Learn more about the Xerox Design for Lean Six Sigma

I have been intrigued by the Xerox Design for Lean Six Sigma methodology. In my search for more information about the subject, I ran across this book that I would like to share with you, Lessons Learned from an Unconventional Design for Lean Six Sigma Deployment. It is an easy read without out laboring in methodology. The book was focused on how the process was established and implemented. I thought the Amazon comments were an accurate portrayal of the book.

An excerpt from a PRLog.org News Release:

The book outlines the successful development and deployment of Xerox’s Design for Lean Six Sigma initiative within the product development community. Written by Norm Fowler, the book outlines the unconventional approach to the program’s content and certification development as well as overall corporate-wide deployment. Prior to starting Keys Six Sigma, Norm was a member of Xerox’s Corporate Lean Six Sigma Senior Staff and had responsibility for the Design for Lean Six Sigma initiative.Xerox_DFLSS.jpg

Norm describes in detail the collaborative process use in developing the unconventional program structure built around elements such as a unique competency-based certification process based on a set of standard System Engineering skills, integration of Lean and DMAIC methods and a “push” coaching model. Included were not only the technical and process issues associated with development and deployment, but also those associated with the program’s pervasiveness across the Corporation and sustainability over time.

The book concludes with a series of lessons learned through the development and deployment phases that are equally applicable to other types of corporate-wide initiatives. If you would like to learn more about author Norm Fowler and his company, his link is Keys Six Sigma.com.

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