Top 8 Reasons Six Sigma Projects Fail

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Top 8 Reasons Six Sigma Projects Fail

The application of Six Sigma tools and techniques to improve products and processes can transform an organization’s bottom line—saving money and increasing profits. However, mistakes made when completing Six Sigma projects can cost money and result in failed projects. In the hour-long “Top 8 Reasons Six Sigma Project Fail” webinar, participants will learn tools and techniques to avoid common mistakes that can cause Six Sigma projects to fail.

Join this webinar to:

  • Find out the eight common mistakes that account for over 60 percent of Six Sigma project failures
  • Learn techniques to help you avoid making mistakes when completing Six Sigma projects
  • Understand how to avoid a Six Sigma project failure using tools and examples from Quality Companion by Minitab


Jim Colton
Technical Training Specialist

Jim Colton is a technical training specialist at Minitab Inc., the world’s leading provider of software and services for quality improvement and statistics education. Jim has over 15 years of experience at Minitab promoting the correct use of statistical and quality tools through training and consulting. He received degrees in statistics from Rochester Institute of Technology (BS/MS in applied statistics) and Ohio State University (MS in statistics), where he specialized in experimental design and reliability analysis. Jim received the Outstanding Statistical Consulting Award from Ohio State University’s statistical consulting center for providing consulting services to graduate students in other disciplines. Jim further developed his applied statistics skills at Kellogg's, where he designed and analyzed sensory experiments, and at Pratt & Whitney, where he specialized in simulation, reliability, and teaching experimental design to engineers. Jim has authored over 15 presentations and publications in the area of applied statistics. In recent years, he has focused on manufacturing quality at pharmaceutical and medical device companies. 

Lou Johnson
Technical Training Specialist

Lou Johnson is a technical training specialist at Minitab Inc., the world’s leading provider of software and services for quality improvement and statistics education. Johnson brings 28 years of process engineering and Six Sigma experience to his role as a Minitab trainer. As a Master Black Belt for Corning, Inc., he led a Six Sigma program that significantly increased productivity and reduced costs. He has also consulted and trained with over 100 companies from Arrow to Xerox. Johnson is a senior member of the American Society for Quality and enjoys sharing techniques for improving quality with ASQ members. He has published articles in Industry Week, Quality Progress, and ASQ Six Sigma Forum. He is also a frequent presenter at ASQ conferences. Johnson earned B.S. degrees in Chemistry, Education, and Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois. After ten years of manufacturing experience, he returned to school to complete his M.S. in Statistics from The Pennsylvania State University. He also has ASQ Black Belt and Oriel Master Black Belt certifications.