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Best of iSixSigma: 2016

The best of iSixSigma 2016 features the highlights of this year’s content – as determined by our readers. Avoid Two Common Mistakes in Measurement System Analysis Learn two of the common mistakes made during measurement system analysis and how to avoid them. Run Charts: A Simple and Powerful Tool for Process Improvement Among other benefits,…

Best of iSixSigma: 2015

The best of iSixSigma 2015 features the highlights of this year’s content – as determined by our readers. An Affinity for Organized Thinking: A Diagram With Many Uses The humble affinity diagram can organize output from brainstorming, sort out overwhelming observations about a process, and inspire participation from a group. Process Documentation – A Modern…

Research: Black Belt Return on Investment

While Six Sigma improvement projects have many potential benefits to a company, their financial impact often gets the most attention. Business leaders want to know that they are getting a return on their investment in Black Belts. In our most recent research study, we look at Black Belt project pay-offs, where companies are targeting their…

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Salaries Steady, Bonuses Dip for European Six Sigma Pros

According to the latest figures from iSixSigma’s 8th Annual Global Salary Survey, certified Black Belts in Europe earned an average of $71,500 in 2010, down from the $75,000 figure from 2009. Bonuses for Black Belts in Europe, however, fell by more than 34 percent compared to the previous year (close to the worldwide average), from…

Identifying High-Level Requirements Using SIPOC Diagram

Often times it almost seems as if the people who run a business and the people developing and implementing the information technology (IT) systems for the business do not speak the same language. So it was with a project team that had developed a high-level, future-state process map for a renewal process in the insurance…

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