Click HERE to upgrade your single-computer single-user QI Macros version 2013-2017.
If you’d like to upgrade but also add other users or other computers, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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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A QI Macros customer called to ask how he could figure out the specification limits to give him a Cp/Cpk of 1.33. What’s wrong with this question? The answer is obvious isn’t it?
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20th Century Quality needed big Six Sigma implementations because you had to learn things that aren’t necessary any more. Take a 21st Century, Agile approach to Six Sigma to start getting results immediately.
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Too many quality professionals are clinging to the way things have always been done. There’s some sort of taboo about doing things quickly and easily. What are the differences between 20th and 21st Century Quality? Watch and find out:
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Is the foggy complexity of Lean Six Sigma preventing widespread adoption? I think it is:
Learn more about Dan Roam’s Blah Blahmeter here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6kmObnh2jo
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Does Your Root Cause Analysis Fail The Last Why Because It Presupposes A Solution?
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The Nov-Dec 2018 HBR reports that Lean, Six Sigma and Agile “always work well initially, but often the gains fade quickly.”
- 21% of improvement projects failed to yield any improvements
- Only one-third of improvements continued to yield results after two years.
What’s needed to sustain improvements?
- Consistent measurement and monitoring (i.e., control charts)
- Leadership support and coaching
- Avoid initiative fatigue caused by jumping from one improvement initiative to another.
Start monitoring your improvement projects using QI Macros control charts.
Download a free trial at https://www.qimacros.com.
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Over 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 brand new features introduced just last month 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.
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Let’s create a Hassle Free America and a Hassle Free World
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Consultants, trainers and professors are wasting students’ time on things they don’t need to know to solve problems they don’t have to impress people they don’t like.
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