Friday, February 25, 2011

Six Sigma Bowling! Huh?

Have you heard about Six Sigma process improvement being applied to professional Tennis? This is not exactly news, ever since Six Sigma Champion and Stanford University Tennis USPTA Coach, Steven Falk decided to apply his Six Sigma training to train his tennis players. By applying what he knows about Six Sigma processes, Falk has produced a program that is being used by tennis coaches and athletes all over the world.

Now Falk is bringing the same process improvement to the sport of bowling. After successes working with large corporations like Lockheed Martin, General Electric and Siemens, Falk began applying the same ISO and Zero Defects strategies to his tennis coaching. Now, he promises to apply the same processes to bowling, with the goal of producing 99.9% success rates.

Kaplan Continuing Education provides certificate programs in Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Not only will they help you in your professional career, but maybe you can figure out a way to apply them to your sports or hobbies, too.