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New STARR Helps Launch Six Sigma

Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 22:00

Six Sigma Brokers LLC has announced the public launch of its new deployment methodology, STARR.

The methodology is a "control gate" approach to Six Sigma deployment, which contains effective checks and balances at each stage, accelerating progress while minimizing costly mistakes and rework. Much of the success of Six Sigma can be attributed to the rigor and discipline of the DMAIC, DMADV and IDOV process and design optimization methodologies. STARR brings the same structured and disciplined approach to the deployment process.

STARR stands for:

  • Strategy--to ensure that Six Sigma supports the client’s vision and strategy
  • Tactics--the means by which the strategy will be delivered
  • Action--the Six Sigma deployment roadmap
  • Review--a feedback system to allow continuous appraisal
  • Reflect--the promotion of knowledge management, best practice sharing and cultural change

Each phase of the system contains the essential tools and templates necessary for the successful completion of each stage of the deployment process. The control gate at the end of each phase ensures that the necessary discipline is maintained to reduce the risk of things going wrong.

"STARR is a major new advance in the technology of Six Sigma, providing all the tools necessary for a successful Six Sigma journey," says Roger Dougherty, senior partner of Six Sigma Brokers.

The company reports that the deployment methodology was born out of demand from clients who, faced with the rapidly escalating range of Six Sigma products and services, needed help selecting deployment options which fit their specific needs.

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