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Triple D - Delays Defects Deviation - Vimeo

“Hi, this is Jay Arthur, author of “Lean Six Sigma Demystified” and the QI Macros [software].

“One of my favorite shows on television is Guy Fieri’s Triple D: “Diners Drive-ins and Dives”, and I just enjoy watching him eat other people’s cooking… I can’t explain it to you. My Triple D is “Delay, Defects and Deviation,” and if you do nothing but focus on eliminating delay, defects (mistakes and errors), and deviation (the variation of things), if you do nothing but do that for an hour per week for the rest of your life you will spontaneously figure out a way to make everything hassle-free for yourself, your customers, your suppliers, your boss, your subordinates… whoever it is.

“If you just spend a little bit of time on those three things – my Triple D: “Delay, Defects and Deviation” – you’ll actually make huge progress over the next

“That’s my Improvement Insight for this week: Embrace Triple D!”

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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

Where:  Join online from wherever you are.

How:  Register for the webinar HERE.

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Over 80 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. Send an email to support@qimacros.com and we can help, either by generating a quote to upgrade all the licenses at your organization or just guiding you through the purchasing process.

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Over 30 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. Send an email to support@qimacros.com and we can help, either by generating a quote to upgrade all the licenses at your organization or just guiding you through the purchasing process.
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Shewhart didn’t make our lives any easier 100 years ago when he started using control charts. Here’s why and what to do about it.

Control Chart or Performance Chart - Vimeo
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How can you help people learn Lean Six Sigma quickly and easily? It’s a simple three step process that will slash the learning curve for everyone.

Speed Learning for Minimally Invasive Training - Vimeo
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Almost 50 people signed up for this webinar to hear Jay Arthur’s take on the 20th century origins of Lean and Six Sigma, and where he feels it’s headed in the 21st century.

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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.

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People often get stuck before the “Analyze” phase of DMAIC because of ugly data.
You can’t analyze data until it is in the right format for analysis.

In this data about medications that might affect patient falls, we have to:

  1. Transpose the data
  2. Use Excel’s Text-to-column feature to split the meds into separate cells
  3. Use QI Macros UnStack Columns tool to get all of the meds into a single column
  4. Use QI Macros Data Mining Wizard to create a PivotTable and Pareto chart of medications involved in patient falls

You can watch the video below:

It's Hard to Do Data Analysis on Ugly Data #2 - Vimeo
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I use a small DayMinder monthly calendar.

I noticed that someone forgot to use spell check before it went to print. That must be expensive!

 

If you can’t spell the months correctly, how can I trust the rest of the calendar?

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