There are a number of techniques for achieving success in your business. Among them, Six Sigma is one of the most effective and systematic ways. In the Six Sigma method the following steps are adopted:
- Know the problem by considering all the related facts
- Work on innovative ideas by working on ingenious tools
- Selecting the most relevant solution to the problem by selecting the right tools
- Connect shareholders and plan their participation
- Careful execution of ideas and solutions
- Double check the desired benefits
- Final production of a feasible entity
Six Sigma is an established and tested way that manages and implements the above points.
Proper planning of the project is very important to make a project successful. Planning includes proper time management for concept development, main events identification, discussion with stakeholders, development of a detailed plan, the selection and use of appropriate tools, exploring ideas by conducting workshops and group discussions and finally blocking the time schedule.
Determining the exact scope of the work and the required/desired outcomes
After the detailed planning of the project we should focus on the span of the project to know the problem in a better way. After discussing the problems with team members and collaborators the scope of the project should be locked once.
Six Sigma methodology is based on the DMAIC model.The pillars of the DMAIC model are Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. DMAIC applications systematize trouble-solving processes by suggesting new innovative solutions that also makes the standard of results produced by organization processes better.
If you wish to achieve success in your business, consider adopting the DMAIC model to make quality better, minimize flaws, and above all to ensure efficient cost control.
We should keep in mind that knowing the problem is very necessary for the right approach towards fixation of that problem. It is suggested to never rely on folk law to understand the problem, just follow the DMAIC approach to analyze the actual problem.
After fixing the problem we should concentrate on the solution of the problem. Creative tools, selection tools, and decision-making tools help us in exploring innovative ideas and also in finding the best solution. The use of DMAIC, group discussions, and brainstorming strategies will help you in finding an optimal solution to the problem.
Never neglect and ignore the stakeholders as they are the key persons who always undertake efforts to make your business successful. Involve and manage shareholders and team members with proper planning of their roles. It is believed that if you fail in proper stakeholder management, your project is likely to fail as well.
Implementation execution is the most crucial phase of a project. Most of the projects are defeated due to poor implementation execution. Hence execution of implementation should be done with utmost care. Make this successful by involving team members, proper planning, understanding its magnitude, prior testing with tools and by involving business leaders.
It is well known that an organization’s financial performance is a very important factor. You should also consider the way the project is refined for stakeholders’ management. It is very critical to know the benefits; one can implement the idea and the solution only when the benefits are clearly visible.
For better results, always make correct estimates timely, gather required information, never give up on performing difficult manual tasks to procure data, involve and encourage team members and stakeholders.
In the end, the end product should be sustainable. It should encourage business growth and help the business flourish without the involvement of the management and team members. The final product should be complete in all respects by the deadline. It should follow all DMAIC guidelines.
A Few Last Words:
We’ve seen that if properly implemented, the Six Sigma methodology plays a significant role in achieving success for any project. Six Sigma increases efficiency and thus produces very high quality products. Organizations and investors should strive to adopt six sigma ways to achieve success in their projects.
The management should develop a disciplined and coherent strategy for the implementation of the Six Sigma methodology that will take the organization to new heights of success and help achieve business goals.
Six Sigma is based on a solid foundation that is time tested and has been used by businesses the world over.
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