Book review on 'Six Sigma Workbook For Dummies'

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Research and Markets has announced the addition of “Six Sigma Workbook For Dummies” to their offering.

Need help implementing or understanding Six Sigma? Want to take this powerful problem-solving methodology and apply it to your business? Six Sigma isn’t just for Fortune 500 companies anymore. It is for every business, even yours, no matter how big or small. This hands-on workbook provides the knowledge, insight and practical exercises you need to master Six Sigma and put it to work in your business. Perfect as a companion workbook for “Six Sigma For Dummies” – or any other Six Sigma book – Six Sigma Workbook For Dummies gives you a wealth of examples, problems, and other tools you need to turn Six Sigma theory into practice.

Discover . . .

  • How to form and lead a Six Sigma initiative
  • Project alignment with business objectives and strategy
  • How to create process flow maps and models
  • Chart and graph plotting for analysis and interpretation
  • Methods for calculating Sigma scores
  • How to quantify variable relationships

Six Sigma Workbook For Dummies offers hands-on guidance for both management and technical aspects of Six Sigma implementation, particularly in applying the statistical tools necessary for sound decision-making. An important companion for the more conceptual Six Sigma For Dummies, this book serves as a source for more focused statistical explanation and practice, facilitating a deeper understanding of Six Sigma methods. This is the perfect vehicle for anyone with a basic understanding of Six Sigma who wants to customize the model with real-life numbers and walk through the process of determining how best to apply Six Sigma to specific situations.

The Six Sigma Workbook For Dummies fills the need for a hands-on, practice guide for both the management and technical arenas of Six Sigma. An important companion volume to the more conceptual Six Sigma For Dummies book, the Workbook provides a source for practice, refreshing, and deepening of Six Sigma knowledge. Together, these two books create a collection of all the concepts, examples, practices, and tools necessary for anyone to succeed with Six Sigma. The Six Sigma Workbook For Dummies would be the first complete and reliable compilation of examples and practice for Six Sigma.


Part I: Getting Started in Six Sigma.

Chapter 1: Getting Ready for Six Sigma: The Effects of Variation.

Chapter 2: Forming a Six Sigma Initiative.

Chapter 3: Leading and Managing a Six Sigma Initiative.

Part II: Defining a Six Sigma Project.

Chapter 4: Putting the Right Foot Forward: Defining a Six Sigma Project.

Chapter 5: Brainstorming the Inputs to Your Process.

Chapter 6: Prioritizing Which Inputs to Address.

Part III: Mastering Measuring.

Chapter 7: Categorizing Data and Calculating Measures of Variation.

Chapter 8: A Picture's Worth 1,000 Words: Measuring with Charts and Graphs.

Chapter 9: Yield and Defects: Calculating the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Part IV: Assessing the Right Approach to Your Analysis.

Chapter 10: Mastering Measurement System Analysis (MSA).

Chapter 11: Capability: Matching Performance to Need.

Chapter 12: Narrowing Your Inputs with Confidence.

Part V: Improving and Controlling.

Chapter 13: Quantifying Variable Relationships.

Chapter 14: Planning and Conducting 2k Factorial Experiments.

Chapter 15: Constructing Control Plans and Charts.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Implementation Myths of Six Sigma.

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Finishing a Six Sigma Project Successfully.


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