There is a big debate within the Lean Six Sigma community regarding lists and what should be on a list for implementation of Lean Six Sigma. I favor lists to not having lists since the list defines the process and has multiple people review the list for omissions or improper inclusion.


In this article, we see a critical function list for Six Sigma. Overall, I agree with the article and expect all four points to be covered in every Six Sigma project. In fact, I use these everyday as an accountant.

  • Control Charts
  • FMEA – Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
  • Histogram
  • Pareto Chart

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Gary Kapanowski – Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – Excelsior

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