Lean sigma

<p>Does anyone out there have any experience with Lean Sigma? Is it something you have found useful in your job? Did having it on your resume help you get a job?</p>

<p>I did the green belt course through my job, but didnt have a chance to finish the certification because I didnt do the project. That said, I thought it was cheesy. I can see it being useful, but the material was really basic and dumbed down. My instructors seemed like folks who had been brainwashed by a cult and came across like guys who only knew what was LSS and not what's in the real world. It's still useful information, but you wont walk away from it thinking that you've reached Nirvana. Keep in mind that LSS is just another tool, not a way of life like they want to make it sound. </p>

<p>I dont know how helpful it is on a resume, but like any other certification, it cant hurt. I see a lot of jobs on various sites that say its desired or recommended to at least have a green belt.</p>

<p>I did the green belt training for Six Sigma but also failed to get certified as my project wasn't completed as the line I was working on shutdown as I was implimenting it.</p>

<p>I would echo navyasw02's sentiment; cheesy, cult like following for those who work in it, pretty basic material, nice tool to have, etc. One thing I liked was the DMAIC method of troubleshooting, really helps you from jumping to conclusions, and is a good mindset for a company to have. However, I don't see why you need a certification in this.</p>

<p>IMO, if you are offered it through work then why not? When you are in the real world, and not in a classroom, however, you won't always have the time to jump through all the hoops they want you to. I've done troubleshooting and been performing process improvements for 10+ years now, and can honestly say that there is no single right way to go about it. </p>

<p>In fact, I would say that if there is one single skill that would make you better at it than others it would be to learn to facilitate change and improvements. Most of the skills taught in Lean and Six Sigma are statistical analysis and reporting, mostly to appease your boss and not really to improve the process.</p>

<p>Anyone else have information on this topic?</p>