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Grand-Daddy Of Quality: Mikel Harry - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Mikel Harry

If Bill Smith was the father of Six Sigma, Mikel Harry, in his words, was the godfather. We lost Dr. Harry in 2017 but this month would have marked his 68th birthday. Dr. Harry worked with pioneer Bill Smith at Motorola to refine the Six Sigma method and spread it…

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The Biggest Lie About Six Sigma: It’s Dead

There was an article earlier this year with the title, “Whatever Happened to Six Sigma?” It focused on the rise and decline of the fortunes of General Electric—the most famous adopter of the Six Sigma Process Improvement method. It’s an interesting question, and the answers reveal some underlying truths about…

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Build A Better Storyboard By Connecting The Dots - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Build a Better Storyboard by Connecting the Dots

Lean Six Sigma solves problems by applying tools through a specific process—DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control). This process is not simply a way of organizing the work, but a way to connect the use of the tools to achieve successful results. I call this “connecting the dots” and…

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Are projects typically approved before an A3 is created?

Are projects typically approved before an A3 is created? How common is it for teams to use A3’s as project Charters? Yes, the project should be approved in the early stages of A3 use. A DMAIC project charter outlines the initial elements of a project including a problem and goal statement, scope, a business case,…
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Is A3 similar to project charter?

A DMAIC project charter outlines the initial elements of a project including a problem and goal statement, scope, a business case, timeline and team members. The charter serves as a tool to get clear on the initial problem and agreement on what the project will be with stakeholders. An A3 is different because it helps…
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