Six Sigma Case studies are among the most requested topics from this audience. Reviewing how project teams are able to apply Six Sigma to drive business results is valuable to both the new learners and seasoned professionals. And I aim to please!
Call for Six Sigma Case Studies
Do you have a Lean, Six Sigma DMAIC or DFSS project you’d like to share? Maybe you’re in the middle of a project now and have recently used a technique that helped move the dial. I’d love to publish it!
Sharing = Exposure
Because this site had humble beginnings as a learning tool for me, I’m very happy it’s helping others. SixSigmaStudyGuide.com has 1500+ subscribers to the email newsletter, several thousand enrolled in the membership areas, and several thousand visitors each day so anything you write will be seen by many people.
How to Start Writing a Six Sigma Case Study?
So, what should be in a case study? For a guest post or a case study, I’d follow the ‘begin with the end in mind’ philosophy. What kind of exposure do you want? What do you want to be known for?
I’d start first with what you are passionate about. My most prolific guest writer is a high-school physics teacher named Jeremy who is trying to bring quality tools to public education so they can improve their processes. His posts are around what he has tried and seen be successful in his classroom.
You can read his articles on applying Quality Techniques in education here:
- How Six Sigma Saved my Teaching Career
- How Control Charts Made me a Better Teacher
- How Advanced Control Charts can Save Our Schools
Best Practices for Six Sigma Case Studies
Even though there are not many teachers in my audience, his posts do very well because they show real examples. I think anything you write that you are passionate about will resonate with Six Sigma and other quality practitioners.
Note: I know many projects have privacy clauses and NDAs. Even though we all love real data, if you have to scramble data or use mock data in order to meet privacy concerns, we’d still be interested in seeing it. Just so long that the application and use of techniques are clear and the results are accurately represented.
Also, one of the side benefits for Jeremy is that we include his LI profile and people follow up with him there or in the comments section. He just loves to have conversations about applying quality tools to education.
My questions to anyone wishing to share a case study or guest post is, ‘what are your goals and how would you like a robust audience of quality professionals to interact with you?’
It Doesn’t End at Case Studies
I’m also looking for any kind of application of Six Sigma, be it on the job, or in real life. Here are a few examples:
- Using Six Sigma in Process Management
- How Six Sigma can improve Tech Support
- Pareto leads to the Wisdom of Solomon
- 80:20 – How the Pareto Principle can Improve our Daily Lives
What if You Don’t Have a Six Sigma Case Study to Share?
So, what if you are just starting out? That’s fine. Maybe you are struggling with application of some principle to a current project. Post your questions in the forums. Thousands of people have access and are willing to help you out. I will be highlighting more topics there over the next few weeks. Why not post about something you’re struggling with now and get actionable help? Who knows? Today’s question may be tomorrow’s Case Study.
What Six Sigma Case Study would you Like to See Featured?
People’s curiosity for Six Sigma Case Studies can be very localized. Some people are interested in everything. Others are looking for specific application in their industry. Others are looking for applications of specific techniques.
Specifically, what kind of case study would be most interesting to you? Let me know in the comments or reply by email.