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Leading Six Sigma: A Step-by-Step Guide Based on Experience with GE and Other Six Sigma Companies by Roger W. Hoerl, Ronald D. Snee

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Advice For Ensuring Project Success

We will now summarize some key points made throughout this book. First we focus on advice for ensuring project success, and then on success for the overall Six Sigma initiative.

Key Project Success Criteria

Improvement in Six Sigma initiatives occurs primarily project-by-project, although the resulting cultural change adds additional benefits outside formal projects. Therefore, we must ensure that these projects are successful in order for the organization to fully benefit from Six Sigma. The primary keys to project success, discussed in Chapters 4 and 5, include:

  • Selection of good Six Sigma projects

  • Assignment of a top talent Black Belt and Champion to the project

  • Proper support, such as from functional support ...

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