Yes, some knowledge of statistics is good. We have had people with no statistics background go through our courses, and they were able to understand the concepts and follow along. So, it’s not required.
Tracy is a Managing Partner at GoLeanSixSigma.com, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. She is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor at UC San Diego and teaches in San Diego State University’s Lean Enterprise Program. For almost 20 years, she has helped leading organizations like Washington State, Charles Schwab and GE build problem-solving muscles.
How does one restructure an agency to incorporate the Lean portion of Lean Six Sigma, while adhering to current regulations which can at times be counterproductive to “elimination of waste” initiatives?
We see this a lot with organizations that have compliance mandates, and or code compliance. Process improvement can still can be done and typically can have big impacts. As a matter of fact, often we find that broad assumptions are…
For this particular topic, I’d recommend Lean Thinking by Jim Womack and Daniel Jones. We have a great book list! Check it out here: goleansixsigma.com/amazingly-awesome-list-lean-six-sigma-books/