All entries for Saturday 17 November 2012
November 17, 2012
It is so strange how things can go. Process Improvement Using Six Sigma module helps me to learn something new about my CBE-PMA. For example, while doing e-learning I realized that this type of learning can be the key to transformation to a learning organization.
It is a tool to make the organization to study in a more flexible way and to satisfy different requirements, i.e. to learn something new and see how it can be implemented on practice. Moreover, e-learning doesn’t put a student (in our case - employee) to stressful conditions where he is continuously being assessed by others. The common propose of such learning to do it for yourself, so this is a reason of non-assessment approach.
It seems much easier to do this type of learning when you are not assessed. I wish it always could be like that. And this non-assessment approach really works for me, because I finished my TMI module over one day - I just was so absorbed with six-sigma that I couldn’t stop myself and wanted to explore more.
I finished my e-learning and I found it very useful. However, there are some difficulties that I faced with and also some questions appeared during this TMI learning. This is not a discussion entry. I am writing it just to structure my thoughts.
- The real good thing about this learning is that TMI module involves theory + practical example. That really helps me to understand theory, BUT after completing all 26 modules I get so much new information and none approach of how to put and structure this data in my head.
- I didn’t understand “streamline and standardize” part. Is streamline = solution, standardize = problems?
- What are differences between Team Leader and Facilitator? I mean, example with Pesto Pizza showed us that this is a Facilitator, who lead people through the process and Team Leader just allocated responsibilities among team members. Is it how it should be?
- I didn’t understand why we need all three measurement tools: run charts, histogram and control chart. Can’t we use only control chart, because it combines two previous tools?
- Example with Pesto Pizza showed that Project Team also considered the stable process and tried to change it. Why? I thought we should deal only with special causes, when the process is unstable.
I hope in the end of the module I will get the answers!