Introduction to Lean and Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma Methodology

Lean Six Sigma is a project management methodology combining Lean and Six Sigma principles, commonly used to save money, improve quality, and expedite processes. It emphasizes team collaboration to foster a positive work environment. The methodology follows the DMAIC process, which stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. This approach focuses on process improvement by identifying and fixing problems to ensure smoother operations and better results.

DMAIC Process:

  1. Define: Establish project goals and what is needed to achieve them.
  2. Measure: Assess current process performance using data.
  3. Analyze: Identify gaps and issues based on the data.
  4. Improve: Present findings and implement solutions.
  5. Control: Maintain the improved process and ensure it doesn’t revert to old ways.

Lean Six Sigma is ideal for projects aimed at improving existing processes and solving complex or high-risk problems. It leverages data and customer focus to create effective, lasting solutions.