The Art of Lean: Use These Tools to Help You Improve a Process, Part 1

Learn about this four-step approach that will help you “pinpoint the tricky parts” of a process as you work to improve it. Art Smalley, president of Art of Lean, Inc., reminds us of this practice that’s foundational to lean but not talked about much anymore. Part one of a series.

Take a deep dive into the A3 management process and develop your problem-solving and change-leadership skills. The Lean Enterprise Institute’s “Managing to Learn Remotely” workshop starts September 21. Find more details and register at

Watch part 2, where Art explains more fully the first of the four tools:

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