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Lean Problem Solving Practices I and II

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Lean Problem Solving Principles - Plan, Do, Check, Act/A3 -  2-day course
Problem Solving is the foundation of continuous process improvement. Improving requires continually solving problems - whether these are technical or recurring day-to-day problems. As a Lean tool, A3 reporting addresses the root causes of problems that arise every day at work. When used properly, the PDCA-A3 process dramatically increases the probability of success. Leading companies, such as Toyota, use the PDCA-A3 report to train their employees in a proven and structured problem-solving approach. This 2 day (14 hours) course introduces participants to problem-solving frameworks, tools and techniques, and explores their practical application to common office problems.
A homework assignment to allow participants to apply learning will occur at the end of day one. At the second class, participants will be requested to bring completed assignments for group activities. This activity simulates production floor application part of learning.
As a result of this training you will:
  • Learn to identify, classify and define problems
  • Be able to analyze and prioritize problems, symptoms and root causes
  • Match the right problem-solving process to the problem
  • Use a variety of proven problem-solving models, tools and techniques
  • “Frame” a problem to gain support and buy in from others in the organization.
  • Understand how Plan Do Check Act process and A3 works.
  • Create an A3 problem report to “tell the story” of the problem to guide and structure the problem-solving activity
  • Use root cause analysis tools
  • Develop countermeasures
  • Develop implementation plans

Class Details

2 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :

Location : Butte College Training Place Location : 
  Butte College Training Place.

Instructor : Jes Vargas 



Registration Closes On
Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/27/2019 Fri 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Chico, Butte College Training Place  Map, Room: SC 144 Jes Vargas 
10/18/2019 Fri 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Chico, Butte College Training Place  Map, Room: SC 144 Jes Vargas