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Encourage support of LSS through understanding and open communication
Provide a foundation and tool set for measureable Improvements of Service for the University
Lean Six Sigma … yet another “flavor of the day” ??
Who has work that needs to get done?
Who has a process that needs improvement?
Who Doesn’t !!!
How are we doing?
How do we know?
Are we making a difference?
In a Positive or a Negative Way?
Incident Management Project Management Change Management Config Management Lean Six Sigma How does it Relate to Service Delivery? Application Development Server Deployment Any Process
Lean Six Sigma Improvement to Processes (ITIL Included) Incident Management Problem Management Change Management Release Management Config Management Processes – Work Flow Variation and Time
Lean Six Sigma What does it mean? Incident Management Problem Management Change Management Release Management Config Management Processes – Work Flow Variation and Time Error Opportunities
Lean Six Sigma Incident Management Problem Management Change Management Release Management Config Management Processes – Work Flow Variation and Time LSS Lean = Is to “Trim” rework, waste, delays Sigma = Is to Reduce Variables / Deviations
Lean Six Sigma ITSM is a framework for helping IT organizations become more adaptive, flexible, cost-effective, and service oriented How it manages its processes, technology assets, vendors and deploys personnel, to how IT staff view their organizational roles. One of the primary goals of ITSM is to successfully align the delivery of IT services with needs of the business. Six Sigma = seeks to identify and remove the causes of defects and errors in manufacturing and business processes . Metrics Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Business analysis is the set of tasks, knowledge, and techniques required to identify business needs and determine solutions to business problems.
Lean Six Sigma Current Improvement Model DEFINE MEASURE ANALYZE IMPROVE CONTROL
Lean Six Sigma Improvement Process DMAIC DEFINE MEASURE ANALYZE IMPROVE CONTROL
Lean Six Sigma
Develop SIPOC Map
Gather Voice of the Customer & Voice of the Business
Develop CCR’s & CBR’s
Finalize Project Focus
Propose Critical X’s
Prioritize Critical X’s
Conduct Root Cause Analysis on Critical X’s
Validate Critical X’s
Estimate the Impact of Each X on Y
Quantify the Opportunity
Prioritize Root Causes
Develop Potential Solutions
Develop Evaluation Criteria & Select Best Solutions
Evaluate Solution for Risk
Develop ‘To-Be’ Process Map(s) and High-Level Implementation Plan
Develop Pilot Plan & Pilot Solution
Develop SOP’s, Training Plan & Process Control System
Implement Process Changes and Controls
Monitor & Stabilize Process
Transition Project to Process Owner
Identify Project Replication Opportunities
Calculate Financial Benefits
Project Selection Tools
Various Financial Analysis
High-Level Process Map
VOC and Kano Analysis
Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
Thought Process Map
Data Collection Plan
Measurement System Analysis (MSA), Gage R&R
Work Control Systems
Process Capability, Cp & Cpk
Value Stream Map
Non-Value Added Analysis
Detailed ‘As-Is’ Process Maps
Basic Statistical Tools
Non Value-Added Analysis
One-way and Two-way ANOVA
Excel Analysis Tools
Solution Selection Matrix
Process Improvement Techniques
Process Flow Improvement
Design of Experiments (DOE)
‘ To-Be’ Process Maps
Piloting and Simulation
Response Surface Methodology
QFD – 3
Crystal ball Simulation
Scorecards Gap Analysis
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
Visual Process Control
Process Control Plans
Identify Key Input, Process and Output Metrics
Develop Operational Definitions
Develop Data Collection Plan
Validate Measurement System
Collect Baseline Data
Determine Process Performance/Capability
Validate Business Opportunity
Map Business Process
Map Value Stream
Tools Activities DEFINE MEASURE ANALYZE IMPROVE CONTROL
Some things to watch for when assessing a project’s suitability for DMAIC:
• Is data available or easy to obtain?
• Does leadership support exist for improving this process?
