FAQs


Qn: What is Six Sigma ?

Ans: Six Sigma, as a professional discipline, is a Breakthrough Strategy with an effective approach & proper deployment involving the use of a set of High-end Statistical (the term sigma statistically refers to a measure of variation denoted by standard deviation) & Quality tools with Analytical thinking, arranged in a unique way for solving Chronic problems, with no known root cause(s), plaguing a business/process (in any Industry/work area or field), & improving performance therein, achieving Optimum results (by way of Defect Reduction, Yield improvement with Quality, Improved Customer Satisfaction, Higher Net Income – profit/cost savings to the business, & Continual Improvement). Simply defined in a professional sense, Six Sigma is a measure of Quality that strives for perfection with benefits to both Business & Customer. There are different levels of Six Sigma knowledge. Viz, Six Sigma Yellow Belt (SSYB), Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB), Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB), & Six Sigma Master Black Belt (SSMBB), coined in relation to martial arts. There is/are also Six Sigma Champion(s) (SSC) at the senior & top management of a company/organisation, who provide(s) support to SSBBs & does/do not fall under the hierarchy of various Six Sigma belts.

Qn: What is Six Sigma Yellow Belt (SSYB), Green Belt (GB), etc ?
Qn: The answer to the first question says that SS can be applied to any industry / work area or field. So, what are the specific areas ?
Qn: How does one test own Aptitude for learning Six Sigma ?
Qn: What are the knowledge pre-requisites for Six Sigma training ?
Qn: Six Sigma involves Statistics. Can one handle complex statistical stuff, if coming from a non-statistical academic background ?
Qn: Who is eligible (academically & professionally) to join a Six Sigma training course ?
Qn: What is the impact of Six Sigma on one's thought & work process ?
Qn: Why is Six Sigma important as an additional professional course for self-employed & working professionals ?
Qn: When is the suitable time to get trained in Six Sigma. Also, is work experience necessary before joining the SS training program ?
Qn: In addition to SS knowledge what are the skills that one acquires during the SS training program/course ?
Qn: How does SS training & certification help in long term career development ?
Qn: Does SS follow any particular methodology in its problem solving approach ?
Qn: What is the DMAIC & DMADV approach ?
Qn: Are the certificates issued after SS training & examination accredited by any recognized body ?
Qn: Are online training programs on SS offered. If yes, how effective are they ?
Qn: Is it necessary (as an employee/working professional) to learn Six Sigma by oneself at own expense (it being a professional course), which can be learnt even through employer/corporate sponsored program later ?
Qn: What should be the time gap between learning two six sigma programs ?
Qn: As mentioned previously (in Ans to the third question above), is it possible for one to directly go for SSBB training skipping SSGB ?
Qn: Is it necessary to complete SS project post training ?
Qn: After undergoing SS training can one change his/her work industry. For eg, from Manufacturing to Service, etc, per interest/need ?

FAQs on ISPE

Qn: How was ISPE formed ?
Qn: Why should one go for training (on Six Sigma, Lean, etc) with ISPE ?
Qn: What is the exam pattern at ISPE. How difficult is the examination. What is the passing percentage & can one re-appear ? When will the certificates be issued ?
Qn: What value does the SS certificate issued by ISPE carry ?
Qn: What other training programs does ISPE offer ?