Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Six Sigma Way to Profit Maximization

with Ellen Saravis, Senior Editor, Six Sigma Management Institute Introduction In today’s market climate, investment bankers and venture capitalists are facing a volatile operating environment that is fierce, resource constrained and highly regulated.  Owing to this, many financial institutions (and … Continue reading

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The DMAIC System of Problem Solving

Introduction In essence, Six Sigma is driven by a progressive divide-and-conquer strategy. Where problem solving is concerned, this means starting with the immediate symptoms of an undesirable situation and then progressively isolating, optimizing and controlling the root causes.  When this … Continue reading

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Selection Criteria for Six Sigma Projects

Introduction The purpose of this short essay is to create a panoramic understanding of what it takes to successfully select Six Sigma projects.  Generally speaking, the concepts and guidelines discussed herein are relevant for large-scale to mid-sized organizations, regardless of … Continue reading

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The Power of Six Sigma Projects

Introduction Lean Six Sigma projects are identified, planned, executed, reviewed and verified to achieve a predetermined benefit for the sponsoring organization and its customers.  To this end, a Lean Six Sigma project must first be properly chartered and initialized.  Next, … Continue reading

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Achieving a Six Sigma Life

What does the opportunity look like? The Great Discovery is a proven way that virtually any work team or person can greatly increase their odds of achieving mission success, no matter what the mission may be.  Consider a work team.  … Continue reading

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Six Sigma Scholarships for Our Nation’s Heroes

Scholarship Offering Military and Veteran Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training and Certification Scholarships are now available.  The scholarships are provided by the Six Sigma Management Institute (Scottsdale, Arizona) in conjunction with Dr. Mikel J. Harry, co-creator of Six Sigma, … Continue reading

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Core Competencies of a Six Sigma Black Belt

Competencies and Work Activity Competency-based performance is a concept that is used widely within the world of business. One comprehensive definition of “competency” is: A cluster of related knowledge, skills, and attitudes that affects a major part of one’s job … Continue reading

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