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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.

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:  September 13th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. MDT

Where:  Join online from wherever you are.

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

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.

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.

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.

The Quality Hero’s Journey

Most movies follow a standard arc of discovery and transformation.

The Quality Hero’s Journey follows a similar arc. Here’s how:

Just for fun, watch Kurt Vonnegut’s presentation of the Hero’s Journey.

 

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Forgetting The Control Phase?

Are you making one of the most common mistakes in Six Sigma? Are you forgetting the control phase?

If you do forget to implement a control plan and control charts to monitor and corrective actions, you might just as well have not wasted everyone’s time.

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

Going In and Out of Lean Six Sigma?

Do you know people who only dabble in Lean Six Sigma? They get in, get certified and get out?

You can use the tools of quality everywhere in your life and work for the rest of your life.

Why stop?

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

Is Cognitive Dissonance Stopping Your Six Sigma Projects?

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Is QI Macros® Competing with Minitab®?

Maybe on one level or another, but we’re both competing with the 1,000 pound gorilla in the room. You probably know who it is, but here’s my take on it.



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

Confirmation Bias In Lean Six Sigma Implementation

Are we in the quality community letting our past dictate our future? Is our bias stopping us from seeing the possibilities?



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