Latest "Jay Arthur Blog" Posts
…that you are missing 32 pages? Here’s a photo of my copy of David Baldacci’s novel, Long Road to Mercy:
Missing 32 pages
Started reading the page only to find a character that couldn’t be at the bottom of the Grand Canyon at this point in the book. Just when it starts building up to a resolution, I’m sent backward in time.
This is not my idea of hassle-free.
Continue Reading "Have You Ever Read Most of a Book Only to Discover…"
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"
Xcel left a message on our phone that we would “experience periodic electrical outages” because they are trying to conserve “natural gas usage due to cold weather.”
Can’t wait to reset all of our digital clocks.
Continue Reading "Xcel Energy Cuts The Power"
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?”"
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