• Is DMAIC really needed or is this a “just do it”: a problem with a known solution that should just be implemented?
• Is the team trying to boil the ocean or is the scope reasonable for chartering as a DMAIC project?
• Is the process directly related to a key outcome such as profitability, customer satisfaction, or employee satisfaction?
Yellow Belt Project Criteria
Addresses each phase
Includes some of the tools
Involves 1-3 people
In an area you control or influence
Can be done within a month
Provides a measurable benefit
Six Sigma calls for unmistakable, measurable results, the goal of the Define phase is to clearly identify and articulate the problem in a clear and measurable way.
The basic steps to the Define phase of DMAIC are…
Identify or refine the problems in your process that must be solved in order to meet or exceed the customer's specifications or expectations.
Identify and quantify customer requirements.
Identify and quantify the process output and defects that fall short of these requirements and create a problem statement.
Define Objectives cont.
State the project goal, which also must be a clear and measurable goal, and include a time limit for the project's completion.
Determine the few vital factors that are Critical to Quality, which need to be measured, analyzed, improved and controlled.
And finally, create a project charter, which will contain the problem definition, goal, business case, project scope, team members, and high level project plan for the M, A, I and C phases.
Define – Tools
The tools most commonly used in the Define phase are:
- Voice of the Customer - Critical-To-Quality (CTQ) tree - Affinity Diagram - Process map - Project Charter - Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Output, and Customers (SIPOC) - - Kano Model - Stakeholder analysis
CTQs (critical to quality characteristics) that have the most impact on quality - separating the “vital few” from the “trivial many”- and creates a map of the process to be improved. .
Critical To Quality (CTQ) Tree Diagram Good Customer Service Knowledgeable Customers’ questions can be answered without further research. (80% Closure on Initial call. Answers given to customers are correct. (90%) Researched information is returned quickly. < 1hour Friendly Customer is greeted by name. Customer is not interrupted. Timely Short wait time (<2 min) General Specific Hard to “Design To” Easy to “Design To”
Business Process Mapping Completed, verified, and validated high-level 'as is' (not 'should be' or 'could be') business process map. Completed SIPOC representation, describing the Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs, and Customers.
Lean Six Sigma Process Flow
Enter client information Document client request / requirements Perform required Tasks or attempt to resolve Issue Classify Incident Service Request Close Ticket or Assign ISR to appropriate Support Group Select Service Type 4 items Select Product Categorization 300 Items Select Operational Categorization 15 Items Select Support Group 60 Groups Close Ticket or Assign ISR to appropriate Support Group
Lean Six Sigma SIPOC S upply I nputs P rocess O utputs C ustomer
Detailed Activity Reports
Service Request Cycle Time
Accurate / Reliable Information
Incident Service Request Categorization
Tier 2 and 3 Support
Applications (Remedy) Configuration
Enter client information Document client request / requirements Perform required Tasks or attempt to resolve Issue Classify Incident Service Request Close Ticket or Assign ISR to appropriate Support Group
Relating the Problem
What is your Problem ??
Is it really ….
Why is that important
How is it related to Business Objectives?
What factors contribute to those Objectives?
From Y determine CTQ’s
x = ? Problem (Which one ??)
Can it Measureable?
Lean Six Sigma Road Map UCIT Lean Six Sigma Project Details Project Name: Reduce Unclassified Service Requests to < 5% with 90% accuracy Improve Quality of Management Information Date: Organization: UCIT Deployment Manager : Dave Deleske Project Sponsor: Simon Sharpe, David Buhler Business Impact Why should we do this? Inaccurate information being entered into our current service request system is restricting our ability to measure and manage technical issues relating to client services. UCIT needs a complete understanding of all requests and issues being addressed in a structured and consistent format. What is the benefit? The ability to analyze report and manage incidents and problems with high priority based on frequency and impact. Service Level Management, Incident Management, Configuration and Problem Management require a well defined categorization schema that is used and consistent. Improvements to workflow and rework. What is the quantified value of the project ($$$)? How does this project align with the business strategy? CSI for ITSM and our service delivery. Metrics around service Opportunity or Problem Statement What "pain" are we or customers experiencing? The information is missing and/or inconsistent and has little value for supporting management decision making. AT the data-entry point, it is hard to use, slows down work, and is confusing. What is wrong or not working? Incomplete, Not searchable, Not accurate, Adoption What process is impacted? Request Submission, Event Reporting, Problem Management, Configuration Management Service Level Management Why do we think we can generate the value proposition described in the statement of Business Impact?
