Project Charter: First Step to Six Sigma Success

The first important step that makes up the six sigma methodology is the project charter. This project charter takes the place of the define step in the DMAIC and it has the power to make or break the success of a project. It can make a project successful by identifying the necessary resources as well as boundaries that can, in turn, ensure complete success.

On the other hand, it can turn a company to fizzle by also having the potential to reduce the team’s focus as well as its effectiveness and motivation to do their work. In order to make the project charter effective, one needs to know the different project charter areas. First, one will need a project title, which is the name of the project that has a proper description of the project focus and objectives. It also serves as the keyword that others will use to view it. Next, you have the green or black belts  these are the people who are in charge of leading the project’s process improvement. It is very important to be able to identify the leader of the project so the management team will know who is in charge of directing the efforts, as well as for the rest of the group to look of the person who can dispense knowledge about the project in the future. This is followed by the mentor and master black belt, the project start date, anticipated end date of the project, the poor quality cost, training versus recruitment, certifications, and experts.