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Larry Goldman

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  • #193867

    Larry Goldman
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    Carmen @daugh2ter, Can you clarify:

    I get that you want your group to learn the same lessons as they would in the traditional classroom exercise, but do you want them to work separately or together on an exercise? Steve assumes that latter, but I am not sure from your post if that is what you meant. Can you share more about how you would want to run this? How much time it should take? What are you looking for as the output of the exercise?

    I can think of a couple of ideas for you based on your responses.

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    #193491

    Larry Goldman
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    James –

    Sorry this seems so confusing. Really, these are all just collections of tools within an organizational framework for problem solving. Some time ago, advocates for both Lean and Six Sigma (chief among them, Michael George), combined the two methodologies for a more powerful solution that addresses both waste and speed (Lean) and quality and defects (Six Sigma). While many organizations still will pick only Lean, you rarely if ever see a company just doing “plain” Six Sigma anymore. Why ignore helpful Lean tools?

    LSS has long been used outside of manufacturing. You can search around these pages for many excellent non-manufacturing case studies, perhaps a few where LSS is applied to IT and software problems. There’s a LinkedIn group dedicated to discussions around those topics as well.

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    #193348

    Larry Goldman
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    Coming to this a little late, but i think it’s telling just how many comments the HBR piece got on its site – nearly all echoing what you all think. Wonder if he just wanted to elicit some responses or if it would even impact his ideas. probably not the latter.

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    #193034

    Larry Goldman
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    Mohd,

    As Katie pointed out, certification is a tricky issue that many people have argued over and continue to discuss.

    Given your two options above, you should take note of the type of organization each one is: ASQ is a non-profit international member association, and Aveta is a private business. Potential employers may find one more preferable to the other. You should also be aware that many universities offer certification, if academic credentials are an important consideration to you.

    Good luck!

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    #192398

    Larry Goldman
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    @analyst47 Majid – Blended Learning is the combination of online training (to learn the basics) and classroom training (for practice). It’s considered a cost-effective and time-saving method of education.

    I suggest that, if ASQ’s online catalog is too confusing, you just give them a call. They provide live, blended, and online training, so you can pretty much get the type of learning that best suits your budget and schedule. Good luck!

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    #192397

    Larry Goldman
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    Majid,

    “Blended Learning” is a combination of online and face-to-face (live classroom) instruction. ASQ offers all three alternatives: live, online, and blended, to ensure that students can learn in the way that best suits them.

    If you’re getting confused by everything ASQ offers, I suggest you call them directly.

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    #191115

    Larry Goldman
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    My apologies – I usually do mention my company. But I also do not “disguise” who I am, so it’s easy to discover. iSixSigma is overly picky about how vendors post on this forum, so my goal was to get the information through to you without a more open sales pitch. I wanted the data to speak for itself.

    When you look up any of the facts on the comparison sheet, you’ll see that they are entirely true. We spent a lot of time verifying the details so we could publish it to the public, and we justifiably believe we offer a thorough and competitive program. We’d be glad to answer any other questions about our MBB training or the market in general.

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    #191110

    Larry Goldman
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    Dario, here is a comparison of four major MBB certification programs: http://www.moresteam.com/certification/download/master-black-belt-comparison.pdf. This should answer your list from above, and you can use the same criteria to assess other programs.

    These programs are all very different, as there is even less consensus on what a MBB should be and know. My suggestion is that for each program, you look at the depth of appropriate training content and the experience requirements. Anyone looking to hire someone at the level of MBB is going to care less about where he has graduated and more about what he knows and has achieved. Good luck!

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