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  • #183605

    anon
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    Try posting on the UK forum and Google is your friend.

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    #183221

    anon
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    Thanks Les.

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    #183201

    anon
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    Yeah, your change agency is really coming through…
    good luck to you
     

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    #182804

    anon
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    Toby_Mac,
    Since my response was taken down by the moderator reread the post form UCS and Heebeegeebee.
    Bill Gates message may have been to a group of high school children but that does not mean it does not have relevance to your post.

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    #182803

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    Suresh B S,
    We rarely start our Black belts with no statistics in their background with the basics. Central Composite Designs works much better as a starting point. If you follow that with Multiple Linear Regression they will catch right on.
    There is a reason that the basics are called the basics.

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    #182802

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    Stan,
    Tell them how amazed you are that a single bag of M&M’s has lasted for three classes. Nobody eats them except the service people. You have to use something with double digits to keep them from eating them.
    Accountants and IT people it doesn’t matter. They will eat them no matter what you tell them. They think it saves them the cost of a lunch.

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    #182800

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    Toby_Mac,
    Here is a guru for you. I am sure he will extremely interested in your opinion.
    Bill Gates High School Address:Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.Rule 1: Life is not fair . . . get used to itRule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping . . . they called it opportunity.Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life. Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

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    #182755

    anon
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    Zoltan,
    That would be correct but now we will see them back in less than year.

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    #182753

    anon
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    Natanyahoo,
    That is the great part about a recession. We can all get down to crisis management instead of change management. Let’s throw out all the rules. We can wrap ourselves in a copy of the Wall Street Journal and rationalize bad leadership in the name of shareholder value. Political correctness is out the window and we can behave the way we have always secretly wanted to behave.
    Isn’t life great?

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    #182743

    anon
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    John Flemming,
    You are probably going to have difficulty selling the idea of putting computers in the ventilator unit with or without a proposal template. Most ventilators are not wired with outlets so there are power issues. Unless it is a large ventilator computers are probably more difficult to operate inside a ventilator. Although I have never operated one inside a ventilator it would seem that it would interfere with the wireless system.
    This seems like a career limiting proposal to present to management.

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    #182741

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    Diane,
    I think you are on the correct path. When our company needs projects we normally poll a group of people we don’t know and don’t know our business.
    Truthfully it is an IT group. How about a brainstorming session? I have to believe that a group of people sitting around in Converse tennis shoes, free t-shirts from last years CES with pictures of Linus Torvalds on the back and aluminum foil on their heads should be able to come up with something.
    Most of us love our IT people. Try asking your customers. There is the possibility that they all are completely satisfied because you Beta tested everything but there may be just a chance they may have ideas. Does Voice of the Customer ring any bells?
    Perhaps this is why there is the current trend to have CIO’s report to CFO’s rather than CEO’s. More insight than the CEO’s staff can deal with.

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    #182739

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    yu yu,
    I wouldn’t bother to understand what the numbers represent either. Just keep generating those random number sets and running the capability numbers. It doesn’t really matter what they mean just so you can get Minitab to do the analysis. That is what is important.
    Your other option is to turn off your computer and understand what the numbers represent then you will know that what Gary Cone said is true. Then figure out what you are doing wrong.
    When you figure this out then you can figure out why Cpk will only be equal to or greater than Cp. Pure conjecture, if I were a betting person I would bet we will hear from you again in about a year.

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    #182731

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    smart1,
    Enforce it. You gave them their chance and they didn’t take it. Pick out the toughest one in the group and fire them and the group will behave better. Next team meeting get a bunch of books by Kotter and burn them. That will show them who has the best ideas. What do they know they only work there. You have been trained obviously you have the best answers.
    Consider that the name you posted under may provide some insight into what your problem is.

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    #182120

    anon
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    Tough guy. I’m impressed.

