Enter This Year’s Lean Six Sigma Academy Award
This Award provides a great opportunity for organisations to win recognition for the work that their business excellence and improvement professionals are delivering to customers, shareholders and other key stakeholders. It recognises exceptional performance improvement projects based on Lean Six Sigma. We’re delighted that over the years, Catalyst clients have been very successful, most recently, the Office for National Statistics.
The projects could follow DMAIC, DMADV, or PDCA frameworks. Projects of all sizes are eligible, though we exclude programmes covering how an organisation approaches the implementation of Lean Six Sigma.
How to enter
Entry is simple, just click here and complete the online registration form, submit a description of the project using no more than 1500 words (a template is provided), and up to 10 PowerPoint or PDF slides. The closing date is 5th June.
The judging panel will carry out an initial assessment of each entry in order to agree an appropriate shortlist of finalists. You can see the criteria used below, but using the right tools is important – too many projects seem to use more than are really needed – and highlighting any ‘soft stuff’ managing change issues should never be ignored. The size of the project benefits is not a deciding factor in their decision either; rather they will use the following criteria:
- Understanding of the problem being tackled, including a clear problem and goal statement
- The right method has been used, be it DMAIC, DMADV, or PDCA
- Application of the right Lean or Lean Six Sigma tools, at the right time, and in the right way
- Achievement of the benefits targeted, and an effective Control Plan to ensure the gains are secured
The selected finalists will be invited to make a more detailed presentation on their entry, providing the judges with the opportunity to ask questions. Following this, the panel may choose a winner. It could be you!