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Product Family Relationship Matrix

The Product Family Relationship Matrix is used to identify and group product families based on process steps.

  • Lean
  • Performance Excellence
Project Deliverables Tracker

Tracking project deliverables is an important way to ensure a Lean Six Sigma project is on target. This worksheet lists the deliverables for the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control phases of a Lean Six Sigma project. This document can help manage multiple projects to better track progress and address potential issues with projects that are not moving forward.

  • Analyze
  • Control
  • Define
  • Improve
  • Measure
  • Recognize
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Performance Excellence
Project Transition Action Plan (PTAP)

The Project Transition Action Plan (PTAP) defines who is responsible for driving a Lean Six Sigma project after completion. It includes the tasks that need to be completed and who owns those tasks. This template can be used to sustain any Lean Six Sigma project.

  • Control
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Performance Excellence
  • Change Management
Prototyping Worksheet

Build a fully functioning model of your new product to test and perfect it. This tool is typically used by product or component manufacturers who need to prove a new design concept, or when the design is particularly complex or expensive to produce.  This tool can also be used to test and anticipate customer reactions to your innovations.

  • Demonstrate
  • Innovation
  • Innovation
Provocation and Movement

Blocked in your idea generation?  Use this to to step around the roadblocks in your thinking.  This tool forces your team to question the status quo, shock yourself and your team into a new reality.  The perfect "What If" tool.

  • Discover
  • Innovation
  • Innovation
Pugh Matrix

Evaluate all your design concepts to create the invincible solution.   Use this tool when you need to evaluate ideas against a set of criteria related to solution-neutral outcome expectations or when you need to evaluate design concepts against solution-specific performance and perception expectations.

  • Develop
  • Innovation
  • Innovation
Sample Size Calculator

The sample size is the size of a sample needed to estimate process parameters. This document will calculate the sample size needed for any project based on the type of hypothesis test required.

  • Analyze
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Performance Excellence
SCAMPER Worksheet

Ask eight important questions to develop more potential ideas for your opportunity.  Use this tool when when you have an idea or set of ideas that need to be  made even stronger.  It is especially helpful in a mature market with many competing solutions.

  • Discover
  • Innovation
  • Innovation
SCO Tools

SCORE is BMGI's methodology for driving Kaizen events. This collection of worksheets provides a framework for tracking the activities and events done during the first three phases: Select, Clarify, Organize. Includes: Team Leader checklist, Savings Potential, Team Leader Selection, Event Selection, and Project 4 x 4.

  • Define
  • Lean
  • Performance Excellence
SCORE Event Charter

SCORE is BMGI's methodology for driving Kaizen events. The event charter is a format that can be used after the event to communicate the goal of the event to others in the organization.

  • Strategy
  • Lean
  • Performance Excellence
  • Change Management