How the PMP Certification boosted my career less than one year after achieving it!

Radoslav Ehlenov

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified since 2016
Quality Program Manager at HP Inc. since 2017 (at HP since 2008)
PMP certified since 2017
Managed Print Services Program Manager from 2018

   I joined my current employer of choice (HP Inc.) in 2008, after a decade abroad (Study in Germany) – it was half coincidence, half intuitive move. I was just lucky to be (or better ‘to put myself’) at the right place to the right time.
   Since then, I moved through different assignments within the company, mainly in the area of process improvement and waste reduction in Customer Support.
   Halfway, another coincidence opened to me the door to the exciting world of Project Management. I joined an internal certification program combining Project Management with the Lean Six Sigma methodology.
I started accumulating experience, mainly through failures and learning on the go. A painful way to become a good Project Manager but for me the only true one!

Gaining synergy through the use of Lean Six Sigma

eng. Vasil Kanev

PhD student
University of Library Studies and Information Technologies
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SYNOPSIS

   Increased competitive pressure requires management to take on a new dimension of action in order to achieve market success in today’s global business environment. The entire operational service provision must be rigorously geared toward it, and it should not be just efficient but also effective.
   A company can no longer afford to deliver quality that does not conform to specifications. It is high time it got the motto ‘Zero error’, which involves not only creating competitive advantages but also reducing costs. Six Sigma Approach helps companies provide the required quality and at the same time to gain benefits.
   The cost optimization of existing processes through elimination of waste as well as a faster turnaround and inventory reduction are essential today. The focus here is the lean, powerful organization. And the lean approach to customer value creation is the one which really helps here.
   Nowadays Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is the comprehensive management approach which demonstrably increases the profitability and competitiveness in the global environment. Lean Six Sigma is much more than just an approach and toolbox - LSS is a management philosophy to help businesses succeed.

Keywords: Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, quality, Lean, cost optimization