The high priests of the Six Sigma movement tend to be analytical thinkers who relish a methodical, data-driven process that enhances productivity. George Eckes certainly fits this profile. Like any good consultant, he doesn’t tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Six Sigma; he leaves you wanting more. For example, the book’s treatment of “measurement dashboards” – the metrics used to assess the efficiency of a given process – is less than definitive. The strength of his book, however, is that Eckes actually lays out detailed case studies from his retreats and seminars, practically handing you an agenda for getting a Six Sigma project off the ground. You’ll feel you’ve been part of a Six Sigma initiative from its opening stages. After you read this book you may not know enough to be a Six Sigma champion, but getAbstract predicts that you’ll no longer be a novice.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to get Six Sigma projects off the ground;
- How to put Six Sigma to work throughout your organization; and
- What pitfalls can derail a Six Sigma initiative.
About the Author
George Eckes is a consultant and Six Sigma expert with more than 20 years of experience. He also wrote The Six Sigma Revolution.