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  • #192994

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    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 couple of years ago, Stan was willing to certify people for $10. Not sure how many people took him up on the offer.

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    #192961

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    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 and the other is 3 or 90% vs. 7%. Stop. Or do some graphical work. Stop. Then, if you still have questions jump in a more advanced tool.

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    #192902

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    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 will rediscover Pluto as a planet.

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    #192849

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    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)

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    #192842

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    I admit nothing. But like i said, she knew who she really was.

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    #192838

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    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.

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    #192828

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    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 it’s to complicated for them. In my experiences, not only are they intelligent enough but enthusiastic to improve their situation.

    Don’t let pay grades and titles get in the way.

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    #192817

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    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.

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    #192126

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    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.

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    #189630

    Stevo
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    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 the benefit of the doubt and you were just looking for project ideas.  Send another post and put a little thought into it first.
     
    Good luck.
     
    Stevo

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    #189608

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    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.
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps – Reading my post, it sounds a little prickish, it was not meant to sound that way.
     

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    #189561

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    I’ve been bite by this in the past – be careful.
     
    Trust nothing:

    people have a different opinion of what “fully loaded costs” means.  It becomes very hard to deconstruct them
    process maps provided to you are “should be” not “as is”
    start and stop points look the same but are not
    peoples talents will be grossly inflated
    you get the message
     
    We had one team not counting “wait” time in their cycle times.
     
    Buyer beware.
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps – Practical > Graphical > Analytical

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    #189546

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

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    #189545

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    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

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    #189537

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    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 with that – if you ask the right person to rate).
     
    Stevo

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    #189426

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

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    #189406

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

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    #189274

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

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    #189269

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

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    #189145

    Stevo
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    I don’t know and too lazy to try, but the Minitab people troll the forum and if someone say something too stupid they will usually step in and correct.
    Stevo
    Ps. It works better if you add “Minitab” in the title/

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    #189074

    Stevo
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    Hacl – I agree.  I enjoy a good freakshow, but this one turned sad.  Terrible plot, uninteresting actors and writers who don’t care anymore. 
    Stevo

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    #189038

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    I’m intrigued.  Go on….

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    #189037

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    Yup – they are dudes.
    Stevo

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    #188981

    Stevo
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    Easy fellows,
     
    We are not a figment of Mike Carnell’s imagination, although knowing Mike; I can see where the idea is not so far fetched.  Nothing so intriguing. 
     
    TT – I still owe you a beer, if you are really down here.
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps.  Meeting these guys has been a huge let down.

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    #188933

    Stevo
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    Oh my special little underwear model – You just messed with the Mohan.
    Stevo

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    #188932

    Stevo
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    What are you trying to do with the data?  Because most likely, it won’t really matter.
    Stevo
     

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    #188794

    Stevo
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    TT –
    Are you an current/ex BofA’er?  Sounds like their cool-aid (not that I disagree).
    Stevo

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    #188756

    Stevo
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    Truth – if we meet I’ll buy you a beer.
    Stevo
    PS.  I’m not sure I have a dog in this fight.

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    #188753

    Stevo
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    Stevo = Stevo only (sometimes Ovets)
    Stevo

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    #188716

    Stevo
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    Sorry Hbgb B^2 – that’s kind of my M O.
     
    Start out on moral high ground, quickly turn preachy and then become a total douche.
     
    Stevo

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    #188714

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    Very nice – See that didn’t kill ya.
    Stevo

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    #188694

    Stevo
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    Hbgb b^2-
     
    “I had to endure the “rite of passage”, as did most of the other “Old School” Practitioners…and you know what? i am the better for it.”
     
    How do you know that you are the better for it – if you had suckled at the teat of understanding and encouragement a little more – you might have become a “Red X Master” and made something of your life?
     
    See you in the fountain.
     
    Stevo

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    #188691

    Stevo
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    So I understand the whole “that’s the way I learned it and by gawd; that’s the way it should be”.  It’s hard to argue with that rational because of your results.  But to imply that that’s the only way to learn/understand is a little narrow.
     
    It’s not your fault; it’s not your fault!  If you go thru hell enough, you’re bound to get a little cynical.  If you have great success, you’re bound to get a little arrogant.  And if I had to describe two traits that I consistently see in great change agents; it’s arrogance and cynicism.
     
