Will the Six Sigma business strategy work for you? Read more about this method that strives to reduce defects and improve quality. Whether you’re a newbie or a black belt, you’re sure to learn something from Bright Hub PMs collection of articles, tips and templates. Learn the different ways you can use Six Sigma to benefit your own company.
If control tools are indeed the skeleton of a successful project, proper applications of their data are the tendons that hold everything together. Learn now how to measure risks, fluctuation changes and defects for maximum impact on your business – and future projects.
This comprehensive guide to histograms aims to help those who are still struggling with the logic and purpose of data presented as graphical charts. Find a compilation of resource materials accordingly aligned with the use of statistical analysis for quality improvement goals in project management.
Do you use Six Sigma or is it your ultimate desire to learn more about this methodology? If so, here Bright Hub offers up the very best collection of posts, guides and how-tos on Six Sigma, the tools behind it and becoming certified. So, dig in and starting learning!
A Kaizen event requires much planning and deliberation. A block diagram that provides a graphic illustration of the process allows for a more complete analysis and infuses quality and speed into the Kaizen process. Download a sample block diagram for Kaizen events.
How do you sustain Kaizen results? Identifying opportunities for improvement and finding ways to improve processes and reduce waste is hard work; and without tracking the results of Kaizen to ensure desired objectives are met, such gains erode over time.
Kaizen or “continuous improvement” is a management philosophy that aims at improving processes by eliminating waste and making work simple, and undertaking such an effort on a sustained basis. Download a sample Kaizen form that allows for initiating Kaizen events in a structured format.
Somewhere along the line a few United States manufacturers have decided the 5S Methodology needs another element—safety. Proponents of the 5S method contend that safety is already an element so why fix what’s not broken? Here, Jean Scheid takes a look at adding the safety step making it 6S.
Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) consists of a collection of tools, needs-gathering, engineering, statistical methods, and best practices that find use in product development. There is no specified framework for designing processes using DFSS, but it remains ingrained to flexible development processes.
If you’re planning on developing Lean teams, what are the Lean Six Sigma levels of expertise hierarchy? They range from becoming a yellow belt to a master black belt and here, you’ll find the roles of each.
Getting to the root cause of problems helps in effecting a permanent fix to the issue. Any other method serves only fix the symptoms, and the problems recur. 5-Whys and Fishbone diagrams are two tools that help the project manger get to the root of the problem.