Six sigma is a project-based system. If the projects fail, Six Sigma doesn’t work. Since one of the most frequent reasons projects fail is due to the inability to recognize when a project is falling behind, these tools help make Six Sigma projects a success.
Note that manual tracking tools do have advantages over computer-based programs including:
- cost (except for very large or complex projects.)
- ease of use
- helpful to monitor
- gives you a ‘hands on feel’
Shows when tasks will complete and what needs to get done before other tasks begin.
Note that 5555 cannot begin until 2222 and 3333 are completed.
Works well with a Project Responsibility Matrix