Lean IT Essentials – Lean and Six Sigma, A Perfect Pair

Many people wonder about the difference between the Lean approach and Six Sigma. Very briefly, Lean is an all-encompassing philosophy of continuous improvement that involves everyone: management and employees. Sig Sigma, on the other hand, is a statistical analysis methodology that tries to eliminate variation. It is implemented by management and does not involve the employees. Obviously, the reality of both systems is more complex, but this is what it boils down to.

It might also be said that Lean is done with the employees, while Six Sigma is done to the employees. On the surface, it might seem like they are contradictory approaches. However, they are actually quite complimentary. This webinar will show how a marriage of Lean and Six Sigma can be a powerful tool that streamlines processes, creates efficiency and replaces chaos with continuous improvement.

Six Sigma and Lean have the same goal. They both seek to eliminate waste and create the most efficient system possible, but they take different approaches toward achieving this goal. In this video, we will explain the differences and similarities between Lean and Six Sigma and what they can do for you and your IT organization.

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