Choosing a Six Sigma Training Provider

In choosing a Six Sigma training provider, one has to ensure they choose the best match for their needs from a large number of providers that are available. Particularly, the reputation and quality of material provided should be very carefully looked at and researched. Given that the future of most organizations depends squarely on the choice of provider, the stakes are likely to be very high.

The first and one of the most important criteria to be put into account when choosing a Six Sigma Training provider is budget. The provider of choice ought to fit the budget in the best possible way. The actual numbers do not matter so much, as a reputable provider can be found at almost any realistic price point.  The important thing is that you do both research and due diligence to find a provider that fits into your company’s budget while providing everything that is required.

The best idea is to look for providers that in addition to offering training, offer certification as well. The way the job market looks at employees is as expendable and presentable entities. Consequently, the more professional certification and ratings achieved, the better the worth of any individual in the job market. This will make employees more apt to take the training seriously if they know that it will be in their best interest to do well so that they can boost their resumes while simultaneously helping their current company.

Accreditation of providers should be disregarded and researched. There is no such institution that can lay claim that they are the accreditation agency for Six Sigma in any particular region or in the world. There are some reputable firms and websites that recommend certain providers based upon important criterion in the Six Sigma Community. Personal research offers the best results.  

Perhaps the single most important criterion; the quality of course content and its delivery should be carefully considered as well. There are organizations that may be making use of old and obsolete information, only printing the same new copies of course content every year. To make sure this does not affect your organization, there should be ample case studies as well as access to the latest tools. This is in addition to teaching both the latest techniques and the tried and true traditional methods of statistical quality control.

The providers should always be reachable; whether by phone, email, or in person, and the course content should be clearly defined.  In this way, there is surety that whatever is covered will be what is required by the organization for later certification. Organizations should be wary of programs that cover only a few basic principles are hard to get a hold of, or do not clearly define what is included in their training, or their certification requirements.  It is important to ensure that the cost of the certification is also covered by the training tuition.  Sometimes, extra fees are incurred for project grading or certificate printing.

In conclusion, when choosing a Six Sigma training provider, there is need to consider the different providers available. Most importantly, research on providers is necessary to come up with the best options, as the requirements are highly personal; a fantastic match for one person might be a terrible match for another. In so doing, you will be well on your way to implementing the Six Sigma Methdology within your company, organization, or business.