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In 1931, George Beauchamp combined a guitar with a microphone to create the first electric guitar called the “Frying Pan.” Without it, we wouldn’t have rock-and-roll, country and blues. This is how transitions begin, with a prototype that catapults transition to a new way of doing things.
Isn’t it time to start doing the same thing with Lean Six Sigma? Not amplification, but acceleration?
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HBR’s article on Agile At Scale predicts the future of business and Lean Six Sigma. Here’s what I learned:
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I’ve lived through Business Process Reengineering which often stumbled because it was impossible to take a complex system and “reengineer” it. The only method I’ve found that works consistently is Agile Process Innovation. Here’s how it works:
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DMAIC is similar to software’s Waterfall methodology that has been replaced by Agile.
We can do the same thing with DMAIC. Here’s how.
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Most movies follow a standard arc of discovery and transformation.
The Quality Hero’s Journey follows a similar arc. Here’s how:
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The cover of the May-June 2018 issue of Harvard Business Review highlights “Agile” as the future of business. This is the way business is going to stay competitive in the future. Speed is the killer app!
Lean Six Sigma can no longer cling to its old-fashioned way of doing things: weeks of training, months for improvement teams. Here’s why:
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Are you making one of the most common mistakes in Six Sigma? Are you forgetting the control phase?
If you do forget to implement a control plan and control charts to monitor and corrective actions, you might just as well have not wasted everyone’s time.
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Do you know people who only dabble in Lean Six Sigma? They get in, get certified and get out?
You can use the tools of quality everywhere in your life and work for the rest of your life.
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Maybe on one level or another, but we’re both competing with the 1,000 pound gorilla in the room. You probably know who it is, but here’s my take on it.
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