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Lean Sigma: A Practitioner’s Guide, Second Edition by Ian Wedgwood Ph.D.

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5. Discovery—Identifying Projects

Overview1

1. Before reading this chapter, it is important to read and understand Chapter 1, “Introduction,” particularly the section “How to Use This Book.”

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 and prioritizing them prior to one or more being selected to carry to conclusion. This identification approach is known as Discovery and follows a slightly adjusted version of the roadmap used in Define and Measure in a DMAIC 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 ...

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