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Become the CIO of Your Workplace

What can you do to create a hassle-free workplace? Become the Chief Improvement Officer.

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Posted by Jay Arthur in Improvement Insights.

Invisible Low-Hanging Fruit

People often hesitate to dive into their data to find the low-hanging fruit, but that’s where the biggest, juiciest fruit can be found. Haven’t you waited long enough to start solving million dollar problems?

https://www.qimacros.com/services/shortcut-to-results/

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

It’s Just Human Error

How often have you heard someone say “It’s just human error” as if we can’t do anything about it? Nonsense! And here’s why:

Posted by Jay Arthur in Improvement Insights.

Find the CEO of the Problem

Maybe you can’t get your CEO on board, but you don’t need top level commitment. You need to find the CEO of the problem!

Become the CQO (Chief Quality Officer) of your workplace: https://www.qimacros.com/pdf/Agile-Process-Innovation.pdf

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

1/8/19 Webinar

Almost 50 people signed up for this webinar, with Jay Arthur demonstrating how to use some of the useful features of QI Macros, as well as some of the new features introduced in recent versions of the software.

Some attendees were familiar with the software and already use it, some had only begun to use it; all were interested in learning new ways that QI Macros can help them with their Agile Lean Six Sigma and Quality Improvement efforts. (You can hear him answering questions and comments typed in by webinar attendees.)

If you saw a feature demonstrated in the webinar that might have been added to QI Macros after the version you’re using (for instance, the “Find Tool” search feature or the automated Value Stream Map), you may need to purchase an upgrade to bring your QI Macros to the current version.

Posted by Jay Arthur in QI Macros, Webinar.

Kaizen Muda Gemba

Are Japanese words slowing your Lean Six Sigma implementation?

Learn the power of Agile Lean Six Sigma: https://www.qimacros.com/pdf/Agile-Process-Innovation.pdf

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

The Headwinds of History in Quality

Do you ever feel like you’re fighting the headwinds of history when it comes to quality? I sure do. Here’s why.

Posted by Jay Arthur in Improvement Insights.

Trends Facing Lean Six Sigma

Still practicing last century quality improvement? The economy has changed. Current trends demand an Agile approach to Six Sigma. Isn’t it time to embrace 21st Century Quality?

Learn Agile Process Innovation – 21st Century Quality Improvement

https://www.qimacros.com/pdf/Agile-Process-Innovation.pdf

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

IHI Quality Tool Usage in Poster Presentations

QI Macros exhibited at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) conference in Orlando this week. There were over 500 improvement posters. Like prior years, I used a checksheet to collect data about the tools used. Once again, the results are disappointing. Quality tools–control charts, Pareto charts, and Fishbone diagrams–are still a small percentage of tools used, unchanged since I started collecting data in 2015. Bar and line charts still dominate posters; I call them Dumb and Dumber charts.

The quest for Zero Harm using high-reliability methods and tools (i.e., Lean Six Sigma, control charts, Pareto charts, histograms, etc.) is gaining momentum.

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

12/6/18 QI Macros Webinar

Almost 150 people signed up for this webinar, with Jay Arthur demonstrating how to use some of the useful features of QI Macros, as well as some of the new features introduced in the October 2018 version of the software.

Some attendees were familiar with the software and already use it, some had only begun to use it; all were interested in learning new ways that QI Macros can help them with their Agile Lean Six Sigma and Quality Improvement efforts. (You can hear him answering questions and comments typed in by webinar attendees.)

If you saw a feature demonstrated in the webinar that might have been added to QI Macros after the version you’re using (for instance, the “Find Tool” search feature or the automated Value Stream Map), you may need to purchase an upgrade to bring your QI Macros to the current version.

Posted by Jay Arthur in Excel, QI Macros, Webinar.