We have found the following websites to be particular useful. A brief description of each, along with a hotlink are provided below.

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ASQ (American Society for Quality)www.asq.org – ASQ provides ‘public’ Green Belt and Black Belt certification and has published a Green Belt and Black Belt Body of Knowledge (BOK). Their certification, while not as stringent as some and more stringent than others, is seen as a reasonable ‘standard’ in the Six Sigma community.

QP (Quality Progress)www.asq.org/qualityprogress - Quality Progress is a website and magazine published by ASQ. It has some useful articles on Six Sigma.

iSixSigmawww.isixsigma.com – Probably ‘THE’ site for Six Sigma professionals regarding knowledge sharing, education, articles, conferences, etc. The only drawback is that they are heavily advertised, which can be a nuisance. They also publish a magazine.

ISSSP (International Society of Six Sigma Professionals)www.isssp.com - A Six Sigma ‘community site. Not as actively trafficked as iSixSigma, but still a useful site.

IQPC (International Quality and Productivity Center) www.iqpc.com – This organization sponsors Six Sigma conferences.

APQC (American Productivity and Quality Center)www.apqc.org - The have a broader mission to facilitate benchmarking and best practice sharing. Their Process Classification Framework is particularly useful.

LEI (Lean Enterprise Institute)www.lean.org – Possibly the ‘de facto’ site for Lean practioners. They provide a monthly e-letter that is useful.

PMI (Program Management Institute)www.pmi.org - The ‘de facto’ site for Project Management professionals. They offer a variety of highly respected certifications for Program Management and have a Program Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society)www.apics.org - The ‘de facto’ site for Operations Management professionals. They offer a variety of highly respected certifications as well as the Operations Management Body of Knowledge (OMBOK).

Local (MN)

Minnesota Council for Qualitywww.councilforquality.org – A local organization very active in the quality space, they have some networking and ‘best practice’ sharing events around Lean Six Sigma.
MN Chapter of ASQwww.mnasq.org – The provide a monthly program meeting and opportunity to network with other local quality professionals, including Six Sigma
MN Chapter of PMIwww.pmi-mn.org