Lean Six Sigma training can be a huge cost saver for city governments, as one recent effort in the city of El Paso shows. City set to save $570k after review of phone, internet services thanks to a project carried out with Lean Six Sigma training. An employee team led by Roman Sanchez, a Business … Continue reading “City set to save $570k after review of phone, internet services after Six Sigma project”
Better value and enhanced service levels are part of the benefit that Lean Six Sigma projects such as the one completed by the city of Tyler provide.
I’ve looked at thousands of projects in the 20 plus years that I’ve been reviewing projects for Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification. I personally review all certification projects for Pyzdek Institute Certification Candidates. I’ve seen fantastic projects which have saved millions of dollars, launched exciting new products and services, delighted formerly dissatisfied … Continue reading “Six Sigma Project Turkeys”
It’s hard to be a change agent. It’s challenging to find Leaders who will back your project, Sponsors who will help you see the project through to the end, and Process Owners who will maintain the gains and manage the new process properly. That’s real change. It shakes up the status-quo and threatens the existing order of things.
Master Black Belt Peter Bersbach will give an overview of each way, then open the session to a discussion on how to avoid that particular failure mode.
What we’re asking is actually very simple, namely how did you apply the Six Sigma process to pursue a real opportunity?
There are a lot of reasons that Six Sigma projects fail but they do not have to IF you can stick to the roadmap. I have done lots of projects most very successful but some have failed. In every case we stepped off of the tried and true path to success, the DMAIC roadmap. As simple and easy as these five steps seem to be, you will many times find them difficult to complete. But if that is happening, my advice to you is to “stay on the path”. Don’t skip a single step. If you stay on the path, you will find success.
Projects are the means by which Six Sigma converts knowledge into bottom-line results.
If you choose the wrong projects it’s possible to make big “improvements” in quality and productivity that have absolutely no impact on net profit.
Using the cost analysis and performance the models you will set goals for the drivers. You will come up with creative ways to achieve these goals and create plans for implementing these changes.