D06 Project Selection
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  • 1. Project Identification and Selection Process Project Criteria 1
  • 2.
    • Upon completing this module, students should be able to:
      • Identify and select projects
        • Evaluate a potential Black Belt Project
        • Explain the project selection process
    Objectives – Project ID and Selection
  • 3. Project Identification
      • Pain point or strategic concern is identified
      • Black Belt investigates to see what BB Team could do to help resolve the issue
        • Establish a Green Belt DMAGIC project
        • Establish a Black Belt DMAGIC project
        • Conduct a Lean Event
          • Kaizen
          • VSM
          • 5S
        • Establish a Black Belt DMADV project
        • Establish a Black Belt Consulting project
        • Do nothing
  • 4. Project Selection Criteria
    • Projects will likely have greater success if…
      • The problem is related to a key business issue
      • The problem is linked to a clearly defined process (you can identify the starting and ending points)
      • You can identify the internal or external customers who use or receive the output from this process
        • You know or can find out how the customers use the output
        • You know or can find out what is important to the customer about the output
    4 .
  • 5. Project Selection Criteria
      • You can clearly identify what a defect is and count its occurrence
      • You can demonstrate how improvements could enhance financial performance
      • There is appropriate organizational support
        • The Champion cares about this work and wants to make it happen
        • The Champion has the authority to commit time and resources
        • A process owner has been identified
  • 6. Documenting a possible project
      • Contact the potential project idea author to understand the full nature of the project idea.
      • Discuss the project idea with the proposed process owner, champion, etc. as necessary to gather information required to complete the project charter
  • 7. Documenting a possible project
      • Fill in a project charter with the information available.
        • Customer CTQ's
        • Champion Name
        • Problem Statement
        • Process Owner Name
        • Project Scope
        • Goal Statement
        • Baseline Metric Performance
        • Expected Benefits Estimate
        • Process Map Number (if available)
        • Proposed Team Member Function and/or name
        • Estimated overall project cycle time (100,140.180 days?)
  • 8. Recording An Idea
  • 9. Recording An Idea
      • What data is necessary to prioritize and select?
  • 10. Common Problems and Recommendations
      • Many projects encounter one or more of the following problems:
        • Not relevant to customers or to business needs
        • Project scope too large; won’t have authority to commit time/resources or to make changes in the process; can’t easily identify starting and ending points
        • Relevant data hard to collect or too much data
        • Can’t define what a defect is
        • Process doesn’t cycle often enough
        • Problem written as solution (defect defined as the X that needs correction)
  • 11. Estimating Financial Impact
      • Limited resources necessitate project prioritization
      • Estimates of potential financial impact plus identifying strategic support projects facilitate this prioritization
      • At this point, exact financial estimates are not necessary, but the values do need to be quantified well enough to correctly place the project in the priority list
      • In 3D, we will review financial categories in more detail
  • 12. BB Project Evaluation Exercise Instructions: Using the criteria for shaping a project, make rough estimates of the impact your project is likely to have. Be prepared to discuss your ideas with the class. 10 Min
  • 13. Project Charter {Project Name & No. Here} Assigned Define Measure Analyze Green Improve Control Sched Date Date Date Date Date Date Date Actual Date Date Date Date Date Date Date Process Map Number: Number here Black Belt: Name here Process Owner: Name here Champion: Name here Implementation Coordinator : Name here Data Coordinator : Name here Team Members: Name & function here Name & function here Name & function here Name & function here Name & function here Expected Benefits: Hard Savings –$ xxx K Soft Savings –$ xxx K Other Benefits: List benefit here List benefit here Project Timeline: Customer CTQ(s): Describe customer CTQ (customer need/defect and spec limit.) Problem Statement : List the 4 elements of a problem statement: * Defect identification * Magnitude of the defect (events/unit time, etc) * Where is the defect (location/group/segment) * Why this project is important to work now ($, strategy support, etc) Project Scope: List project/process boundaries here Goal Statement: Increase(/decrease) the {primary metric} from {baseline state} to {improved state} by {date} without negatively impacting {secondary metric}. Baseline Metric Performance ( Time frame here ): Short Term Long Term Zbench x.x x.x DPMO xxxxxx xxxxxx 15 Deliv template.ppt
  • 14.
    • Upon completing this module, students should be able to:
      • Identify and select projects
        • Evaluate a potential Black Belt Project
        • Explain the project selection process
    Learning Check – Project ID and Selection