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by The Juran Institute

Includes everything a Six Sigma facilitator needs to lead Six Sigma training

The Six Sigma Basic Training Kit, complete with facilitator notes, learning exercises, case studies, and more, is a series of training modules for any company that is implementing Six Sigma. It provides everything a trainer needs to take a quality improvement team through the Six Sigma process step by step, from appreciating quality to creating and executing a quality-improvement plan.

Classic, simple processes developed by the world-famous Juran Institute have been turned into easy training modules on how to:

Identify business processes needing improvement Work as a team on the solution Track time and cost savings that result from the new process, and more
Download The Six Sigma Basic Training Kit: Implementing Juran's 6-Step Quality Improvement Process And Six Sigma Tools epub
ISBN: 0070653437
ISBN13: 978-0070653436
Category: Business
Subcategory: Management & Leadership
Author: The Juran Institute
Language: English
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (November 8, 2001)
Pages: 300 pages
ePUB size: 1128 kb
FB2 size: 1690 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 713
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The book is a very good tool to use to teach the basics of Six Sigma. The training guide is exact, clear, and concise as is the participant guide.
It is a BASIC course and as such, it contains no statistical tools.
Now for the bad.
The paper of the manual is very flimsy and apt to tear.
The participant guide section starts with page number 201. I thought perhaps it should start with page 1.
On some of the Participant pages, at the bottom it gives a web address to go to if you would like to download an electronic (MS Word) customizable document. I went there, and could not figure out how to do so.
I think the book is an excellent basic training kit, as advertised, but handle the manual gingerly, the pages more than likely to tear.
There are some caveats. The tools are not what one would consider core 6-Sigma tools (i.e., no control charts), however this book is still a worthwhile training kit. Its main value is to provide a firm grounding in the basics for non-technical members of an organization that is implementing 6-Sigma. When used for that purpose the book gives the trainer or facilitator a clearly laid out syllabus for teaching what 6-Sigma means and why it's important to organizations from quality and competitive advantage perspectives.

In addition to providing a roadmap for teaching the what's and why's, the syllabus also covers a number of concepts and tools that will prove useful to anyone from admin assistant to line manager, including a good understanding of quality, cause analysis, powerful, but simple, tools (cause and effect, flow and Pareto diagrams and charts).

For the professional trainer or facilitator the book epitomizes what excellent training documentation should look like. The layout makes good use of white space, the writing is clear, and the use of tables and graphics enhance learning.

If you are a trainer or facilitator this book will dramatically shorten course design and provide you with solid training materials. It is not suited for advanced training in 6-Sigma techniques, however, but for the target audience I cited above it's perfect.
Overall, the quality of this book is adequate, provided you aren't expecting a thorough treatment. That, in itself, would've rated it three stars if there wasn't one mitigating factor - in reading this book, one could (easily) assume the Juran Group (or Juran himself) invented Six Sigma, and nothing could be further from the truth. (As best as I know, it was Bob Gavin, in 1988.)
Egoism drops the rating to two stars.
This book is a good basic overview - nothing more. Save yourself the grief (and money!) and buy the Pyzdek book instead.
I am an ASQ certified Black Belt and a Six Sigma Trainer in Germany. I expected a good help for instruction but I was extremely dissapointed. This Kit contains no cd or disc with powerpoint slides. The contents are very primitive and not very helpful in training any students with a little experience in quality management. The name Six Sigma Training Kit is in my eyes wrong because it contains nearly only basic quality tools found in better publications. This time the name "Juran" doesn't guarantee quality. For 10% of the price buy better Rath&Strong's Pocket Guide!