Identification of right kind of Lean Six Sigma project is very important with respect to Organization’s strategic plan, goals and Objectives. Let go through key Inputs required for Project identification.
Firstly the project identified should have some key characteristics, like it should be in line with business objective, should be process and customer focused and should have well defined scope with potential to generate significant benefits.
Secondly we need to understand that project identification involves several important participants like Master Black Belt, a facilitator, and senior leaders. To ensure a successful Lean Six Sigma Project, it is very important that we involve Senior Leadership from the very beginning. This will ensure that there interest, commitment, involvement and visibility remain throughout the Project cycle.
Next we need to choose some of the popular tools and sources for generating Project ideas:
- Nominal Group Technique
- Value Driver Tree Analysis
- Voice of Customer
- Audits Feedbacks ( Regulatory agency, Customer, first party, second party etc.,)
- Warranty Data
- Competitor Analysis
- Cost of Quality Data
- Gap Analysis
- Other Lean Six Sigma Projects