They say that Six Sigma was created by a Motorola engineer, who ended up dying in the company cafeteria.
It’s all about cost-cutting. Sure, there are other benefits such as:
- Cost reduction (duh!)
- Culture charge
- Customer retention
- Cycle-time reduction
- Defect reduction
- Market-share growth
- Product/service development
- Productivity improvements
Now I think Six Sigma can work for you, but the two things I personally don’t like about it?
- takes too long to run a Six Sigma project.
- Six Sigma practitioners are known as "Belts", as in "I’m a Six Sigma Master Black Belt".
Yes, you do get a martial arts belt.
All too much wankery for me.