Six SIGMA Journey from Art to Science: A Business Novel available in Paperback
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Often the most difficult part of the Six Sigma process is getting everyone to understand and completely support the initiative. This is the focus of The Six Sigma Journey from Art to Science, which explains the Six Sigma process in a very understandable and easy-to-read manner. The book is a fictional novel which follows the main character as he implements Six Sigma in his company. It chronicles the deployment of Six Sigma along with the real events that happen as companies implement Six Sigma, including the people who oppose it, what is needed to make Six Sigma work, and the many successes and the failures along the way. Through the use of examples and the lives of the characters, the reader gains an understanding of not only the technical aspect of Six Sigma but also the human side. Because the book is more motivational than technical the reader gets a much better understanding of why Six Sigma is successful. An ideal book for any company looking to get started in Six Sigma, or those experienced in Six Sigma hoping to better educate employees on the process.
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I really love this story-telling book. I see it a thrilling professional/scientific story that reflects what any organization new to Six Sigma is facing in the way to achieve improvement. From expected resistance to change, to lack of functional heads support, to workforce depression due to many tried-but-failed systems and consultants offerings¿Larry Walters introduced all this stuff in a very thrilling story of a pigment-making company.I like how Walters emphasized the need to acquire top management support to make the Six Sigma dream come true. This kind of support makes or breaks this dream. Besides, it was obvious how perseverance and hard work is essential to set up and achieve any change in general.The writer made the story comprehensive by using all types of people one may see in any change endeavor. The supporter, the enthusiastic, the opponent, the proponent, the hesitant¿I see the book excellent for those who want to know what Six Sigma is about and how it may change lives of loser companies into winners through simple examples and dramatic series of events.