Data Analytics 101 for BA’s, PM’s and Six Sigma Practitioners

Data analysis is growing by leaps and bounds. More and more, business analysts, project managers, and Six Sigma practitioners have access to more data. The key is how to derive useful information from the raw data. That is where data analytics comes in. TRUISM! Raw data is not fit for human consumption, but the information […] read more

Can Six Sigma and Business Process Management Coexist?

One of the most powerful ways to improve business performance is combining business process management (BPM) strategies with Six Sigma strategies. BPM strategies emphasize process improvements and automation to drive performance, while Six Sigma uses statistical analysis to drive quality improvements. The two strategies are not mutually exclusive, however, and some savvy companies have discovered […] read more

Why it makes sense to get Six Sigma certified

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has been a case study on how to successfully rebrand and make famous, existing process improvement techniques.  LSS is the conglomeration of Lean Manufacturing, Statistical Process Control, Deming’s Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, and some project management.  LSS was made famous in the business world in the ‘90’s by Jack Welch, the CEO of […] read more

Your next certification: Professional Business Analyst

PMI has launched a new certification called “Professional Business Analyst” or PMI-PBA in order to enhance and standardize the role of a project-oriented business analyst (BA).  Since many PM’s also do BA activities, there is a natural synergy. PM’s should seriously consider getting this certification, as a way to improve their skills and get formal […] read more

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