Use the Kaizen Event Risk Assessment form to evaluate whether a Kaizen event can be completed on time.
Answers the questions:
- Are potential events properly scoped?
- Will the necessary resources for the event be available? This could include rearranging or repositioning equipment, getting support from external organizations, and verifying the availability of team resources.
- Will the event eliminate or reduce waste as predicted?
- Are there any potential issues, such as regulatory approvals and marketplace, beyond local control?
- Use the total risk score from the risk assessment tool to help determine the relative risks in completing various events.
- Complete the Kaizen Event Risk Assessment as a team. Ensure that team members represent various functions of the process.
- The evaluation criteria are broken down into four categories:
- Scope/definition of event
- Team leader
- Event closure/benefits
- Each category contains predefined risk factors. The process improvement leadership team may make any changes to the list of risk factors.
- The leadership team defines and assigns a weight to each risk factor.
- Evaluate and rate the impact of each risk factor on the event.
- The scale used in Minitab Workspace contains the following values:
For example, for an event without a clearly identified customer, the associated risk factor would be given a rating of No, which translates to a score of 10 times the weight for that risk factor.
- Yes = 1
- Probably = 3
- Maybe = 4
- Probably Not = 5
- No = 10
- Sum all of the ratings to obtain a total risk assessment value that reflects the risk of not completing the event in a timely and beneficial manner.
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