Core Processes of the Methodology Framework for Six Sigma Projects

Figure 30-6 illustrates the breakdown of the suggested methodology framework for Six Sigma projects into its core processes. Three kinds of different and complementary processes are considered in this figure:

1. The specific working activities processes, represented by the majority of the boxes, refer to the sequential working activities established for each of the "stages." One who is used to working with the DMAIC model and the PMBOK® Guide can easily identify these activities.

2. The controlling processes, represented by the vertical boxes in the figure, refer to the controlling activities conducted by the periodical interaction between the Black Belt Project Manager and the PMO representative. These formal controlling "ongoing" activities are made up of some performance and progress communication figures, situational analysis, and the decision for planning and execution of conditional corrective actions. These processes aim to assure the achievement of the expected progress of the project, in terms of time, costs, and resource demands.

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Capital Investments Projects

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GATE 1: Project Feasibility Approval

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GATE 2: Solutions Validation

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GATE 3: Project Plan Validation

GATE 3: Project Plan Validation

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STAGE 4

Solutions Implementation

Critical Metrics Measuring and the Standardization and Sustaining of the Improvements

GATE 4: Goals Achievement

GATE 4: Goals Achievement

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STAGE 5

Administrative Closure

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