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    This is a truly value added thread.   I am also increasingly concerned that Six Sigma as a practice is becoming diluted.   As you have previously noted, the movement from other less lucrative and less “in demand” consulting fields to Six Sigma has been nothing short of astounding.   Everyone and his/her brother is now a Six Sigma expert hawking their wares.   In my corporation we have seen quite a few so-called certified Six Sigma experts come in, ostensibly having worked at BB and MBB levels that, in my opinion, did not have a clue as to how to identify, analyze and correct even the most basic causes of variance.   For the most part it was not a case of their having intentionally misrepresented themselves to us, it was lack of preparation and not having gained the prerequisite on the job experience to be able to tackle workplace problems – and that’s the analytical portion let alone the leadership and organizational development aspects of the job.  I believe it reflects more poorly on the slipshod training and certification companies that have, in the absence of a standardized Six Sigma body of knowledge and qualifying group/agency, sprung up to make a fast buck irrespective of subsequent damage done to trainee, hiring entity, and the field than it does the people eager to begin the process of gaining and using Six Sigma analytics making uninformed choices in regard to selecting training bodies.   If Six Sigma practitioners and Six Sigma committed corporations don’t begin to demand and look for means of assuring standardization we are going to find ourselves losing reliance on one of the better analytical toolsets and management mindsets that have come along.   ASQ has made a late entry attempt (self-serving or not) to establish a uniform body of knowledge for Six Sigma, but I believe that it will take the establishment of a Six Sigma specific body headed by elected and widely recognized Six Sigma subject matter experts to begin to establish the standardization of the body of knowledge, training and practicum required for certification, and an accepted and meaningful Six Sigma certification.  If you look at it objectively Six Sigma practitioners and their committed senior management hold vast sway over many corporations’ profitability and it’s a wonder in our post-Enron business environment that the SEC has not stepped in out of concerns regarding corporate due diligence and demanded Six Sigma practice standardization.   There are, once again in my opinion, about 8 – 10 frequent posters in this forum (or maligned by members of this forum) who could, working together, create the type of a standardization body that I’m speaking of.  And this is not even considering the positive benefits derived through proactive and sophisticated marketing of the Six Sigma fields and its contributors.  

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    Light saber boy exercises rigorous rhadamanthine logic in question worthiness determinants.   He is master of the portal.   Do not ask another question implying that you need an answer.    Back away from your keyboard.   

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