    I will bite the bullet and play “good cop”.  I will respond to all of the:
     

    Is there training in Hyderabad?
    Homework question 1) If a train is leaving Cleveland…?
    My MBA thesis is about Six Sigma; can someone explain what it is?
    Mindless rants about personal philosophies
    Ridiculous “thought of the day” posts
    Tequila is better then ________ because…
     
     But as many of you know, It will be an uphill struggle due to the fact that I lack any real substance to make a difference.
     
    I end it all now.
     
    Stevo

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    #188619

    Stevo
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    Look straight up.  This site has a pretty good “The Dictionary”.
    If you are looking for a more simple explaination, this is not your site (not very newbee friendly).
    Stevo

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    #188596

    Stevo
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    The “truth” –
     
    I love your theory and you might be on to something – follow the font and your mind will be blown.
     
    My only concern is that each one of these guys is extremely obnoxious, if they were the same guy… I would hate to meet that guy.
     
    Stevo
     Ps – If you average Mike and Stan’s word count – you get Darth’s count

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    #188391

    Stevo
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    About a year ago, there was a viral video poking fun at the Cleveland tourism board.  It showed all of the wonderful things about Cleveland; the river burning, over weight people, the browns, and the city motto was “at least we’re not Detroit”.
     
    So there is always someone to look down on (except Detroit).
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps – Buffalo is Cleveland just with a waterfall.

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    #188390

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    Whisky – That is what’s nice about this business, you don’t have to be unique or original to be successful.  Now if I was really on my game I would have repackaged and updated the comment; “Looking for a titanium ballistic”.
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps – If you are looking for depth, I’m not your man.  Insight is a different beast.

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    #188358

    Stevo
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    Mike – Your shameless act of trying to discredit me and steal my thunder is petty and small.  I expect this kind of behavior from Darth, but not from you.  It will take more than one drink to mend this fence.
     
    Stevo

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    #188355

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    I don’t think it was a bad article at all.  If fact, she seems to know her experts. 
     
    Let’s look what I wrote in my initial comment to Joyce:
     
    “In my opinion – most of the criticism is due to ignorance and thinking six sigma is a magic pill or a silver bullet.”
     
    Now let’s look at her article:
    But experts caution that Six Sigma should not be seen as a silver bullet”
    Yup – She knows her experts.
     
    Stevo

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    #188303

    Stevo
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    Joyce –
    I’m the “top talent in the industry” Darth was speaking about and if you want to talk let me know.  I will also be at the Isixsigma conf in Feb (Mike – you now have me pimping) along with some of the lesser talent.
    Stevo
     

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    #188247

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    Joyce – forgive Darth (he happens to be one of the major reasons for the criticism).  I am surprised that you found more “pro” opinions than “con”; usually it is the other way around.
     
    In my opinion – most of the criticism is due to ignorance and thinking six sigma is a magic pill or a silver bullet.
     
    Keep searching and you should have no problem finding different opinions.
     
    Stevo

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    #188025

    Stevo
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    Mike – Is this the problem for Isixsigma.com Project Bowl.  
     
    Using your Red X Master and certified PMP skills; not only prove that Six Sigma will not be the next TQM, but predict where the Continuous Improvement industry will be.  Please don’t fabricate your control limits to calculate the short term sigma level.  Hint – It has something to do with the Mayan calendar.
     
    Do you think ASQ will give out a Black Belt for it?
     
    Stevo’s motto “never an original thought”

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    #187925

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    SL –
     
    Sanjoy Kumar Parial wrote a fairly good article on this for this site.  Search BB selection and you should find it.
     
    Stevo
     Ps – All I can add is – don’t overlook someone just because of the “sins of their past”, it might be these sins that will make a great BB

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    #187924

    Stevo
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    I think having both can be beneficial; however I’ve had to be careful when hiring PMP/BB’s.  When I hire a BB I’m looking for a true change agent that is not afraid to challenge the status quo and get creative in their problem solving.  
     
    I’ve notice that some people that excelled as a PMP are great “soldiers” detailed and steady, but don’t necessarily have the impatience for stupid things that I’m looking for.
     
    Stevo

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    #187838

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    Darth,
     
    This doesn’t mean he’s not a complete idiot.  I think it’s more “even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while”.  I predict that he fails miserably and is forced to work for “Giganto company”.
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps.  The verdict is in – Apparently it was me who brought down the financial industry after all.  I think the insurance industry is getting too big for their britches, maybe I go work for them.

