For the past 6 months I, along with my Gemba Academy colleagues, have been extremely busy developing what we now call the Gemba Academy School of Six Sigma.
I’m obviously extremely biased… but I have to confess… I’m quite happy with the result.
The School of Six Sigma consists of 200+ videos covering topics ranging from Project Selection to Advanced Response Surface Design of Experiments.
We’ve also included several of our most popular, and critical, School of Lean courses such as 5S Workplace Productivity and Practical Problem Solving.
The Gemba Academy Difference
Traditionally, Six Sigma has been seen by some as an “elitist” methodology where only a few “chosen” people are selected to attend training.
Our sincere hope is that our site based subscriptions – which start at $1,295 for a one year subscription – will enable anyone interested in learning about Lean & Six Sigma the opportunity to do so.
For those interested, we’re also offering a certification option which will require both project work and the passing of an 80 question exam.
To be sure, we are not interested in becoming a certification mill where people essentially buy their certification.
Lean vs. Six Sigma
As many of you know, there are some “lean thinkers” who have less than kind things to say about six sigma.
And, to be sure, there are hard core “six sigma practitioners” who think lean is nothing more than laying tape on the ground and drawing value stream maps… which is obviously flawed logic.
Socrates once said, “To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.”
It’s with this same spirit that we sincerely hope to spread the good news that is Lean & Six Sigma to as many people around the world as possible.
And by doing so we hope to bridge the divide between lean and six sigma since, in the end, the two methodologies can work together in harmony.
Here’s a sneak peak at one of the videos from the DOE section of the course. If you’re reading this via email or RSS you may need to click through to the site.