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Involve Finance in Project Selection, Not Just Validation

Most companies using Six Sigma have grown used to including financial staff at the back-end of project completion to validate the project results. But the most savvy organizations are learning to get their finance department involved up front, helping to pick what projects to work on in the first place. Here is what can happen…

Black Belts Can Help Allay Panic from Sarbanes-Oxley

Magda, the Master Black Belt at a manufacturing plant in the Midwest, was sitting in her office one day in April 2005, when the plant accountant and her good friend, Jeff, burst into her office crying, “They’re going to throw me in jail!” “Calm down, Jeff,” she said. “What’s going on.” Jeff blurted out, “Our…