Can Project Management Help Improve Lean Six Sigma?


Dr. Brian Galli, Long Island University, Huntington Station, NY, USA


Project Management, Continuous Improvement, Quality, Projects





Today, project managers are challenged with improving efficiency and overall productivity while working on certain tasks. They must be flexible and understand how to use tools and methods to improve results. While Lean Six Sigma (LSS) provides an overall data driven process to detect and improve system defects, project management has tools to evaluate and create a defined plan and manage a project. This paper examines LSS alongside Project Management. It breaks down Six Sigma’s DMAIC process, and shows incorporate both LSS and project management tools. If LSS only focuses on minimizing defects, then time management, cost reduction, and overall project planning must be incorporated to achieve successful project completion. This research demonstrates how that is possible. Finally, the research answers a key question: Can project management benefit LSS?

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