As noted, it is important to have a regular drumbeat of reporting on the progress and results of projects. Developing a formal reporting and tracking system should therefore be an early priority during this phase of Six Sigma deployment. The reporting system will provide electronic or paper documents to back up and facilitate the project reviews. The reporting structure for Six Sigma projects depends on the needs of the organization. A target frequency is:
Weekly highlights from the Black Belt to the Champion. A summary of the weekly review is usually sufficient for this purpose.
Monthly reports for the business or function leader, typically using information provided by the Champions.
Quarterly reports for ...