I just spent three days at IQPC’s 2008 Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement Summit where more than 600 process improvement professionals came together to learn, share and network. In addition to getting a “booster shot” from Jack Welch, it was great hearing other professionals share their thoughts and experiences about how they have applied Six Sigma to facilitate continuous improvement, drive transformation and spark innovation. I met more than 200 new people, acquired dozens of new ideas and even set up a potential benchmarking trip. (By the way, the IQPC staff from London did a phenomenal job in providing anawesome speaker line-up as well as making sure things ran smoothly and on time. Smashing job!)

As I listened to speaker after speaker, I would write down key points and new ideas in my journal. It’s great being back where I can now put some of my key learnings into play. My favorite part is taking the best of the best ideas, mixing them together and creating something new . . . but then that’s what continuous improvement is all about isn’t it?

About the Author