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The Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook

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The Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook is a comprehensive, practical guide to becoming a Six Sigma Green Belt. Whether you're just starting down the path toward becoming a Green Belt, an experienced Green Belt, or if you're the person responsible for your organization's Six Sigma process, you'll find this handbook to be an invaluable addition to your Six Sigma library. It's a wealth of information for anyone who wants to learn new ways of using statistical improvement to improve his or her organization Legendary quality guru H. James Harrington and co-authors Praveen Gupta and Frank Voehl have distilled their decades of knowledge about Six Sigma into this helpful handbook.

Chapters include:

  • Performing as a Team. Learn how to form and operate effective Six Sigma teams, help team members develop their statistical and personal skills, what each team member’s role is, and how to select the right team members.
  • Basic Green Belt Skills. What’s the best tool for the job? Included are comprehensive descriptions and applications of commonly used Six Sigma skills, such as affinity diagrams, flowcharts, cause-and-effect diagrams, force field analysis, Kano models, root cause analysis, graphs, and Pareto charts.
  • Six Sigma Software. Learn how to use Microsoft Excel and QI Macros to maximize your data analysis, how to apply analysis of variance (ANOVA) to dig deep into complex data and uncover gems of information, and how to present it clearly for managers and those without statistical backgrounds.
  • Statistical Tools for Green Belts. Lean how to use statistical tools such as Poisson distributions, binomial distributions, sampling, and probability to breath new life into your Six Sigma program.


The Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook also includes chapters on each of the DMAIC steps: define, measure, analyze, improve and control, as well as a full glossary of Six Sigma terms, and a list of Six Sigma’s body of knowledge. This is a must-read for any Six Sigma practitioner.

About the Authors
H. James Harrington, Ph.D., is the chief executive officer of the Harrington Institute. He also serves as chairman of the board for a number of businesses and the U.S. chairman of technologies for Project Management at the University of Quebec, Montreal. He’s recognized as a world leader in applying performance improvement methodologies to business processes. Harrington is past chairman of the prestigious International Academy for Quality and past president of the American Society for Quality. He’s also an active member of the Global Knowledge Economics Council.

Praveen Gupta is president of Accelper Consulting and has been working in the business improvement field since 1980. Praveen has trained executives for Motorola University in Six Sigma, design for manufacturability, cycle time reduction, statistical process control, and managing continuous improvement. He has consulted with more than 100 corporations in achieving improved performance.

Frank Voehl is president and chairman of Strategy Associates Inc. and a senior consultant and chancellor for the Harrington Institute. He also serves as the chairman of the board for a number of businesses and as a Master Black Belt instructor and technology advisor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He’s recognized as one of the world leaders in applying quality measurement and Lean Six Sigma methodologies to business processes.



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