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How to Read an Affinity Diagram

What is an Affinity Diagram? An affinity diagram gathers large amounts of data and organizes it into meaningful groups, relationships, and patterns. Although grouping data together in respectable groups is common throughout business analysis, affinity diagrams became officially known in the 1960s. Since then, organizations, project teams, and corporations have used these diagrams for a […]

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Six Sigma and Change Management

Six Sigma and Change Management

No one enjoys change. While changes may be necessary, or unavoidable, they can be difficult for employees to accept. These changes may be as simple as reorganizing your office layout, or as complex as revamping a customary production process. Nonetheless, if your workforce avoids change, your organization as a whole is in jeopardy. Six Sigma […]

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Organizational Effectiveness

What is Organizational Effectiveness?

When you think ‘Six Sigma’, the first thing that usually comes to mind is ‘improvement’. And, rightfully so. Six Sigma methodology focuses on deterring errors in a process by increasing efficiency and striving for constant improvement. However, Six Sigma is closely related to what is known as Organizational Effectiveness. This term refers to the overall […]

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How Summer Holidays Affect Project Delivery

Summer is in full swing now! With not a cloud in the sky and the beaches full of people, there’s no better time to enjoy the sun, sand, and surf. But, what happens back at your home or at your office while you’re lounging on the beach? Who is managing your projects and ensuring an […]

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Back to Basics: DMAIC, What Is It and How to Use It?

What Is DMAIC? When studying Six Sigma at any certification level, the most important method you will learn is DMAIC. This acronym stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. Furthermore, it helps solve problems where the solution is not always clear. Many time when using Six Sigma, your goal is to improve a business […]

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How to Increase Your Employment Engagement Rate with Six Sigma

There’s nothing a company suffers from more than unmotivated, non-driven employees. Sure, most your workforce may show up to the office on time every day and clocks out at exactly 5pm. Yet, how motivated are they to actually do their work? If your corporate culture doesn’t encourage everyone to strive towards to same goals, how […]

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How to Source Innovation with Six Sigma

When your organization decides to implement Six Sigma methodology, there are several routes you can follow. For many, the goal is to simply deter production defects. A common, yet extremely valuable benefit from Six Sigma. Others may want to improve the efficiency of particular business processes. This allows organizations to go deep into the nuts […]

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How Six Sigma Can Improve your DIFOT Rate

Organizations use Six Sigma methodologies for any number of reasons. However, most methods are used primarily to improve business processes. These improvements come in the form of increasing efficiency, decreasing production delays, and most importantly, deterring manufacturing defects. Yet, Six Sigma is just relevant outside your organization as it is from within. For every company, […]

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How Six Sigma Can Measure your Process Waste Level

Within Six Sigma are a few methods that most practitioners will follow. Of course, everyone requires different outcomes from their process improvements and thus will use different sets and combinations of methods and tools. However, Six Sigma has one key underlining task that almost every organization strives for – reducing waste. This can range from […]

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Six Sigma Syllabus – Master Black Belt

Our Master Black Belt (MBB) program is the pinnacle of all Six Sigma training. As an MBB, you will learn to master Six Sigma, expanding your repertoire beyond even the Black Belt. In karate, the black belt represents that which lies beyond the threshold. But what else is there to learn after Black Belt training? […]

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Six Sigma Syllabus – Black Belt

Our Six Sigma Black Belt program is the next stage of your career-making Six Sigma journey. Black Belts act as change agents in the workplace and are a great deal of problem-solving expertise with which to lead. Black Belts direct and motivate other team members. Furthermore, Black Belts also take the lead on Six Sigma […]

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Six Sigma Green Belt

Six Sigma Syllabus – Green Belt

The Green Belt is an integral player in Six Sigma hierarchy, who shares responsibilities with belts above and below. If you want to make a serious career of Six Sigma, Green Belt certification will provide you the means to do so. In karate, a green belt signifies the growth of a seed as it sprouts […]

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Six Sigma Leadership Profile: Jack Ma

Jack Ma was one of China Central Television’s Top 10 business leaders in 2004. Only five years later, Time magazine ranked him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology awarded Ma an honorary degree in 2013. Then, in 2017, Fortune named him as one […]

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Six Sigma Syllabus – Orange Belt

While White Belt represents the very beginning of your Six Sigma journey, Yellow Belt training is the first step on the ladder. What comes next after Yellow Belt training? The Orange Belt. Often skipped over or given less attention than other Belt levels, Orange Belt training is highly important to Six Sigma. In karate, the […]

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Six Sigma Case Study: General Electric

Thanks to ex-CEO of General Electric Jack Welch, the companies throughout the business sector know Six Sigma as a staple of good business practice. In fact, more than half of all Fortune 500 companies use Six Sigma to improve and streamline their own processes. However, Six Sigma wasn’t always around. In fact, it took a […]

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Six Sigma Syllabus – Yellow Belt

So you’ve passed your White Belt exam and want to move on to Yellow Belt training. If you want to build your awareness of Six Sigma practice, then Yellow Belt training is a great start. In karate, the yellow belt represents sunlight shining on a seed to give it the strength to grow. Yellow signifies […]

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Six Sigma Case Study: Ford Motors

The Ford Motor Company is one of America’s, and the world’s, largest and most successful automakers. Named after its founder Henry Ford, the company is known for its innovative and dynamic approach to manufacturing. Henry Ford pioneered and employed such manufacturing concepts as standardization, assembly lines, which came to be known as Fordism. He also […]

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Six Sigma White Belt

Six Sigma Syllabus – White Belt

If you know Six Sigma, you’ll be familiar with the Belt-based hierarchy used to classify Six Sigma practitioners. The first of the six major Belt colors in the chain of command is white. Each color has a special significance in Six Sigma, reflecting the level of the training, due responsibility, and experience of the practitioner. […]

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Six Sigma Case Study: Ryanair

In today’s hypercompetitive traveling industry, operational efficiency and excellence are the two major elements for success. A clear, innovative and efficient strategy can really take off in the current traveling climate. Yet, the ideal operational strategy is not always easy to recognize immediately. Instead, aviation providers such as Ryanair must become adaptive and innovative to […]

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Six Sigma Leadership Profile: Apple

Steve Jobs dropped out of Reed College, Oregon, in early 1974. He then pursued a brief career with the Atari Corporation designing video games. After a pilgrimage to India where he first encountered Buddhism. It was in late 1974 when Jobs reconnected with an old school friend by the name of Steve Wozniak. Deciding to go into business together, […]

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