The BusinesSPM AAA (Assess-Activate-Accelerate) model will improve your capability in problem solving and decision making.
AAA Spiral Flipped

When to Assess-Activate-Accelerate

  • As a model for continuous improvement.
  • When starting a new improvement project.
  • When developing a new or improved design of a process, product or service.
  • When defining a repetitive work process.
  • When planning data collection and analysis in order to verify and prioritize problems or root causes.
  • When implementing any change
  • When solving any problem.

Assess-Activate-Accelerate Procedure

  • Assess: Develop a sound understanding of the situation - Identify an opportunity and assess current performance and the gap between desired and actual performance
  • Activate: Build the capability to address the performance gap - this may need different/more people and skills, more resources and equipment and/or more information
  • Accelerate: Apply capability to the understood situation.

Comparing AAA to PDCA and DMAIC