Lean Project Management
Lean Six Sigma Program Management
Use KPI Fire and follow these steps to manage your LEAN Projects
- Firstly, capture and prioritize improvement ideas with effort vs impact analysis.
- Next, manage projects with a standard approach (DMAIC, PDCA, 8D, other).
- Don’t forget to track and report project status and project benefits, including waste eliminated.
- And be sure to share best practices to become a learning organization.
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Management buy-in will increase as you provide clear line-of-site to strategic initiatives and show visual results in a dashboard & reports.
Here’s how a Lean Program works best:
1. Set a Goal & Make it Visible
The key to getting management support is to work on goals & projects that will impact the strategic initiatives and KPIs the executive team is focused on. It is important to keep the goals visible where others can see them and have access to them.
Screenshot from KPI Fire, a simple Lean Program Management software that is based on concepts of Hoshin Kanri or Strategy Deployment tool that takes the place of an X Matrix giving your team clear line of sight to strategic goals.
2. Capture Ideas for Improvement: Eliminate Waste and Variation
Image: Idea Input form in KPI Fire
Don’t let a good idea get past you without collecting it. Put yourself on the floor; because this is where the action is. Talk to people doing the work and ask them for ideas to eliminate waste and variation. We do these Gemba Walks because they are a great way to solicit and capture ideas.
3. Prioritize Ideas: with Effort vs. Impact Matrix
Image: KPI Fire Idea Funnel for Effort vs. Impact Analysis & filtering
This step is important. Schedule a regular meeting with your team to review and prioritize ideas. Fore each idea give it a rating for effort vs impact and your prioritization exercise will be much easier.
KPI Fire’s Idea Funnel helps you organize and select the best ideas to turn into projects. KPI Fire also keeps team members in the loop with an alert or email if they miss the meeting.
4. Take Action: Turn Ideas in to Projects
Finally, take action. Turn those great suggestions into DMAIC projects, KAIZEN events, or QUICK WINS. KPI Fire has built in workflows for common problem solving methods. Or you can create your own. Upload tools and templates so everyone in your company has a standard problem solving process.
KPI Fire is the most effective and intuitive Lean Six Sigma program management software on the market. We are trusted by many great companies with world class Lean/Six Sigma programs.
5. Celebrate Success by Tracking Project Benefits
Track the hard and soft savings from your improvement projects. Celebrating successes engages your project team and creates more success.
“KPI Fire has helped our team to collaborate on CI projects while keeping management up to date. It is a key component of our Lean management system.” – US Publishing Company
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KPI Fire is lean program management software that can help your organization better execute strategic plans and priorities.