Thursday, 29 June 2017

How To Avoid Six Sigma Mistakes

When used appropriately, Six Sigma certification in India can bring a business immense number of benefits like eliminating errors, reducing wastage, shortening cycle times, improving processes, etc. But, when deployed in the wrong way, it can also lead to disappointing business results, wearing away the company’s valuable resources and time. A Six Sigma deployment can only be successful if a well-organized process is implemented with effective time and resource management. However, there are certain common mistakes that are seen to be made by organizations while implementing Six Sigma into their processes. Go through the list mentioned below and make sure you avoid committing these mistakes at any cost!

Incorrect Six Sigma strategies
It is highly important to coordinate Six Sigma implementation with the business goals. Flawed strategies and ineffective alignment can only result in confusion, thus leading to further delays. Therefore, all Six Sigma implementation ideas and strategies should involve meticulous planning that aligns with project execution and organizational development. Additionally, the implementation of such strategies must be monitored attentively to check for any changes that need to be brought in to follow Six Sigma efforts better.

Lack of support from senior management
While emphasizing on the importance of Six Sigma into business processes at all times, there is sometimes lack of commitment and consistent support for the same from managers and leaders, which ultimately leads to devastating results! This is because they believe that good resources, intentions, efforts, and time are enough. However, this is not true. Senior leadership support needs to be always available, and must in fact seep down to every level within the organization. Strong leadership support is after all the prime solution to Six Sigma success. This is why the senior management should have regular communications with all the members of the organization, where the role of Six Sigma initiatives should be emphasized and aligned with the business goals. Moreover, the progress must be discussed at management review meetings, and Six Sigma should become a mandatory agenda for all organizational events.

Lack of teamwork
Without the efforts of each and every member of the organization put in, Six Sigma implementation cannot be successful. The advantages of Six Sigma implementation must be communicated by the senior management to all members of the organization along with the formal rules that can help to attain business goals. Also, all the business and strategic objectives must be carefully linked to the Six Sigma implementation to achieve complete support from all the members of the organization.

Neglecting business goals in the process of gaining Six Sigma training
Organizations today are seen to be striving hard to hire trained and certified Six Sigma professionals into their team. Although it is very important to hire such professionals, and also provide your regular team with specialized Six Sigma training, it is equally important to outline the right steps of implementing and executing Six Sigma within the organization. After training, there needs to adequate mentoring and support for the team to coordinate projects in the right manner. Also, there must be complete focus on the business goals so that the correct infrastructural capabilities for handling Six Sigma projects can be incorporated.

For attaining the finest Six Sigma certification in India, you can have your team learn from professionals like TQMI, who have an experience in delivering outstanding results since more than the past two decades.

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Tips For Effective Preparation Of The Six Sigma Exam

Six Sigma is a methodology and set of tools that aims to identify, scrutinize, and eliminate errors in a process. A Six Sigma process is almost 100% error-free, particularly stating 3.4 defects in one million processes. Six Sigma teams are those that contain a mixture of skills and people fulfilling the roles that are appropriate to their training level. There are five levels of Six Sigma named after the names of martial levels, namely White Belt, Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt, and Master Black Belt, ranging from the least experienced to most experienced. Whichever level you stand at, you would always want to go a step higher; and for this you require proper training. To have your team undergo professional training to achieve qualified Six Sigma Certification in India, you must approach a specialist like TQMI who has been providing such guidance and qualifications to businesses since more than the past two decades. As you prepare for such certification, you must consider incorporating the following tips.

Plan up a schedule
You must first identify the key subject areas, after which you can appropriately create a study group with the same interests, and prepare a weekly schedule. You must try to cover one chapter per week and complete it before 3 weeks before the examinations. Read each chapter before your study group session and mark all the key questions and concepts. Even if you need to work hard to stick to your schedule, you must put in all efforts to achieve it. You must be very sure that you know how to use each tool and concept in every chapter so that you expertise in understanding where and when you can apply each tool. After every chapter, make it a habit to summarize the key points and topics. After completion of all chapters, combine the entire summary list from all chapters to make it a master summary that you can review before the exam.

Create an exam toolkit
Break out each phase of the DMAIC methodology, which means Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. Create an outline of the text book containing all sections and sub-sections for every chapter. Also, create a reference guide containing all terms and tools, brief descriptions, and textbook page numbers that can prove to be a very important go-to reference in order to quickly refer to and locate a topic in the textbook. Additionally, you must be very organized with your materials and know how to use them efficiently.

Exam preparation
Work with a study group to identify problems and gain understanding of both correct and incorrect answers. Next, identify your strategy before the exam. This includes going through all the questions and marking the questions to which you have answers to. Next, mark the questions you feel less confident about answering. With all this in hand, you can do an in-depth review for the marked questions. Answer all the definition type questions first. Then, group all the questions according to the phases of DMAIC by writing the phase next to the question.

Although preparing for and giving the Six Sigma examination is a challenge, but with proper preparation and a great support system, you can achieve a rewarding and hard-earned LeanSix Sigma Certification in India!

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