Root Cause Analysis: Most Important 5 Whys

Root Cause Analysis: Getting To The Root Of The Problem

Have you ever wondered why it is that the same issue happens over and over again even after you have addressed it? The answer is simple: There is an underlying cause that you haven’t found. Once you find it and fix it, poof, the issue disappears forever! This is the reason our 3-day Six Sigma Root […]

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How and Why to become a Certified ScrumMaster?

Before examining the duties of a ScrumMaster, one should first grasp the concept of the Scrum framework itself. For means of definition, Scrum is a lightweight agile management framework mainly used on all levels of a software development process. It consists of an iterative approach that allows for flexibility and adaptive skills within a changing […]

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White Belt Training: Start Your Six Sigma Adventure

There is an old saying by Roman philosopher Seneca. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Six Sigma is that preparation that will make you rise to the top when you meet an opportunity. Six Sigma is all about working efficiently and effectively, which will save in production costs and time, which means your […]

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Agile Methodology and the art of successful software development

Those who work in or close to the software development industry are surely aware that there is a certain “art” unique to software development in the sphere of engineering projects. Software development requires adaptable and flexible team dynamics, allowing for a team that is able to react to challenges quicker. This is what agile methodology […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Important Benefits of Six Sigma Implementation

When General Electric decided to implement Six Sigma into the company way back in the day, it is safe to assume that they felt that the company was already running very efficiently and making a huge profit.  Well, the powers that be figured out that there’s more than one way to increase profits. That’s the […]

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Have You Ever Thought About Being a ScrumMaster?

If you have ever been curious about learning other methodologies such as Agile for improved efficiency and effectiveness, then you have come to the right place. Learn about our new Scrum Master certification course! The course provides an overview of the relative Scrum methodologies and their respective implementation, and outlines the Scrum framework for means of […]

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The importance of the ScrumMaster for Agile and ITIL teams

What is Scrum? Scrum is a methodology often used in Agile software development and other types of project management. Scrum enables aspiring or existing high-performance teams to accelerate decision-making in accordance with Agile principles. Agile, as characterized by the partition of action-items into shorter phases of work and regular revision of strategy, is quintessential to the Scrum method. Lending […]

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The Secret Ingredient of a Six Sigma Manager

What is the secret ingredient of a great Six Sigma manager? Well, let’s start off with the obvious before we get to the nitty gritty. The first ingredient is knowledge of the topic or subject at hand. This means study of the subject in an educational setting where you are introduced to the different components […]

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America Has Always Celebrated Opportunity

With these uncertain times, there is a damper on the nation’s most beloved Fourth of July holiday celebrations, with all the fanfare and beautiful expressions of love for our freedom being put on hold. But don’t let our current challenges take away your motivation and drive. Even though we are going through a tough period right […]

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Lean in with Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma: Celebrating the Methodology

When you think about Lean and Six Sigma as separate entities, it is easy to see how they fit together like a glove. Many feel that Lean and Six Sigma are saying the same thing in different ways. No, the similarity that they both share is in that they have the same goal, which is […]

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Infographic: Voice of the Customer

The customer is the most important part of your business; they determine if your product or service is worth their hard-earned money. With the new normal we are experiencing now, it is imperative that you find out what your customers wants and needs are. How do you find all this out in a global economy? […]

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Why Not Put More “Lean” Into Your Life?

So what do we mean by this? Well, let’s first break down the general difference between Lean and Six Sigma. Six Sigma focuses on variation reduction and uses more technical means such as data analysis, statistical techniques, and testing based on a working hypothesis or accepted as highly probable with regards to the established facts […]

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5S: The Perfect Tool to Organize at Work and at Home

Let’s face it, the workplace is where disorganization is born. With its many incarnations, it is like a bad weed that keeps poking its ugly head. The Lean Six Sigma 5S tool is the best defense against this horrible little villain!   The reason disorganization keeps happening is because you can make everything neat and tidy, […]

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Our Picks for the Top 5 Six Sigma Blog Posts of 2020

This year has been a very eventful year, and has taught us some difficult and valuable  lessons. So we picked the top five blogs we felt were best to reflect or ponder on how we can make sense of them. We lost Jack Welch who gave us Six Sigma — his belief is his secret […]

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Evolution of Six Sigma: INFOGRAPHIC

When you view this timeline of the evolution of Six Sigma, you might call it the original process to create Six Sigma. This is what it took to arrive at the Six Sigma methodology and all its components. With each stop making an important contribution, if any of the contributions were skipped, the end result […]

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So Which Is It — DMAIC or DMADV?

Many businesses are using this time, with stay-at-home measures in place, to improve their organizations or revamp their business day-to-day processes. This brings us to the Six Sigma DMAIC & DMADV templates. These two templates serve two different but very important functions. Let’s say that your current process is producing a defect in your product. In […]

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Six Sigma Is the Silver Lining to Your Business During COVID-19

How would you like to increase the productivity of your business? Improve the quality of the products or services that your business manufactures? Maybe you’d like to increase your overall customer satisfaction? Or perhaps you’re interested in team building and effective communication among your team members? Well, now is the time to get started since […]

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5 Whys: Quarantine and the Value of Six Sigma Tools

Currently many people in different areas are stuck in their homes because of the COVID-19 quarantine mandates imposed by their individual states or countries that they live in. People are complaining about being bored and not feeling productive, which can lead to depression, overeating, and an overall downward spiral. There are simple Six Sigma tools that […]

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Keep Your Mind Sharp With Online Lean Six Sigma Training

There is a saying, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” This brings us to the time we are experiencing right now. The current world situation and stay-at-home orders have touched all of our lives in one way or another.  If you have lost a loved one, our thoughts and prayers are with you. On […]

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Virtual Six Sigma Training with 6sigma.us

Our Six Sigma remote classes are on such a high level that some say they enjoy them even better than our traditional classes! Many appreciate not having to drive to a location. The focus is on learning, and the way the information is given, it is very easy to understand. Just like there are those who […]

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