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Six Sigma Belts

Six Sigma is a business management strategy that aims to improve the output of processes by removing variation and errors in both manufacturing and business processes. To this end it uses a series of quality management methods. Unlike many process improvement frameworks it requires it’s own infrastructure within an organisation – people who are experts […]

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The Plan, Do, Check, Act Cycle (The Deming Cycle)

The Deming Cycle was proposed by W. Edwards Deming (see The Pioneers of Quality for more on Deming himself). It is a continuous improvement model made up of 4-steps which you repeat over and over, bringing incremental improvement each time, and thus large improvements over time. The Deming Cycle is often shown using the following simple […]

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The SCRUM Process | SCRUM Framework

This article gives a very quick executive summary of the Scrum process / framework. It should be noted that referring to the Scrum Process above is somewhat of a misnomer. This is because Scrum is a framework, not a process. What this means is that rather than providing a detailed process, many of the decisions […]

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The Pioneers of Quality

We all want to build good quality products and services, and the field of quality management has been around for a long time. When we think of the quality processes that are widely used today (Total Quality Management, Six Sigma, Cost of Quality etc), then the names of four men stand out in particular. Each of […]

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