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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. Join the […]

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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?”   Join the Agile Quality Improvement Movement!

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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. www.qimacros.com

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How Often Should You Take Measurements for Control Charts?

I keep seeing a lot of control charts that use quarterly data. That means it could take five years to get 20 data points for a control chart. How often should you measure? www.qimacros.com

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

Run Charts Are Unnecessary

I’ve noticed a trend: people are still teaching run charts as a precursor to control charts. Why? They are an unnecessary and confusing extra step that slows the learning process. www.qimacros.com

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Daylight Savings Time – Six Sigma Project

Does Daylight Savings Time save us anything, or is it costing lives?

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Insights from ASQ Phoenix – 2018

Here are my takeaways from the ASQ conference in Phoenix.  

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

DevOps and QualOps

At ASQ LSS Conference in Phoenix, I heard an interesting presentation on digital transformation. Ben Lavoie of Anheuser-Busch asked: How can LSS Stay relevant in a Digitally Transformed world that thrives on real-time changes? Bad news: Need for real-time will disrupt DMAIC – leadership teams have no patience for delayed analysis and decision making Good […]

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Testimonial from ASQ Phoenix

At the ASQ Conference in Phoenix, and got some wonderful comments from one of the attendees who uses QI Macros:  

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Six Sigma Formulas Cause Math Phobias

In the book, The Case Against Education: why the Education System is a Waste of Time and Money, author Bryan Caplan argues that, beyond reading, writing and basic ‘rithmatic, “most of what people learn in high school and college is unnecessary and quickly forgotten.” I would argue that the same is true of Six Sigma; […]

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