In This Chapter
Tapping into a wealth of knowledge and experience
Using the power of the web
Considering software applications
Joining a community of interest and developing a network
Sometimes Lean Six Sigma seems a bit daunting. But don’t worry; plenty of help and good experience exists if you know where to look. In this chapter we show you where to find all the advice and resources you need.
A well-managed Lean Six Sigma programme relies on teamwork and support being available for everyone involved across the organisation through an internal network. Support can be offered through a spectrum of different coloured ‘belts’; for example, Black Belts supporting Green Belts (see Chapter 2 for more on how the martial arts relate to Lean Six Sigma). Ideally, Black Belts will be able to call on support from Master Black Belts who are professional experts in Lean Six Sigma, but in smaller organisations this support may be outsourced to a specialist.
The ‘belt’ terminology isn’t mandatory. Many organisations just use terms ...