The Right Way to Solve Complex Business Problems

The Right Way to Solve Complex Business Problems is the title of a december 04, 2018* episode of IdeaCast, the podcast from Harvard Business Review. In this episode, Curt Nickisch (HBR) interviews Corey Phelps, a strategy professor at McGill University and author. *I’ve listened the podcast in early April 2019 The interview on podcast and … Continue reading The Right Way to Solve Complex Business Problems

Trial and learn approach with PDSA

PDSA is a variant of Shewhart’s PDCA (Plan Do Check Act) cycle where Check is replaced with Study. It is used to structure a series of trials or experiments and learn from the results. Let’s look closer at each phase: Plan means: describe what is to be achieved, the goal, the outcome frame the improvement … Continue reading Trial and learn approach with PDSA

A3 problem solving

A3 problem solving or A3 thinking is a structured problem solving approach based on a rigorous Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle. A3 thinking and A3 reports were popularized by Toyota and are considered Lean tools. The term "A3" in this tool's name is linked to the original paper size used for the report, which was the largest … Continue reading A3 problem solving