Going for a DRIVE with Lean Six Sigma Business Transformation

By Roger Burghall, Vince Grant, John Morgan

Part of Lean Six Sigma Business Transformation For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Lean Six Sigma transformation is a journey and successful business transformation needs drive and energy. The DRIVE model provides the framework to help you travel from where you are to where you want to be:

  • Define: Recognise the need to transform and agree that you want the organization to find its ‘True North’.

  • Review: Assess the organisation’s capability in terms of achieving the change needed.

  • Improve: Prepare for the journey. Shape and scope what needs to be done and implement the agreed actions and projects.

  • Verify: Monitor your progress and performance against the plan to ensure that you are on track.

  • Establish: Ensure that you hold onto the gains made and strive to establish the new ways of working within the organisation.