Recently, Ron Fredericks indicated to me potential need for new techniques or tools to help people and organizations optimize relationships and communication during Six Sigma projects. The following statement (http://europe.isixsigma.com/library/content/c031110a.asp) reinforces such.
“Talk to Six Sigma practitioners and you’ll find a long list of avoidable time consumers. A recent survey of 242 Deployment Leaders, Master Black Belts and Black Belts produced the following list of ‘project extenders: Lack of reliable data on the process selected for improvement Re-scheduling of team meetings and ‘toll gate’ reviews Changes in project scope Shifting of management priorities Resistance to change”
I am developing such techniques as applications of GIST (Gain Impact. Save Time.) thinking tools (http://www.embeddedcomponents.com/blogs/2006/12/dr-buckholtz-offers-his-new-ebook-titled-gist/ ). I plan to provide specifics regarding the new techniques soon.