Rob Fioto


  • That is what all consultants say…You are basically telling us that the standards of our profession don’t apply to you – as you are the messiah of LSS? Believe in the almighty Cone…Unofficial guardian of the iSixSigma blogs. Exactly how much do you pay iSixSIgma in advertising fees to get that tile and protect your reign? Talking with Dr. Harry to…[Read more]

  • You are like a broken record. If you don’t believe that the published savings and/or calculation is correct, call source. If you really worked for Bossidy, you will remember his “act on fact” mantra.

    I see that a few LSS folks list you (Gary Cone) as their “certifying body”. I am curious to know how folks are getting LSS certified by you – se…[Read more]

  • Like many other hard-badge (non-consultant) employees, each organization wanted us to go through their own training – as it was “different” and/or “special”. I’ve been through many LSS programs AlliedSignal/Honeywell, Raytheon, DFAS, RACE and etc. I only claim the last certification.

    No one made mention of “cooking the books” as you implied…[Read more]

  • Yes. You’ll be able to buy it online soon. It is the foundation for a new series of deployments. I’ll send you the link. 10 years, 2 months ago

  • Not as consultant – as one of MBBs supporting his Aerospace business sector. I assume that you were part of the original consulting crew that was walked out. I’m guessing that you were pre-meltdown at SSA? There were a lot of consulting houses that started out of that mess.

    Yes. It tells me that the old-guard thinks they can hold the space and…[Read more]

  • @garyacone
    1) Couldn’t tell from your last response.
    2) Interesting as that was one of Bossidy’s requirements for his consultants. Ross and company also boasted of their MBB status frequently.
    3) I gave you the source to validate the claim. A good consultant/MBB would check the data before leaping.

    Yes to diving – as it has been a while. B…[Read more]

  • Rob Fioto and Profile picture of DiggsDiggs are now friends 10 years, 2 months ago

  • @garyacone

    Do you even read? Way to pull information out of context. And you are an MBB? Maybe you should spend more time on that boat of yours. 10 years, 2 months ago

  • @MBBinWI: First of all, thank you for your service.

    I will agree that much of the savings will never make it back to the treasury. Our elected officials are very good at finding other ways for which to spend our money. That was true of AlliedSignal, Raytheon and any otehr organization I supported as well. When you take into consideration that…[Read more]

  • Gary,

    I gave you the source of the data and his LinkedIn contact info. If you feel it is wrong or that the Army is lying on their congressional reporting, call the source – don’t point your blind assumptions at me…
    10 years, 2 months ago

  • Hello Gary, @gmichal

    Jim Bowie ( ) is one of the authors for the Executive course and the new LSS Samurai course. I’ll have him provide a link.
    10 years, 2 months ago

  • Hello Kenneth, @KenSG

    I’ve had the opportunity to work with Patrick Noonan ( and Brian Boyette ( Both have extensive hospital (Private, Public & VA) and medical device experience. Are you looking for a specific example? 10 years, 2 months ago

  • Hello Leslie, @LGarvey

    AlliedSignal (now Honeywell) used these examples in their basic lean programs. Raytheon also has an active STEM grant for their “Math Moves You” program ( Many defense companies have active K-12 programs due to the huge demand for folks with science and technology d…[Read more]

  • @gyanender

    Organizational psychologists and professional coaches/mentors, such as Christine Whitney-Sanchez ( have published many case studies on the linkage between Soft Skills and Lean Six Sigma (LSS). During my doctoral work, I knew at least two candidates that were using LSS to build…[Read more]

  • Gary,

    I’ll update my profile information this week. Long story short, I went beyond my MBB and several dozen deployments to the doctoral-level in QMS and OD. If you can’t wait for full profile update and upcoming press release, get with Mike ( @michaelcyger ). I’ve known him for a while. 10 years, 2 months ago

  • Hello Scott, @slawley

    The medical researchers working that project were focused on: reducing the equipment footprint, reducing power consumption and eliminating the biohazard components associated with DNA testing. Secondary benefits desired were cost and cycle time reductions.

    They used a hybrid Innovation/classic DFSS approach. The team[Read more]

  • Thanks, Anand. Much of the success experienced by our nonprofit community of practice (CoP) was due to the continuous focus on safe collaboration. Two of the harder elements to keep contained are the aforementioned “Mine syndrome” and “Organizational ADD”.

    Mine Syndrome – Many consultant-led research teams in the past produced proprietary mod…[Read more]

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