A tool used in six
sigma to arrange and order by importance a list of ideas, problems, common
causes, and the like. The list may typically consist of a controllable
few items, usually 3-5 items.
It is a group effort where each and every
member of the group is allowed to give a number of importance to each
item. Those items receiving the highest rankings from the group should get
further attention/consideration first.
Add together like items if possible to
decrease redundancy. Items are typically lettered. One could use a Affinity
chart or diagram to achieve this.
To use this process, first count the items and divide by 5 to get a number
of possible votes per team member. Vote on the whole list of items. Each
team member has a set number of votes, and can spread them out any way
they wish (i.e. if one wishes, all votes could be placed for one single
item). Group and count the high scores from the voting activity.
Perform a second vote on only the highly
score items from the first vote to narrow possible opportunities for an
Could be used in conjunction with a criteria