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Crafted by a seasoned Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with a proven track record at industry leaders like Microsoft, IBM, and Panasonic, this poster is your pathway to achieving Operational Excellence through Lean Methodologies.
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  1. Provides a clear and visual framework for comprehensive problem-solving and decision-making.
  2. Facilitates effective communication by helping convey information and plans more succinctly and comprehensively.
  3. Aids in breaking down complex issues, ensuring a structured approach to address them.


This product (5W1H Framework Poster) is a 3-page PDF document with a supplemental PowerPoint document, which you can download immediately upon purchase.

The 5W1H Framework Poster is a visual tool designed to help individuals and teams effectively analyze problems, make informed decisions, and plan improvements in a structured and comprehensive manner. This poster presents a clear and concise overview of the six key elements of the framework, guiding users through the What, Why, When, Where, Who, and How of any situation.

Framework Elements:

•  WHAT: This section encourages users to define the core issue or topic they are dealing with. It prompts critical thinking and ensures clarity about the subject matter.

•  WHY: Understanding the reasons and motivations behind the subject matter is essential. This element helps users explore the underlying causes and justifications.

•  WHEN: Timing plays a crucial role in decision-making and problem-solving. Users can identify the timelines, sequences, or frequencies associated with their topic.

•  WHERE: Context matters, and this section guides users to specify the locations, settings, or environments relevant to their situation.

•  WHO: Recognizing the individuals, stakeholders, or entities involved is vital. Users can list and categorize the key players connected to their subject.

•  HOW: The strategies, methods, and processes to address the issue are outlined here. Users can brainstorm and plan their approach systematically.

By systematically addressing the 5W and 1H questions, individuals or teams can gain a comprehensive understanding of the improvement objectives, the reasons behind them, the timeline, the location or context, the relevant stakeholders, and the strategies for achieving success. This framework is highly valuable in problem-solving and decision-making processes as it ensures that no critical aspect is overlooked, promoting a holistic and well-informed approach to improvement initiatives.

The 5W1H Framework poster is available in two distinct themes: a vibrant color scheme and a professional monochrome version. In both formats, the poster comes in a convenient PDF as well as an editable PPTX format, enabling effortless printing on A3/A4-sized paper from standard office copier machines. This versatile resource can be prominently displayed on employee workstations or distributed alongside problem solving training materials.

Furthermore, the 5W1H Framework poster is an ideal supplement to 8D and Lean-related training presentations. It serves as a valuable takeaway, summarizing the core principles of problem solving and root cause analysis and reinforcing the key takeaways from your training.

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Source: Best Practices in 5 Whys PDF: 5W1H Framework Poster PDF (PDF) Document, Operational Excellence Consulting

Crafted by a seasoned Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with a proven track record at industry leaders like Microsoft, IBM, and Panasonic, this poster is your pathway to achieving Operational Excellence through Lean Methodologies.
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Number of Pages: 3

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Operational Excellence Consulting, founded in 2009 by Allan Ung, draws from extensive experience at Microsoft, IBM, and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). With over three decades of expertise in strategy deployment, customer experience design, and operational excellence, our mission is clear: empowering global individuals and organizations through Design Thinking and Lean Methodologies. [read more]

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