Lean Six Sigma Readiness Test
Please answer each question using a scale of 0-10, with 10 meaning "absolutely yes," 5 meaning "maybe" and 0 meaning "absolutely no."
|Is the organization structure relatively stable, not about to change dramatically?|
|Will the business leader make Six Sigma one of his or her top priorities?|
|Does leadership have credibility and a history of successfully implementing company-wide improvement initiatives, demonstrating that they can sustain their attention?|
|Will the business devote 10 percent of its resources to Six Sigma?|
|Can the best project and change leaders in the business at manager or junior manager level be assigned to Six Sigma projects?|
|To launch the effort, will members of the leadership team invest two days of their time?|
|Will members of the leadership team mandate that their direct reports invest in a two-day Six Sigma orientation?|
|Is the business leadership team open to actively sponsoring pilot projects?|
|Is it common practice to work in teams - project teams, management teams or natural working teams?|
|Are decisions based upon analysis of relevant data at all levels in the organization?|
|Is work defined in terms of processes? Are key processes documented and accountabilities clear?|
75-110 = Time to get started!
50-75 = Risky, unless all leadership items are strong!
Below 50 = Wait until conditions have improved!
Ask us how we can help you prepare your organization for a Lean Six Sigma implementation.