Lean Six Sigma Road Map UCIT Lean Six Sigma Project Details Goal Statement
Specifically, what are we going to do and deliver?
Define: What does is it mean to Classify and Categorize UCIT assets? Indentify Resources, Objectives, Requirements. RACI. SIPOC, 5 Why’s
Measure: Criteria for how and what we manage within UCIT. Remedy reports and statistics. The percentage of Incidents or Service Requested that are not represented accurately.
Analyze: How can we implement accurate categorization without impacting work load. Process Map, Skills, Review tools and technology
Control: Reports and Audit of Incident Tickets, Problem Management Feedback
What are our improvement objectives and targets? To eliminate errors in categorization of work and the services they impact.
How will success be measured? Monthly Review of the Categorization Usage Report. Audit 10 Tickets from each support group once every week for three months And then every 2 months for the 1 st year
What specific parameters will be measured? Define Y = f(x)
Y = Accurate Reporting, Decision Making, Problem Prioritization
f(x) input =Training of Support Staff, Product Acceptance,
f(x) process = Accuracy of Requests, Variation in Selections, Time to Complete Submission, Automated Workflow
Project Scope What are the boundaries of the initiative (start and end steps of the process)? Operational Categories, Product Categories, Resolution Categorization What authority do we have? These Improvements will effect Configuration and Incident Management. They also have a dependency to all other ITSM initiatives. The project team consists of both the Business Owner and Services Owners of each area impacted. The project team includes the owners of the classification team and the supervisor of the first line staff. What is not within scope? Improvements or changes to any other features within Remedy not related to Classification or Categorization. E.g. Scripting, Templates, Decision Trees etc
Lean Six Sigma Road Map UCIT Lean Six Sigma Project Details Project Plan When are we going to complete the work? What are the major milestones/tollgates? Define: Completed by Oct 1 Measure: Completed by Nov 1 Analyze: Completed by Dec 1 Improve: Completed by Jan 1 Control: Initial Report Feb 1, Review Monthly ongoing Team Selection Who are the team members? What is their role? How much of their time will be dedicated to the project? Core Team: Ian Whitehead - Incident Management Service Owner, Project Lead Dave Deleske – Configuration Management Service Owner, Business Analyst LSS Lead Ivan Runions – Application Support Extended Team: Cheryl Nealon – Configuration Coordinator Simon Sharpe – Business Owner ITSM, Remedy
Problem Statement : What specifically is the problem? Where does it occur? When does it occur? What is its extent?
Problem Statement for Remedy Categorization Project (Dave)
What "pain" are we or customers experiencing? The information is missing and/or inconsistent and has little value for supporting management decision making. At the data-entry point, it is hard to use, slows down work, and is confusing. What is wrong or not working? The incident information gathered is incomplete, Not representative of all of IT, Not searchable, Not Consistent or accurate.
What are the compelling business reasons for embarking on this project?
Is the project linked to key business goals and objectives?
What key business process output measure(s) will the project leverage and how?
What are the rough order estimates on cost savings/opportunities on this project?
What is the goal or target for the improvement team's project?
Do the problem and goal statements meet the SMART criteria (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound)?
Has anyone else (internal or external to the organization) attempted to solve this problem or a similar one before?
If so, what knowledge can be leveraged from these previous efforts?
How will the project team and the organization measure complete success for this project?