Using Lean and Six Sigma to Manage Quality as a Project
Katie L. Castree, MHA, ASQ CSSBB
Operations Excellence Manager
As stated in one of the conference focus areas, supplementing Lean and Six Sigma with best practices in Project Management can multiply the benefits and results achieved by these principles and tools alone. In addition to utilizing good Project Management skills within an individual initiative, Project Management methodologies can also be applied to structure the overall continuous improvement efforts of an organization or department. Project Management concepts should be a key component of planning and conducting an assessment of opportunities, prioritizing initiatives, implementing changes, and monitoring sustainment of improvement. The session will begin with a brief overview of Project Management. Then through the unique lens of the healthcare laboratory as an example perspective, this session will review application in these areas and translate it to increasing value across a diverse and global audience of all industries. Three key tools that participants will be able to identify and apply are the Effort Vs. Impact Matrix for prioritizing initiatives; the Improvement Plan to establish tasks, sub-tasks, owners, and timelines; and the Control Plan to sustain project gains. CLICK HERE to complete the session survey
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