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What Is Six SIGMA?

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A brief introduction to Six Sigma for employees

Six Sigma is today's most talked-about system for improving the quality of organizational processes. Written by bestselling author Peter Pande, "What Is Six Sigma?" is a concise summary of the core themes and processes of Six Sigma. Unlike almost all other books on Six Sigma, it is written for the employees of organizations ro
Paperback, 96 pages
Published November 16th 2001 by McGraw-Hill Education (first published October 26th 2001)
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Ray Kelly
Mar 09, 2015 Ray Kelly rated it it was ok
What Is Six Sigma? is a summary of the core themes and processes of Six Sigma. Unlike almost all other books on Six Sigma, it is written for all employees of organizations rolling out Six Sigma. As a result it is a helpful overview describing what Six Sigma is, why companies are implementing it, and how employees can make it a success in their own organizations. I recommend it for people new to Six Sigma but there are far better and more technical books available. ...more
Mar 01, 2012 Ivan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Essentially it's a concise and informative(thus nice) brochure to inspire someone with a bits of the idea. It's also a good source of tools and techniques which could be used to perform your everyday activities.

I haven't had previous knowledge of Six Sigma before, so I was quite fascinated with the idea of switching improvement focus from "do more" to "do it predictably" which still drives us towards business improvement.

What's a bit confusing the idea of doing the thing on all levels by alloca
Oct 23, 2014 Jchin rated it liked it
Very good overview of Six Sigma. For the lay reader, the concepts and tools are very clear and understandable without getting to far into the math behind Sigma Six.
Kenny Tang
Aug 07, 2011 Kenny Tang rated it liked it
Not a particularly fun read but Six Sigma isn't supposed to be. A very high level intro to acquaint you with the idea that there are procedures and mathematical tools to improve quality. You're not gonna get your black belt with this book.
Jul 24, 2011 Curtis rated it really liked it
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This is a good basic introduction to Six Sigma. I gave a copy to each of the employees in my Department. We've started a department level initiative using Six Sigma an are learning as we go.
Pat Batten
Apr 13, 2013 Pat Batten rated it really liked it
A good book for the uneducated on the Six Sigma process like myself. I enjoyed the quick read and am interested in discovering more.
Anthony Taylor
Oct 22, 2013 Anthony Taylor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good overview of Six Sigma. Direct and too the point. I enjoyed the brief read.
Fisseha Diyoskoros
You can understand how to perform your tasks easily when you finish
the book.
Prasad GR
Aug 27, 2011 Prasad GR rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A superb primer on the subject that is also a quick read that helps
Oct 01, 2011 Nico rated it really liked it
Excellent book to get introduced into the world of Six Sigma.
Todd Moen
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overall very informative!
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