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    #182116

    anon
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    Stating something directly is exactly that. Rather directly doesn’t make any sense. That fraud comment would be an interpretation not stating something directly.
    This gifted interpretation came from?
    “So SS solves all the world’s problem …….”
    The question should be what have you understood?

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    #182114

    anon
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    You are probably having trouble with the logic basically because I did not say that. Will you point out specifically where that was stated please.
    If you read what I posted and will agree that your post is an interpretation of my post then we should be able to agree you a very good candidate for some reading comprehension classes.

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    #182113

    anon
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    That is pretty presumptuous thinking he was sitting in front of the computer.

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    #182111

    anon
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    Ed Barkley,
    You are correct, it is not about us, you or whomever. It is about the topic and you have added your triangle to the topic. You cannot defend the suggestion because the logic of your suggestion was old thinking easily one to two decades ago regardless which business school teaches it. As odd as Crosby is even he figured it out when he wrote that dribble Quality Is Free, but it was breakthrough thinking at the time. Even the graph, the cost and quality trade off, that used to be in Juran’s Handbook is gone which is amazing considering Blanton Godfrey’s involvement.
    This nonsense is perpetuated in schools that have brought us wonderful events such as Enron, AIG, Madoff, etc. There will be a time when people will use the term MBA and then rinse their mouths out with soap.
    Integrity. You need to either defend your advice or apologize for such an abomination.

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    #182110

    anon
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    There are eternal truths in the world the sun if it is coming up will rise in the east and then there is the Juxtaposition of logic and Aggies.

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    #182107

    anon
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    “Do you work for free and make improvements overnight, and implement the perfect solution perfectly?”
    What a ridiculous question. Do you work for free while you suboptimize the process focusing on optimizing just one. Selecting an intelligent strategy doesn’t cost you more.
    Why is it that people can understand the problem with OFAT and the advantage of ANOVA but when it comes to running a business the concept of an interaction eludes them.

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    #182105

    anon
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    You argued with an Aggie? Have you have heard about teaching pigs to sing?

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    #182022

    anon
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    You paid how much for that PhD?

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    #182018

    anon
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    How much was it you spent on that PhD? Where I come from a phd was a tool, a post hole digger.

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    #182008

    anon
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    1 year? I thought I had heard that previously but when I checked it was 12 months.

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    #182007

    anon
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    You make a lot of noise about it being rubbish but you don’t seem to be able to articulate the reason. At least when people like Perez Wilson make the comment they can defend their belief.
    Perhaps we are better off without your contribution. At this point any further reasoning on this issue would in all probability be redundant and actually someone elses original thinking.

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    #182006

    anon
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    I understood that the MBB was only the cost of some Microsoft software.

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    #181999

    anon
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    12 months from completion of the project.

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    #181998

    anon
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    Here is a link to Mr. Calvin’s bio:
    http://ezinearticles.com/?expert_bio=Craig_Calvin
    That bio makes him as qualified to write articles as Pete Pande was when he wrote the Six Sigma Way. He was a change management consultant.
    Mikel is far from open about his background. He has been a cowboy, Father, Godfather and El Grande Supreme Chief Architect of Six Sigma and appears to have attended the same conference as Bill Smith’s daughter without so much as an apology.
    If you need a hero stick with Will Smith as Hancock.

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    #179181

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    #178144

    anon
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    Andy, you are correct for the most part, however there are those here who do not debate those of a different opinion; they debase anyone not agreeing with them.

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    #177746

    anon
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    Stan, just ask him.

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    #177127

    anon
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    Chad, you’re mixing your “you’res and your yours”. Oh no you’re not, you’re not mixing them you’re stuck on your.

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    #177093

    anon
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    Kris, first they must learn proper grammar and acquire typing skills since communication is paramount. So do that first then come back for the more technical issues.

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    #177079

    anon
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    And Jsev607, we know you have been checking for it diligently. Keep up the good work – so to speak.

