Six Sigma – A Whole New Language

I recently stepped into the elevator at our corporate office with a newly trained Green Belt. It was lunch time and the elevator was crowded. As the doors closed the Green Belt, recognizing who I was, remarked with pride, “I just finished the SIPOC on my project!” A voice in the front immediately said, “SIPOC . . . What’s a SIPOC?” Before I could start my 15 second elevator response a voice from the back shouted, “SIPOC – That’s a giant ogre with one eye in the middle of its forehead!” As I, as well as the rest of the elevator crowd broke out in laughter it reminded me of why I love my job as a Six Sigma leader . . .it’s just way too much fun!

Comments 2

  1. Michael Cyger

    It’s a good thing the Green Belt didn’t say, "I just finished my COPIS!" Who knows what would have happened next! :)

  2. Gary

    Looks like a Cox-Box waiting to be drawn… Do you want the GB’s first name mentioned as a token of ’thanks’?


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