The first Curious Cat Management Improvement blog post was on the Six Sigma and Deming Philosophies
Recently the Deming Electronic Network has returned to this topic (broken link removed).
The Quality Advisor web site has an article on this topic: Deming and Six Sigma (broken link so removed):
Perhaps the most striking difference between the approaches is Deming’s focus on the responsibilities of management, outlined in his “The 14 Obligations of Management,” and “The Deadly Diseases.” The Six Sigma approach, by contrast, lays out a more rigid structure of roles and responsibilities throughout an organization, including executive management, a senior champion, deployment champions, project champions, deployment master black belts, project master black belts, project black belts, process owners, and six sigma green belts.
What would Deming do? (link broken so I removed it) by David R. Schwinn
The site doesn’t provide links form one part to the next so here those links are:
[More links broken so I removed them. People that manage web sites really shouldn’t waste incoming links by breaking them. I keep hoping finally people will adopt this simple idea that has been well know for more than a decade but still people keep doing it.]