A3 Templates

A3 Templates for Strategic & Project Planning

Think beyond the problem using the Lean Six Sigma method on an infinite, interactive, collaborative, & extendible canvas. Bring different team members on board to focus on the real issues and gain deeper insight into them.

  • Visualize and analyze underlying causes of problems and find optimal solutions
  • Real-time team collaboration to work with multiple teams
  • Advanced sharing controls to streamline brainstorming, planning, and reviewing stages
A3 Templates
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Plan and Strategize Without Limits

Plan and Strategize Without Limits

Plan and Strategize Without Limits

Multiple templates and frameworks for problem analysis, action planning, project planning, and more aligning with strategic planning.

Simple to use drag-drop tools and Plus Create to visualize and reposition shapes/icons on the canvas effortlessly.

Add data to each element on the canvas to document the problems, issues, solutions, & deliverables easily to make decisions with all the necessary information inline.

In-line commenting to raise questions on the problems and reply in threads to discuss and decide solutions.


Connect with Multiple Teams and Collaborators

Connect with Multiple Teams and Collaborators

Video conferencing baked into the platform to feel like you are in the same room.

Manage sharing and permissions with multiple access levels and roles.

Real-time cursors to help everyone work together; color coded mouse pointers with names.

Interactive online whiteboard with freehand drawing to conduct collaborative brainstorming sessions and facilitate discussions.

Connect with Multiple Teams and Collaborators
Easily Find Root Causes of the Problems

Easily Find Root Causes of the Problems

Easily Find Root Causes of the Problems

Embed documents, records, and assets with in-app previews to link information together for easier analysis.

Import images, vectors and more into the canvas to create more data-rich and informative A3 reports.

Infinite canvas to centralize all information and communication around your analysis and A3 reports.

Frames and containers to split canvas to boards. Organize content to create and conduct scenario analysis and planning sessions.


Act on Your Strategic Vision

Act on Your Strategic Vision

Use frames inside the infinite canvas to generate page-like layouts to organize your data, group similar content, or build a presentation flow for your research.

Add-ons to easily embed the A3 report in Google/Microsoft documents, slides, and sheets.

Offline mode to work from anywhere anytime from any device and sync once you are back online without losing any data.

Export as SVG, PNG, JPEG, or PDF to embed in presentation, share, and download.

Act on Your Strategic Vision
Visualize process and user insights with AI templates
Visualize process and user insights with AI templates
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    What Is an A3 Report?

    The A3 report, much like a storyboard, is a structured way to solve problems. It is also used to represent critical project information in an easy-to-understand way. It enables quick decision-making when it comes to project planning and strategic planning.

    How to Create an A3 Report?

    • Identify the problem you need to find a solution for or the need you need to address. To understand it, study the current situation of the process.
    • Based on the observation, create a current-state process map. Then quantify the problem; for example you can count the number of times the error occurred, the percentage of failed customer deliveries etc.
    • Identify the root cause of the error. To do so you can either use a fishbone diagram or 5 whys diagram collaboratively with your team.
    • Once the root cause has been identified, come up with countermeasures to improve the process. Clearly define the actions you need to take, assign them to employees and set due dates.
    • What would the process be like once the solution has been applied? Create a future state process map to visualize the new process with solutions.
    • Create an implementation plan template that includes the action steps you need to take to apply the changes. Also specify the roles responsible and the costs involved.
    • Share the implementation plan with the necessary stakeholders to get their approval before executing it. Once approved, go ahead.
    • Measure the results to see if you have been successful in achieving your target. If changes are still required, re-apply them and refine the process as necessary.