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Improving The Effectiveness of Your Lean Six Sigma Training

  To be an effective Green Belt, Black Belt, or Master Black Belt requires and in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques.  For that to happen and be successful requires a periodic review of your Lean Six Sigma training plan and curriculum. Here are some essentials you should keep in mind as you review your program: Emphasize “hands-on”...

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Lean Six Sigma Program

Implementing and sustaining Lean Six Sigma takes a lot of commitment, discipline and hard work as most everyone that’s involved knows.  But how often do you step back and evaluate the effectiveness and value you’re receiving from all your hard work?  And are your efforts taking your organization in the right direction? We tend to get comfortable with the way things are going and...

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A Good Lean Six Sigma Project Charter Says It All!

Project charters are one of the foundations of any continuous improvement effort.  The charter is the basic contract between the project team and management.  In simple terms it states what the project team is going to work on, the business case for conducting the project, the problem statement, the metric, the goal of the project, and the timeframe for completion.  In return it implies that...

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Ensure Your Lean Six Sigma Project is Successful by Scoping It Properly

Many Lean Six Sigma projects fail and flounder due to not scoping the project properly.  Sometimes teams try to take on too much and the project drags on forever.  Other times, scope creep enters and additional opportunities are explored causing delay and frustration.  The ultimate goal is for Lean Six Sigma teams to be successful and that means getting the project scope right!  Here is a...

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Use Defined Criteria to Select Your Lean Six Sigma Projects

Organizations seem to struggle when it comes to identifying Lean Six Sigma or continuous improvement projects.  Sometimes they may be so overwhelmed with issues that it’s hard to know where to start.  When faced with this dilemma, the last thing you want to do is to select the project that is most obvious or let your Lean Six Sigma teams determine their own projects.  Instead, you want...

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