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Project Selection

Project Selection involves determining which process issue would make a good Lean Six Sigma project. Selection is based on the impact it could have on customer satisfaction, potential time savings, potential cost savings and how manageable the effort would be while still aligning with organizational strategy.

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Scientific Method

The scientific method is a process of research where a problem is identified, relevant data is gathered, a hypothesis is formed based on the collected data and the hypothesis is tested. If the theory proves to be false the cycle repeats. This method is the foundation for both continuous improvement…

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Y=f(x)

Y=f(x) means that the Project Y is impacted by factors, x's, within the process and inputs to the process. This semi-equation is helpful as a way of framing root cause analysis. Once the Project Y is selected, the goal is to understand the major factors, x's, and make changes to…

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Project Y

The Project Y is the main measure of a process improvement project. If the goal of a project is to reduce the number of days it take from when a customer places an order to the time they receive their goods or services, then the Project Y is "Days of…

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Gallery Walk

Gallery Walks are a formal showcase for successful Lean Six Sigma Projects. Improvement teams create storyboards, posters, charts and graphs to demonstrate process gains to a larger audience. These events educate leadership and the broader organization while building momentum and reinforcing the problem-solving culture. For a better understanding of Solution…

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Solution Parking Lot

Solution Parking Lots are lists of improvement ideas collected throughout the life of a project. They provide a good way to honor and encourage the good ideas of team members and stakeholders before the root causes have been established. Although many will become obsolete, the list provides valuable input for…

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Policy Deployment (aka Hoshin Kanri)

Hoshin Kanri (aka Policy Deployment) where “hoshin” means “compass needle” and “kanri” means “management,” is the process of ensuring that organizational strategy results in relevant priorities supported throughout the organization. The technique of "Catchball" ensures involvement and input for goal setting at every level of the organization from leadership to…

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