RACI Template

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RACI Template RACI (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted and Informed) is an easy-to-use tool that can provide huge benefits to a group that has some work to do. With a RACI template, you can: Set clear expectations for everyone on the team Avoid having everyone involved in every discussion and decision in the project Avoid having one…

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FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis) Template

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What is FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis)? Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a risk management tool that identifies and quantifies the influence of potential failures in a process. FMEA analyzes potential failures using three criteria: Occurrence (failure cause and frequency) Severity (impact of the failure) Detection (likelihood of failure detection) The three criteria…

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A3 Problem Solving Template

What is A3? On a literal level, A3 refers to an 11×17 piece of paper. In the process improvement world, it is the name for a one-page problem-solving tool that captures the background, current state or condition of the process, and proposed improvements. A3 development often occurs after issues are unearthed using the Eight Waste…

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Project Charter Template

What is a Project Charter? A Project Charter is a Lean tool that outlines a process improvement project for both the process improvement team as well as leadership. Teams use the charter to clarify the process issue being addressed, the reason for addressing it, and what success looks like for those working on it. It’s…

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SIPOC Template

SIPOC template

What is a SIPOC? A SIPOC (Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs, and Customers) is a high-level view of a process that is helpful when framing process improvement efforts to retain focus on the customer and the ultimate output of a process. Supplier– Person/organization that provides input to a process. Input– Resources that is added to a…

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Eight Wastes Check Sheet

8 wastes checksheet

Eight Wastes Check Sheet Waste is any step or action in a process that is not required to successfully complete a process. They are non-value-adding steps: defects, overproduction, waiting, non-utilized talent, transportation, inventory, motion, and extra processing. When such waste in a process is removed, only the steps that are required to deliver a satisfactory…

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