Six Sigma Series: Design for Six Sigma + LeanToolset


Today I will be starting a series of posts about Six Sigma, a subject that I am very interested in. In this first post, I am reviewing the book Design for Six Sigma + LeanToolset published by Springer.

As you may have heard Six Sigma revolutionized companies like Motorola (where it was initially developed) and GE,(becoming famous when Jack Welch made it central to his successful business strategy at GE in 1995).

Today having a Six Sigma certification can help you with promotions and career progression. But before you get your certification I encourage you to read this book and learn more about what Six Sigma is and how it works.


  • Offers a unique learning experience through an outstanding structure and design
  • Based on more than 15 years of practical experience with the Six Sigma + Lean Toolset
  • Presents a wealth of valuable tips for users

The Toolset is a comprehensive collection of the relevant Design for Six Sigma+Lean tools, which are necessary for successfully implementing innovations. All tools are presented in a clear structure, providing a good overview of the methodology.

The chronology of the listed tools corresponds to the procedure in a Design for Six Sigma+Lean development project with the stages Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, and Verify. Due to this unique structure by which tools can be found and applied quickly we created a book that facilitates project work in practical use enormously.

Migrating from a tool based approach to a question based approach is a decisive successfactor in our opinion enabling firstly, increased efficiency of project work for the Project Leader, his team and the associated Stakeholders, and secondly, significantly increasing the probability of success for the respective innovation projects.

The Six Sigma concept has enjoyed triumphant success throughout the business world for two decades, contributing to significant net income improvement for many companies. This successful concept has been supplemented with the tools of Lean Management, a set of strategies for improving product quality and delivery performance and reducing cost. Six Sigma+Lean links the tried-and-tested tools of both programs in the proven DMAIC process model. The chronology matches that of the approach taken in a Six Sigma+Lean improvement project. The toolset is a comprehensive collection of the relevant Six Sigma+Lean tools necessary for successful project work. All of the tools are presented clearly and concisely in examples. The chronology matches that of the approach taken in a Six Sigma+Leanimprovement project, following the steps Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. This unique layout and structure has created a book ideal for practical use, enabling the reader to quickly find the right tools for a problem and concrete guidelines on how to apply them. This book I discovered is marvelous and will be one of my 2 or 3 reference books for future use . It is very well set out with good diagrams and flowcharts and is very complete . The most complete book from the statistics side The book presents a lot of real examples and several tips that will make the reader very confident of the material being studied. I really recommend this book for your personal library is a very important material and definitely this book will be a success for all project managers who wishes to implements the Six Sigma techniques.

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