Dilbert Six Sigma cartoon 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?

  1. takes too long to run a Six Sigma project.
  2. 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.

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