A3 template for hypothesis-driven change

[Update 23-Sep-2019: The version shown here has been updated a few times since publication. The latest version of this and several other Creative Commons resources may now be found at agendashift.com/resources; clicking on the image below now takes you to the relevant resource page]

[Update 10-Aug-2016: The latest version is still downloadable here; see Outcomes, alignment, and changes to our A3 template for a description of recent changes]

As mentioned in On not teaching PDCA, I’ve been using an A3 template in my training classes and debrief/action workshops. I’m now releasing under the same model as Featureban – I’ve given it a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, you can download the PDF here, and drop me a line for the original .xlsx file if you want to translate it or adapt it in some other way.

I typically cover it in this order:

  1. Hypothesis
  2. Assumptions & Dependencies
  3. Pilot Experiments (potentially spawning new A3’s)
  4. Risks
  5. Pilot Experiments (again, if prompted by the risks)
  6. People
  7. Insights.


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What if we put agreement on outcomes ahead of solutions?

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