A3 Summaries

The process of creating an A3 summary is as important as the report it yields. An A3 summary is a detailed report that provides a disciplined structure for reporting systematic problem-solving based on the scientific method of inquiry known as the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle. By using this problem-solving structure, we guide your organization in uncovering what’s known—and what’s not known—about a particular issue or problems, so they can be systematically addressed. The process of creating and discussing the A3 summary gives your organization or team better cohesion and alignment, which is crucial to a successful project.