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Goal Statement Builder

Goal Statement Builder

What is the Goal Statement Builder? The Goal Statement Builder Template provides an easy way to build a proper Goal Statement for an improvement project. The template requests the units, the measure, the baseline, target and projected timeline for improvement. Once completed this statement can be inserted into the Project…

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Matching X & Y Measures

Matching X & Y Measures

What are Matching X & Y Measures? Matching X & Y Measures is a template that illustrates which input and process "X" measures impact the "Y" or output measure. This helps when determining what data to collect to uncover the critical "X" Measures. This is related to the equation: Y…

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Project Scope (aka Scope)

Project Scope (aka Scope)

What is a Project Scope? The Project Scope has two basic components. The most important is the beginning and end of the process being addressed - the "Start" and "Stop" points - which is most often outlined in the SIPOC. The second part of the project scope addresses what's "In"…

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Team Alignment Diagnostic

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

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. Green Belt Tollgate Checklist      …

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Stop-Start-Continue

Stop-Start-Continue

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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Action Plan

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 each…

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Status Report

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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Executive Summary

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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Relationship Map

Relationship Map

What is a Relationship Map? The Relationship Map is a visual mapping tool for listing and assessing the relationship of potential stakeholders to a given project. This is used in combination with the Stakeholder Analysis template. Relationship Map Template       To learn how to use the Relationship Map and how to…

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