• Since Six Sigma does not have one certifying body, (many have tried) and no specific criteria to do so, the “certified” does not really mean a lot. That’s why you need some SS depth in your organization to screen out the weak. HR traditionally does a poor job with this. Throw around a couple of statistical terms and they are sold.

    A co…[Read more]

  • I don’t really like to read, this might have been said. And you already have two big fish on the line….

    But – One of my pet peeves is jumping to a stat tool early. Are you working with a percent or did both groups have the same amount of samples. Regardless – If you want to see if there is a difference and you know that one group is 500 an…[Read more]

  • I don’t see the philosophy of Quality changing, the application of what we do will evolve.

    I’m hoping some cyborg will be improving my hover board. What will not change is that some consultant will package “Theory of Constraining Triz by leveraging Lean Seven Sigma” and we will have at least 11 kinds of waste. Oh and on a side note, we wil…[Read more]

  • I’m neither confirming nor denying if it was in Miami.

    It’s good to be back. Hectic few months, you know how rehab is…

    I’m in a new city now, so unfortunately you guys (and girls) will be my social network for a while (until I find out where the cool kids hang out)
    10 years, 6 months ago

  • I admit nothing. But like i said, she knew who she really was. 10 years, 6 months ago

  • I like nothing better then to spend time around experts; it always makes me feel smarter. Reminds me of a time a couple years back I had the opportunity to dine with a so called expert and his eye-candy. By the end of dinner, I had more respect for the eye-candy, at least she knew who she really was. 10 years, 6 months ago

  • I don’t think there is a single silver bullet that that makes programs fail. Culture, lack of leadership, watering down the LSS product/message etc. One that I have noticed is a lack of confidence in lower level personnel; they train and communicate fairly well at the exempt levels, but fall short with the non-exempts.

    They often feel like…[Read more]

  • Gary and Mike, just reviewed the video. Fantastic job. I think you gave a lot of people who have been struggling a great road map or at least a direction to take. I’m glad it was not a sales pitch for ISixSigma […]

  • Damn Gary, you’re killing my buzz. Anyone willing to transition from SS to beer is ok with me. Speaking of beer, next time you are in Chicago, I own you one. 10 years, 6 months ago

  • Stevo changed their profile picture 10 years, 8 months ago

  • I would compare and contrast all of the other thesis papers on Six Sigma.

    You could study the success rate of SS black belts at night clubs. “Hi, I’m a Master Black Belt, want to see my Box Cox?”

    Or just write about what A-holes most Six Sigma guys are. 10 years, 8 months ago

  • I’m assuming English is not your primary language, but this email is a mess for so many reasons.

    First – the grammar is terrible.
    Second – An MBA student should be researching his project and completing their own work.
    Third – The urgency will never be received well.
    Fourth – You never left where to send you anything.
    So let’s give you t…[Read more]

  • I see many Universities advertise their programs on this site.  If there are willing to teach (at a cost) I’m hoping they are eating their own dog food.  For example – call Ohio State or Villanova and talk to their director of quality (six sigma), let me know, I’m curious.
    Ps – Reading my post, it sounds a little prickish, it was…[Read more]

  • Stevo replied to the topic Severity rating in the forum General 12 years, 7 months ago

    Let’s leave banking out of this.  The Auto industry is a much better example.

  • Stevo replied to the topic Severity rating in the forum General 12 years, 7 months ago

    There should be standards set before the exercise.  For example; a 5 = loss of 1,000 customers or 5 = can not detect until customer notification.  But that standard is usually set by you.  I’m sure there are industry recommendations you can research.

  • Stevo replied to the topic Severity rating in the forum General 12 years, 7 months ago

    Your question is unclear.  So instead of asking you to clarify; I will ramble on what I think you should know.
    An FMEA is nothing more than taken qualitative data and transforming it to (pseudo) quantitative data to understand and prioritize risk.  But at the end of the day is still comes down to tribal knowledge (not that I have a problem wi…[Read more]

  • Darth – I only police the length, not the content.  (sounds a little homo-erotic) not that there is anything wrong with that.
    Ps.  I stopped reading the post way before any mention of peeing.
    Pss.  Please no letters.

  • Don’t you hate it when the parents fight?
    Ps – Hope the make up sex is good.

  • Stevo replied to the topic How I became a Master? in the forum General 12 years, 7 months ago

    The sad part..  It still makes more sense then most of the other posts on the site.
    Ps.  I became a Master after I was bitten by a radioactive dung beatle.

  • Stevo replied to the topic Is Stan Human? in the forum General 12 years, 7 months ago

    1) = Wrong
    2) = Wrong (Maybe multiple personalities, but one person)

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