Lean Management the A3 Way JHB 12-13 August


A practical and interactive workshop that follows the book Managing to Learn by John Shook. It is designed to equip organisations on the lean journey and strengthen a culture of learning, problem-solving and scientific thinking. A3 coaching forms a key component of the learning. Suitable to manufacturing, service, healthcare and public sector. This workshop is also available for on-site delivery. Read more.

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The Lean Management the A3 Way workshop is designed to equip organisations on the lean transformation journey to strengthen a culture of problem-solving. It is an interactive workshop that follows the book Managing to Learn by John Shook. A3 coaching forms a key component of the workshop. The workshop teaches tools that empower people to improve value delivery to customers, employees and other key stakeholders. The approach is learning by doing.

Tshepo Thobejane is a BSC Industrial Engineering graduate with a diverse working experience gained from working in manufacturing, management consulting, logistics, supply chain, banking and public healthcare. His career has focused on achieving operational improvement through the use of process improvement methods, operational planning methods and the use of various operations management information systems.Read More

‘The A3 tool: the best tool to manage your work and is an enabler to critical thinking.’

‘Putting the training into practice as we moved through the book [Managing to Learn].’

‘Getting good practical training on how to use A3 and what A3 really is.’

‘Practising and reworking the A3 – and then discussing it in groups. Group learning, hearing questions that “challenge” your assumptions on your A3. Very useful.’

‘Learning to become/switch to a more positive style of leadership.’

‘A3 management tool itself. I can use it for all the 3s model levels.’

‘Breaking down the A3 and actually addressing each subsection into more detail, plus creating more understanding. [The learning by doing exercise] taps into your thinking ability and thoughts.’

‘The importance of 5s – housekeeping in an organisation. There is no perfect A3. Problem solving tools.’

‘The cross-learning, the practice with the A3, the slides were great, so much learning from him [Prof Faull].’

‘The interaction and reflection opportunities added so much value and gave periodic reflection to decide on what can be done at the workplace. Also great information on books and websites to study.’

‘A3 discussions and looking at other peoples A3 gives a clearer understanding.’

‘Practicing an A3 presentation with my own problem.’


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