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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Lean Six Sigma approach to transition

More and more agencies have been turning to business process improvement methodologies in the last few years. The goal is to further develop the way they meet their mission from a strategic and tactical point of view.

Now, some agencies are using one such methodology, Lean Six Sigma, to prepare them for the upcoming presidential transition.

The Agriculture Department is using Lean Six Sigma to help their career employees drive change in the government before, during and after the transition.

"They have to understand what the best practices are as they go forward," says Charles Christopherson, USDA's chief information and chief financial officer.

Along with Agriculture, the Defense, Treasury and the Veterans Affairs departments are among the agencies using Lean Six Sigma to improve their performance.

Christopherson says Lean Six Sigma is helping focus on their customer's needs.
But Lean Six Sigma also helps focus on functional areas that go across an agency.

-Jason Miller, FederalNewsRadio.com

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