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What is the Solution Selection Matrix?

The Solution Selection Matrix provides a method of assessing the positive impact of each proposed solution on reaching the goal as well as the relative effort, time to implement and cost. Improvement teams rate each solution resulting in individual scores and then indicate whether they choose to implement the solution or not.

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Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Master Black Belt at, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. For over 30 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Marriott International, Inc. build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.

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    1. Hi @sfmprintables:disqus – Great question! Although there are numbers involved, it’s primarily a discussion tool. The team can change the “weights” for the criteria on Row 7 to better reflect the organization’s priorities. Once those are set, each option is being scored as designed. Does that help? Let me know since I want to make sure I’ve addressed your question properly.

  1. Hello @michaelleidelmeyer:disqus and thanks for asking! The Solution Selection Matrix is a good “screening” and discussion device but the decision to implement or not is always up to the team. They may have just decided that the effort was’t worth the impact. It’s up to the team!

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