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How do we get our leadership on board with using A3s?

That can be very difficult if you do not have support from the top. If you’re still willing to give it a go, find a higher level Champion in the organization who can help you advocate for their use. And start using them yourself. If the organization doesn’t eventually use A3s at least you’ll benefit…
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Does a specific training need to be completed in order for one to title oneself as a Lean Six Sigma Champion?

Great question! The role of the Champion is key since it’s generally a person in leadership who is supporting a project. In order to better understand the role, you may want to view the Webinar: How Leaders Successfully Support Lean Six Sigma Projects. This goes into more detail around the kinds of things a Champion (and…
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What’s the best way to determine how to rank the severity in 8 wastes?

This is not a sophisticated tool so those levels are up to the user. If you are conducting the assessment with others, you can determine operational definitions together based on the process. Some people like to conduct this assessment with other process participants so they can agree together on how to rank the different wastes.…
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Lean Six Sigma Glossary - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Champion (aka Sponsor)

A Champion is someone in a leadership position who helps a Green Belt or a Black Belt secure resources and overcome departmental barriers in pursuit of project goals. This person has "skin in the game," cares about the process being improved, and regularly meets with and supports team leads. For a…

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Belt Levels of Lean Six Sigma

Process improvement can be challenging, but if the right people with the right Lean Six Sigma skills are involved, then significant and sustainable change can be achieved. Here are the belt levels in Lean Six Sigma. Which role will you play? White Belt Understands the structure and goals of Lean Six…

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