It is a Myth that CI’s Role is to Improve Processes!

It is a Myth that CI’s Role is to Improve Processes!   One of the worst ways a company can fail in their Continuous Improvement Efforts is to promote the Myth that “CI’s role is to Improve Processes.” I hope I got your attention with that statement. First, let me...

When You Expect the Plumber to Build your House

Expecting the New Green / Black Belt to Deploy Lean Six Sigma in your Organization is like Expecting the Plumber to Build your House If you were building a house, would you ask your plumber to build it? In most cases, the answer would be “no” (unless he is...

How Traffic and Process Capability (Ppk) Relate?

How Traffic and Process Capability (Ppk) Relate? As a teacher and a mentor, i am constantly looking for new ways to make complex subjects less complex using games, simulations stories, analogies., etc. My colleagues and I have found that the topic of Process...

Are there Free Excel Alternatives to Minitab?

Are there FREE Excel alternatives to Minitab? We get asked this question a lot. Many companies or individuals do not want to incur the expense for Minitab or other costly statistical analysis tools. Another reason this question is often asked is because most people...