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    #187776

    Stevo
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    218 – Stan just certified me (I got a deal).
    Stevo
    Ps. – Red X Master is so going on my resume (won’t be the worst lie)

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    #187736

    Stevo
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    HF – It was during lunch, so I was drinking heavily.  I did smell of Uzo and Peach schnapps.  You could be right.
     
    Darth and Stan – I may have missed a “Tiger” moment.  (See you in South Beach)
     
    HB – Are you coming to the Summit?
     
    Zippy – Is it really me you are mad at? Or are you angry for your own short comings and looking to redirect your anger?  If you are angry at Stan – I totally understand.
     
    All – Sorry for my moment of seriousness, it will not happen again.
     
    Santa – What list am I on?
     
    Happy Holidays  – Stevo

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    #187718

    Stevo
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    Zippy –
     
    There is no benefit in picking a fight with me.  I hold no power or influence; I am merely an anonymous MBB posting on an internet forum.
     
    As for the value of my posts, that is debatable and as most things – in the eye of the beholder.  Six sigma is not all about regression and DOE’s.  There is a much larger piece, what I call “the psychology of Six sigma” some might call it the “soft skills”.  Too many Belt’s interpersonal skills are sub par at best.  Their ability to lead, motivate, facilitate, teach, sympathize and connect is often neglected.
     
    This forum is a microcosm of what they are going to face on a day to day basis.  If you expand your thought of what Six sigma is, you might find the value in most of the posts.
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps.  If your behavior is a desperate call for help, let me know and I can put you in touch with a few very good mentors.

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    #187695

    Stevo
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    Andy,
     
    You didn’t offend me.  In fact, I didn’t understand anything you just said.  What I do like about posts like this is:  It’s hard to tell if you have vision and great insight or just a nut case.
     
    Happy “whatever you celebrate”,
     
    Stevo

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    #187680

    Stevo
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    Banking isn’t what it used to be (wink, wink).  The man is watching our every move. 
     
    Until the dust settles, I’m taking a different approach  – less money upfront and once they have come on board, take my share.  Not unlike a drug dealer.
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps.  Stan – you have already grown too fat on the innocent.
     
    Pss.   Seattle, mumble mumble, Portland, mumble mumble, anywhere NW but Spokane  mumble.

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    #187634

    Stevo
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    Yaseer,
     
    Our standards are not high and becoming a member is easy:
     

    No IQ requirement
    Styles differ, so try to see the “spirit” of the message vs. getting hung up on the words.  Thick skin helps
    Try to give sometimes and not only receive
    Have a little fun
     
    Congratulations – You are now a member!!!
     
    Stevo

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    #187619

    Stevo
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    Stevo’s thoughts –
     

    Who hasn’t falsified data – “No baby, a long island ice tea has the same amount of alcohol as a light beer.”
    These arguments always end in a pi$$ing contest – “My data set can beat up your data set” or “my source list is bigger then yours”
    Seemingly intelligent people quote the internet (or Fox news and MSNBC) as fact.  “Glen Beck read on Wikipedia that Stan is allergic to light and his skin is made of butterfly wings.”
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps.  Point 3 might be true.

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    #187611

    Stevo
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    Isn’t Darth over there this month?  Could that explain the upturn?
    Stevo

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    #187609

    Stevo
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    CV –
     
    I’m assuming that your last “cow” comment was somewhat sarcastic.  But you hear this argument over and over.  The cattle industry is a man made problem.
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps.  I’m not saying that I’m going to change my habits.  I like pulling out old growth forests in my hummer.  And dang it! That’s my right!!  My grandpa wasn’t in Germany fighting for me to act responsibly.
     
    Pss.  Is it wrong to have the Ps. Longer then the message?

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    #187586

    Stevo
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    You were not top two, but you made the list.
    Stevo
    Ps.  I would have thought there were more tree huggers then me out there.  That’s why I don’t hang out with engineers.
     

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    #187582

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    That’s way too hard for a simpleton like me to prove.   No energy to even wiki it.
     
    My opinion – Someone probably had good intentions – someone else saw an opportunity to exploit and now people are cold on the idea.  Proving an idea “good” or “bad” comes down to how you set up the criteria.
     
    I’ll plant a tree for you, it will make me feel better.
     
    Stevo

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    #187577

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    Stevo enters the political debate.
     
    First, for the record I believe that man has contributed to the warming of the earth in a negative way.  I would suggest that some of you (you know who you are) should test this theory by sucking on an exhaust pipe and see if it has any negative effects, but that would be wrong.
     
