Publications

Free Sample Chapters

Now you can preview ASQ published Six Sigma books before you buy them.

To view the sample chapter, click on the name of the book you would like to see more about. Then look for the icon saying "Sample Chapter Available" and click again. You will need Adobe Reader to view and print the document.

coverThe Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook
Roderick A. Munro, Matthew J. Maio, Mohamed B. Nawaz, Govindarajan Ramu, and Daniel J. Zrymiak

ASQ’s brand new Six Sigma Green Belt Certification is here — and this is the book to help prepare! This latest entry in ASQ’s popular series of handbooks explicitly follows the certification’s Body of Knowledge and addresses each topic to exactly the level Green Belts need. From lean and project management to statistics and data analysis, the DMAIC process is explained in a clear and insightful manner. Figures, tables, references, useful appendices, and a full sample test only add to this book’s comprehensiveness.

Visit the book’s Web site http://asqgroups.asq.org/cssgbhandbook/ for the latest updates and Six Sigma discussion, and also to interact with the book’s authors. Your comments and feedback are strongly encouraged.

coverThe Executive Guide to Understanding and Implementing Lean Six Sigma
Robert M. Meisel, Steven J. Babb, Steven F. Marsh, & James P. Schlichting

This work is part of the ASQ Quality Management Division’s “The Economics of Quality” book series, a collection of non-technology-driven innovation that applies to all markets and organizations. It is intended to provide a fundamental introduction to the concepts of Lean enterprise and Six Sigma to executives, personnel new to quality, or organizations interested in introductory information on quality and process improvement.
 

coverThe Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook, Second Edition
T.M. Kubiak and Donald W. Benbow

This second edition has been updated and revised to reflect the most recent Six Sigma techniques, and to match the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge (BOK). While the primary audience for this work is the individual preparing to sit for the Six Sigma Black Belt certification examination, a secondary audience for the handbook is the quality and Six Sigma professional who would like a relevant Six Sigma reference book.
 

coverThe Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt Handbook
T.M. Kubiak

Achieve the highest level of Six Sigma knowledge and achievement, master black belt, with this handbook that is organized and specifically addresses ASQ’s certification of the same name. It gives exam-takers and also those in the field the information they need on the topics critical to master black belts: enterprise-wide planning and deployment, cross-functional competencies, project management, training design and delivery, mentoring responsibilities, and advanced measurement methods and tools.
 

coverSix Sigma Green Belt, Round 2: Making Your Next Project Better than the Last One
Tracy L. Owens

You’ve been trained and tested and you’ve been successful. Now, where will you take it from here? This book is intended for the Green Belt or anybody who has attended Six Sigma training and has been coached through a complete project, and who now wants to or needs to step out on their own and manage improvement projects without a dedicated coach.
 

coverProcess Improvement Using Six Sigma: A DMAIC Guide
Rama Shankar

The purpose of this book is to provide the practitioner with the necessary tools and techniques with which to implement a systematic approach to process improvement initiatives using the Six Sigma methodology. While there are many self-help books out there, here the topics are discussed in a way so as to remove the fear out of Six Sigma and statistics. This guide takes readers through the five phases of the Six Sigma methodology, Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC), in five clearly written and easy-to-understand sections. You learn each phase s purpose and what activities to perform in each.
 

coverLean-Six Sigma for the Public Sector: Leveraging Continuous Process Improvement to Build Better Governments
Brandon Cole

Organizations are continuously trying to improve by reducing cost, increasing customer satisfaction, and creating an environment of empowered employees who continuously strive for excellence in each process and product. In much the same way, governments are continuously required to do “more with less,” enhance budget and organizational performance, and identify innovative ways to increase their impact. There are challenges to applying the Lean-Six Sigma (LSS) tools in the public sector. Examples of these challenges include hierarchical environments, a lack of common goals, and the complexity of working in the public sector. The information included as part of this book provides over 30 spotlights highlighting project examples, lessons learned, and tips and tricks for using LSS in the public sector. These spotlights are based on interviews facilitated with a robust sampling of senior operations strategy practitioners.
 

coverSix Sigma for the New Millennium: A CSSBB Guidebook, Second Edition
Kim H. Pries

This book is designed to walk the reader through the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) Body of Knowledge (BoK) at a medium level of detail. It follows the nine sections of the BoK exactly, from enterprise-wide deployment, organizational process management and measures, and team management, to detailed coverage of each stage of the DMAIC process. With more than 25 tables and 80 figures, the various concepts can not only be read about but “seen.” The appendices include all the statistical tables that test-takers and also those in the field will need.
 

coverProfitability with No Boundaries: Optimizing TOC and Lean-Six Sigma
Reza (Russ) M.Pirasteh and Robert E. Fox

Authors Pirasteh and Fox know what causes various improvement approaches to fail, and in response provide a new model that combines theory of constraints (TOC), lean, and Six Sigma into a unique program called TLS. This scientifically proven methodology improves results dramatically.
 

coverQuality Function Deployment and Lean-Six Sigma Applications in Public Health
Grace L. Duffy, John W. Moran, and William J. Riley

The purpose of this book is to introduce the concepts embedded in quality function deployment (QFD) and Lean-Six Sigma to help Public Health professionals implement quality improvement within their agencies. The tools and techniques of QFD and Lean-Six Sigma can help problem-solving teams by providing insight into customer needs and wants, design and development of customer-centric processes, and mapping value streams. Both QFD and Lean-Six Sigma focus on doing the most with the resources we have. Each of these megatools supports efforts to expand our community support programs and to increase the effectiveness of internal capacities. This dual external/internal focus offers an excellent partnership of quality improvement tools for Public Health.
 

 

ASQ News

Take a look at the presentations from the 2014 ASQ Technical Communities Conference.

 

 

 

Six Sigma Forum Magazine
Process Improvement Using Six Sigma - A webinar in process improvement