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Lean and Six Sigma in Blood Services

The process of giving blood, separating it into its vital components, and storing and shipping it are all processes that lend themselves to improvement through Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. We’ll take a look at Lean and Six Sigma in transfusion services, blood bank management, and blood donor flow. Finally, we include a short video [...]

Six Sigma Project Identification and Selection

It is vitally important for an organization to have the proper projects identified and selected so there is no lack of continuous improvement projects. How does your organization generate doable projects? We’ll hear from three experts on Six Sigma project identification and selection. First, Paul Allen, Lean Six Sigma consultant of Allen and Partners Limited, discusses [...]

Quantifying Six Sigma Project Benefits

Valuing Six Sigma project benefits is important for prioritizing projects, assigning resources, and reporting to management. What are some guidelines for quantifying project benefits when there are tangible (hard) and non-tangible (soft) business impacts? What is the role of the finance department? We will address these topics through a presentation from Matt Hansen, Founder and [...]

Project Risk Management

Lean and Six Sigma projects all have potential risks that may derail or impact the project in other ways: scope, time, and/or cost. Project risk management provides approaches and tools to mitigate such risks. Project risk management is a rich and sometimes complex subject. However, there are simpler tools that are idea for small to [...]

Governance of Projects

Corporate Governance, Governance of Projects, and Project Governance, what’s the difference? Are your Lean Six Sigma projects governed? Darya Duma, Member of Procept Associates Ltd. Management Advisory Board and Senior Trainer and Consultant, clearly defines the differences and provides the requirements for Governance of Projects. At the macro level, Corporate Governance outlines the rules by [...]

Conflict Management and Resolution

Conflict is universal, and you can expect to encounter it during Lean and Six Sigma project work. While the video from Humber Health Sciences of Canada focuses on teachers and students in a hospital setting, their recommendations for managing and resolving conflicts are generic and apply to dealing with conflict in project teams. Conflict should [...]

Project Closure: Capturing Lessons Learned and Transferring Knowledge

What is your project closure process? Are you capturing lessons learned? How are you transferring knowledge learned in a project? Control is not a passing part of the DMAIC process. It is a critical step for Six Sigma practitioners, to be revisited on an ongoing basis. Control ensures an organization that quality metrics and improvements [...]

Common Project Management Mistakes

You don’t have to be a certified project manager to use project management skills. Leading a project is something everyone who works in process improvement will eventually do. In this video, Dana Brownlee, an experienced corporate trainer for project management and a keynote speaker, covers 5 project management mistakes she has seen over and over [...]

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