Below are some helpful resources that will help you produce a comprehensive Lean Six Sigma report.
In this section, you will find templates on project reporting, project selection, and analysis, as well as tools that will assist you in identifying key components in your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project.
This is the phase where you formulate a problem statement. Your goal is to identify and describe the Critical to Quality (CTQ)/business issue, the customer, and the involved core business process.
Measuring the process enables you to determine its current performance and quantify the problem. This includes validating the measurement system and establishing a baseline process capability.
- Operational Definitions
- Press Release FAQs
- Stakeholder Analysis Advanced
- Calculating Cost Per Failure
- Check Sheet
- Cost of Poor Quality COPQ Calculator
- Data Collection Plan Template
- Efficiency Effectiveness Matrix
Your goal in the Analyze phase is to find and validate the root causes of business problems and ensure that improvement is focused on causes rather than symptoms.
- Hypothesis Testing Plan
- Root Cause Hypothesis Confirmation Template
- Value Added Flow Analysis Template
- 5 Whys Template
- Affinity Diagram Template
- Fishbone-Diagram Template
The Improve phase focuses on developing ideas on how to remove sources of variation in the process, and involves testing and standardizing potential solutions. Your goal is to understand what is really occurring in the process and not what is perceived to be the root cause(s) of any variation.
This is the final stage where you embed the new practice within the organization. This phase ensures the solution is properly implemented, documented, measured, and maintained.
- Innovation Transfer Opportunities Template
- Monitoring Plan Map
- Monitoring Response Plan Template
- New Procedure Audit
- Project Closure Template
- Visual Management Checklist
- Control Chart Template
- Executive Summary Template
- Lessons Learned Template
In this section, you will find tools that are related to a more Lean approach to problem-solving, notably on Lean Diagnostics and on identifying value-added and non value-added processes.