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Research: 11th Annual iSixSigma Global Salary Survey Highlights

The following are selected highlights of the 11th Annual iSixSigma Global Salary Survey. The complete report, with more analysis and extended findings is available for purchase on the iSixSigma Marketplace. It includes discussion of: The disappearance of bonuses, How many years of experience you need to see your compensation levels jump and How certification and…

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Research: Six Sigma Certification

The following are selected highlights of a 2013 research study. The complete report, with more analysis and extended findings, is available for purchase on the iSixSigma Marketplace. When it comes to Six Sigma certification, companies take varied approaches – some leave the responsibility for certification completely on the Six Sigma professional, while others make the…

Participate in iSixSigma’s 11th Annual Salary Survey

UPDATED! FINAL DATE OF PARTICIPATION EXTENDED TO APRIL 6, 2014!! It is time for iSixSigma’s 11th annual Global Six Sigma Salary Survey! Every year iSixSigma analyzes information in its Job Shop database to produce a Six Sigma-specific salary report. Please note: All responses will be kept confidential and data only will be used in the…

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Research: 10th Annual iSixSigma Global Salary Survey Highlights

The following are selected highlights of the 10th Annual iSixSigma Global Salary Survey. The complete report, with more analysis and extended findings, including results for Black Belts (BBs), Master Black Belts (MBBs), Deployment Leaders (DLs), Champions, Quality Professionals (QPs), Quality Executives (QEs) and Business Professionals (BPs); regional highlights; bonuses; how education and experience affect compensation;…

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Participate in iSixSigma’s 10th Annual Salary Survey

It is time for iSixSigma’s 10th annual Global Six Sigma Salary Survey! Every year iSixSigma analyzes information in its Job Shop database to produce a Six Sigma-specific salary report. Please note: All responses will be kept confidential and data only will be used in the aggregate. To participate in the survey all you need to…

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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Training Trends

Which delivery method of Six Sigma training do you prefer? How have curriculums been changing? What’s working – and what isn’t? Participate in a short iSixSigma survey on Six Sigma Training to find out. The results will be published in the July/August issue of iSixSigma Magazine. As a token of our appreciation for participating, we will…

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Research: Misused Lean Six Sigma Tools

The latest iSixSigma Magazine research is about to be released in the upcoming November/December issue. For this research we surveyed over 800 Six Sigma practitioners and asked them all about the tools they use, the tools they don’t use, and what tools they think are misused… The chart at the leftis the top 10 tools…

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Seventh Annual iSixSigma Global Salary Survey

Now accepting salaries! Each year iSixSigma analyzes the data from its own iSixSigma Job Shop to create a comprehensive Six Sigma Salary report available in the March/April issue of iSixSigma Magazine. Last year data showed that the average Black Belt in the United States made an average salary of $88,438. Master Black Belts brought home…

Survey: Six Sigma and the Economy

iSixSigma Magazine’s latest research survey is live! This survey is all about how the economy is affecting companies and their business process improvement initiativessuch as Six Sigma and Lean. The survey is short, only 20 questions and about half of them are simpledemographic questions. Pleaseinvest about 7 minutesof your time and tell us what’s happening…

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Sampling Poser

I thought I would share my views on a question frequently posed by newly trained belts. I imagine you to may have encountered this situation. I do not have a clear answer but have come-up with a theory. Could be right, could be wrong. We talk about the discrete sampling equation used to calculate minimum…

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Supply Chain Research

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been pouring over the latest iSixSigma survey results about the use of process improvement methodologies and models in the supply chain. So far I’ve found a couple of interesting things… 1. Success factors for implementing Six Sigma in supply chain are pretty consistent with implementing Six Sigma anywhere:…

Six Sigma and Supply Chain

As an iSixSigma Blogs reader I invite you to participate in iSixSigma’s latest survey on Six Sigma in the supply chain. This short survey will explore how Six Sigma and other process improvement methodologies, including supply chain models such as SCOR, are being used to optimize supply chain activities. It will also look at how…

