Rath & Strong's Six Sigma Team Pocket Guide

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McGraw Hill Professional, Mar 25, 2003 - Business & Economics - 200 pages
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The companion follow-up to one of the bestselling Six Sigma books ever published

An alarming number of Six Sigma projects are failing--not because of misuse of Six Sigma's statistical tools but because of internal politics and poor communication between team members and the rest of the organization.

The Rath & Strong's Six Sigma Team Pocket Guide helps team leaders and members reverse this trend, explaining the interpersonal and political skills needed to make each Six Sigma project a success.

Written in the "pocket guide" format that proved so successful with the first Rath &Strong guide, and based on the firm's popular Six Sigma training workshops, this handy reference will show Six Sigma team leaders and members how to:

  • Get buy-in and cooperation from all levels of the organization
  • Lead or participate in productive team meetings
  • Plan the people/team side just as they would plan the technical side
 

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Contents

Part II Team Skills Needed to Successfully Complete a Six Sigma Project
29
Part III Getting Buyin for Your Project
77
Final Thoughts on Using This Pocket Guide
173
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Page 126 - You let me know if there's anything I can do to help you," Jimmy said, as if this readiness excused his stretching out.
Page 4 - Consider including a combination of people who: • have detailed knowledge of the target process. • have the technical skills required to complete the project.
Page ii - Aon colleagues and friends who died in the World Trade Center on September 1 1, 2001.
Page 42 - Setting the project goals • Selecting a process improvement solution • Picking a time for the team to meet Examples oi decisions for which consensus is inappropriate: • Determining whether to use a t-test to analyze process data • Deciding which production Unes...
Page 10 - While it is important that each member clearly understands his or her role on the team, roles tend to shift and become less rigidly defined as the team progresses.

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Rath & Strong is a leading management consulting firm, and has extensive experience launching Six Sigma programs and similar large-scale change efforts in many firms across a wide variety of industries. Founded in 1935 as an industrial engineering firm, today Rath & Strong provides consulting services in operations, human resources, Six Sigma, change management and leadership--addressing all dimensions of Six Sigma.

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