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    #177065

    anon
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    Kevin, JDI was harsh but you asked for it.
    We have no idea of your industry, mngt structure, etc. Who is training you? Can they not assist? Are you in training with anyone else – can they assist? If the answer is no to all those questions you likely don’t have much of a chance of “getting it” anyway. However, use whatever training you’re getting. Get with your boss and do a Problem Statement & Objective Statement on an area of his/her pain…follow your training from there.
    PS: If your training does not lead you from that point – give up. It won’t work.

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    #177031

    anon
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    Some people believe that HIV can be controlled with bathing or eating garlic. Perception does not have to have anything to do with reality. If perception were reality none of the explorers would have ventured out of Europe.
     

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    #175884

    anon
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    “empty suites”????? – unrented hotel rooms?? Don’t get it.

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    #175878

    anon
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    Darths advice is really good.  Let me add one thing, if you also want consultants who will stay in your town over the weekend to feed orphans and paint churches that further limits your choices.

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    #175871

    anon
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    Yeah, that or he has ADD.

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    #175511

    anon
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    Maybe you are attempting to create the impression that you are to professional for this or whatever image you want to create. Nobody is impressed. Just like Stan said. If you don’t like it don’t open it. I suppose you have not figured out you can change channels on a television set yet either? That is a poncy response.

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    #175505

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    Assuming you mean Leading and “lagging” measures maybe this thread will start you.  As far as I know “leg” is not a measure……but i am sure the ‘experts like stan’ will find fault in that statement. 
    https://www.isixsigma.com/forum/showmessage.asp?messageID=108018

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    #175482

    anon
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    Nobody. DeCarlo was well qualified to write that book.
    Recomended for: Dummies

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    #174531

    anon
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    Change Agents

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    #174221

    anon
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    I’m currently working in a lab environment under GXP guidelines and could give you some pointers if you want to post your email we could talk direct.
    In brief I’ve worked in service industries and now a lab and when it comes to the SS area there’s not a great deal of difference in the projects.

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    #174220

    anon
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    From my BB training the areas you had has extras were covered as standard and I would be surprised if they weren’t. I also make sure that the GB’s have an understanding as well.
    I would be interested in what you see as a BB training/role and what they could do with out skills in those areas other than been spoon fed projects.

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    #173982

    anon
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    We have pushed the label production to those areas taking the samples so things arrive with the correct labels & bar codes. This works only if you don’t have too many people suppliers but it has seen a reduction in handling time from 5 to 1 minute a sample.
    I’ve also noticed that this is also happening at our local doctors as well so it can be done on a larger scale but this is also the NHS so profits aren’t at the top of their agenda

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    #173945

    anon
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    That Loser with a capital L is Brandon I assume.

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    #173942

    anon
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    What a completely no class post.

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    #173941

    anon
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    If the question were to you it would be indented under your name. It was indented under SiggySig’s name.

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    #173938

    anon
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    Is this Greg Brue?

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    #173750

    anon
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    I may have missed it but I don’t see anyone talking about frequency here.
    From my work in call centres I would do this weekly unless of course you think the day of the week may have an effect on the rate and then daily but I would only do daily until I could prove it either way.

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    #173711

    anon
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    After a meeting I’ve just had I’d like to add that’s 50% reduction in errors not 50% increase in good.
    e.g. 80% error rate down to 40% NOT 20% good rate up to 30%.
    I just had to explain that to a someone and they weren’t happy that their projet just go a whole lot harder, doable but harder.

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    #173512

    anon
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    I agree with you on GE, I was lucky in that I had a very well trained MBB who worked on the basic training that GE gave me to get me up to full speed. The same could not be said for all the others I always remember the MBB who told that if the P<=0 the data's normal :(
    What I’m trying to do is find a way of stopping it happening again, we’ve recently had a number of ex GE “BB” managers come in and they’re looking to make the company in their image. As it makes our work in process improvment so much harder.

