1.5. A3

An A3 is a visual tool to focus on:

  • What is the improvement you want to make?
  • What is the system to be improved?
  • Who will it involve?
  • When – the timeframe to accomplish the aim?
  • Where – all areas/one area?
  • Impact – specific measurable goals/targets?


A3 Improvement Planning Sheet

Name it:


Process Owner:

A. Identified planned improvement

B. What are we planning to achieve (benefits)?

C. How we plan to approach the work/project?

D. Potential barriers

E. Review and share learning

F. Identify what support we need, and who is involved

G. Actions and next steps



By when?




Templates and visualisations:


See also: