Partnership with APMG & iSQI

New Partnership between the LSSA, APMG International and iSQI will set worldwide standard in quality management and process improvement certification and are partnering to provide guidelines for the four central Lean Six Sigma belt levels and facilitate the examinations through a worldwide network of ATOs.

The application of Lean Six Sigma allows quality and efficiency improvements to be effectively realised. Lean Six Sigma combines Lean Manufacturing (originally developed by Toyota) and Six Sigma (originally developed by Motorola). Both management strategies are among the most used worldwide and have experienced proven success in a wide variety of industries and services. The partnership provides guidelines for training for all Lean Six Sigma Belt levels and facilitate training and examinations through a network of hundreds of ATO’s (Accredited Training Organizations) around the world.

About APMG International (APMG)

APMG – International is a global examination institute. Its portfolio includes Lean Six Sigma, AgilePM®, Change Management, and COBIT®5. APMG-International works in partnership with a network of Accredited Training Organizations all of which have undergone the most rigorous assessment process in the industry. APMG-International examinations are available globally and it works with 21 languages. Our examinations are rigorous, challenging and consistent, so candidates can be proud of their achievement.

“Lean Six Sigma can help any organisation improve its performance. APMG’s global network of Accredited Training Organisations will now be able to offer candidates a full suite of Lean Six Sigma qualifications. We are delighted to be working with LSSA and iSQI to bringing new standards of knowledge and professionalism to this important and practical discipline,” said Richard Pharro, CEO, APMG.,

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About International Software Quality Institute (iSQI)

The International Software Quality Institute (iSQI GmbH) headquartered in Germany with branch offices in The Netherlands, UK and the USA is a leading provider of certification examinations all over the world. Focusing on IT professions, iSQI certifies the know-how of professionals in over 90 countries on 6 continents in 10 languages.
The iSQI “Certified” program includes internationally recognized standards such as Quality Management and Process Improvement, Software Test, Requirements Engineering, Software Architecture, Project-, Innovation- and Configuration Management.

iSQI has entered into more than 100 global partnerships and projects. It collaborates actively in international organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The Institute’s efforts aim at establishing improved industry standards by combining industry input and research findings.

“As the leading certification body for Software Quality we recognize the importance of Lean Six Sigma, supporting the need for shorter software development cycles. Companies increasingly rely on IT for business critical processes. Quality management and professional certification are key elements of successful IT projects,” said Michiel van der Voort, Director, iSQI.

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