Kaizen - A Japanese term meaning continuous improvement. Kaizen Breakthrough Events consider the process and the results in a systemic way- breaking down and examining all parts of a process to eliminate waste and refine productivity. Kaizen Events are high-energy, time limited and highly focused, producing a plan of action with measurable results and project accountability with set review times.

Lean- The Lean process looks at attaining a smooth flow in transactional and manufacturing lines by enhancing human effort, reducing waste, and enhancing the design of physical steps and patterns.

Six Sigma- A quality improvement movement made popular by Motorola that combines the best of standard quality improvement methods. It asserts that business and manufacturing processes can be measured, analyzed, improved and controlled by reducing defects or unwanted events. People can become trained and certified in Yellow, Green, Black and Master Black Belt levels of proficiency.