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?
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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
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?
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:
Maybe you can’t get your CEO on board, but you don’t need top level commitment. You need to find the CEO of the problem!
Become the CQO (Chief Quality Officer) of your workplace: https://www.qimacros.com/pdf/Agile-Process-Innovation.pdf
Are Japanese words slowing your Lean Six Sigma implementation?
Learn the power of Agile Lean Six Sigma: https://www.qimacros.com/pdf/Agile-Process-Innovation.pdf
Do you ever feel like you’re fighting the headwinds of history when it comes to quality? I sure do. Here’s why.
Still practicing last century quality improvement? The economy has changed. Current trends demand an Agile approach to Six Sigma. Isn’t it time to embrace 21st Century Quality?
Learn Agile Process Innovation – 21st Century Quality Improvement
QI Macros exhibited at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) conference in Orlando this week. There were over 500 improvement posters. Like prior years, I used a checksheet to collect data about the tools used. Once again, the results are disappointing. Quality tools–control charts, Pareto charts, and Fishbone diagrams–are still a small percentage of tools used, unchanged since I started collecting data in 2015. Bar and line charts still dominate posters; I call them Dumb and Dumber charts.
The quest for Zero Harm using high-reliability methods and tools (i.e., Lean Six Sigma, control charts, Pareto charts, histograms, etc.) is gaining momentum.