Six Sigma SIG Update

Six Sigma SIG is our ASQ Raleigh Chapter’s special interest group that focuses on Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma methodologies. In our meetings we showcase our members and special guest’s project work as well as tutorials on new and cutting edge quality tools.

Our meetings are very informal with a lot of question and answer time allowing us to delve deeply into some very interesting topics.  Please be a part of our growing and interesting group. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

Click here to register:  Register for November 2018 SSSIG

Presenter: Susan Barnes

Presenter Bio:   Susan Barnes is a change management expert and has extensive knowledge/experience helping companies implement change management techniques for implementing process or organizational change. She will partner with David Ball and lead this session where we will discuss the change management aspects that every quality professional should be aware of and be able to use to navigate through tough change environments.

 Presentation Title:  Why Can’t I get this Change Implemented?

Presentation Summary:  From the last Six Sigma meeting, David Ball discussion, that was titled: “Repetitive Quality Issue, not again”, went over why repetitive quality issues are present in organizations. He presented a framework where you can evaluate why repeat quality issues are happening. In the discussion he went over a short brief around change management. This was a Hot topic and one that needed more exploration. This session will build from this and show the audience what is change management. Also, we will talk through two scenarios that every quality person will have to address in their quality career.

1)           How to get a leader to change what they do so to improve the quality culture?

2)           How to pull through process changes where the affected teams embrace the change so to increase the probability of the changes being implemented?

 Date:  November 27, 2018

Time: 5:30pm with 30 minutes of socializing and promptly begin the presentations at 6:00pm.  Typically we are finished between 7:00pm and 7:30pm depending on discussion and question time.

Location:  Gregory Poole Equipment Company
4807 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC  27606

Lite refreshments are served.

Share your Six Sigma experiences with ASQ SIG. Tell us about your Six Sigma and Lean project success or get help with issues. Presenters receive 1.0 RU credit towards ASQ certification renewal and a personal gift card.

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