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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.

 

Register for the upcoming FREE QI Macros Live Webinar, happening July 19th, 2018 at 1:00p.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:  July 19th, 2018, at 1:00p.m. MDT

Where:  Join online from wherever you are.

How:  Register for the webinar HERE.

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

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 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 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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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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Celebrate Nurses Week 2018

To commemorate Nurses Week 2018, Jay speaks with LeAnn Thieman, author of “Chicken Soup for the Nurses Soul” and the founder of SelfCare for HealthCare.

 

 

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Confirmation Bias in Lean Six Sigma

In Win Bigly, Scott Adams describes confirmation bias as the human tendency to irrationally believe new information that supports your existing world view even when it doesn’t. Leaders, managers and team members all think they know the solution to a given problem, even when they don’t. Here’s how confirmation bias can screw up your improvement project.

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

Quality Improvement Movement

The editor of Harvard Business Review says that “corporate survival today requires the capacity for rapid change.” Isn’t it time to embrace an Agile approach to Lean Six Sigma to “speed its evolution and better serve customers’ needs?”

 

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Posted by Jay Arthur in Jay Arthur Blog, Lean, Six Sigma.

Earth Day and Lean Six Sigma

A typical company suffers from 33% waste and rework.
Eliminate the waste and rework with Lean Six Sigma and it will be great for the Earth.

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