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Knowledge Management and Six Sigma

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KM arena can learn from Six Sigma the value of a rigorous project approach, how to use analytical and quality tools, and the benefits of maintaining a full-time staff on key projects and communities. Baker said, “Our experts are members of the business and functional groups. So, they don’t go away. They’re there. They help the teams that operate day-to-day, and they work out the plan to continue the improvements. But they don’t disappear; they are still in the business unit or in the function.” Also, Six Sigma is a model for measurement and results focus. Gain the fast financial return on easier projects in order to fund long-term capacity building. “The Six Sigma people don’t need to hear this, but the KM people do – that you need to focus on a key business issue to get quick results, because as Bill said, you want to leverage KM as a long-term capability of the organization,” O’Dell said. “But to do that, you’ve got to prove its value.”

Source: Knowledge Management and Six Sigma: Exploring the Potential of Two Powerful Disciplines

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Written by Mathias

February 24, 2009 at 12:25 pm

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