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Accelerating Lean Six Sigma Exponentially

At the ASQ Lean Six Sigma Conference in Phoenix, they said that the world is accelerating exponentially. Is Lean Six Sigma accelerating exponentially? If we use Agile methods to accelerate Lean Six Sigma, we can move Lean Six Sigma into the 21st century.

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

Have You Ever Read Most of a Book Only to Discover…

…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.

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Trendlines Are Rarely Improvements

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:

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

Don’t Cook A Meal If You’re Not Going to Do the Dishes

Many improvement teams fail to go the extra mile to lock in their improvements. Here’s why and what to do about it:

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

Lean Mean Six Sigma

Is it possible to accelerate Lean Six Sigma using Agile? Yes! Find out how.

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

Xcel Energy Cuts The Power

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.

Posted by Jay Arthur in Jay Arthur Blog.

Lean Six Sigma Stay Up!

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?

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

Is Quality Improvement “Over Your Head?” “Beyond You?”

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

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

Agile Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare – NAHQ 2018

Agile Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare – NAHQ 2018 from Jay Arthur on Vimeo.

How to “hack” Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare Quality and Safety. Recorded at NAHQ 2018 in Minneapolis, MN.

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

Upgrade before the rate increase 2/1/19

Click HERE to upgrade your single-computer single-user QI Macros version 2014-2018.

If you’d like to upgrade but also add other users or other computers, send an email to orders@qimacros.com and tell us how many total users you’ll have and how many computers you’ll be installing the new version of QI Macros on.

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