What is the Quick Win Project Planner?
The Quick Win Project Planner is a tool that walks you and your teams step-by-step through completing a successful Quick Win Project. It makes it easy to:
- Apply what you learn in the Problem-Solving Yellow Belt course
- Collaborate with your project teams
- Deliver same-day improvement results
Tools Inside the Quick Win Project Planner
The Quick Win Project Planner makes it easy to use these popular Lean Six Sigma tools.
The Charter describes the work the Yellow Belt intends to do by identifying the process to be improved and known problems that may be pursued.
The Process Map makes the process visible. Regardless of how well you may think you know your process, it’s a good idea to take your team on a Process Walk. Trace the process flow from beginning to end, using action words to describe what happens in each step. Remember that every step does something – try to choose a few words for each box that explains this.
The Process Walk is where you begin to carefully study the process, comparing it to the Process Map and identifying opportunities for improvement.
Use the Process Walk Observation Log to record any wastes you may observe during your Process Walk. Document the type of waste, the impact it has on your process and any clarifying notes.
The 5 Whys template can be used to help you determine the root causes of your problem. Your answer to the question “Why?” can lead you to one of three decisions: another why, the root cause or a dead end.
Use the 5S Red Tag Log to record items going to the quarantine area as red tags are affixed. Don’t forget to promptly review these items within a week or less. Enter red-tagged items for removal, then update its status once things are moved.
The Quick Wins tab confirms that proposed solutions are indeed Quick Wins and develop an implementation plan. An idea may seem to be a simple solution, but implementation may be problematic if it doesn’t meet all Quick Win criteria.
If you implemented a Quick Win, use this tab to document how to control the process. Hand off your work to the Process Owner. If the process requires more extensive analysis, use this tab to hand off to a Green Belt or Black Belt.
The Problem-Solving Path™ is a logical sequence of identifying, analyzing and eliminating the problem. It presents a clear path for anyone to identify problems in a process and how to effectively go about solving them.