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    Possible Human
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    What are the major signs of a six sigma deployment being cancelled?
     

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    #171850

    GB
    Participant

    First sign:
    Mgmt sends out the infamous bunny/pancake memo and your name is on it.

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    #171851

    These Nuts were made for walki
    Member

    When your DL is a meatball and accepts a job in different division after 6 months. Your PDM can’t write projects and the business can’t align with the Six Sigma goals.  

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    #171852

    Possible Human
    Participant

    I concur with “these nuts are made for walking” . Also writing projects with pre-conceived solutions, often end up getting cancelled.

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    #171854

    wgmiller
    Member

    I’ll bite:
    What is a “bunny/pancake memo”?  Google didn’t help in this case.
    W. G. Miller
     

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    #171855

    These Nuts were made for walki
    Member

    Do you guys have hoe cakes in your company?

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    #171856

    Fake MBB
    Participant

    Lack of enthusiasm

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    #171858

    MrMHead
    Participant

    WG
    Try Bunny with Pancake, or Oolong
    Enjoy!

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    #171860

    MrT
    Participant

    Having Six Sigma goals that are not alined to the business goals is a good sign something is going wroung.
    Also a heavy move to the use of Lean. This is seen as a quick fix by lots of a mangers and a step towards a total move away.
    Move to speed rather than quality.
    Your highest level six sigma manger getting extra responsibilities. or getting a manager who doesn’t understand the process and who had to have his hand held through his GB.
    Removal of accreditiation for GB’s or BB’s.
    All the above was seen in GE Money, specificly UK area who now have 1 BB for 3000 offiice staff, other than the goals one.

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    #171865

    St. Johns
    Member

    In our hospital system, it was –
    – lack of support
    – lack of results
    – $90 million loss last year
    – All BB’s and MBB’s were let go
    Other than that, our implementation is going well.

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    #171873

    Fake MBB
    Participant

    You can’t call that SS Deployment

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    #171931

    RickL
    Member

    Thats a common problem now. SS deployments are happening in al kind of ways which the companies thought they were really deploying it by employing some belts and set up a department who help to fix ad hoc problems.
    In my region(Asia), many companies just mix up SS with many other methodologies but without a clear set of strategic alignment. Most of the “deployment” I have seen are not even run by experienced SS professionals, most programs are managed by their own industry people with minor training in SS. And the deployment started off as an “internal process fixing”  campaign without spreading across other functions in the organization.
    I think many management just perceived SS as a “problem solving tool” rather than a flexible improvement techniques to make the organization more efficient in strategic planning execution.
    SS is not something new. The value of  SS is to gather the previous improvement tools/techniques and apply them in a more systematic and manageable manner. When the value of “systematic and manageable manner” is lost, SS is just a enhanced version of old 7 qc tools.
    Its interesting to see many organization apply SS in TQM way.The top-down approach become bottom-up.
    I think more than 70% of deployment in Asia are going to fail with current trend.

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