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  • #29699

    SSBB
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    Hello all,
     We are conducting leadership workshops to introduce the culture of Six Sigma to our managers. As our final day we would like to have them complete a project from start to finish (R-DMAIC). Does anyone have any good examples of excercises that can be used? Remember this would be at the manager level – not the BB.
    Thank you in advance.

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    #76779

    Saucke
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    We are finishing up a training session for our managers. We had DM in one class and AIC in another class (which could easily have been consolidated into one 6-7 hour class vs the 2, 3-4 hour classes) We did high overview of each phase and broke out into project excercises in Measure and Improve. We did the spinner excercise and modified it a bit by associating it with current events. We called it a cargo drop and the problem statement was basically that pilots are missing the drop of supplies to Marines and Allied forces in remote Afghanistan who are hunting down the al queda and Teliban. in measure we had them drop and measure the as-is process and in Improve we gave them paper clips and tape and costs associated with each and asked them to improve. I can elaborate if you are interested, the managers all seemed to enjoy the excercise, did improve their sigma levels and used the methodology to do it.

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    #76799

    dnedrow
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    The catapult project is sort of the standard tool used in most training classes.  It gets them up and moving around, you can do process maps, gauge R&R’s, XY matrix and the like to cover the DMA portions of the training.  Have them do a straight full-factorial DOE for the I portion and then give them a target distance to shoot at which takes care of the Control phase.  Toss in a bet with 5 bucks a head going into a pool that gets split by the team with the most accurate shots.
    If you want to really drive home your point, have one team act as a control.  Have them figure out the settings to hit your target distance without using Six Sigma, they will most likely finish sooner than the Six Sigma teams.  After both teams fire for the target distance, announce that the process has been changed and give them a new distance, about 16″ higher or lower.  Watch as the control team fumbles to find the new setting and the Six Sigma team takes 2 mins to find it.  Use this to demonstrate that yes, Six Sigma may take a little longer initially, but you gain time on the backend because your reaction time to change is so much faster.

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    #76802

    Martínez
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    Would love to get more specifics on this scenario. I’ve facilitated the helicopter exercise before, but would like to get the real world “spin” (yes, pun definitely intended) that you’ve given the exercise!

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    #76805

    Saucke
    Participant

    Please post your e-mail address and I’ll send more specifics.

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    #76807

    CJS
    Participant

    Jeanne,
    If possible, I’d also like more information. [email protected]
    Thanks

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    #76810

    Jamie
    Participant

    One thing you can also do as a mock project is paper airplane flight.  You can make you key measure length of flight, # of loops the plane does, or something similar.  You can use the entire road map to do this project and it is not very lengthy.  Things to be included could be, process maps, fishbone diagrams, C&E matrix, FMEA, DOE, and a lot more.  You can cover the entire roadmap with this mock project. 
    Another possible project is “How to brew the perfect cup of coffee.”  This would be great if you wanted to focus on attribute data and subjective measurement systems.  This is another project that can make use of the entire roadmap.
     
     

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    #76813

    Venisha
    Member

    Jeanne,
    I am creating a curriculum for Champions, objective is to train them how to be an effective Champion and what their responsibilities are to the Six Sigma initiative.  Sounds like this would be a good breakout session for this curriculum.  Please send me further instructions at:   [email protected]
    Thanks in advance for your assistance!
     

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    #76817

    Martínez
    Participant

    Please email to [email protected]. Thanks!

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    #76823

    Niraj Goyal
    Participant

    Hello Jeanne,
     
    I would be grateful for the details of your very interesting training example. My e mail is [email protected]
     
    Thanks.

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    #76824

    Xavier
    Member

    Jeanne
    I would be happy if you could share training example with me
    my email id is – [email protected]
     
    Regards
    Xavier

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    #76829

    Olwyn Reidy
    Participant

    Jeanne,
    I have to do a similar exercise with the management here at the SSC in Ireland…could you send me the details as well.
    [email protected]
    Thanks,
     
     

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    #76834

    Skovron
    Member

    Hi Jeanne,
    I’d love to see more information on your example also. Can you post it to the message? It might be easier than sending it to many people via email. There are instructions when you view a message (highlighted) on how to post a document.
    Thanks!
    Walt

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    #76838

    patti kinsella
    Participant

    knedrow and Jeanne,  I would appreciate the details of the exercises you refer to in this training discussion or any others that would be useful for introducing DMAIC to our organization.  We have recently done Champion and GB training on a small group in our IT dept.  We are looking for training methods that will drive home the concepts to process owners and component managers.  My email is: [email protected].

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    #76859

    Saucke
    Participant

    Walt, i’d rather just send it to you if you will supply me with your address.

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    #76860

    Georgette
    Participant

    Sounds like you have a hit on your hands!
    If you wouldn’t mind forwarding directions to me as well.  I struggle for a good start-to-finish application for champion training.
    [email protected]

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    #76871

    ranjani
    Participant

    Hi Jeanne – my email address is [email protected]. Could u email the training example to this email id… thanks…

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    #76884

    Saucke
    Participant

    Xavier, your email address came back as undeliverable.

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    #76897

    ROSS
    Member

    Jeanne, dnedrow, & Jamie:
    Very interested in looking and learning from your examples. Appreciate if you could email the example to me. Many thanks.
    My email: [email protected]

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    #76902

    Gabilan
    Participant

    Jeanne;
    I’ll be glad if you can share with me this example.
    my email: [email protected]

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    #76914

    MW
    Participant

    I would like a copy too, please.
    Thanks for sharing this good idea.  [email protected]

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    #76923

    Kishore
    Participant

    Jeanne, dnedrow, & Jamie:
    Please email the examples to me too.
    My email:  [email protected]
    Thank you  in advance,
    Nanda
     

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    #76926

    ade Mulki
    Participant

    Dear Jeanne,
    I would be appreciate if you could share with me for the training example. My e-mail address : [email protected]
    Thank’s so much

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    #76929

    Ravi Athalye
    Participant

    Hello Jean,
    Would thank you to get the training example.
    Ravi Athalye [email protected]
     

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    #76931

    Leo peokong
    Participant

    Jeanne, dnedrow, & Jamie:
    I would appericiate much if you could share your training materials to me. My email address is [email protected]
    Good day
    Leo
     
     

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    #77026

    Richard
    Member

    Jeanne,
    I would appreciate the exercise information as well it sounds like a fun way to learn. email [email protected].
    Thanks

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    #77093

    Andy Byers
    Participant

    Jeanne, Dendrow & Jamie:-
    Would really appreciate a copy/further details of the examples discussed.  We’re at the beginning of the journey and all help is gratefully received.
    My e-mail address is:  [email protected]
    Thanks,
    Andy

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    #77277

    Mary Marsh
    Participant

    I would really appreciate your example.  We are just developing six sigma and your details would definately help!  Please email to [email protected]
    Thanks!
     

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    #129651

    Cook
    Participant

    I know this is an old message I am responding to – but does anyone have this exercise – I’d like to see how to use it in a training class.
    thanks.

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