Category: General  /  Created: 08/10/2018 04:31:34  /  Modified: 09/27/2018 04:13:25


Big Data Analytics weds Lean Six Sigma


Mr & Mrs. Data request the honor of your virtual presence at the marriage of Big Data Analytics to Lean Six Sigma on Friday, August 10, 2018, 10 am.

Venue: My Laptop

Reception to be followed by reviews and feedbacks.


Let me first introduce you to the groom Lean Six Sigma, I picked it as a groom because of its nature to fight the evils in the process, also, it has to live within control limits for a peaceful process life.


The Big Data Analytics is the bride for beautifully visualizing data, it’s colorful and innovative.


Wedding Speech

For those who don’t know me yet. My name is Data and I am also the Best Man for this wedding.

I have waited for this moment for a long time and will use this opportunity to share few personality traits for both and what got them hitched.


           Lean Six Sigma (LSS)

           Big Data Analytics (BDA)

·         It’s a systematic approach to eliminate defects and improve the process.

·         It examines large amounts of data to uncover hidden patterns, correlations, and other insights, eg: customers who buy this, may also like this, classifying emails, social media content as positive or negative, etc

·         Validate measurement System

·         Assume data to be good

·         Structured process framework

·         Framework yet to be designed

·         Small sample size to drive conclusions

·         Almost population size data available

·         Doesn't necessarily have to solve a problem that quickly and with that large dataset

·         Can quickly gather large data set and analyze in real-time


So what got them hitched?

They met each other while finding the root cause of evils in the process. BDA decided to help LSS during the analyze and improve phase since it can confirm root causes and develop robust solutions real quick, whereas LSS happily agreed to provide a structured framework that can further help in mapping actual improvement to the result achieved from Big Data Analysis. LSS also extended support in designing controls to ensure continual improvement; this is missing in the BDA world.


Few of their common traits are – Exploratory data analysis, Correlation, Regression modeling.

LSS tools such as fishbone, affinity diagrams can be easily replaced by BDA/Machine learning techniques, such as clustering and categorization.

In LSS, we rely on people's expertise and six sigma tools to find solutions based on a small sample size; however, with the help of Big Data Analytics, we can now rely more upon what the actual population data is telling us.


Through BDA we have almost the entire population data available to draw multiple inferences instead of a small sample size available in LSS approach.


Now, please join me in welcoming the bride and the groom to exchange wedding vows.


Wedding Vows

"I, Lean Six Sigma, take thee, Big Data Analytics, to be my partner, to have and to support, from this day forward, for better, for process, for individuals, for companies, for communities, to continue fighting defects in a process and to cherish improvements, till technology do us part, and thereto I pledge myself to you."



Free licensed copy of Minitab18 and Hadoop for all the participants…..Relax, don’t get too excited…it’s virtual like the weddingJ


Blessed Future

Every day the world creates 2.5 quintillions (1018)bytes of data, according to figures from IBM. That’s a lot of data.


Future is in analyzing defects and improving the process through integration between Big Data Analytics and Lean Six Sigma methodologies.

This affiliation will continue to evolve at the same speed as data itself, and the relationship between the two will shape our future. The successful integration of both will give birth to Data Magicians…this is what I call them.

An ever-changing future designed, developed, deployed, implemented and preserved by Data Magicians. It is no less than a magic to crunch and munch a huge amount of raw data, analyze, improve and innovate it to make our life easier and more enjoyable.

Best wishes to Lean Six Sigma and Big Data Analytics on this wonderful journey, as they strive to build a better future for us.                  


       Husain Mohamadunny

          Fast Forwarding Future