Q: What can I learn from studying Six-Sigma? What is the benefits?
Six Sigma is a methodology on Business Process Improvement.We can gain financial benefit by improving the steps of doing a business process. Process performance can be increased by eliminated those non-value added steps of steps which will create a lot of error for rework the job being done. of doing a particular work, task. For a problem arises, there may be tens or hundreds factors affecting. Six Sigma is using statistical tools to identify what are the few root causes and then fix them. And the most importance is to control the factors to make the process performance wellSix Sigma Professional are not necessary be an IT expert in most cases, we are Indrustrial Engineers which know welll about operational processes. Siz Sigma Professional are good helping hands of Top management because Six Sigma project can help a company to save Million $ with only limited investment. Salary for Six Sigma Black Bet is HK$40K-60K per month depending of the experience.Many big corp. especially finnncial sectors e.g. (HSBC, AXA, GP etc.) has built their own Six Sigma teams to continue process improvement projects.:)
That why when defining a Six Sigma Project we have to clearly define one or a few KPIs which are really can measure the performance of the process. Six Sigma is not a Project Management philosophy. But with PMP knowledge, you can manage a Six Sigma project more easily.Normally, there is a pitch fall for IT professionals when handling project which are normally disconnected with the business side, Six sigma can fill the gap that the IT solutions are focused to solve the root cause of a problem. Thus the value of Six Sigma is focusing on Business Benefit
Normally, the scope of Six Sigma will be limited to solve the few root cause being identified and the project life cycle will be the best controlled within 1/2 a year with project team member not more than 12. For really big six Sigma project, we will separate it into several managable scale six Sigma projects and may be done by several teams like a program in PMP.