Difference Between a Project Program and a Training Program

Don’t get me wrong:  Good training in Six Sigma is a good thing.  But if you structure a corporate program as a training program rather than a projects program, you leave a lot of money on the table.

A Six Sigma program structured around projects measures itself by the number and quality of projects completed.  That is the thing that it reports to management.

A Six Sigma program structured around training measures itself by the number and type of trained “belts” it produces.

You can show the effects of projects on your Income Statement and Balance Sheet.  It’s much harder to show the effects of just training.

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