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Introducing the Gemba Academy School of Six Sigma

By Ron Pereira Updated on April 2nd, 2013

Gemba Academy School of Six SigmaFor the past 6 months I, along with my Gemba Academy colleagues, have been extremely busy developing what we now call the Gemba Academy School of Six Sigma.

I’m obviously extremely biased… but I have to confess… I’m quite happy with the result.

The School of Six Sigma consists of 200+ videos covering topics ranging from Project Selection to Advanced Response Surface Design of Experiments.

We’ve also included several of our most popular, and critical, School of Lean courses such as 5S Workplace Productivity and Practical Problem Solving.

The Gemba Academy Difference

The thing I’m most excited about is the fact that both the School of Six Sigma & School of Lean follow the traditional Gemba Academy “site based” subscription model.

Traditionally, Six Sigma has been seen by some as an “elitist” methodology where only a few “chosen” people are selected to attend training.

Our sincere hope is that our site based subscriptions – which start at $1,295 for a one year subscription – will enable anyone interested in learning about Lean & Six Sigma the opportunity to do so.

For those interested, we’re also offering a certification option which will require both project work and the passing of an 80 question exam.

To be sure, we are not interested in becoming a certification mill where people essentially buy their certification.

Lean vs. Six Sigma

lean vs six sigmaAdditionally, another aspect of Continuous Improvement we hope to impact relates to the Lean vs. Six Sigma debate.

As many of you know, there are some “lean thinkers” who have less than kind things to say about six sigma.

And, to be sure, there are hard core “six sigma practitioners” who think lean is nothing more than laying tape on the ground and drawing value stream maps… which is obviously flawed logic.

True Knowledge

Socrates once said, “To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.”

It’s with this same spirit that we sincerely hope to spread the good news that is Lean & Six Sigma to as many people around the world as possible.

And by doing so we hope to bridge the divide between lean and six sigma since, in the end, the two methodologies can work together in harmony.

Sneak Peak

Here’s a sneak peak at one of the videos from the DOE section of the course. If you’re reading this via email or RSS you may need to click through to the site.

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  1. Angela Schmidt

    January 30, 2013 - 3:31 pm

    Congrats on the success and growth of Gemba Academy! We have been fans for years.

    • Ron Pereira

      January 30, 2013 - 4:27 pm

      Thank you for the kind words, Angela.

  2. Paul Adams

    January 30, 2013 - 7:32 pm

    is there a way to see more sample videos?

  3. Marianne

    February 14, 2013 - 3:38 am

    Congrats Ron for the success on Gemba Academy School of Six Sigma. Awesome DOE introduction video. Nice topic to share.

    • Ron Pereira

      April 1, 2013 - 10:32 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Marianne.

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