Selecting the solution - Use a criteria matrix to selct the best solution from multiple options

This short 10-minute course on Selecting the solution in Lean Six Sigma focuses on teaching individuals and teams how to effectively evaluate and choose the best solutions for process improvement projects. This includes a narrated video, Workbook, Template and One Point Lesson! The course equips participants with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively evaluate and select the best solutions for process improvement projects, ensuring alignment with project goals, customer requirements, and organizational priorities. It emphasizes the practical aspects of solution selection while fostering a data-driven and collaborative decision-making approach.

Riaan Du Plooy | Author Level 5

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What you will learn

  • Solution selection

  • Change Management

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Team Collaboration and Consensus Building

  • Selection Matrix

Course Content:

Introduction to Solution Selection in Lean Six Sigma:
Understanding the importance of selecting the right solution.
How it aligns with the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) methodology.

Problem Definition and Scope:
Revisiting the problem statement and project scope.
Clarifying the specific objectives of the solution selection phase.

Data and Analysis:
Leveraging data and analysis from the Define and Measure phases.
Reviewing findings and insights to inform solution selection.

Stakeholder Involvement:
Identifying and involving key stakeholders in the solution selection process.
Ensuring alignment with customer needs and expectations.

Criteria Development:
Establishing clear and relevant criteria for evaluating potential solutions.
Weighting criteria based on their importance.

Brainstorming and Idea Generation:
Encouraging creative thinking to generate a range of potential solutions.
Techniques for brainstorming and idea capture.

Solution Screening:
Using screening methods to narrow down the list of potential solutions.
Eliminating solutions that do not meet predefined criteria.

Pilot Testing and Prototyping:
Conducting small-scale pilot tests or creating prototypes for selected solutions.
Gathering feedback and performance data.

Data-Driven Decision-Making:
Applying data analysis techniques to evaluate and compare solutions.
Using data to support decision-making.

Risk Assessment and Mitigation:
Identifying potential risks associated with each solution.
Developing mitigation plans and contingency measures.

Cost-Benefit Analysis:
Evaluating the financial implications of each solution.
Calculating return on investment (ROI) and cost-effectiveness.

Feasibility Assessment:
Assessing the feasibility of implementing each solution within the organization.
Considering resource availability and constraints.

Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA):
Introduction to MCDA methods for complex decision-making.
Using MCDA to rank and prioritize solutions.

Team Collaboration and Consensus Building:
Strategies for involving project teams in the decision-making process.
Building consensus around the selected solution.

Documentation and Reporting:
Documenting the rationale for selecting the chosen solution.
Creating reports to communicate the decision to stakeholders.

Change Management:
Preparing for and managing the changes associated with implementing the selected solution.
Communication and training strategies.

Implementation Plan:
Developing a detailed plan for implementing the selected solution.
Identifying responsible parties and timelines.

Continuous Improvement:
Leveraging the selected solution for further process optimization.
Integrating solution selection into the continuous improvement cycle.

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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.


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