Creativity Techniques

Creativity Techniques are tools used to generate a lot of ideas on how to solve a given problem (e.g. in the Improve Phase of a DMAIC-Project). They generally help broadening the scope of potential solutions and to find really new ideas by ‘thinking out of the...

Design of Experiments [DOE]

Design of Experiments (DOE) is a tool to model a continuous output variable (Y) with continuous or discrete input/process variables (Xs). It describes a way to set up the eyperimental data collection (experimental plan) and to analyze the results from the conducted...

PDCA (Plan Do Check Act)

PDCA is the acronym for the phases of a continuous improvement cycle: Plan-Do-Check-Act Plan: what should be done and how to do itDo: what was plannedCheck: whether you’ve achieved what you intendedAct: if necessary in order to get to better results processes...

Implementation Plan

Once you have improved your process, you need to plan the implementation of the selected solution(s), i.e.: Tasks and Timelines: What are you going to do and when?Budget and Resources: Which financial and human resources are needed?Stakeholders: Which people and...

Visual Management

Visual Management is the use of visual tools such as photos, colors, lines, and shapes in addition to (or instead of) written instructions.provides overview, clarity, status, and progress or triggers a certain behavioris often used for visualizations ofstrategy...
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