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The Perfect Storm: Building of the Six Sigma Phenomenon

After more than 15 years, Six Sigma remains a hot topic in the business world with many companies having introduced it or at least considered it. But whether a person is just embarking on the journey or is already a skilled user, they may be wondering how to define Six Sigma in simple terms and…

1-2-3 Model for Successful Six Sigma Project Selection

Providing Six Sigma project leaders with appropriate project definitions is an underestimated challenge in managing Six Sigma initiatives. Project charters typically contain project scopes too broad or too high level, with weak or unclear problem and goal statements. This can cause newly trained project leaders to use their precious time trying to “boil the ocean.”…

Six Sigma: It’s Not Just a Company’s Processes That Vary

A good implementation of Six Sigma covers a lot of territory, from improving existing business processes to designing new ones and then to managing them for the long term. Organizations that understand begin by applying Six Sigma to improve current processes, using specific statistical tools to identify and reduce the causes of unsatisfactory results. Later,…

Storyboards Lend Structure and Discipline to Six Sigma

Six Sigma’s step-by-step approach to problem solving has benefited greatly from the development of a common toolkit, project framework and terminology. That commonality, to a large extent, has made Six Sigma a business phenomenon transcending corporate and national boundaries. However, one broadly implemented element of Six Sigma project management that is often underestimated is the…