    On the topic of credits.  If I wanted to ease my mind and plant a tree to offset some of my less then desirable traits, I could or I could pay someone to plant the tree for me.  At the end of the day, a tree is planted and that’s a good thing.
     
    Capitalism is not bad, people are.
     
    Stevo (world saver)

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    #187516

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    wrong!

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    #187455

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    Simmer,
     
    Take the recommendations with a grain of salt, this topic is dominated with opinions and these opinions are usually driven by a personal agenda ($) or ego (where ever they were certified).
     
    Which ever one you pick, make it defensible.  So when you are asked “What did the certification consist of?”  Be proud of your answer.
     
    My opinion – It really doesn’t matter what school you went to or who certified you – it’s what you have done with those that count.
     
    Stevo

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    #187420

    Stevo
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    It’s cheaper than some….
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps – Not available in Guam, Ontario and Wisconsin

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    #187386

    Stevo
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    It’s mostly an honor system.  I don’t like to assign “requirements”.  US currency only.
    Stevo

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    #187383

    Stevo
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    As a hiring manager of Six Sigma professionals, anytime I see an ASQ certification – red flags go up.  Knowing that it is not hard to pass the test and get certified, those candidates need to be screened a little tighter.
     
    I know some of you think it is a marketing advantage, but it may be a liability.
     
    Just saying….
     
    Stevo
     
    P.s. – With all programs there are risks and I’m sure some very good belts have come out there.
     
    P.s.s – A certificate from SSSS (Stevo’s Six Sigma School) is always gold.  $19.99 plus S&H

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    #187310

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    Tormented  in Toledo-
    Take this for what it’s worth… Free.
    Jump thru the hoop.  But reading your post, my spidey sense is tingling.  You might have other issues that are keeping you down and you are blaming the cert.  Take a hard look at your self again.
    Stevo

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    #187178

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    Any prediction for when the moderator will kill this thread?
     
    Regardless – It will be not soon enough, and I started it.
     
    Stevo

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    #187119

    Stevo
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    I once worked on a project that had a huge CPK (Cabbage Patch Kid) problem as well as employee issues.  Luckily it was in a 3rd world country, so we got creative and now I’m responsible for many of the shoes you wear.
     
    Six sigma at it’s best.
     
    Stevo

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    #187058

    Stevo
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    Stan,
    I’m a solid “C”.  What technique would you use on me?
    Stevo
    Ps – The 2×4 doesn’t work.  Feels like home.

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    #186918

    Stevo
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    Speaking of legends,
     
    Do you think the young children of future generations will sing songs of my heroics?
     
    I think so…  Maybe something like “Bravo Stevo”.
     
    Stevo

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    #186726

    Stevo
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    Newbee,
     
    Not sure why you need to prove a statistical difference.  If I was coaching you (and I’m not) this is what I would say.
     

    Practical – If before = 2 and after = 5 —– Stop
    Graphical – If obvious —– Stop
    Analytical — Run a hypo test —– Stop
     Easy way out – Run descriptive stats.
     

    Mean, Median, std dev, shape and spread.  Eyeball them – stop wasting time.
    Stevo
     

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    #186604

    Stevo
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    Spooky!  It’s like you were reading my last “year end evaluation”.
    Stevo

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    #186602

    Stevo
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    You could share this string with them.  I know just reading it has made has made me proud of my trade.
    Stevo
    Ps – Booze works.
     

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    #186542

    Stevo
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    Fun Fairy, Really?!!  Oh come on!!!!  
     
    I have just as good “hard” skills as Butler and Stan.  And I can kick butt just as well as Carnell!  Ok, I can’t even keep a straight face while writing that.
     
    BTW – You can’t afford me.  Unless you willing to match my current $27 K per year.
     
    Stevo
     Ps. – Always hire some dumb-a$$ who thinks they know everything (take your pick of over 50 people on this site).  You never know when you will need a scapegoat

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    #186410

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    Jodee, be careful – while I was doing time at BofA, I saw them being used as weapons as well as tools.
    Stevo

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    #186367

    Stevo
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    Pari –   By knowing that your data is Non normal – you have already analyzed your data.  That being said, – want are you figure out?    Most of the stat package tools are sensitive enough that the normality of the data is not as critical as a lot of people would like to think.   Stevo  

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    #186319

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    Andy – Be aware.
     
    It’s a stupid requirement – for multiple reasons.
     
