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Mistake-Proofing With Video Learning

I recently had to do some home repairs. It’s amazing what you can learn in a 3-minute video and how much time it will save you. The same is true of Lean Six Sigma. Save yourself time and rework. Learn the easy way.

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

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 Excel, QI Macros, Six Sigma, Webinar.

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.

Building Rapport with Improvement Teams – Step 4

Here’s how to build rapport with team members using their communication style: visual, auditory or kinesthetic.

Discover your communication style. Click here:

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

Building Rapport with Improvement Teams – Step 5

How can we use the same language as our team members to develop rapport and accelerate the team’s success?

 

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

Building Rapport with an Improvement Team Critic – Step 6

Here’s how to handle the critic on your team. It’s simple:

 

Posted by Jay Arthur in Improvement Insights, Lean, QI Macros, 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:

https://www.qimacros.com/pdf/How-To-Develop-A-Kick-Butt-Improvement-Poster.pdf

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

Well, shoot! Looks like we missed each other!

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:

 

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

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 Agile Lean Six Sigma, Improvement Insights, Jay Arthur Blog, Lean, QI Macros, Six Sigma.