Six Steps to Six Sigma Implementation

Every successful implementation of a new process within an organization is always dependent on the people who are involved on the actual implementation itself. Given the right tools and resources, at times people may tend to become lax and unfocused, that they leave the project to the wrong hands. The result of course is very unsatisfactory. This has been the problem of most companies, especially those that are engaged with Six Sigma processes. To prevent such failure from happening, here are some of the basic steps that should be followed:

First, there is a need to identify the product or service that will be provided to the customers. This should have an appeal that leaves a lasting impression, making it somewhat a part of their day to day life. 

Second, identify the target market and determine the specific customer requirements needed for the approval of the project proposal.

Third, determine the product features that will be incorporated on the project, things that customers may find useful. At this stage, a careful planning on what resources to use and what steps to take should also be outlined.

Fourth, define the processes that will be applied on the project. Project leaders should select the most competitive team members that can definitely improve the processes behind achieving desired results during the course of the project.

Fifth, eliminate wasted efforts by determining the potential defects or errors that might arise. Redundancy of work should also be removed from the system to save valuable resources.

Sixth, keep on improving the process by incorporating some of the inputs that were carefully measured and analyzed. Leaders should meet regularly to see to it that every process done is still in synch with Six Sigma.

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