Stick Figure Illustrator
Excel Template for Stick Figure Drawings
As popularized in the book A3 Problem Solving for Lean Healthcare, by Cindy Jimmerson,
this Stick Figure Illustrator template makes it easy to add intuitive illustrations to your A3 Reports that are:
- Much more professional looking than drawing by hand
- Easily shared and archived — in electronic format
- Also easy to illustrate your PowerPoint presentations, lean training tools, and other documents
Sample Stick Figures example
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How to use your
Stick Figures Illustrator template
Find and open your template
Find and open your
Stick Figure A3 Illustrator template
(StickFigure.xlsx or A3Illustrator.xlsx)
in the same way that you find and open
your other 150+ Systems2win templates.
Save your working document
following the usual document storage and naming conventions established by your leaders
Open a Blank Sheet
When you're ready to start doing your own real work...
click the button to 'Open a Blank Sheet'
Excel Ribbon bar > Systems2win tab > Open a Blank Sheet
This blank sheet is where you will do your real work
(not on the Sample sheet)
Rename your new sheet.
Or... Insert Sheet
As an alternative to opening a stand-alone document (as instructed above),
you also have the option to Insert Sheet into any other Excel workbook.
If English is not your preferred language
Switch to your language, just like every Systems2win Excel template.
Now you are ready to start using your
Stick Figure Illustrator
Observe the process
Observe the process using any of your Process Observation templates, being on the lookout for:
Videos: How to use Excel
as a drawing tool
Draw a picture of your As Is problem
It is common to start by hand drawing
and then transcribe to a more professional-looking
A3 Report or PowerPoint presentation
that can be electronically saved and permanently archived.
Watch these training videos >>>>>>>>>>>
to learn how to draw using Excel as a drawing tool
without the cost and learning curve of Visio
Use the A3 Problem Solving Method
Use the A3 Problem Solving Method to come up proposed solutions and better ways of doing things.
Draw a picture of your Future State(s)
Perhaps with phased stages of implementation
each depicted on its own worksheet.
Highlight problems and solutions using burst and cloud shapes.
Copy your drawings from this workbook to your A3 Report
Using any of the methods to copy your drawing as a picture.
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Stick Figures Illustrator
with many other useful tools for Process Improvement
to empower every team member