Category Archives: 4th Sigma

Quality Processes For Corporate Services

4th Sigma: Decompose Now And Projects Won’t Go Bad Later!


Long time readers of this Blog are familiar with my “4th Sigma” series on building simpler, easy to implement process improvement. I’ve argued against training for (and using) all of the tools that Six Sigma offers. It’s not that the … Continue reading

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Genius PMO: Tracking A Project’s Financial Benefit Is Pure Genius


At the Wednesday (11/30) meeting of the  NYC chapter of the Project Management Institute, Marc Resch gave a compelling presentation on the importance of cash flow models.  In a very short time, Mr. Resch covered a lot of important territory. … Continue reading

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4th Sigma: Napoleon’s Rabbits & Identifying Best Practices


Don’t you hate it when an overblown public debate is started by the questionable use of a single phrase or word (probably half of the debates in Washington these days)? However, there are times when just one-word  matters. In, “The … Continue reading

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4th Sigma: A Tale of Efficiency… Why Bigger Is Better!


This Blog is another chapter in our ongoing collection of tips, tools and observations to drive simple process improvement…The 4th Sigma. Today, we’re going to talk about growth. A healthy firm is always trying to grow. Growth may be needed … Continue reading

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4th Sigma: How To Listen When The Client Is Silent


If you’ve been following this Blog, you know that we have been discussing variability: how the products and services we provide can be better or worse at any given moment. We then created a tool for identifying and quantifying the … Continue reading

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4th Sigma: P Charts Made Simple


It’s been a while since we spent any time on the 4th Sigma, so let’s take a few minutes today and talk about using the 4th Sigma process to address some problems in your operation. If you’re a regular reader, … Continue reading

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4th Sigma: Project Charters, Part 3 – Building Consensus


A Project Charter is a document that describes a project, names the people who will perform the project, what their roles will be and the name of the project sponsor (the individual that requested the project). Any book on Six … Continue reading

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