Below are some helpful resources that will help you produce a comprehensive Lean Six Sigma report.
Use these templates as guidance as you prepare for your Lean Six Sigma project report.
- Yellow Belt Storyboard Checklist
- Yellow Belt Project Storyboard Template
- Executive Summary
- DMAIC Report Template
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.
- Project Charter
- Goal Statement Builder
- Voice of Customer (VOC) Translation Matrix
- SIPOC Swimlane
- Critical to Quality (CTQ) Value Stream Map
- Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) Calculator
- Primary and Secondary Metrics
- Spaghetti Map
- Swimlane Map
- Value Stream Map
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.
- Data Collection Plan
- Statistical Process Control (SPC) Calculator
- Cp/Cpk Calculation Sheet
- Pareto Chart/Graph
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.
- Fishbone Diagram
- Value-Added Flow Analysis
- Root Cause Hypothesis Confirmation Worksheet
- 5 Whys Template
- Affinity Diagram
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.