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Lean Six Sigma is the fusion of two universally accepted process-based problem-solving methodologies (Lean & Six Sigma) with the primary goals of reducing waste and minimizing unwanted variation.
Lean Six Sigma is used by both private companies and public agencies to improve performance and every level of the organization depending on the need of the entity.
- Yellow Belt – an individual trained in a basic understanding of the Lean Six Sigma principles. Generally, will have a limited implementation capability of the methodology but plays a key role as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on a Lean Six Sigma project
- b. Green Belt - an individual trained and certified as an expert in the Lean Six Sigma principles and methodology. This individual may lead Lean Six Sigma projects with limited or localized scopes. That level of Lean Six Sigma expertise enables them to be a key asset on large enterprise or cross-functional projects.
- c. Black Belt - an individual trained and certified at the mastery levels of the Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies. These individuals are the keys to driving enterprise or agency wide cross functional projects. Leading teams of people to include Yellow Belts, Green Belts, and Subject Matter Experts to achieve goals that improve the performance of organizations, enterprises, and agencies. They also teach and coach the methodology to Yellow and Green Belts.
- d. Master Black Belt – A Senior Black Belt who has taken on other taskings to include higher level statistical training, Lean Six Sigma strategy and program development and deployment, teaching, coaching, and certifying all Lean Six Sigma Belt levels and Champions. In many organizations, these individuals are senior managers with teams of Black Belts or other project resources working with them tasked with achieving specific strategic performance improvement goals.
A Lean Six Sigma Champion is usually a business leader who champions the Lean Six Sigma methodology across their lines of influence as the problem-methodology of choice. The champion also supports key projects and enables the success of those projects via removing obstacles of various types so that the project team, which usually include at least one Lean Six Sigma Belt and an array of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) has an opportunity for success.
Although the math in Lean Six Sigma can be done with pen and paper, most entities utilize a statistical software package for ease of use. Tactegra prefers the SigmaXL software package primarily because of price, it is an Excel Add-On, and has just about all the capabilities the average Lean Six Sigma Belt will ever need and use.
Although Tactegra offers Lean Six Sigma Training & Certifications in 3 modes at 3 certification levels, along with Lean Six Sigma Program implementation, Lean Six Sigma projects is the bread & butter of the Tactegra Consulting business.
Tactegra offers Yellow Belt, Green Belt, and Black Belt certifications in 3 modes, classroom, blended, and now self-paced digital via our new Learning Management System (LMS).
Both D.M.A.I.C. and DFSS or D.M.A.D.V. are project frameworks utilized by Lean Six Sigma Belts. D.M.A.I.C., the framework most are familiar with, is utilized to improve an existing process. Whereas D.M.A.D.V. or Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is a framework used by Belts trained in this discipline to create or design a process from scratch.
A Lean Six Sigma Program is an entity’s, whether private or public, approach to adopting the Lean Six Sigma methodology as its problem-solving methodology of choice. It usually consists of training, certifications, and projects completed in a strategic manner and deployed across the entity. A program also has two primary models centralized or decentralized. A centralized model is where there is a group of specialized individuals whose full-time role in the entity is to work on a selected number of strategic projects utilizing Lean Six Sigma to improve a pre-determined segment of the entity’s performance. A decentralized model is where various segments within the entity are utilizing the methodology in a variety of ways as they see fit, dictated by the organization’s leadership autonomously within the segment.
Yes. Over the years Tactegra has designed a Process Maturity or Process Health capability utilizing our proprietary Process Based Optimization Program. This methodology allows entities, both public and private, to identify the current state or health of their process ecosystem or any single process. It allows the entity to score the process and create a path forward to improve the process score or maturity level over time.
Lean Six Sigma is a Continuous Process Improvement methodology.
With greater than 75 years of practical hands-on experience in applying the Lean Six Sigma methodologies, whether via projects, training, or program implementations, the Tactegra
Consultancy has been able to achieve a whopping 95% success rate since our inception over 14+ years ago. That standard is the mark of our professionalism and our ability to deliver results for our clients. Whether from our days as corporate employees, corporate executives, or consultants, Tactegra has been tried, tested, and awarded for our endeavors utilizing the Lean Six Sigma methodology.