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The Lean Six Sigma Guru – February

You have questions, The Lean Six Sigma Guru has answers. Each month, the mysterious and wise Lean Six Sigma Guru answers the most popular questions about Lean Six Sigma and the world of Continuous Improvement.  How can each one of us prove our worth? A mark of quality to prove your skills is worth its weight [...]

Your Journey through the Lean Six Sigma Belt Levels

Lean Six Sigma belt levels are used to distinguish the different levels of Lean Six Sigma training that can be obtained. The use of ‘Belts’ to describe the hierarchy within Six Sigma originated in Motorola, and it was Mikel Harry who originally described practitioners using the ‘belt’ convention applied in martial arts. If you’re not [...]

Continuous Improvement Techniques: Developing Personal Capability

One of the best things about working with Continuous Improvement practitioners is seeing the results that come from their practical application of continuous improvement techniques. I’m not just talking about cost savings, time savings and the joys of a smoother process, reduced rework and happier customers – though there’s certainly plenty of that. I’m talking [...]

Lean Six Sigma Guru – January

You have questions, The Lean Six Sigma Guru has answers. Each month, the mysterious and wise Lean Six Sigma Guru answers the most popular questions about Lean Six Sigma and the world of Continuous Improvement.  Welcome young apprentice, I am the Lean Six Sigma Guru. I'm a master of Lean Six Sigma and your guide to [...]

How to Start a Lean Six Sigma Project

Of all the quotes about beginnings, fresh starts and the joy of something new, this one from David DeNotaris seems most appropriate when it comes to starting a new Lean Six Sigma project: “Dissatisfaction is a great starting point, for it is right there that we have the most power, strength and energy to push [...]