Rather than a single approach, Lean Sigma uses a suite of tools that you can choose from to fit the problems you are working to solve.
Some of the more important tools are:
- Project Charter —Use the project charter to keep track of your project, including project name, champion, problem statement and scope
- DMAIC Flowcharts —Use DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, control) project methodology
- SIPOC Chart —Use SIPOC (suppliers, inputs, processes, outputs, customers) to identify relevant elements of a process-improvement project