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Lean Six Sigma For Dummies by Martin Brenig-Jones, John Morgan

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Chapter 16

Putting It All Together

In This Chapter

arrow Following the steps through a DMAIC project

arrow Answering relevant questions to ensure everything is covered

arrow Keeping a check on things

This checklist chapter is a little different from the usual For Dummies format. It provides a map for your process improvement journey, as well as some helpful tips and reminders. The map follows the DMAIC improvement method.

As with any journey, you won’t always need the map but knowing you have one is a comfort. You can use it to follow the step-by-step process that enables you to make improvements in a systematic way.

At each of the DMAIC steps you find a number of questions to consider and answer. They can help keep you on track. In answering the main questions, consider the questions and prompts in the bullets that follow. Answering every question is almost certainly unnecessary, but you may need to frame some other questions specific to your project.

remember Different problems may need different tools and, indeed, some problems may not need a formal approach at all.

Tailor things to suit your particular ...

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