Successful implementation of a Lean Six Sigma Program is significantly dependent upon effective allocation of resources and focus on the most impactful activities. Project Selection can make or break an improvement program.
This course is delivered as a workshop and guides participants through a process to assure these objectives are accomplished. Generating high impact projects consists of performing a Project Selection Process (“PSP”) to identify the company’s areas of concern; those areas where significant business problems or opportunities exist. The Opportunity Analysis is performed through two primary approaches: 1) by identifying any and all opportunities perceived by the management team and 2) by identify specific problems which are preventing the accomplishment of specific goals and objectives of the organization.
The methodology of the PSP will create a fertile and highly structured list of projects linked to strategy and projected benefits (dollars) that are then organized by area and responsibility. Assisting the PSP methodology is a process for defining projects, assuring they are clearly written with all of the essential information to achieve meaningful results. The PSP is a complete methodology from project ideation to project definition, selection and ongoing management through the business improvement roadmap. Get a copy of these training materials for the Instructor and for Participants get a Hard Copy Course Manual.
Course Manual Specifications
Course Summary: More than 30 pages with multiple Exercises and Templates.
Format: Printed Hard Copy, Shipped via FedEx. Spiral bound using double sided printing with color covers and contents in black & white.
Project Selection Process Table of Contents
- The Project Roadmap
- Recognize Phase
- Opportunity Definition
- Problematic Areas
- Problem Statement Creation
- Problem Statement Objectives
- Examples - Good and Bad
- Affinity Diagramming
- Step-by-Step Process
- Affinity Diagramming Outputs
- Define Phase
- Steps for Defining a Process
- Champion Project Worksheet
- Objective Statement Creation
- Development of Project List
- Link to Corporate Strategies
- Launch Phase
- Identify People Associated with Projects
- Obtain Approvals and Launch DMAIC
- Glossary of Lean Six Sigma Terms
- Problem Statement
- Opportunity Analysis Matrix - Template & Sample
- Champion Project Worksheet - Template & Sample
- Project List - Template & Sample