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Lean Six Sigma Project Case Assignment

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Case Assignment:

Submit a Problem Improvement Document which will demonstrate your ability to IMPROVE a problem situation using the Improve Phase of DMAIC (IN ANY ORGANIZATION THAT YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH).

READ THE REQUIRED READINGS IN BACKGROUND - Required reading:

iSix Sigma, Six Sigma DMAIC Roadmap retrieved from

http://www.isixsigma.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=1477&Itemid=343

iSix Sigma, Six Sigma DMAIC Reference retrieved on Mar 16, 2010 from

http://www.isixsigma.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=1484&Itemid=139

FOLLOW THE STEPS OUTLINED IN BACKGROUND:

USE THE IMPROVE PHASE REPORT OUTLINE:
IMPROVE PHASE REPORT OUTLINE
The Improve Phase Report should follow the outline below. USE TOPIC HEADINGS.

Generating (and Testing) Possible Solutions
(Discuss the following and include any supporting data, tables, charts, etc.)
> Possible solutions generated and tested.
> How solutions were generated and by whom
> How solutions are being (were) evaluated: evaluation criteria, pilot tests, etc.
Selecting The Best Solution(s)
(Discuss the following and include any supporting data, tables, charts, etc.)
Optimal solution(s) selected based on testing and analysis. Include discussion of the analysis and decision.
New and improved process ('should be') maps developed.
Cost/benefit analysis of optimal solution(s).
Small-scale pilot for proposed improvement(s).
Pilot data collected and analyzed.
Improved process ('should be') maps modified based on pilot data and analysis.
Project impact on utilizing the best solution(s).
Designing Implementation Plan
(Discuss the following and include any supporting data, tables, charts, etc.)
Solution implementation plan established, including:
schedule/work breakdown structure,
Resources and risk management plan,
cost/budget and control plan.
Contingency plan established.

Expectations:

* Differentiate the various relevant aspects of the situation and develop an improvement solution to the problem at the Blackbelt level using various tools of the Improve Phase
* Organize the appropriate information into a coherent report.
o Use the Improve Phase Report Outline provided
o Be sure to use Topic Headings that correspond to the major topics
* The report should contain all the necessary and sufficient aspects to completely define the problem.
o Include copies of various Tools that were used
o Provide Discussion and explanation where appropriate and necessary
o Include sources of documentation
o Include examples of reports used to generate evidence and data.

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Company description
F5 Networks is one of the fastest growing technological companies in United States. It is based in Seattle, Washington and has established marketing and development offices across the world. The company offers information and technology solutions to businesses by focusing on strategic areas in information and technology framework thus enabling scaling, adoption and alignment with changes thus allowing businesses to be flexible to the changing demands (F5 Networks, N.D)
F5 Networks utilizes six sigma programs to ensure that all activities are done in accordance with set procedures and within the required time limit. Six Sigma program provides the tools for continuous improvement of existing processes thereby sustaining growth of the company (Jones et al, 2010). Implementation of six sigma programs in an organization is important to an organization in order to enhance quantitative understanding, result in cost effective and performance improvement (Shah et al, 2008).
F5 Networks is a developing company and is continuously undergoing changes therefore it is subject to various challenges in business. Some of the challenges faced by the organization include educing the risks associated with the business, the length of time required to transfer data, reduce any interruptions in operations due to systems failure and the need to improve and control the production of new technologies.
Improve phase report outline
Possible solutions generated and tested
One solution that was offered to reduce the ...

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