Posts tagged "Agile"
Register for the upcoming FREE QI Macros Live Webinar, happening Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 at 1:00 p.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: Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. MDT
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One big pharma company embraced a more Agile approach to implementing Lean Six Sigma and achieved quick results. How did they do it?
“Hi, I’m Jay Arthur, author of “Lean Six Sigma Demystified” and the QI Macros [software].
“I was at the Lean Six Sigma conference for ASQ in Phoenix and Novartis gave a whole presentation about implementing Lean and Six Sigma around their sales process. It turns out they didn’t actually apply Lean and Six Sigma to the sales process, they simply optimized everything around it that supported their reps going out into the field and how the reps got paid, but they didn’t really do anything about the sales process.
Continue Reading "Minimally Invasive Lean Six Sigma Training"
You’ve heard the phrase “Cart before the horse?” Well one Agile company learned a similar phrase during their implementation. Save yourself a lot of time and effort by learning this simple phrase.
“Hi, I’m Jay Arthur, author of “Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals” and the QI Macros [software]. I was at the ASQ Lean Six Sigma conference and there was a whole presentation on a company that had implemented Agile for software development, and I was kind of stunned to discover that I think they said they spent $15 million implementing Agile. Well, if you’re spending that much money, I’m not sure you’re being Agile, but anyway…
“So the one thing that they really said about implementing Agile for software improvement, the mistake they made was they started doing projects before they improved the process.
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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.
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Is it possible to accelerate Lean Six Sigma using Agile? Yes! Find out how.
Continue Reading "Lean Mean Six Sigma"
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.
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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
Continue Reading "Kaizen Muda Gemba"
Do you ever feel like you’re fighting the headwinds of history when it comes to quality? I sure do. Here’s why.
Continue Reading "The Headwinds of History in Quality"
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
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Back when I was a software systems analyst for the phone company, my boss asked me to get requirements from one of our users. He thought it would take months to get the report he wanted. I did it in one day by using the right tool for the job. Here’s how:
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