Join Steven Brown for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling the project, part of Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals.
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- Mario Andretti, the great race car driver believed that,…"If everything seems under control,…you're not going fast enough."…Well that may be true in Formula 1 racing,…but in managing Lean Six Sigma projects,…your success is very dependent…upon controlling the project environment.…Like all projects, Lean Six Sigma goes…through four phases during its life cycle:…Initiating, Planning, Executing and Closing.…In that all important Executing stage,…you monitor and control the project.…
Up to now, the project manager…has truly been managing things,…making the proposal, getting necessary approvals,…putting together the project plan…and recruiting key team members.…Doing everything needed to put the project in motion.…But now, you turn from managing things…to leading people and events.…This is more than just leading the technical effort…to improve the process or find a solution to the problem.…It means leading the team to a successful conclusion.…One that favorably impacts your company's performance.…
You are controlling who does what.…
Steven outlines the process stages in Six Sigma (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control), along with the Lean toolkit: the 5s principles, kanban (scheduling), downtime, poka-yoke (error proofing), and kaizen (continuous improvement). He also explains how leadership works within Lean Six Sigma, the principles of project execution, and how Lean Six Sigma is applied to the service sector and supply chain management. Make sure to watch the "Next steps" video at the end of the course for further resources.
- Why Lean Six Sigma?
- Understanding the five steps of Six Sigma
- Understanding the 5 Ss of Lean
- Leading a Lean Six Sigma project
- Controlling a Lean Six Sigma project
- Using Lean Six Sigma for services and supply chain management