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Risk Assessment and Mitigation
Idea Prioritization and Selection
go beyond traditional brainstorming techniques
Communication and Stakeholder Engagement
Prototyping and Testing
Introduction to Advanced Problem-Solving Techniques:
The limitations of traditional brainstorming.
The need for more structured and innovative problem-solving approaches in Lean Six Sigma.
Defining the Problem and Objectives:
Revisiting the problem statement and project objectives.
Clarifying the specific goals for advanced problem-solving.
Advanced Idea Generation Methods:
Introduction to various advanced idea generation techniques, such as:
Application of Design Thinking:
Understanding the principles of design thinking in the context of Lean Six Sigma.
Empathy mapping, persona creation, and ideation sessions.
Reversing the traditional brainstorming process to identify problems instead of solutions.
Utilizing identified problems to generate innovative solutions.
Strategies for combining multiple advanced idea generation techniques for comprehensive problem-solving.
Case studies showcasing successful combinations.
Idea Prioritization and Selection:
Methods for evaluating and prioritizing generated ideas.
Aligning selected ideas with project goals and feasibility.
Prototyping and Testing:
Building prototypes or minimum viable products (MVPs) for selected solutions.
Gathering feedback and refining ideas through testing.
Risk Assessment and Mitigation:
Identifying potential risks associated with advanced solutions.
Developing mitigation plans and contingency measures.
Communication and Stakeholder Engagement:
Effectively communicating and gaining buy-in for innovative solutions.
Strategies for engaging stakeholders in the process.
Documentation and Reporting:
Documenting the advanced problem-solving process and selected solutions.
Creating reports to communicate findings and recommendations.
Implementation and Continuous Improvement:
Developing an implementation plan for innovative solutions.
Integrating advanced problem-solving into the Lean Six Sigma DMAIC framework.
Riaan is a dynamic leader, coach, facilitator, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of hands-on experience driving business results. Riaan is highly skilled and has worked across diverse industries internationally. With a degree in Chemical Engineering, Riaan started in the major breweries and bakeries in South Africa and was so dedicated to his work that he was often known to take his work home with him.