Deployment of a new Lean Six Sigma Program requires extensive planning and support. Here is a partial listing of activities, shown in the recommended sequence.

  1. Perform Initial Planning: Work with senior management to explain the program (especially how it will help support achievement of strategic goals), identify program champion, gain buy-in, and reach agreement on a high-level plan for deployment
  2. Agree On Deployment Logistics: Develop a training schedule, select initial candidates for training, perform initial project selection, plan communications
  3. Train Project Sponsors: Train management team on their role in LSS, establish process for selecting projects, choose initial projects
  4. Train Project Leaders: Train selected staff as LSS Black Belts and / or Green Belts
  5. Start First Group of Projects: Black Belts and Green Belts lead their project teams to solve significant business problems. These projects are worked on in conjunction with the associated LSS class.
  6. Provide Ongoing Support: Project coaching is provided to BBs / GBs by Master Black Belts. Once the GBs / BBs finish their initial project they are assigned a 2nd project, then a 3rd, and so on. From this point the following ongoing activities should occur:
  • Project Selection & Prioritization
  • Training additional staff as GBs / BBs
  • Training Project Sponsors
  • Providing Project Coaching
  • Tracking Results

To see a graphic with information on starting a new LSS Program, please click here for the deployment timeline.

For more information about starting a new LSS Program please contact TMAC.