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Project Selection

Definition of Project Selection:

Six Sigma project selection is one of the most critical — and most commonly misunderstood — elements of a Six Sigma deployment. A well organized and focused Six Sigma project selection process will drive direct, measurable benefits for an organization.

  • While each organization has specific needs and issues to resolve, the most successful Six Sigma projects selected usually share common characteristics:
    • Feasibility from a resource and data standpoint
    • Unambiguous parameters and clearly defined goals
    • Alignment with critical hospital issues and strategic initiatives
    • Provision of visible benefits for the customer
    • Inclusion of a Green Belt or Black Belt working within the project area
    • Ability to show measurable improvement
    • Linkage with other projects for a combined effect
    • Personal connection for the project leader
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    Additional resource: Six Sigma Project Selection directory

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