I have interviewed over 200 quality professionals in the last year or so and end up asking what do they prefer - Lean or Six Sigma. My original intention was to initiate a discussion and not to arrive at a conclusion. However, as I kept asking the same question I found a vast majority (over 80%) of candidates saying they loved Lean. While this is fine, as we all have preferences, I followed up the question with a WHY. This is where rubber meets the road.
- It doesn’t need data (not a lot of it)
- Management gets it
- It’s faster (and easier)