Whether you’re still considering if Six Sigma is right for you and your company or you’re looking for ways to improve your current Six Sigma process, this article points you towards valuable resources that will help you accomplish your goals.
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Six Sigma Overview
The project management theory that is now known as Six Sigma began as a means to improve quality in production at Motorola in 1986.Since that time, Six Sigma methodologies have been revised and expanded so that they now can be applied to the development of new products and services as well as existing ones.For more information on the basic theory and history of Six Sigma, take a look at the articles What is the Purpose of Six Sigma? and Key Concepts of Six Sigma.
Another helpful representation used often in Six Sigma is the Pareto chart.A Pareto chart drills down problems to their essential causes and the frequencies of these causes.To help illustrate the usefulness of this tool, a sample Pareto chart has been made available in the Project Management Media Gallery for download.With this type of diagram, it’s easy to determine what items should be concentrated on to obtain the biggest impact on quality improvement.