Global Six Sigma Salary Survey

It’s time again for iSixSigma to gather salary data for the6th annual Global Six Sigma Salary Survey. This survey is a little different that our traditional kind. To gather data we go to the iSixSigma Job Shop database where thousands of Six Sigma professionals have uploaded their resumes. Along with uploading a resume, we ask…

Survey: Six Sigma Project Failure

iSixSigma Magazine’s latest research survey is live! This survey dives into the deep pool of Six Sigma project failure. What does “failure” mean? You tell us what project failure means at your company. Is it when a Six Sigma project fails to deliver the expected improvements? Fails to get completed, or fails to stay in…

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Six Sigma Salary Data in Spotfire Web Player

For those of you that joined us for the Six Sigma Salary Webcast in March you saw the software we used to analyze the data. The application was made available for free download so you could test-drive running analysis on your own. I’m happy to announce that the sample iSixSigma salary data is now available…

Six Sigma Buy-in Survey

iSixSigma Magazine’s latest research survey is live! This survey will explore aspects of getting buy-in at all levels in the organization, from the shop floor to the senior executives. With your input we’ll be able to better understand what buy-in means to companies and how different levels of Six Sigma buy-in affect deployments. The results…

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Research: The Hard Truth About Soft Skills

The January/February issue of iSixSigma Magazine is out. Aside from being a fantastic issue in itself, the research feature is one that I particularly enjoyed researching and writing. Thanks to all those who responded to our survey last year we were able to gather solid data from the soft side of Six Sigma. The research…

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Voice of the Customer Survey

iSixSigma Magazine’s latest research survey is underway. This time we are exploring the Voice of the Customer and Six Sigma. With your input we’ll be able to better understand how VOC is integrated into Six Sigma deployments. The results of this survey will be published in the July/Augustissue of iSixSigma Magazine. Please take a few…

Six Sigma Certification Survey

iSixSigma Magazine is conducting research on Six Sigma certification requirements. With your help we’ll get to the bottom of the certification issues that hover over the industry. While there may be no formal standards, different companies have different methods and requirements for certification of their Green Belts, Black Belts and Master Black Belts. Please take…

Research: How Companies Innovate

The July/August issue of iSixSigma Magazine includes my latest research article that explores different aspects of innovation, including what people think of the relationship between Six Sigma and innovation. A press releasewas issued this morning that includes a few highlights from the data: With a vast majority of companies professing to want “innovation,” those that…

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Metrics for Service : Going Beyond Time Towards Performance

Recommended Y (outputs) for a service / transactional project in call centers: Goal Metric Metric Type (CustSat,Cost) Decrease Cost of Sales Attendance Adherence Average Not Ready Time Average Talk Time Average Loss per Override Credit Average Fraud Loss   Cost Increase Customer Satisfaction Average ASA Customer-Directed Coaching Customer Satisfaction First Call Resolution Transfer Rate Peer…

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Research: Culture Change and Six Sigma

The May/June issueof iSixSigma Magazine has hit the shelves (metaphorically speaking of course) as well as cyberspace via the digital edition. If you do not subscribe to the magazine you are really missing out on a wealth of information. I’m not just saying that because I work for the Magazine. I was hooked on iSixSigma…

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Fourth Annual iSixSigma Global Salary Survey

As research manager for iSixSigma Magazine, I spend my Decembersanalyzing the data from the iSixSigma Job Shop to figure out who makes what and where they make it. I really enjoy crunching the numbers because I get to spend so much time in Minitab. (My love for Minitab waskindled by my Black Belt instructor, Paul…

Third Annual iSixSigma Global Salary Survey

For a sneak peak into the third annual iSixSigma Global Six Sigma Salary Survey, published in the March/April 2006 issue of iSixSigma Magazine, read today’s press release: No Change in Six Sigma Salaries Worldwide, Survey Shows; Certification Apparently Not a Factor.