Latest "Improvement Insights" Posts
At the 2019 ASQ Lean Six Sigma Conference in Phoenix, a number of Black Belts from major companies told me about the Elephant in the Room that they were afraid to discuss with management even though it was harming their Lean Six Sigma effort.
This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this story in companies ranging from manufacturing to healthcare.
Watch now to find out what it was.
“Hi, I’m Jay Arthur, author of “Lean Six Sigma Demystified” and the QI Macros [software], and I want to talk to you about the elephant in the room: The thing that I think is actually impeding Six Sigma.
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At the ASQ Lean Six Sigma Conference in Phoenix, they said that the world is accelerating exponentially. Is Lean Six Sigma accelerating exponentially? If we use Agile methods to accelerate Lean Six Sigma, we can move Lean Six Sigma into the 21st century.
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At the 2018 Magnet Nursing conference in Denver, I saw many improvement posters using line or bar charts with an added trend line to show improvement. Unfortunately, few of the trends were valid. Here’s why:
Continue Reading "Trendlines Are Rarely Improvements"
Many improvement teams fail to go the extra mile to lock in their improvements. Here’s why and what to do about it:
Continue Reading "Don’t Cook A Meal If You’re Not Going to Do the Dishes"
Is it possible to accelerate Lean Six Sigma using Agile? Yes! Find out how.
Continue Reading "Lean Mean Six Sigma"
Most Lean Six Sigma implementations generate a lot of energy around the startup. Where they fail is in the “stay up!” What can you do to sustain the energy?
Continue Reading "Lean Six Sigma Stay Up!"
At a recent Magnet Nursing conference, I heard this phrase many times: Quality Improvement is “over my head.” These are smart people with advanced degrees! What’s going on?
Agile Lean Six Sigma is within your grasp. https://www.qimacros.com/pdf/Agile-Process-Innovation.pdf
Continue Reading "Is Quality Improvement “Over Your Head?” “Beyond You?”"
What can you do to create a hassle-free workplace? Become the Chief Improvement Officer.
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People often hesitate to dive into their data to find the low-hanging fruit, but that’s where the biggest, juiciest fruit can be found. Haven’t you waited long enough to start solving million dollar problems?
Download Jay’s Secrets to Million Dollar Improvement Projects
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How often have you heard someone say “It’s just human error” as if we can’t do anything about it? Nonsense! And here’s why:
Continue Reading "It’s Just Human Error"