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Business Change is not the Occassional Clash of Cymbals, its Now the Melody

In today’s fluid business environment, leaders must have the freedom, knowledge and tools to continually improvise and adapt to changing conditions. In this sense, change is not the occasional clash of cymbals, it’s the melody. To illustrate the profoundness of … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Defect Opportunity

Authored by: Mikel J. Harry, Ph.D. Setting the Stage Since the practice of Six Sigma was first originated at Motorola (early 1980’s), the idea of a “defect opportunity” has been discussed and debated by many practitioners.  As Six Sigma began … 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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Q & A with Dr. Mikel J. Harry

Introduction and Overview What are companies looking for today?  They are questing for top and bottom line growth.  Executives are constantly looking for ways to reduce their total cost structure while concurrently growing the top line.  These business leaders want … Continue reading

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Six Sigma Project Guidelines: Part 2

Six Sigma and Quality practitioners know that Six Sigma projects are designed and executed to create value-centric benefits for the customer and provider.  However, the design and execution of such projects can be somewhat overwhelming for newcomers to the field, … Continue reading

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Six Sigma Project Guidelines: Part 1

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

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Conversational Six Sigma

As time goes by, we all find ourselves in social settings having casual conversation with others.  During the course of such conversations, it’s not unusual for people to ask what you do for a living or who you work for.  … Continue reading

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