Chapter 5 Lean Six Sigma Basics

DOI: 10.4324/9781003397649-7

This chapter is an accelerated overview of the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) basics. However, the material in this chapter is also covered in more depth throughout this book. It is also a good test prep for standardized exams.

Lean Six Sigma supports the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and assumes that most International Lean Six Sigma practitioners already have essential project management knowledge. There are, however, deviations in Lean Six Sigma that are not supported by the PMBOK® Guide.

The most significant deviation from the PMBOK® Guide is that the International Lean Six Sigma practitioner must begin with the fundamental belief that most processes need improvement. ...

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