Lean Six Sigma DMAIC Process Template Enhancement

A DMAIC process template for making improvement through a lean Six Sigma implementation is available within an Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) business management system.

A basic Lean Six Sigma DMAIC Process template (i.e., a process improvement roadmap) contains the steps Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control and is to be followed for the execution of Lean Six Sigma process improvement projects; however there can be very great differences in how this roadmap is executed by individuals.

Enhanced Lean Six Sigma DMAIC Template for Making Process Improvement

The Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) system provides a very detailed DMAIC project execution roadmap, which also provides enhancements to traditional Lean Six Sigma project execution techniques.  Figure 1 shows the high-level steps, which have very detailed drill downs and documented executed steps in:

 

A Lean Six Sigma DMAIC Process Template Enhancement book

 

A Lean Six Sigma DMAIC Process Template Enhancement Book

 

These books describe the details of the enhanced DMAIC process template enhancement execution.

 

IEE Lean Six Sigma DMAIC Process Improvement Roadmap

Figure 1: IEE DMAIC Project Execution Roadmap

 

The measure phase has additional drill downs added for a specific reason.  In 1999, the first edition of Implementing Six Sigma was published.3 At that point in time, the attempt was made to put Six Sigma tools in the phase that GE did.  Many tools such as flowcharting, cause and effect diagram, and failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) were included in the GE DMAIC measure phase.  These tools and some others did not seem to be closely related to the word “measure.”  Because of this, the decision was made to add a drill down to the measure phase when I was described in Implementing Six Sigma.  Lean Assessment was added to this drill down in the 2nd edition which was published in 2003.

The IEE system is a business management system that leads to Lean Six Sigma improvement projects that benefit the enterprise as a whole, as described in the article Project Selection with Whole-enterprise Benefit.  Included also in the IEE business management system is how many of the tools used within Lean Six Sigma can be applied at the business level as well, including a predictive scorecard system.  This methodology is described in Integrated Enterprise Excellence Volume II – Business Deployment: A Leaders’ Guide for Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard, Forrest W. Breyfogle III, Bridgeway Books/Citius Publishing, Austin, TX, 2008.4

 

Lean Six Sigma DMAIC Process Template Enhancement Project Selection Book

 

Lean Six Sigma remote blended and stand-up training is available, where there is a alignment and referencing of the concepts described in these books, which can be used long after the training.

The references and links below provide more information about these enhanced methods. A one-minute video describes IEE business management system benefits:

 

Lean Six Sigma DMAIC Process Template Enhancement Video

 

Enhancements to Traditional Business Practices

The following articles provide information about enhancements to traditional strategic planning and its execution:

 

References

  1. Forrest W. Breyfogle III, Integrated Enterprise Excellence Volume III – Improvement Project Execution: A Management and Black Belt Guide for Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard, Bridgeway Books/Citius Publishing, 2008
  2. Forrest W. Breyfogle III, Lean Six Sigma Project Execution Guide: The Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) Process Improvement Project Roadmap, Citius Publishing, Austin, TX, 2010.
  3. Forrest W. Breyfogle III, Implementing Six Sigma: Smarter Solutions® Using Statistical Methods, 2nd edition, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, 2003.
  4. Forrest W. Breyfogle III, Integrated Enterprise Excellence Volume II – Business Deployment: A Leaders’ Guide for Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard, Bridgeway Books/Citius Publishing, 2008

 

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