Lean6

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
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Average User Rating:
5.0
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1201
  • Total Downloads:
    14,210
  • Date Added:
    January 24, 2012
  • File Size:
    1.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Maybe you've heard the phrase "Lean Six Sigma" in the news or at work. This management strategy was developed by Motorola in the 1980s to reduce manufacturing defects, but it's applicable to a wide range of business models. The "sigma" refers to defect rates; "six sigma" is the very low rate Motorola set as its goal, and it's also shorthand for the lean processes that achieved it. Lean6 from Leanmap is a set of free Excel worksheets for implementing Six Sigma techniques. While you might think it's geared strictly toward those users already familiar with Six Sigma concepts, it includes plenty of help for new users, including examples that do a great job illustrating those concepts with cold, hard numbers. It includes a range of "Free" worksheets or workbooks as well as some "See" tools that only work in the Pro version. We tried Lean6, aka Free Six Sigma for Excel, in Office 2010.

We extracted Lean6's worksheets to a chosen directory and clicked a worksheet to open Excel. We started with the Six Sigma Tool Overview and Project Charter sheets, which gave a general feel of what we were getting into. Lean6's worksheets have names like Process Framework SIPOC and Cause Effect Diagram Fishbone, and we admit to being pretty much at sea when it comes to using them for actual work. But there is no doubt that they are very well designed, with clearly labeled features and plenty of explanations.

Lean6's worksheets are like any Excel templates; we saved our spreadsheets under a specific name and then opened them for use with our own data, and none of the free tools gave us any trouble. The See tools aren't functional, of course, but they give users a full look at what they offer before they pay for an upgrade. We suspect that most people will find the free worksheets more than enough to stay busy with while learning to implement Six Sigma.

 
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    "good info"

    June 02, 2008   |   By gamekaifa

    Version: Lean6 1005.0

    Pros

    6sigma info

    Cons

    the info for sexy

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    What's new in version 1201
    Version 1201 has improved user interface and activation process.
    General
    Publisher Leanmap
    Publisher web site http://www.leanmap.com
    Release Date January 20, 2012
    Date Added January 24, 2012
    Version 1201
    Category
    Category Business Software
    Subcategory Business Applications
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 98
    Additional Requirements Microsoft Excel
    Download Information
    File Size 1.34MB
    File Name lean6.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 14,210
    Downloads Last Week 9
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    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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