Introduction to Lean Six Sigma

Six Sigma is a philosophy of doing business (providing any product or service) that focuses on the continuous improvement of processes. The Six Sigma philosophy focuses on defect prevention through the use of statistical tools as opposed to defect detection through inspection.

Concept of Competitive Quality

Historically, quality has been defined as "meeting the specification" or "fitness for use". Today, the most acceptable definition of quality is "meeting the customer's requirements," but just meeting the requirements will not ensure future market share.

All this is not new to anyone practicing BPM, but ask yourself, is there a better way to collect information on process improvement other than going to a "source" or subject expert, who might be blinded by day-to-day operations?

The answer is YES!

Statistical analysis of the data collected at any one point in a complete process while in operation provides a more thorough analysis and complete picture of the process operations than any other method of process analysis. Data collection will show dramatically where processes need specific improvement or need to be re-engineered.

ARIS for Six Sigma is not only a new ARIS tool, it is a methodology that follows and practices the Lean Six Sigma philosophy.

For more information about ARIS for Six Sigma or any topics relating to Lean Six Sigma, please let me know. Check back often to see the latest posts about Lean Six Sigma and how it can work for you.

Next topic: What is a Target Value and how does Six Sigma show variation around a target?

Thank you,
Christine Goode

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