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    #173491

    anon
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    Can you do a correlation between team leader/ manager and attrition on those that leave quickly.
    I’ve worked in a call centre collection environment for a while and this was n eye opener for our management when they saw it. From what your saying it may be similar here.

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    #168642

    anon
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    I am confused somewhat by this. The alpha level (typically 0.05) denotes the amount of alpha risk you are willing to take. (i.e. saying something is significant, when it is not.) If you are using a 2 sided test then you split that alpha between the 2 tails so that basically each tail has 0.025 of that alpha level. This determines the critical value that on the low end () if the results are greater than this critical value then the thing you are testing is significant.
    When you do a one sided test then the whole alpha risk is just on that one side, so it would seem the critical value would change. For example if you are test > (rather than ) , then does the critical value at which you deem the results significant change?
    It seems that if you do a one sided test, then you would have a lower value at which to claim a difference than you would if you did a 2-sided test.
    Can someone explain if that is right or wrong.

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    #162848

    anon
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    Good news and bad news.
    March/April issue iSixSigma Magazine.
    Two articles.
    1. Project Selection by Jonathan Atwood.
    2. A Healthy Pipeline by Mike Carnell and Scot Shank.

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    #162684

    anon
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    Like a lot of  surveys your first one will give you insight into what questions you need to ask in the next survey in order to drill down  and attempt to identify the problems and what is driving them.  From your questions you essentially have 2 areas that you are addressing. One is based around the site and its navigation, the remaining questions are focussed on the agent or “soft ” side which is dealing with personal preferences and interactions. Based on the results of your first survey you may be able to narrow your project scope to either a “hard” element which is the site design or the “soft” side which is the people component.  By doing this you can the develop a more targeted and specific survey, i would strongly recomend the use of focus groups if you are going to do this

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    #162128

    anon
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    You post under “openmind” when someone responds to a question with specific examples. It sounds more like “tell me what I want to hear then I won’t question that.”
    Maybe the answer to this is that you are connected to ISSSP. The problems are so basic that if anyone would have taken the time to do a simple beta test it would have been found. We have a tool that is being marketed under the banner of International Society of SixSigma Professionals that is selling this to the public and letting them find the errors for them. It looks a lot more like someone just pushed this into the market to coincide with the ISSSP annual self adorationfest. Our bosses liked the concept but once we have shown them the execution they won’t spend any more money on this power coup. There is only slightly more value in the ISSSP membership than there is in this “tool.”
    Why wait for more data. If you think this is worth the money pay your money and find out first hand. For that matter why would you trust any post? They may all be competitors of ISSSP.

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    #162123

    anon
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    Aftern the Google search all those Military officers and hard working execs are probably asking how old the girlfriend is.
    Good question on how he was hired at GE.

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    #162119

    anon
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    I know 4 MBB’s doing the program and it is poorly organized and poorly executed. The software that has been written to back this up has had very little if any thought put into it. An example would be where it asks for references for a project and the questions times out in about 2 minutes. A very large portion of the material is subjective which seem odd for a Six Sigma evauation tool.
    At this point our concensus is that it is a waste of time. It appears to be just another ploy by an organization, in this case ISSSP, to become the final answer to certification.

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    #156549

    anon
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    He was trying to use the name Lobby.

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    #156082

    anon
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    I have heard great things about Golden State Process Consulting. I think it’s based out fo the bay area,,It might be an online/classroom combination.

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    #154788

    anon
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    Thanks RR01,
     
    It sounds like you are describing the number of distinct categories when you describe the DOF…is this correct and if so they are not synonomous, correct?

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    #151903

    anon
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    Of course this assumes the guy is smart enough to be checking attributes … which is always doubtful.  He is probably taking measurements and comparing them with a spec limit.  His low defect rate could simply mean he has followed Bill Smith and widened spec limits to reduce defects.  Anyone can get 3.4 dpmo by Bill Smith’s approach.
     

