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*10/9/18 QI Macros Webinar

Over 90 people signed up for this webinar, with Jay Arthur demonstrating how to use some of the useful features of QI Macros, as well as some of the brand new features introduced in the October 2018 version of the software.

Some attendees were familiar with the software and already use it, some had only begun to use it; all were interested in learning new ways that QI Macros can help them with their Agile Lean Six Sigma and Quality Improvement efforts. (You can hear him answering questions and comments 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 “Find Tool” search feature or 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.

Have Your Processes Turned Into Frankenprocesses?

Here’s how to deal with the creature you’ve created.

 

 

Register for the upcoming FREE QI Macros Live Webinar, happening Thursday, November 1st, 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, November 1st at 1:00 p.m. MDT

Where:  Join online from wherever you are.

How:  Register for the webinar HERE.

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

Quality 4.0

Software automation is connecting everything in the supply chain. Smart devices are collecting information constantly and feeding to artificial intelligence engines to maximize profits and minimize costs. What does this mean for quality professionals?



 

 

Register for the upcoming FREE QI Macros Live Webinar, happening Thursday, November 1st, 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, November 1st at 1:00 p.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, Six Sigma.

Run Charts vs Control Charts

Run charts used to be a bridge to control charts. You no longer need to build a bridge. Just start with Control Charts.

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

Excellence Imperative

20th Century quality was about manufacturing. (Old school)

21st Century quality is about services. (New school)

What we need now is a fresh approach to Lean Six Sigma for the 21st Century. I call it Agile Process Innovation.

Download my free Agile Process Innovation ebook from https://www.qimacros.com/pdf/Agile-Lean-Six-Sigma.pdf.



 

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

Building Rapport with Improvement Teams – Step 3

A district level manager was hopping mad about something. I decided to see if I could use pacing and leading to calm her down and get back to solving the problem to meet her needs.



 

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

Building Rapport with Improvement Teams – Step 2

My boss sent me to talk to a cranky manager about a software project he wanted to do. Here’s how I used non-verbal rapport to connect with him in 30-60 seconds.

 

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

Hassle America – Bethenny Frankel

The September, 2018 Money magazine article about Bethenny Frankel opens with a rant about Postmates. Frankel ordered a muffin, bagel with cream cheese and a coffee for delivery. The muffin and bagel made it, but without cream cheese or coffee.

Welcome to Hassle America where even simple things seem to be impossible.

We order lunch once a week at the office, but hardly a week goes by without some problem. Last week, Grubhub cancelled our order without telling us. Some weeks the chicken salad comes without chicken. Some weeks we’re missing a dish that was ordered.

Welcome to Hassle America.

Posted by Jay Arthur in QI Macros, Six Sigma.

Building Rapport with Improvement Teams – Step 1

I was tasked with training the leadership team of U S West, the president and his vice presidents. Here’s how I started to build rapport with the leadership team and every team afterwards.

 

 

Posted by Jay Arthur in healthcare, Improvement Insights, Lean, Manufacturing, Service, Six Sigma.

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.

Sign up for my weekly insight videos at: https://www.qimacros.com/free-resources/newsletter/

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