Six Sigma Project Charter as a Vital Control Document

The project charter is the first step and one of the most important parts of any Six Sigma project. The document provides an overview of the project and serves as an agreement between management and the Six Sigma team regarding the expected project outcome. The charter is used to set the project direction and defines the measures … Continue reading Six Sigma Project Charter as a Vital Control Document

Six Sigma Project Charter

A project charter is the first step in the Six Sigma methodology. It takes place in the Define step of DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control), and the charter can make or break a successful project. It can make it by specifying necessary resources and boundaries that will in turn ensure success; it can break … Continue reading Six Sigma Project Charter

Communication Plan Considerations

Six Sigma Black Belts, Master Black Belts and project Champions, when embarking on a DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control), DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify) or process management project, need to be aware of the importance of establishing a communication plan when developing and validating a team charter. A finely executed Black Belt project can suffer … Continue reading Communication Plan Considerations

DMAIC Road-Mapping

DMAIC Phase Steps Tools Used D – Define Phase: Define the project goals and customer (internal and external) deliverables. ·         Define Customers and Requirements (CTQs) ·         Develop Problem Statement, Goals and Benefits ·         Identify Champion, Process Owner and Team ·         Define Resources ·         Evaluate Key Organizational Support ·         Develop Project Plan and Milestones ·         Develop High … Continue reading DMAIC Road-Mapping

Value Stream mapping

Value stream mapping helps companies avoid randomly making improvements by allowing them to identify and prioritize areas of improvement up front as well as to set measurable goals for improvement activities. This is accomplished through three stages: Create a current state map showing how the company serves its customers today. Create a future-state map showing … Continue reading Value Stream mapping