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Life After Master Black Belt (MBB)

For many Six Sigma professionals, the ultimate goal is to become a Master Black Belt (MBB). This certification is the top-ranking Belt one can achieve while following the methodology. However, you do not simply become a MBB overnight. Most professionals spend years in a technical role before engaging in the appropriate training. Likewise, the correct […]

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Fake Practitioners & How Six Sigma Suffers from Them

Whether you’re an experienced Six Sigma professional or just beginning your training courses, chances are that you’ve run across fake practitioners. Typically, they will try to lure you into their programs, offering enhanced training at unbeatable prices. However, more often than not, these promises are nothing but false hope. Fake practitioners are on the rise […]

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Six Sigma and Business Analytics: Quantitative Surveys

Who doesn’t love getting more data? More data provides more insight to the nuts and bolts of your day to day operations. How your organization runs, what areas are most efficient, how you can improve processes is all seen through data. However, not all data is as easily accessible as others. For example, understanding your […]

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Six Sigma and Business Analytics: Monte Carlo Simulation

Doing business is all about taking risks. Whether you’re deciding to become a full-time entrepreneur, open a new office, or invest in a company, you’re taking risks. However, not all risks are necessarily “risky”. Let’s explain. While you may be taking a risk by venturing into a new investment scheme, chances are you will analyze […]

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Six Sigma and KPI’s: Your Customer Retention Rate

When operating a business, there are a few key metrics you must keep a close eye on. While knowing how expensive your business is to operate is a priority, customer retention is equally important. Customers are the backbone of your business’ success. Whether you sell a product, offer a service, or perform research and development, […]

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Six Sigma and KPI’s: Your Operating Expense Ratio (OER)

Running a business can be expensive. No matter what industry you’re in, what services you offer, or products you make, there’s an ever-changing cost for doing business. Typically, how expensive it is to operate your business determines how profitable you are. Likewise, your operating expenses determine your return on investments, growth aspirations, and revenue. While […]

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5 Biggest Risks Six Sigma Faces Without a Governing Body

Since its inception in the late 1980’s, Six Sigma has become increasingly popular throughout hundreds of industries. Across the world, professionals are finding new ways to use the process improvement methodology to their benefit. However, with this growing demand for Six Sigma, the business method faces a series of potential setbacks. On top of the […]

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Industry: Climate Change and Six Sigma

Climate change is an unavoidable factor for many people, organizations, and corporations. Around the world, different areas are experiencing the effects first hand of climate change. Whether it’s rising sea levels along ocean front cities or rapid weather changes in arid climates, scientists are having to work alongside engineers and developers to protect our societies. […]

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ANOVA

How To: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

If there’s one thing Six Sigma methodologies need more than anything, it’s data. Data drives the decisions we make, how we interpret our operations, and what areas within an organization need improvement. However, not all data is created equally. More importantly, deciphering between data sets and points can be extremely cumbersome. To combat this, there […]

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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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