6.2. ANALYZING PROJECT CANDIDATES

You now have a list of candidate Six Sigma projects. Assuming that the organization has limited resources, the next task is to select a subset of these projects to fund and staff.

Projects cost money, take time, and disrupt normal operations and standard routines. For these reasons projects designed to improve processes should be limited to processes that are important to the enterprise. Furthermore, projects should be undertaken only when success is highly likely. Feasibility is determined by considering the scope and cost of a project and the support it receives from the process owner. In this section a number of techniques and approaches are presented to help identify those projects that will be chosen for ...

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