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Lean Sigma: A Practitioner’s Guide by Dr. Ian Wedgwood

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6. Discovery—Tools Applied to Identify Projects

Overview1

For some processes, it is not obvious where the project should focus. There might be many potential projects across the process and the Team is charged with identifying them prior to selecting one and carrying it to conclusion. This identification approach is known as Discovery and follows a slightly abridged version of the roadmap used in Define and Measure in a regular project.

The output of the Discovery Phase is a clearer (albeit high level) understanding of the process, along with a series of identified projects or opportunities for the process.

Tool Approach

The following sequence of tools is applied during Discovery:

To initiate the project, the Belt, Champion, and Process Owner ...

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