• Six Sigma Global Institute Approved as PMI R.E.P.

    Six Sigma Global Institute, SSGI, has recently been approved as an accredited Global Registered Educational Provider, R.E.P., by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The approval covers SSGI’s training material and certification exam for their Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt and Master Black Belt courses. Beginning today, anyone taking these courses can earn 21 PDUs…

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  • Competitive Attacks in Six Sigma Industry

    It is inevitable. Too much success often breeds criticism and even attacks from competitors. This is exactly what has happened at SSGI. A few of our competitors have unleashed malicious attacks directed at our company. And these attacks have followed several very successful years in which our programs have gained widespread acceptance and praise from…

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  • Continuous Improvement: The Backbone of Lean Six Sigma

    Continuous Improvement: The Backbone of Lean Six Sigma Things never stay the same. Customer preferences change. Processes, products and services age. Competition erodes a competitive advantage. Yet, we are still responsible for delivering customer value, a concept at the center of every Lean Six Sigma initiative. Yet, how do we keep up with these changes?…

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  • The Importance of Lean Six Sigma in Hiring

    Without a Lean Process Hiring the Best Candidate is Unlikely. According to Barry Shore, co-founder of the Six Sigma Global Institute, SSGI, finding the right person for the job is arguably the most important step that can be taken by an organization. “Hiring the wrong person”, he says, even for the right process, can lead…

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  • The 2 Most Important Lean Six Sigma Tools

    Lean Six Sigma Tools One question we are often asked here at SSGI, Six Sigma Global Institute is which tools are most important in a Lean Six Sigma Analysis. Actually, the list of lean six sigma tools is almost endless. It includes: SIPOC Diagrams Fishbone diagrams Run charts Control charts Communications plans Response plans Measurement…

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  • Benefits of Kanban

    Benefits of Kanban In this post, Dr. Barry Shore of the University of New Hampshire and Six Sigma Global Institute (SSGI), discusses the concept and benefits of Kanban. Kanban is a simple concept that can be very beneficial in process control. Kanban is a chart with columns representing the stages in a process and down…

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  • Most Important Step in DMAIC

    The DMAIC framework focuses on five stages: Define Measure Analyze Improve Control However, there is one stage which, if neglected, can sabotage the entire project. Regardless of how much money and time is allocated to the project, this one stage can lead to project failure. Here is an example. An online retail company had been…

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