If you are looking to improve your six sigma skills I would recommend looking elsewhere. Jan 18, Randolph rated it it was ok Shelves: business , non-fiction. Ostensibly a "manager's book" for Six Sigma.
This in turn translates to: teaches you to do nothing actually useful so don't waste your time here unless you want a long winded 40, foot introduction to GE Six Sigma methodology. The Motorola methodology actually teaches one how to use statistical principles to build better quality in, how to maintain it, and how to continuously im Ostensibly a "manager's book" for Six Sigma.
The Motorola methodology actually teaches one how to use statistical principles to build better quality in, how to maintain it, and how to continuously improve it. The GE school, where former CEO Jack Welch really stole the Six Sigma name from Motorola and changed it to suit his own purposes, is a structured methodology for improvement where six sigma statistical principles are just one of many tools used to effect improvement change sometimes it isn't used at all. Despite what the subtitle says, this is a GE Six Sigma introduction book and will tell you little about the original Motorola way.
I any case you can probably forget about it. Six Sigma is strictly old school now. Nobody does SS properly anyway and most concerns have moved on to program du jour Lean Manufacturing which is often mistakenly called Lean-Six Sigma, and where even fewer statistical principles, much less six standard deviations, are used.
Dec 29, Bob Wallner rated it liked it Recommends it for: People with little understanding of change management. Shelves: 6-sigma , audible. My review is based on the Abridged Audiobook. I guess I may have been expecting something else. This book is a great introduction to people who have little or no experience with any kind of Continuous Improvement effort and the challenges they will face.
This book did a great job of talking about cultural changes all Improvement efforts will take.
In the audiobook; however, there was little explanation of what tools drive the Six Sigma Way. I like that the author did not put down other efforts s My review is based on the Abridged Audiobook. I like that the author did not put down other efforts such as Lean or TOC but rather said that all efforts have their plus and minus. Not bad as change books go, but I don't have a much greater understanding of 6 Sigma than I did before I listened to the audiobook. Jul 24, Curtis rated it liked it. I listened to the abridged audio version. Based on that, I wouldn't recommend it.
Maybe the book has more detail, but this audio version was full of summarized info that I could have gotten from a Wikipedia article. May 31, Milo Vukelich rated it really liked it. I enjoyed this book. A good primer on 6-Sigma, how it works and, most importantly for me, how it works in service industries.
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I recommend it to anyone looking for a quick intro to the field. Jan 22, Meaghan rated it liked it.
Jan 02, Phyllis rated it it was amazing. Great overview of the methodology. Jul 30, David Miranda rated it it was ok. Lots of talk about how six sigma is great but I didn't feel like I got anything out of it that I can actually go apply. Jan 18, Dax rated it really liked it. Well, it's pretty good for a six-sigma how-to. Whether six-sigma can live up to its promises is another question entirely.
Aug 18, Shawn Chase rated it really liked it. A good book to give to your friends who want an introductory understanding of Six Sigma. Oct 03, Hardiansyah rated it really liked it. Help my project much.. Jul 16, Alberto Lopez rated it it was amazing Shelves: my-favorites. A great business topic! Jan 17, Matt Clem rated it it was amazing. A great book, not just about Six Sigma, but about organizational and process improvement in general.
Jul 10, Katy Dickinson rated it liked it Shelves: business-and-technology. A good introduction to Six Sigma statistics-based business improvement methods. May 17, Hany Fahmy rated it did not like it. Enrich the classroom with tools powered by learning science. Explore course materials to meet your study needs. We are focused on creating solutions that deliver real value. We share your passion for learning and are committed to helping students reach their full potential.
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Statistics for Six Sigma Made Easy! The Six Sigma Way reveals how GE, Motorola, and numerous other companies are successfully using Six Sigma to fine-tune products and processes, improve performance, and increase profits. The authors--who have worked with some of the most visible Six Sigma companies including GE--provide step-by-step guidance and practical implementation guidelines. Whether your goal is to fix a process problem or implement Six Sigma company-wide, The Six Sigma Way will help you develop an approach customized for your company's needs and the challenges of the twenty-first century business environment.
Focuses on implementing the major steps and quality improvement tools in the Six Sigma system. Features insights, comments, and examples from business leaders and managers using Six Sigma in their organizations. Chapter 5: The Six Sigma Roadmap. Chapter Training the Organization for Six Sigma. Conclusion: Twelve Keys to Success. Review Text The Six Sigma Way is the second book this year looking at the hot new quality initiative.
Review quote The Six Sigma Way is the second book this year looking at the hot new quality initiative. About Peter S. Pande Peter S. Pande is Founder and President of Pivotal Resources, an international consulting firm providing Six Sigma implementation, training, and management development services in industries from financial services to high technology. Robert P.