Champion

1 of 8Responsibility Overview

Champions are the critical link between the strategic needs of the organization and the project teams. For the LSS initiative to be successful, Champions must be involved in:

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2 of 8Communication

Champions are responsible for communicating with multiple constituent groups including:

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3 of 8Selecting Green and Black Belts

Champions share in the responsibility of ensuring that the Green Belts and Black Belts selected for training have the skills needed to enable success.

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4 of 8Project selection and scope

Champions have final authority over which projects are selected in their area of responsibility. Keys to good project selection and scoping include:

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5 of 8Project Resources

The number one reason for project delays and failure to achieve project goals is lack of Champion support.

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6 of 8Project Charter

A well-conceived project plan that clearly lays out the tasks that need to be completed, the timing for each task, and who is responsible for each task, is a deliverable owed to the Champion by the Belt leading the project. The Champion should review the plan to ensure:

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7 of 8Project Plan

A clear, well-written project charter is essential to ensuring that everyone has a shared understanding of the project's purpose and scope.

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8 of 8Project Reviews

The Champion must meet with the Belt and team periodically to review the project status. Recommended frequency is no less than every two weeks, under normal circumstances.

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