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8/14/18 QI Macros Webinar

Another great webinar where Jay Arthur shows some of the capabilities of QI Macros to a group of folks who signed up and attended. Some were familiar with the software and already use it, and some had not yet begun to use it; all were interested in learning new ways that QI Macros can help them with their Quality Improvement efforts. (You can hear him answering questions typed in by webinar attendees.)

 

If you saw a feature demonstrated in the webinar that might have been added to QI Macros after the version you’re using (for instance, the automated Value Stream Map), you may need to purchase an upgrade to bring your QI Macros to the current version.

Posted by Jay Arthur in Data Mining, Excel, QI Macros, Six Sigma, Statistics.

Mythical Man Month – Conceptual Integrity

Designing a product or service requires conceptual integrity. Here’s how I did it.

Posted by Jay Arthur in Improvement Insights, Jay Arthur Blog, QI Macros.

Hunter Pro-C Controller Problem

My water bill recently doubled. Turns out it’s a design flaw in my Hunter Pro-C controller.

A while back, I set some of my zones to zero minutes.

But, if I accidentally hit the minus sign one more time, the controller goes to SIX HOURS:

It was a royal hassle, but I managed to submit an improvement suggestion to Hunter:
There should be no run times below ZERO! Duh!

I had  Denver Water come out to show me how to read the meter.

  1. Meter reader basically said: “Meter’s correct. Fix your controller” and left.
    What if they spent 5 minutes helping homeowners check their controller to find the problem?

Posted by Jay Arthur in Six Sigma.

How To Create a Quality Improvement Poster

I go to many improvement conferences. Most of the improvement posters are long on text but short on quality tools.

If you’re going to submit an improvement story, use the tools of quality. Here’s how:

 

 

Register for the upcoming FREE QI Macros Live Webinar, happening August 14th, 2018 at 9:00a.m. MDT.

Learn more about it in the video below, and register at THIS link.

What:  FREE QI Macros – Lean Six Sigma SPC Software for Excel Webinar.

When:  August 14th, 2018 at 9:00a.m. MDT

Where:  Join online from wherever you are.

How:  Register for the webinar HERE.

Posted by Jay Arthur in Improvement Insights, Jay Arthur Blog, QI Macros, Six Sigma.

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It looks like you’ve clicked on a link to learn about signing up for a webinar that’s already happened.

 

No worries, you can click HERE to find out about the next live webinar…

or you can click HERE to view a webinar that’s been recorded.

Posted by Jay Arthur in Jay Arthur Blog, QI Macros.

Agile Software Project Story

Back when I was a software systems analyst for the phone company, my boss asked me to get requirements from one of our users. He thought it would take months to get the report he wanted. I did it in one day by using the right tool for the job. Here’s how:

 

 

Register for the upcoming FREE QI Macros Live Webinar, happening August 14th, 2018 at 9:00a.m. MDT.

Learn more about it in the video below, and register at THIS link.

What:  FREE QI Macros – Lean Six Sigma SPC Software for Excel Webinar.

When:  August 14th, 2018 at 9:00a.m.

Posted by Jay Arthur in Improvement Insights, Lean, QI Macros, Six Sigma.

Upcoming Webinar: Free QI Macros Live Webinar, 9/13/18 at 1:00 p.m. MDT

Register for the upcoming FREE QI Macros Live Webinar, happening Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. MDT.

Learn more about it in the video below, and register at THIS link.

What:  FREE QI Macros – Lean Six Sigma SPC Software for Excel Webinar.

When:  Thursday, September 13th at 1:00 p.m. MDT

Where:  Join online from wherever you are.

How:  Register for the webinar HERE.

Posted by Jay Arthur in QI Macros.

Agile Electric Guitar Development

Frying Pan Guitar
In 1931, George Beauchamp combined a guitar with a microphone to create the first electric guitar called the “Frying Pan.” Without it, we wouldn’t have rock-and-roll, country and blues. This is how transitions begin, with a prototype that catapults transition to a new way of doing things.

Isn’t it time to start doing the same thing with Lean Six Sigma? Not amplification, but acceleration?

 

 

 

Register for the upcoming FREE QI Macros Live Webinar, happening August 14th, 2018 at 9:00a.m. MDT.

Learn more about it in the video below, and register at THIS link.

What:  FREE QI Macros – Lean Six Sigma SPC Software for Excel Webinar.

Posted by Jay Arthur in Improvement Insights, Lean, QI Macros, Six Sigma.

Agile Scaling Up In Corporations

HBR’s article on Agile At Scale predicts the future of business and Lean Six Sigma. Here’s what I learned:

 

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Posted by Jay Arthur in Improvement Insights, Lean, QI Macros, Six Sigma.

Shift from Manufacturing to Supply Chain

The July-August, 2018 Inc. magazine has an article (pg. 22) about manufacturing vs supply chain service jobs. From 1999-2015:

  • Manufacturing jobs declined from 12.5 million to 8.2. Supply chain jobs increased from 13.4 million to 20.0.
  • Manufacturing salaries climbed only slightly from $54,800 to 59,800 while supply chain jobs rose from $72,600 to $85,200.

With increasing manufacturing automation, more jobs are being created around supporting production than actual production. Something to think about.

Posted by Jay Arthur in Lean, Manufacturing.