History of Six Sigma


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Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma were originally developed by what company?

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1. The Six Sigma five-phase methodology goes by what acronym?

2. The highest quality rating, Six Sigma, equates to how many errors/defects for every million opportunities:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Inside this quiz and worksheet combination, you can review the origins of Six Sigma. The questions ask you about the company that originally developed Six Sigma along with how General Electric expanded the use of the process beyond manufacturing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The topics listed below can be found in the quiz questions:

  • An acronym used for the five-phase methodology
  • The highest quality rating's equivalence
  • The five phases of Six Sigma
  • How General Electric expanded the use of Six Sigma

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about General Electric
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can name the five phases of Six Sigma
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about who developed Six Sigma

Additional Learning

For additional background on this methodology, head over to the lesson titled History of Six Sigma. There, you can review the following content:

  • The Financial Age
  • The Manufacturing Age
  • The Refinement and Adoption Age
  • The Current Age