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10 Guidelines for Great Goal Statements

When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind. —Lord Kelvin (1824-1907) Lord Kelvin was credited with many scientific discoveries, and the metric…

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Lean Six Sigma Q&A -

Are projects typically approved before an A3 is created?

Are projects typically approved before an A3 is created? How common is it for teams to use A3’s as project Charters? Yes, the project should be approved in the early stages of A3 use. A DMAIC project charter outlines the initial elements of a project including a problem and goal statement, scope, a business case,…
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Project Selection Tool

What is the Project Selection Tool? The Project Selection Tool is a 3-Step process to screen project ideas and ensure they are meaningful and manageable. This tool includes a screen for non-DMAIC projects, a Goal Statement builder and an Impact Effort Matrix to rigorously assess potential improvement projects. GREEN BELT AND…

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Lean Six Sigma Glossary -

Goal Statement

A Goal Statement states the desired results of a process improvement project. It is a fundamental part of any Project Charter. Goal Statements should be clearly and precisely written, with specific, measurable goals (e.g., Improve delivery time by 25%). Goal Statements are focused exclusively on the goal: they should avoid…

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