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Lean Six Sigma For Dummies by Martin Brenig-Jones, John Morgan

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Chapter 13

Leading the Deployment

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding the importance of leadership

arrow Getting started and considering organisational size

arrow Looking at the role of the deployment programme manager

arrow Appointing a project champion

This chapter is about making Lean Six Sigma happen by leading its deployment from different levels. The key to successful deployment (as shown in Figure 13-1) is the organisation’s leadership and management. They have to be actively involved and must be seen to be leading and supporting the approach. ‘Follow me, I’m right behind you’ simply isn’t good enough. Having the top-level executives in the organisation fully behind the approach makes it stand a much better chance of success. Leadership doesn’t just come from the top, though. In this chapter, we look at the different roles needed to create an effective deployment programme.

Figure 13-1: Successful deployment.

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Key Factors for Successful Deployment

Figure 13-1 is a simple illustration of a successful ...

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