    And bad companies make stupid requirements.
     
    But I get it, times are bad and you do what you have to do.
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps. – Don’t let the other posters bother you, all (I kid not) every single one of them is incompetent.
     

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    #186273

    Stevo
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    Stan – Do you have any white papers you can sell this guy?  And if he throws in a couple extra bucks, can you give him his black belt certification?  Kind of a package deal.
    Stevo – aka – Cleveland steamer

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    #185434

    Stevo
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    Eugene,
     
    My posts are usually either sarcastic or require the reader to make an interpretation of the post and has everything to do with six sigma, we work in a much broader space than most people think.
     
    My genius will show itself in good time (usually after 5 drinks).
     
    Your new best friend, – Stevo

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    #185291

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    Ok. Ok.  Let’s not get to excited here.  We can’t just go around and change how I justify my enormous salary.  Using terms like Gemba and Muda is how I distance myself from the “little people”.  It’s much easier to give the elusion of talent then proving it by results.
     
    Stevo
     
    BTW – I am the reason that the traffic is down, people used to log on to see “Stevo’s question of the day” and some of my other “on the day” series.  I’ve just become lazy.  Sorry, my bad.

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    #185207

    Stevo
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    Darth,
    Why can you only appreciate my wisdom after 6 drinks?
    Stevo

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    #185202

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    Forrest,
     
    Don’t be discourage, most of the people here don’t get “it”.  Your genius is way beyond their mental capability.  Keep fighting the righteous fight.
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps.  I to am often misunderstood.

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    #185137

    Stevo
    Member

    Sick-Of-It –
     
    Don’t be discourage, most of the people here don’t get “it”.  Your genius is way beyond their mental capability.  Keep fighting the righteous fight.
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps.  “Outside” = beyond and “Box” is a metaphor for the voices screaming in our head.  So “Outside the box” means not listening or overcoming the voices.  Purple desk vision sheep.

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    #184510

    Stevo
    Member

    I’m not sure if it’s a virus or not, but I keep getting a lot of stupid posts and responses.  Please let me know when that’s fixed.
     
    Thank you,  – Stevo

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    #184443

    Stevo
    Member

    Best fight seen ever.
    From Wikipedia – “Cripple Fight”
    “The mini-DVD commentary for the episode describes how the fight between Jimmy and Timmy is based on the fight between John Nada (Roddy Piper) and Frank Armitage (Keith David) in the 1988 film They Live, including the numerous knees to the groin and the insistence that Timmy put on the hat.”
    Stevo (Stooge 1)

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    #184333

    Stevo
    Member

    Just like Jello, there’s always room for more stupidity.
    Stevo.
    PS.  This is why I tried to stay away.  I thought either I would get smarter or the forum would seem less stupid.  My bad.

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    #184317

    Stevo
    Member

    DjZ,
     
    On a scale from 1 to 10 it’s impossible to have a -1000, oh wait I get it, you were being sarcastic.  I wasn’t. 
     
    Sometimes you have protect a novice from themselves.  By the type of question that was asked, he has no business trying to “sell” six sigma to anyone.  He will do more damage than good.
     
    Now on a more personal point, if you think all of the other responses were 10’s.  I think you might reevaluate your right to criticize.
     
    Stevo

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    #184306

    Stevo
    Member

    Horst,
     
    Not sure of your angle.
     
    If you are a consultant trying to drum up business; there is probably a better approach.
     
    If you are a true disciple of continuous improvement, then it’s in your best interest not to sell “the time now is right for getting started with six sigma”.  Explain the facts and let them decide.
     
    If you are trying to impress a bunch of co-workers, pick a sexier and less controversial topic.
     
    Stevo

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    #183111

    Stevo
    Member

    Hbgb b^2, how good was our feedback?  It was late and we were drunk when we met with the fake Mike.  I think I wanted him to add emoticons and a B***S *** button.
    Stevo

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    #182921

    Stevo
    Member

    Annon and on –
     
    Loved the post!  It had the right mixture of intelligence, arrogance, sarcasm, pessimism and just a pinch of frustration.  And if you let it linger on the pallet, it opens up to controversy.
     
    Very nice,  – Stevo

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    #182879

    Stevo
    Member

    Chad, another TARP check came in and I was with my Feng Shai expert looing for new office furnishings.
    Stan – Hate the game, not the playa.
    Union – You should be offended.
    Stevo
     

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    #182794

    Stevo
    Member

    Toby,
     
    The forum gets much worse than that.  You found a good day.
     
