My guest for Episode #264 is a friend from here in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, Tyrone Butler. He is LSS Managing Partner at his company, Butler Active Business Solutions LLC. He has a background in the Air Force, he pre-dated me at Dell Computer in the 1990s, and he’s being doing a lot of work all over the world with Lean, Six Sigma, and other methodologies for improving software and project delivery, like ITIL.
Tyrone is one of the first to hold the “Certified Executive Master Black Belt (CEMBB)” certification through Mikel J. Harry, PhD.
In this episode, he’ll share some of his experiences, including a presentation to Michael Dell, his thoughts on the combination of Lean and Six Sigma, and methods that he has seen work in software development and other settings.
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For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/264.
Topics for this episode:
- How did you get introduced to Lean? And what was the context compared to Six Sigma and other methods?
- You’ve been involved in software – what are some of the specific improvement methods that are used in software?
- What’s the difference in leading improvement in manufacturing vs. software settings?
- What have you learned over time about “Lean Sigma” or the combination of Lean and Six Sigma?
- Why you “shouldn’t attempt to do any Six Sigma with Lean first.”
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