The assessment breaks down the individual into 4 categories: Lean, Six Sigma, DfSS and Soft Skills. The form uses the individuals teaching, and actual hands-on use of the tools, to determine their experience level.
Often times, people can talk about the tools for process improvement very clearly, but they haven’t actually performed them in real-life, or have never taught the material (which really shows their knowledge on a topic). For each tool, the individual is given a score of 1-10 based on the number of times their actual work experience with the tool or concept. For example, someone will be rated a “1” if they have never heard of the tool, a “5” if they have taught a class on the tool 1-4 times in the past, and a “10” if they have completed the tool over 20 times.
Each category receives an average score for that category, so an individual can score an “8.1” in Six Sigma, a “6.3” in DfSS, a “9.4” in Soft Skills, but a “2.5” in Lean. You can decide whether you want to look at the overall scores, or just the scores within certain categories.
If this individual is a current employee, then you can easily identify that they should be leading more 5S or VSM events, and getting more involved in the teaching of these topics, in order to increase their Lean score (and overall score). This assessment is also very objective, since it looks at actual volume of work and teaching performed, not just a self-assessment by the individual.
Rating assessments of 1-10 are individually defined and categorized into three levels:
- basic = levels 1-3
- practitioner = levels 4-7
- expert=levels 4-10
Rating levels are applied to each of the four categories:
- Six Sigma
- Soft Skills
This score is developed from the measuring of each criteria listed in the categories. User decides whether to look at the overall score generated, or the scores within certain categories.
Download this Microsoft Excel tool to:
- interview potential candidates. Learn specifics about their knowledge of process improvement.
- assess your internal process improvement employees for future development. Employers may easily identify current strengths and weaknesses of employees.
Includes an Assessment example, Radar Chart Example, Blank Assessment Template, and resulting Radar Chart