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Old 05-05-2019, 12:44 PM
 
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Solid because it impresses the hell out of other companies? Sure.
How long ago did you get the certification?
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Old 05-05-2019, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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How long ago did you get the certification?
I've worked in, around and with companies obsessed with these religious talismans since the number 9000 was invented. One of my primary... skills is the gathering of esoteric information and repackaging it for comprehension and understanding. I have yet to receive an explanation of 'efficiency' and 'process' systems that makes the slightest bit of sense outside their own theology.
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Old 05-05-2019, 01:15 PM
 
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I thought about getting a certification but since there are no jobs that require no experience, there's no way to get a job as a six sigma anything.
Do you just hit copy and paste?
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Old 05-05-2019, 01:34 PM
 
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I've been working in statistics for over 20 years and never encountered any kind of Sigma Belting.
Why would you? You don't work in process design. Aren't statistics used in many industries? Isn't sigma the representation for standard deviation?
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Old 05-05-2019, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Aren't statistics used in many industries?
And misused in many more, besides. But they're so... precise and mathematical!
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Old 05-05-2019, 01:37 PM
 
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And misused in many more, besides. But they're so... precise and mathematical!
That's not my concern as an employee.
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Old 05-05-2019, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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That's not my concern as an employee.
Unsurprising... the sum of your comments is that nothing much is, except maybe your paycheck. You manage to disparage and dismiss everything except that and the holy font from which it comes.
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Old 05-05-2019, 01:49 PM
 
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Unsurprising... the sum of your comments is that nothing much is, except maybe your paycheck. You manage to disparage and dismiss everything except that and the holy font from which it comes.
It's a legitimate singular focus that helps to secure my future.
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Old 05-05-2019, 02:01 PM
 
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I've worked in, around and with companies obsessed with these religious talismans since the number 9000 was invented. One of my primary... skills is the gathering of esoteric information and repackaging it for comprehension and understanding. I have yet to receive an explanation of 'efficiency' and 'process' systems that makes the slightest bit of sense outside their own theology.
It's in the same veins of agile development. In context of optimizing manufacturing, it definitely has uses.

I've worked in for manufacturing companies in my life, both benefited from six sigma.

It sounds like you'd benefit in reading what the six sigma certification entails if you are unsure what it offers.
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Old 05-05-2019, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I don't dispute that there is a need for process control and efficiency management* but I think these overwrought systems turn it into a religion, with all the trappings and rituals practiced more for their own sake and to generate reams of "meaningful" reports than to any optimum real-world result.

Any time a process process is packaged and sold, it become suspicious. Such formalization drives the rise of 'disciples' - in Alan Watts' definition of those who got an A in the course but missed the whole point.



* One of my major interests is the evolution of efficiency - the Gilbreths, Gantt and even Terrible Taylor.
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