this course?

This course will help you determine if A3 is the right problem solving initiative for your business.

What am I going to learn?

  • What the A3 is and how it works
  • How the A3 system works with the PDCA cycle

Who is the intended audience?

Anyone who is having problem solving issues

What are the prerequisites?

This is an introductory course.

What am I going to receive?

  • Videos that introduce the A3 system and its purpose in Lean
  • An overview of the history of Lean
  • A PDF transcript for your review
  • A list of the terms used in the videos and their definitions
  • A Power Point presentation to support your learning
  • A badge awarded upon successful completion of the course

Course Curriculum

How A3 and the PDCA Cycle Work Together00:00
Quiz – An Introduction to A3 problem solving00:15

Course Reviews

  1. Avatar of Arunkumar Jothingam Arunkumar says:

    Need more explanation
    Link to PDCA cycle with A3 principle to be explained with some examples. But simple good presentation

  2. Avatar of Aditya Vaidya Aditya says:

    Simple course and pretty clear about A3

  3. Avatar of Ilkka Taponen Ilkka says:

    Simple and clear
    Simple and clear

  4. I loved it!
    Simple course and pretty clear about A3

  5. Avatar of Genna Maskell Genna says:

    Great A3 Intro
    Quick simple course to introduce the key aspects of A3 as a problem solving tool, and how it aligns with the PDCA approach

  6. Avatar of Chris Mulherin Chris says:

    Good overview of the topic – as is the case with most Uttana courses, this focused on the essence; brief and to the point. Good mix of media to make for an engaging experience.

  7. Avatar of Nuno Gabriel Moreira Nuno Gabriel says:

    Easy to learn
    Great instructor and very easy to learn. Nice presentation.

  8. Avatar of Juan Espinoza Juan says:

    simple and quick to grab the definition of A3!

  9. Avatar of Esteban Rodríguez Esteban says:

    Thank you! Very well explained

  10. Avatar of Nicolò Fiorucci Nicolò says:

    simple and quick to grab the definition of A3!

  11. Avatar of Marcus Kuhn Marcus says:

    Good job
    Well explained, thank you!

  12. Good introduction
    Well explained through a nice presentation material.
    I hope they include a sample problem.
    Thank you

  13. Avatar of Jon Rowling Jon says:

    Bit too long.
    The information is good but the course could easily be covered in a single video.

  14. Avatar of Indra Bayu Nafari Indra says:

    need improve
    a material that easily explained in one session instead of three. Need more comprehensive explanation and discussion into the matter at hand instead just compare it with PDCA. More examples, explanations etc based on Lean principle.

  15. Avatar of Umesh Khanna Umesh says:

    A3 - simple concise easy explaination
    very easy explaination of a to be complex subject © All rights reserved . MT