Six Sigma terminology – ok, jargon – can be difficult for new learners to assimilate. One reader responded in our survey that;
“I’m studying for Green Belt ad the jargon is mind blowing. I think to make this more accessible and understandable for fresh students who are not aware of LSS, the narrative needs to be diluted and the jargon made simpler. The classic example is something like the explanation of a standard distribution as the mechanism for gaining the benchmark is not very clear.”
Karl is absolutely right. The jargon is dense and most teachers and books don’t help much in this space. I’m certainly trying to de-clutter all of this as best as I can. There are hundreds of jargon-free Six Sigma articles available on this site, but more can be done in this space. And I look forward to doing that work.
Dealing with Six Sigma Jargon
While I can’t produce content on demand at this point, I will make Karle and the entire audience a deal. If you have a question on any term, go to my site and look it up using the search bar on the top or right side of the page. The result set should have a bunch of articles related to your term.
If anything is less than clear, or if you still have a question, just leave a note in the comments and I’ll do my best to quickly provide a jargon-free explanation. I swear that half of my battle in learning this stuff was getting it out of the classroom and replicating it in real life.
If that doesn’t work, just post a comment in the forums, and any of the thousands of people who are on the site can help out, too.