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    Ram
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    Not all six sigma improvement projects are equal when it comes to pilotability or ramp-up-ability. How do you assess the pilotability or rampup-ability of an improvement package? Has someone been able to develop a tool to score/assess this before going ahead with implementation. If not, any ideas on what the tool should comprise of?

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    #153218

    qualitycolorado
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    Ram,
    Could you provide a few more details about your question (perhaps some examples)?  It is not clear to me what you are asking.
    Thanks!
     
    Best regards,
    QualityColorado

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    #153229

    JAO
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    Is your question more of “How to Manage Multiple Projects?” Do you have a collection of projects that must be co-managed? Your projects have been defined, but you’re trying to set priorities? Is that what you’re asking? Can you be more specific?

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    #153239

    Jim Shelor
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    It sounds like you are saying you have completed your project through the analyze phase and have a plan for how to improve the process.
    Now you want to test the improvements to make sure they are going to work before you permanently make the changes.
    Is this correct?

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    #153254

    house1231
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    Did you pilot test your improvement?  If so, what did you learn?  If not, why didn’t you pilot it?

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    #153264

    Ram
    Participant

    That’s right Jim. As deployment manager in a globally spread project environment, I am planning to create a tool that will assess the pilotability of an improvement idea. Some improvement ideas sound good on paper but fail at the pilot stage. Perhaps a decision can be made whether to at all go ahead with the pilot based on the tool assessment. Or perhaps the tool will  throw red alerts that must be managed to ensure that the pilot will not fail. On the same lines, another version of the tool could be used to assess the potential of a successfully piloted idea for actual roll out across geographies/IT environments. This tool is of special significance when you are managing multiple improvement ideas/six sigma projects at the global level. I see it as an enabler – to enable higher success rates in implementation. Useful for Improvement tollgate. Would appreciate your thoughts.

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    #153562

    Connie Murphy
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    Hi Ram,
    I have used the FMEA (Failure Mode And Effects Analysis) tool when implementing a Pilot process to proactively identify potential problems before they occur and find positive ways to address the errors if and when they do occur.  This tool can also help with finding gaps within the Pilot process before it even rolls out so adjustments can be made, as needed.  I’m fairly new to Six Sigma, so if there are other tools out there that may be helpful to your situation, I respectfully defer to those more experienced to respond to your question.  Hope this is helpful.  

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