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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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Summary

Sustaining momentum and growing occurs between the completion of all the training and projects identified in the original deployment plan and the completion of deployment across the organization, when you are ready to make the transition from Six Sigma as an initiative to Six Sigma as the normal way you work.

This phase may last several years. It consists of both a defensive strategy (sustaining momentum) and an offensive strategy (growing the effort). Keys to the defensive strategy are taking proactive steps to hold the gains from completed projects, and also hold the gains from the overall Six Sigma initiative.

Implementing the remaining infrastructure elements is the critical success factor in this defensive strategy. These elements ...

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