A3 Management

How can a paper format contribute to your productivity? There’s too many answers to that question to contain in this product summary, so you’ll have to follow the course to find out. A3 Management is the Lean Six Sigma solution to awkward project structures and ineffective communication. If you need a clear project set-up and communication structure that just works, look no further. In this course you will learn how to start using A3 Management right away, what pitfalls to avoid and why A3 is more than just a paper format.
Why choose this course?
How can a paper format contribute to your productivity? There’s too many answers to that question to contain in this product summary, so you’ll have to follow the course to find out. A3 Management is the Lean Six Sigma solution to awkward project structures and ineffective communication. If you need a clear project set-up and communication structure that just works, look no further. In this course you will learn how to start using A3 Management right away, what pitfalls to avoid and why A3 is more than just a paper format.

Duration

4-6 hours

Level

Starter

Basic knowledge of Lean principles is recommended, but not necessary

Reviews

- 22 reviews

Tuition Fee

89.00 incl. VAT

Collaboration

This course was designed together with The Lean Six Sigma Company, an international Lean Six Sigma training organization. The Lean Six Sigma Company is a leading Lean Six Sigma provider with courses in over 15 countries worldwide.

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Reasons for choosing this course

Step-by-step approach to problem-solving

A3 Management offers a structured, step-by-step approach to problem-solving that focuses on solving the root causes of problems rather than firefighting symptoms of the underlying problem. The structure even takes into account the possibility of a problem being larger or smaller than initially thought, and allows you to flexibly counter these and other issues with little to no extra documentation.

Simple, low-documentation project method

As a project method, the A3 method is surprisingly simple, as its design and structure are easy to interpret even for people not involved in your project at all. The format’s simple and concise nature makes it easy to communicate what actions need to be taken and what their results are. This way there is no need for mountains of confusing documents and administration, allowing you instead to focus on actual results.

Taught by industry experts

Your tutor for this course is a well-known expert in the field of Lean Six Sigma. You will benefit from his years of international experience.

Learn at your own pace at your convenience

An important advantage of online courses is students can learn any time at any place. Our courses are always set up in such a way that you will be able to master one topic in just 30 minutes. You can learn at your own convenience whether commuting or having a short break.

After this course

How to apply the A3 method

You will know exactly what the A3 project method entails, what should be done in each of its eight steps, why this is necessary and how you should you approach this in a professional context. The pitfalls and nuances of each step will be addressed so that you can circumvent the usual rookie mistakes and step right into the real work.

The A3 approach to communication

You will learn how to use the A3 format to document all of the steps, data and actions in your project and communicate these with colleagues and stakeholders without any fuss or difficulty. You will learn how this method’s greatest strength lies in the flexibility and ease of communication that it stimulates, and how to harness this to the benefit of your projects.

Work on your own A3 project

By way of an A3 template and an example case study that is followed through each consecutive lesson, you are encouraged to fill in your own A3 project sheet. Be it as a full A3 project or a test-run for a possible project, you will be able to learn through practicing the format by yourself.

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Brief Summary

In this course you will find a complete overview of the most essential tools used in the Lean Six Sigma methodology. Each of these tools will be discussed in-depth, with practical examples and advice on how to apply them in a practical context.

This online A3 Management course contains 10 lessons, throughout which you will learn everything about the A3 Management method, its eight-step structure and what activities need to be completed in each of them.

The lessons consist of videos, text excerpts, learning objectives, summary, helpful infographics and case studies. Each lesson also contains a quiz with which to test your knowledge and understanding of the course content.

Lesson 1: Introduction to A3 Management
Lesson 2: Starting up an A3 Project

Lesson 3: Step 1: Define the problem
Lesson 4: Step 2: Define the current situation
Lesson 5: Data Analysis
Lesson 6: Step 3: Define the objective
Lesson 7: Step 4: Find the root causes
Lesson 8: Step 5 and 6: Formulating countermeasures and implementation
Lesson 9: Step 7 and 8: Evaluating the results and standardizing the process

Lesson 10: Tips and Tricks
Exam 

Certificate
Upon successful completion of this online course you will be awarded with an official certificate from The Lean Six Sigma Company.

Certification by The Lean Six Sigma Company
The Lean Six Sigma Company is an international training organization of which the main course curriculum has been certified according to the international ISO18404 and ISO13053 Lean Six Sigma standards, which set out the required competencies of Lean Six Sigma professionals.

More information on certificates
For more information on the certificates of The Lean Six Sigma Company, please visit https://www.theleansixsigmacompany.co.uk/the-value-of-your-certificate/.

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Digital Exam
After completing the lessons in this online course you will gain access to the digital exam.

Exam details
This exam has no time limit, can be resit three times and contains roughly 10 to 20 questions.

Included in price
There are no extra costs attached to taking the exam. It is part of the course.

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