20 Tips Team Leaders – Six Sigma Green Belts and Black Belts

The ability to solve complicated business problems quickly is more important than ever in today’s economy. From the time we’re little kids, we’re taught to solve problems by trial and error. That’s fine if the problem is as simple as a burned out light bulb. When the issue is a muddle of business, technical and […] read more

On October 17th, 2014, posted in: Six Sigma by

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

On August 25th, 2014, posted in: Business Analysis, Project Management by

With Agile, are IT Project managers obsolete?

When I attended my first Agile chapter meeting, we had a tour of an IT department who had gone Agile all the way. The halls and cubicles were completely lined with whiteboards.  There were electronic burndown charts and other visuals at various key places.  We heard success stories and then had a Q&A session. My […] read more

On August 4th, 2014, posted in: Project Management by