Take your Lean problem-solving and critical thinking skills to the next level. A3 Thinker will help you to systematically frame, analyze and eradicate your most critical problems in your workplace and personal life.
This app features a unique set of 65 brainstorming cards with hundreds of questions designed to guide you in each step of an effective problem-solving sequence.
Check out the screenshots and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed.
Rather than merely simulating a paper model and forcing you to cram information on a relatively small device, A3 Thinker works with you side-by-side. It doesn't matter if you write reports on an electronic template, a whiteboard, or the more traditional paper & pencil. Keep using what YOU find most effective to gather information, share insights and gain consensus! A3 Thinker's virtual cards will help you overcome any initial block and prompt you with the right questions when you need them most.
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DEVELOP YOUR CRITICAL THINKING & PROBLEM-SOLVING TALENTS Use A3 Thinker to frame problems with improved clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, and significance. Choose a section in your report that needs work, read one or more relevant cards and be prepared to be stimulated and challenged!
MOVE ORGANIZATIONS FORWARD, ONE PROBLEM AT A TIME With its focused questions, A3 Thinker will help you expand your circle of influence and engage teams and co-workers in efficient problem-solving conversations.
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A3 Thinker is a versatile tool that can be used in conjunction with books or typical problem-solving classroom training. More importantly, it can help you well AFTER the "feel good" effect of the training has faded away and you face your most crucial problems in your workplace and personal life. A3 Thinker's critical thinking and Socratic questioning cards will help you eradicate problems, develop new and existing reports, facilitate and mentor.
Claudio has delivered a winner with his first app release. Packed with lots of great questions and information to assist towards problem-solving and gaining deep organizational insight. I love this app and it's a must-have for anyone interested in developing themselves and others. 5 stars!
I downloaded this app the day it was released and I was already using it at work the following day.
A3 is a Lean technique for understanding situations and problems, finding the deep root causes, identifying and validating counter-measures. A3 Thinking is a method for improving capabilities of organizations on an ongoing basis by finding the right problems to solve and solving them systematically with the help of A3.
I've been using the A3 Thinker app in two different modes. In larger group meetings, when the goal is e.g. to grasp the current condition, identify and state the problem or do the five-whys analysis, I usually only glanced for time to time at my iPad to keep the conversation focused on the particular part of A3 that we're working on. Before such meetings, I also flipped through the 65 cards to jog my memory. Card 19 about the problem scope was fresh in my memory during my very first meeting using this app and it saved the remaining half of the conversation.
In smaller meetings (up to three people) or when working by myself, I looked at A3 Thinker more closely and reviewed the cards more often to improve the clarity of what was being added to the A3.
My work this week included investigating a complex incident with A3 (so far, 22 people from five departments contributed to it) and we're basically at a point where counter-measures are suggesting themselves. People are starting to appreciate the power of the A3 technique and the potential of the A3 Thinking method for organizational improvement. Helped by this A3 Thinker app.