A Step-By-Step Guide to Successful Six Sigma Projects
Every process improvement project leader needs this invaluable book. New project leaders will benefit from the practical, simple explanations of each step in the Six Sigma project, and experienced Six Sigma practitioners will benefit from the standardized and consistent project pathways the templates in this workbook provide.
- New to Six Sigma?
- Not sure what to do next?
- Having trouble communicating project results consistently?
- Is your team jumping to solutions rather than following the rigor of the DMAIC methodology?
- Do you waste time creating new templates for each project?
My Six Sigma Workbook is the perfect companion for any Six Sigma project. It will maximize your team's efficiency by presenting activities step by step and from one task to the next. This practical workbook also provides a standardized mechanism to manage the knowledge and track the outcomes from Six Sigma projects. These simple templates will make it easy to quickly review and simultaneously compare many projects, as well as keep teams focused on the next activity--leading to accelerated project completion and improved profits.
Each chapter of My Six Sigma Workbook represents a phase in the define-measure-analyze-improve-control problem-solving methodology. The included CD-ROM contains customizable PDFs of the Six Sigma templates included in the book, allowing you to immediately begin using the tools in your organization.
About the Authors
Holly Duckworth is director of Six Sigma for Kaiser Aluminum. With over 20 years experience in aerospace and automotive manufacturing, Holly has completed and mentored dozens of Black Belt projects, concerning both manufacturing and office process improvements. Holly mentors and instructs Black Belts and Green Belts in the Six Sigma tools, training techniques, and influence strategies, with over 2,000 hours as a classroom instructor. Her background includes a decade as an Operations Manager and Quality Manager, as well as years as a Quality Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, and Customer Service Representative. She is an ASQ Certified Quality Manager and ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Science in Management from the University of Southern California.
Jeffrey Jenkins is a certified Black Belt with TRW Automotive, located at their Mesa, Arizona, Occupant Safety Systems manufacturing facility. He has over 16 years of automotive manufacturing experience with TRW Automotive, a major tier-one automotive supplier. He has more than six years experience in supervision and 8 years working in Information Technology. He has managed and mentored many Green Belt and Black Belt projects as a certified Black Belt, and has experience with projects that are both manufacturing and transactional. Jeff has logged more than 800 hours of classroom instruction in the methodology of Six Sigma to over 300 Green Belts. Jeff has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems and a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. Jeff has a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Joanne Voordeckers is a continuous improvement professional with a career that spans thirty years in the automotive, aerospace, and building product industries. Joanne has completed and mentored many Black Belt, Green Belt, and Lean projects, including those of a manufacturing and transactional nature. Joanne has instructed more than 1,000 classroom hours in Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Line Design, and influence strategies. She has also conducted benchmarking and Green Belt training on behalf of Arizona State University’s Center for Professional Development. She is an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Joanne has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland.