SixSigma is a big buzzword. But what does it mean and how does it work? Obviously, there are many good, but even exhaustive publications on this subject. Our book recommendations enable you a to start applying SixSigma tools in a useful way. Wheeler describes the statistical tools of SixSigma whereas Lunau covers tools for planning projects. Further titles can be found in the shop.
This book provides a very simple introduction to typical methods of data analysis and statistics usually applied in SixSigma projects. It is pleasantly readable and contains many valuable tips and hints. This is not a book for readers mainly interested in mathematical backgrounds.
Pyzdek, Thomas; The Six Sigma Handbook - A Complete Guide for Green Belts, Black Belts and Managers at All Levels; Revised and Expanded Edition (2008)
Pyzdek provides the most comprehensive SixSigma reference. This book covers all statistical and
quality improvement tools usually applied in SixSigma projects. It is indispensable for greenbelts
and blackbelts as well as for professionals starting to deal with SixSigma tools.
The third edition will be published in 2009!
George, Michael L.; Rowlands, David; Price, Mark; Maxey, John: The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed, (2004)
George et al. cover Lean and SixSigma tools and concepts. Especially they show how to determine
the right tool within the SixSigma family for different purposes.
To sum it up: This book offers a quick, easy reference on using the DMAIC improvement cycle.