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Day Two: IQPC DFSS Conference, Chicago

Over the last two days many of the presenters have all touched upon a common theme: The hardest part of a Design for Six Sigma implementation is not the technical aspects of DFSS, but the organizational challengers, the soft side of the equation. Success is more about influencing the people than using the methodology. Today’s…

Day One: IQPC DFSS Conference, Chicago

I’m in Chicago attending the IQPC 8th annual Design for Six Sigma conference. Today’s events included presentations from HP, Bank of America, Bechtel Nevada and Motorola. Joe Ficalora, of SBTI, chaired the day. For the DFSS enthusiast today was a feast. To anyone else it probably sounded like an acronym convention. I really enjoyed the…

Rudy Giuliani, Lessons on Leadership

Rudolf Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, spoke to a large audienceof Six Sigma professionals on Wednesday, January 25 at the IQPC 7th Annual Six Sigma Summit in Miami, Florida. He gave the groupsound advice for developing leadership skills through six principles, each explained through stories from his own experiences. I’ve summarized a few…

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Baking with Gianna Clark

IQPC Six Sigma Summit 2006: Day 2 Gianna Clark, Managing Director Six Sigma, Dominion Gianna Clark is full of energy! Her presentation entitled “Maintaining Six Sigma Momentum, Recipe for Success” was indeed a recipe with real ingredients and instructions to baking up Six Sigma success. The staple ingredients are: Projects, Engagement, Metrics, and Sponsorship. With…

Bank of America, Milton Jones

IQPC Six Sigma Summit 2006: Day 1 Milton Jones, Global Quality and Productivity Executive, Bank of America Mr. Jones speaks often at the Six Sigma conferences. Bank of America is one of the most vocal Six Sigma companies, updating their continuing story of Six Sigma every step of the way. He started off with their…

iSixSigma Sponsors Two IQPC Six Sigma Excellence Awards

Later this month,IQPC will host the7th Annual Six Sigma Summit in Miami. At the conference will be keynote speaker Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York. I am excited to attend theevent andam looking forward to hearing him teach his lessons on leadership through the worst of times. Other speakers include Don Linsenmann, Corporate Champion…

IQPC Summit, Day Two, Mayor Graham Richard

Mayor Graham Richard, City of Fort Wayne Indiana, delivered a non-partisan view of why Six Sigma is important for the public sector. He began by sharing what he wanted each of us to get out of the presentation: “One hope is that you will think about what you can do in your community, even if…

IQPC Summit Keynote Speaker, Jack Welch

I have to admit that I didn’t think that a satellite session with Jack would be all that great, but I was dead wrong. The question and answer format suits his leadership style and seeing him up on two giant screens made the grandeur of Jack all the better. My fellow colleagues Michael Cygerand Dian…

IQPC Summit: Day One, Roger Hoerl

Roger Hoerl, of GE Global Research, kicked off the conference with a presentation titled, “A fresh approach to integrating Lean and Six Sigma”. His presentation was quite “Lean” at only 12 slides, but the message was clear… The way Lean and Six Sigma have been integrated in the past is based on faulty assumptions and…

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IQPC Lean Six Sigma Summit West

Today was my first full day at the IQPC Lean Six Sigma Summit West, in Las Vegas. I attended as many events as I could and have met some great people in and out of the Six Sigma world. I briefly spoke with Roger Hoerl (still hoping for a more in depth conversation later), joined…

IQPC Lean Six Sigma Summit West, Las Vegas

The International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC) is hosting the Lean Six Sigma Summit West,October 26 – 27, 2005 at the Venetianin Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. I’m looking forward to attending the conference, soaking up the Six Sigma sun, and blogging the events. Jack Welch will be there via satellite and will take questions… so…

ISSSP Leadership Conference: Stephen Turnipseed, Chevron Corporation

Stephen Turnipseed, Lean Sigma Process Advisor, presented an overview of Chevron’s Lean Sigma activity in the San Joaquin Valley Strategic Business Unit (SJVBU). Although he said Chevron Corporation is only two and a half steps into enterprise-wide deployment of Six Sigma, the SJVBU has benefited from the tools since its first project at a water…

ISSSP Leadership Conference: Michael Slocum, BMG

Michael Slocum of Breakthrough Management Group (BMG) presented a workshop on Six Sigma and Innovation.  He began with a stream of quotes from innovation authors such as, Gary Hamel, David Kirkpatrick and Peter F. Drucker.  (He said Hamel was his favorite). “There are no strategies for creating wealth in the long term that are not driven…