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Team Alignment Diagnostic

What is a Team Alignment Diagnostic? The Team Alignment Diagnostic is a template that guides a process improvement team in assessing how well they are working toward their purpose. The process is to assess team dynamics and then look to goals, roles and procedures to find the root cause of any…

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Green Belt Tollgate Checklist

  What is a Green Belt Tollgate Checklist? The Green Belt Tollgate Checklists outline the deliverables for each Phase of DMAIC. Each Phase deliverables must be completed before moving onto the next Phase. There are companion tools and templates for each of the deliverables. To learn how to use Green Belt…

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A change management tool called Stop-Start-Continue is an easy way to identify behaviors/actions that should stop or start, and behaviors/actions that organizations are already doing and should continue. This tool can be used anytime behavioral changes are desired. In order to create a blame-free environment, facilitate a discussion with the…

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Process Voices

  What are Process Voices? Process Voices captures the four distinct "voices" for any given process. The Voice of the Business reflects the needs of management. The Voice of the Employee relays what it feels like to work within the process. The Voice of the Customer details the needs of…

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Spaghetti Map

  What is a Spaghetti Map? The Spaghetti Map allows users to document the setup of any work area with the goal of mapping the movement of individuals during the completion of a specific process. This template enables the documentation of the movement, the distance travelled as well as the…

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Action Plan

  What is an Action Plan? An Action Plan is a simple way of tracking the "who," "what" and "when" of tasks and decisions involved in supporting any project, implementation or initiative. The Action Plan enables a group to document who has been assigned to do each task and when…

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Status Report

What is a Status Report? The Status Report template allows a team to update leadership, stakeholders and/or other team members on the current state of an improvement effort. This one-page template includes: Overall Status (red, green, etc.) Key Accomplishments Key Issues Action Plans to Resolve Key Issues Critical Milestones and…

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Lean Six Sigma Rollout Calendar

Lean Six Sigma Rollout Calendar This Lean Six Sigma Training & Certification Calendar is a customizable rollout schedule for Green Belts, Black Belts or Lean efforts. Enter the start date into the selected field to populate the Phases, Tollgates and suggested exam dates. This calendar can be adapted to work with…

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Executive Summary

What is an Executive Summary? The Executive Summary is an overview of a Lean Six Sigma project for leadership review which highlights the resulting improvements. This one-page template summarizes the original business case, the project goal, a list of findings/improvements and a tally of the total project gains. The results featured…

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Black Belt Project Storyboard

What is a Project Storyboard? Project Storyboards are ready-to-go project overviews. They communicate a success story of process improvement projects and highlight the project as an example of real world application of Lean Six Sigma tools. The Storyboard also shares lessons learned so that others can learn from mistakes and…

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