A set of five lean Six Sigma training books provide lean Six Sigma deployment and improvement project execution guidance at various levels in an enhanced Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) Business Management strategy. One of these books is Lean Six Sigma Project Execution Guide.
Lean Six Sigma Training Books: Improvement Project Execution Guide
This Lean Six Sigma Project Execution Guide provides a detailed memory-jogger type roadmap that follows the DMAIC process improvement roadmap. There are many memory-jogger books, which list the tools of Lean, Six Sigma, and continuous improvement. These books can do a good job explaining tool applications; however, these books do not typically link these tools together in a detailed project execution roadmap format.
Benefits from this book include providing a:
- Consistent roadmap-delivered methodology that can be readily referenced when executing organizational improvement projects.
- Vehicle which expedites the tool-application learning process and improves the efficiency/effectiveness of experienced-practitioner coaching sessions.
In addition to project selection, this workbook provides the following deliverables for a successful process improvement project completion:
- List of deliverables and suggested tools: High-level summary of what is expected in each phase and what tools one may consider applying.
- Road maps: A detailed step-by-step process of selecting and applying various Six Sigma/Lean tools and techniques to meet all the project deliverables.
- Check sheets: High-level check lists for each project phase which can be used by Black Belts, Green Belts, Champions, and/or executives to ensure that all major phase requirements have been met.
- Tools: A high-level description of many tools where there is reference to IEE Volume III or IEE Volume II of the IEE book series for more details.
- Statistical program execution: Described tool-application techniques are independent of statistical software; however, the syntax for Minitab statistical software usage is included.
More information about the book, Lean Six Sigma Project Execution Guide: The Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) Process Improvement Project Roadmap, Forrest W. Breyfogle III, Bridgeway Books/Citius Publishing, Austin, TX, 2008.
page count: 194
Lean Six Sigma Training Books: A Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge Book and its Exercise Solutions Manual
Two other books that are directly related to, and can be used in conjunction with, this book:
- Integrated Enterprise Excellence Volume III – Improvement Project Execution: A Management and Black Belt Guide for Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard, Forrest W. Breyfogle III, Bridgeway Books/Citius Publishing, Austin, TX, 2008.
- Solutions Manual Integrated Enterprise Excellence Volume III – Improvement Project Execution: A Management and Black Belt Guide for Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard, Forrest W. Breyfogle III, Citius Publishing, Austin, TX, 2009
Lean Six Sigma Training Books: Integrating Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement Projects to the Organizational Business Management System and its Needs
Lean Six Sigma projects can be beneficial; however, it is important to examine the big picture when identifying improvement efforts. If this is not done, organizations can have difficulty experiencing true financial benefit from silo process improvement efforts. Another issue with traditional lean Six Sigma deployments is improvement efforts not getting completed. Process owners often are not asking for timely completion of projects in their area since they do not see a direct link for this work to what they are personally measured against. There often always seems to be another fire to fight. Because of these issues, leadership may either, in time, downsize a lean Six Sigma deployment or eliminate it entirely.
An approach to overcome these issues is the Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE)) Business Management System. IEE consists of nine steps where an Enterprise Improvement Plan (EIP) is created in step six, which benefits the enterprise as a whole. The Lean Six Sigma improvement projects undertaken in step seven are in alignment with the identified EIP . In this step, identified metrics, reported from a predictive process output point of view, are owned by process owners who are responsible for their enhancement. Because of this change in focus, process owners will be requiring timely completion of improvement efforts in their area. Improvement efforts will then not fall off people’s plates.
Lean Six Sigma Training Books: Integrating Enterprise Excellence Five-book Series
IEE is a next generation business management system that provides enhancements to traditional scorecards and process improvement efforts. IEE is described in a five-book series.
An overview of IEE is described in the novel book Integrated Enterprise Excellence Volume I while The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System: An Enhanced, Unified Approach to Balanced Scorecards, Strategic Planning, and Business Improvement provides details why traditional methodologies have issues and the IEE alternative that addresses these shortcomings. Integrated Enterprise Excellence Volume II provides the details of implementing the nine-step IEE methodology.
For additional information about Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) see: Business Management Implementation: IEE Articles, Videos, Books
Lean Six Sigma Training Books: Black Belt Instructional Training Guide
A no-charge lean Six Sigma Black Belt training guide is available for using these books. For more information see: A free lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training Guide.
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