Chapter 10

BASICS Model: Baseline Data and VSM

A Project Plan, Timeline with Milestones, Is Necessary

Now, we move from high level in the last chapter to being even more project-specific. Depending on the size of the line, a project plan may be required or desired. We are now using Scrum techniques for this as well. We suggest creating a short timeline or Gantt chart for an area-focused project, and a more formal or detailed plan for a large-scale project. Figure 10.1 shows a project plan for a complex analyzer and all the steps required to convert it from batch to Lean flow. The project spanned 10–12 weeks. The project plan captures the results of the analysis providing milestone dates; a timeline and status for the ongoing project to ensure ...

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