This is the second post from the Six Sigma Series, and today I will review the book Six Sigma+Lean Toolset published by Springer.
This book is a very good tool for the student interested in the contents of Six Sigma model. He starts with a very good introduction in how to improve projects that are already going on and asks very important questions about how projects shall be conducted. One very good thing about this book is that he helps to answer very clearly several questions about projects and the book bring useful hints in how to solve problems that projects can face during its course. Different from other books about the subject it offers many tips that are really very useful and help the leader of the project with several real situation study cases to be analyzed. If you are interested in Six Sigma or interested in implementing these techniques in your project this is the right book for you it is very well written with several supporting examples which makes the reading very pleasant. I really recommend this book for your bookshelf.
- Introduces a road map for conducting improvement projects that formulates the key questions and ensures that the project goals are achieved
- Provides tools that support the practitioner in answering the vital questions for improvement projects
- Offers a structure according to the procedures of a process improvement project
- Offers many practical tips for facilitating and applying the described tools and supports the project leader by emphasizing the soft success factors
The Six Sigma+Lean toolbox. It is a comprehensive collection of all the tools necessary for project work and running workshops when improving processes. All tools have been illustrated in a clear and comprehensible structure with examples and tips for applying the tools included. The chronology corresponds to the procedure of an improvement project comprising the steps D(efine), M(easure), A(nalyze), I(mprove) and C(ontrol).
The most important innovation of this edition is the fact that it guides the user to select the appropriate tool using questions. The paradigm change from a Toolset to a Mindset has proven worthwhile in project work and ensures that corporate problems are addressed with the goal of achieving efficient solutions rather than having a large quantity of perfect tools to choose from. The efficiency factor of work in projects and workshops will therefore improve significantly.
Through this paradigm change, connected with its unique structure, this book provides an effective tool not only for project and workshop leaders but also for the executives/sponsors involved who will be guided to solve the given task formulation quickly and in a sustainable way.
If you are interested in Six Sigma and want to take a certification, take a look at the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC) is a Professional Association dedicated to growing and enhancing the standards within the Lean Six Sigma Community. http://www.iassc.org/