    But since you took the time to post, you must have either been very offended or felt that the posters that were slammed were unable to defend themselves.
     
    If you were offended, we’re sorry.  There are many personalities on the board, that’s what makes it interesting.  Believe it or not, some (known as d-bags) find me worthless.  Try to rise above the sewage.
     
    And that’s why the Browns will never win the super bowl.  Wait, wait, what was I talking about?  Oh yeah.
     
    If you think we need you to ride in here on your white horse and protect us.  That’s probably not necessary.
     
    So back to your rant, I hope you feel better.  But some might think your rant is condescending and reeks of arrogance, not me, but someone like Hbgb (he’s a jerk) would.
     
    Welcome to the forum and try to ease up a bit.
     
    Stevo

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    #182792

    Stevo
    Member

    I’m ok with that.  Let’s say somewhere between 10 and 20% (sample size = 2).
    Variable N N* Mean SE Mean StDev Minimum Q1 Median Q3 Maximum
    C1 2 0 15.00 5.00 7.07 10.00 * 15.00 * 20.00
     
     

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    #182780

    Stevo
    Member

    Mr. BS,
     
    Stats only make up 10%* of what most Six Sigma dorks do.  Some might push 50%**.  The project management, facilitating, interviewing, training, motivation and other “soft” skill is the bread and butter*** of what they do.
     
    Learn a few basic stat phrases**** and the rest you will learn as necessity demands.
     
    A man among men   – Stevo
     
    * – Sample size of one
    ** – Usually losers
    *** – Substitute you own national food staple
    **** – Also helpful with the ladies (wink, wink)

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    #182749

    Stevo
    Member

    Come on!  What Tarheel
    fan doesn’t beat their wife/sister?
    Redneck, Hillbilly!

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    #182740

    Stevo
    Member

    LOL @ U
    Outlier is smoking crack
    Thinks Tar heels can win
     
    Stevo
     

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    #182734

    Stevo
    Member

    I’m so very bored
    The forum is becoming
    So predicable
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps.
     
    Gonzaga will win
    Kick North Carolina’s bum
    Detroit here we come
     

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    #182732

    Stevo
    Member

    Diane,
     
    I work in an IT shop and I would take the advice of those who have posted already.  But I’m going to add my opinion.
     
    The scorecards are going to be heavily loaded with performance metrics, regardless if the client thinks they are relevant.  So to appease the boss, work on a few of these, however if you want to have an impact and show your value, do something thing that is foreign to most of them.
     
    Client/customer Satisfaction
     
    Or
     
    Employee Engagement
     
    Just be aware it might take some selling.  Sell to their egos “Man your legacy could be…” 
     
    Helping is what I do.
     
    Stevo

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    #182697

    Stevo
    Member

    I believe that your issue has nothing to do with management experience and everything to do with “lake” of leadership and creative thought.
     
    If you were able to lead them down a path that they thought they were in control and the improvements are their ideas, you would not be in this situation now.  
     
    I’ve seen too many good ideas “die on the vine” because some mediocre BB shoved six sigma and all of its jargon down a team’s throat and wanted to be the prince on the white horse.
     
    My advice to you is back up and start over.
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps.  This sounds harsher then I wanted it to.

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    #182691

    Stevo
    Member

    The advice of the previous gentlemen and lady (HB) is for the most part right.  However, look deep enough and we can prove your theory.
     
    Let’s say you are taking a test that is graded on a curve. If you score a 99.99966% on it, two linebackers and a defensive end will flunk and you end up getting the snot beat out of you.  But if you score 93.30%, everyone passes and you live another day.  Well, then I believe that 3 sigma is better then 6 sigma.
     
    Always here to help,
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps.  Go Gonzaga!
    Pss. Boo North Carolina!

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    #182458

    Stevo
    Member

    I’m not very good at answering rhetoric questions.  But here goes.  Pick Stan for $99, then get them out on the floor to really learn there job.
     
    Stevo

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    #182456

    Stevo
    Member

    SigmaJoe,
    $10,000 – $15,000 more.  When asked about your data, site internet survey of thousands of six sigma professionals.  I doubt they will ask anything about response rate.
    Stevo
    Ps.  Go   G-O-N-Z-A-G-A!!!

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    #182454

    Stevo
    Member

    BC.
     
    All an elaborate plan to get Percocet .
     
    Stevo

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