Six Sigma Forum Membership Exceeds 9,000 After One Year
The Six Sigma Forum Web site launched in May 2001 to an audience numbering only in the hundreds; now membership exceeds 9,000.
The growing membership base represents diverse nationalities, interests and experience levels:
Six Sigma Forum continues to evolve with the support of Six Sigma professionals from a variety of industries and businesses. These Champions, BBs and MBBs developed the concept for the forum based on their own applications of Six Sigma tools and practices.
The forums central purpose is to enable the growing community of Six Sigma professionals to share knowledge and solutions. To view nonmember portions of the site or to join, visit www.sixsigmaforum.com.
Six Sigma Forum E-Newsletter To Launch in June
Six Sigma Forum has announced the launch of an online newsletter for current members. Containing original content from the Web site as well as news on upcoming events, member profiles and current topics from the discussion boards, the newsletter will provide members with current information as well as networking opportunities. Forum members will begin receiving the monthly HTML newsletter in June.
Forum To Increase Member Networking Opportunities
During the forums first year, members responded enthusiastically to opportunities to meet face-to-face. As a result, the forum is enhancing its networking benefits.
Members do not have to meet in person to take advantage of networking resources. Current Web-based networking opportunities include discussion boards and a searchable database of member profiles. The forum also plans to add an e-newsletter and live chat sessions to the Web site.
In January, forum members joined other Six Sigma professionals in Tampa at ASQs second annual Six Sigma conference. More than 300 participants spent two days attending presentations and networking events, including a reception hosted by the forum. The next Six Sigma conference will be held Jan. 28-29, 2003, in Palm Springs, CA.
Last Octobers Six Sigma Round-table in Chicago concentrated on peer networking and offered interactive sessions and formal presentations. The next roundtable will be held Oct. 10-11 in Fort Lauderdale.
To register for the Six Sigma conference or Roundtable, call 800-248-1946 (United States and Canada only) or go to the conference site.
Web Articles Explore Human Side of Six Sigma Implementation
New additions to the Six Sigma Forum Web site focus on the human side of implementation. Recent articles have temporarily put aside technical discussions to address concerns Six Sigma practitioners may have about their roles and careers.
Champions will find advice for furthering Six Sigma communication and involving all departments in deployment. BBs and MBBs will find perspectives on self-training, certification and salary survey results. Discussions regarding the Green Belt role address project management, teamwork and career status.
New forum articles also recognize the expenses and safety risks of the travel Six Sigma deployment often requires. The merits and shortcomings of minimizing travel through teleconferencing, Web conferencing and online training come under scrutiny.
Articles can be read at www.sixsigmaforum.com.