"Six Sigma does not create innovation. Six Sigma is not a solution for new products or a break-through strategy." – Jay Desai, GE Six Sigma expert
Six sigma doesn’t drive breakthrough innovation. New market innovation from divergence, while six sigma is all about convergence.
Want to be innovative? Fool around with a lot of ideas, quickly. Only then should you employ six-sigma to drive variance out of the processes needed to bring something to market.