Having trouble deciding what to do?
Some lean math can help!
Resources are not infinite. Often we have more improvement opportunities to work on than we can accommodate. A simple but powerful prioritization matrix can help us sort things out.
First, record the countermeasure for each opportunity (a.k.a. problem) on its own individual Post-it Note®. Then, typically, as a team, arrange the Post-its on the following matrix according to expected impact (as “measured” against things like team KPI targets or kaizen event targets) and how quickly they can be implemented.