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  • Here’s a thought…. “How would you like to be rewarded (non-monetarily)?” The specifics can be discussed by a team but team recognition isn’t an uncommon technique to celebrate successes.

  • @rizwandard — This topic has been discussed many times. You may wish to search the forum for replies from months and years past.

  • Look at the monthly numbers to be sure a seasonal effect doesn’t seem to be occurring. You can do a chi squared across the past 18 months or 6 quarters to confirm your findings.

  • Good discussion.

    An Ishikawa isn’t an analysis tool to most of us using Lean Six Sigma.

  • @MBBinWi LOL

    Miss seeing you as a coworker.

  • @cucurr As noted above, “there is no universally recognized certification;” there is no answer to your question.

    You might be interested in our just-published certification research. An excerpt is at this link:

  • Also look into TOC and read Goldratt…..

    Many of my clients were shocked I could increase the max speed of their lines with sustained results.

  • @Mike-Carnell

    I still miss those line evaluation days. :)

  • @jose I am not really sure what your audit process is. It s difficult to give a lot of advice on something you don’t understand. I have done a fair number of audits/assessments. We do use a lot of data and we use a VSM (not exclusively).

    You say you have a manual process. Why don’t you map that process (not a VSM just a plain process map). See…[Read more]

  • @chinoboy — Did you look at our Operations > Human Resources section of content?

  • A screening DOE will help you knock out unnecessary inputs (X’s) to get further characterization of your process output vs your large and statistically significant X’s.

    Those who’ve been doing this a long time will advise you to do a screening DOE because it’s rare that 15 factors are practically significant. Also if you try to manage 2^15…[Read more]

  • Vahid — You may wish to review this article, How to Learn Six Sigma, to help you determine your priorities in finding a training program to suit you.

  • You need to confirm your X’s are impacting the Y’s with some analysis tools before running to a DOE.

    IF you insist on a factorial DOE for all 15 factors, you need to confirm your measurement system of the Y or Y’s are adequate. Also, do a screening DOE only if you have 15 factors. In your factorial screening design, keep life simple and confirm…[Read more]

  • Theo — This has been addressed many times in the forum. Here’s just one of many discussions on Yellow Belts:

    If you’re interested in learning more, please take advantage of the site’s search functionality to find other threads.

  • Try a matrix plot in Mintab…it might be enlightening

  • Katie Barry replied to the topic Green Belt Six Sigma in the forum General 1 week, 6 days ago

    Nandini — This has been addressed numerous times on the forum. Please search the site and you will find many responses to how to gain experience.

  • Mike Carnell replied to the topic Workload? in the forum General 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    @cseider You are welcome.

  • Chris Seider replied to the topic Workload? in the forum General 2 weeks, 3 days ago


  • Mike Carnell replied to the topic Workload? in the forum General 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    @cseider The real question for Chris is how much extra time did your instructors have to spend on your training class?

  • Chris Seider replied to the topic Workload? in the forum General 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Project team members typically spend up to 10% of their time if it’s a team that’s aligned with business strategy and needs. The project team leader will be spending more time than that since they are “learning and documenting” their project progress as part of the training.

    Good luck.

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