Lean Six Sigma for traditionalists
Creativity can wring quicker and better results from your tools
By Ryan Burge and James Bagg
As the world becomes increasingly complex, many have questioned the validity of lean Six Sigma and its so-called tools. For those traditionalists out there who follow your black belt pocket guides and texts religiously, yes, a substantial component of lean Six Sigma is just the appropriate, effective application of statistical analysis to improve a particular way of doing business based on good data and analysis. But is what we’ve learned as lean Six Sigma practitioners – whether in academic coursework, through internal or external training courses, or in our pocket guides – enough?
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