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Leading Six Sigma: A Step-by-Step Guide Based on Experience with GE and Other Six Sigma Companies by Roger W. Hoerl, Ronald D. Snee

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Chapter 5. Managing the Effort

“Six Sigma works if you follow the process. If Six Sigma is not working you're not following the process.”

—AlliedSignal Manager

Your Six Sigma initiative is now under way. The Executive and Champion workshops have been held. A deployment plan has been drafted, and an implementation plan is in place. The initial projects and Black Belts have been selected, and the first wave of training has been held. It is likely that the initial wave of enthusiasm has carried the Six Sigma effort this far. You are now reaching a critical transition point.

Once the first set of projects has been completed, and the initiative begins to expand rapidly, you will need to make the transition from a short-term launch to a well-managed ...

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