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    #149356

    anon
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    I would be interested to see your curve fitting on this example.  It is an exercise that always seems to give very skewed, non normal data. With the second option, my histogram was almost triangular but the standard XmR control chart worked well, with just 2 points out of limits, as I might have expected. 
    Click on the histogram to view the actual data.
    http://www.q-skills.com/nm/nm.htm

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    #149311

    anon
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    Mmmm… that didn’t work so well.  However, I have found an interesting exercise on non normal distributions:
    http://www.q-skills.com/nm/nm.htm
     

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    #149307

    anon
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    I wonder if we can analyse a distn here for a help desk service times … non normal of course
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    #148995

    anon
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    its random player killing anti rpk clans protect players from pkers

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    #147916

    anon
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    “Conformance to Requirements, Zero Defects, Six-Sigma Quality, Cost of Quality and all other specification based nostrums miss this point. World class quality has been defined by “on target with minimum variance” for the past thirty years ! The sooner one wakes up to this fact of life, the sooner one can begin to compete. “
    p202, “Advanced Topics in Statistical Process Control
    Donald J. Wheeler, Ph.D.Fellow American Statistical AssociationFellow American Society for Quality

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    #147914

    anon
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    “There are many, beginning with E.S. Pearson in 1935 who have completely misunderstood the essence of Shewhart’s approach. They are actually unconsciously incompetent. I consider the advice to transform the data to be an example of gross incompetence and a triumph of computation over common sense.In his first book Shewhart wrote on pages 275 to 277 that if we knew the probability model to use, and if we knew the mean and variance for this probability model, then we could pick a value P that was reasonably close to 1.000 and find the limits of integration, A and B that would correspond to an area of P under the probability model. However, in practice we will never have enough data to ever fully specify a unique probability model, and even if we could, we would still not know the mean, or the variance of that model, so Shewhart turned this whole approach around. He said that rather than fixing P and finding A and B for a specific probability model. we should instead pick A and B such that, for ANY probability model, the value of P will be reasonably close to 1.000. And that is what three sigma limits do.Having said this three-sigma limits will work. They will work with the raw data, and they will work with the transformed data. However, while you may know what the raw data represent, how will you interpret the data after they have been distorted by a non-linear transformation? Extreme values in one tail will disappear while routine values in the other tail will become extreme, and you will be looking for assignable causes in all the wrong places and at all the wrong times.Let the reader beware, novices are still out there teaching nonsense to neophytes.Hope this will helpDon–Donald J. Wheeler, Ph.D.Fellow American Statistical AssociationFellow American Society for Quality”

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    #142725

    anon
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    Elbrin,
    Ignorant personal attack through anonymity is the way this forum operates.  There are much more professional six sigma forums available on the net.

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    #137006

    anon
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    Try scrolling down

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    #136366

    anon
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    If 5% of your customers isn´t happy – don´t  bother about  6 sigma!!!!! That is NOT the tool to help you.Ask them what is wrong and correct. That is what they want!!! Simple as that!!! (Probably there is a problem with the CTQ. )Best regards,Quite Anonymous.

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    #112680

    anon
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    expected number of people in wrong seat on an n seat plane will be the sum from i = 2 to n of 1/i, i.e. a truncated harmonic series. as the plane gets big, the number of people in the wrong seat will also get big, there is no asymptote.
     
    another great question you might already know: $7.11 = a*b*c*d=a+b+c+d, where a, b, c, and d are all normal prices (i.e. $1.23, not 1.3333… or 1.234). what are a, b, c, and d?

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    #112678

    anon
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    great answer, totally right, here’s a follow on question that with your solution is really easy to answer. what is the expected number of people who will be sitting in the wrong seat on a plane with n seats?
    my answer will be in the next post

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    #110395

    anon
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    Yes we have had a comprehensive ISO 9000 structure for many years.
    I don’t think our business goals are any different to many other’s – Customer Satisfaction, Growth, ROI, Profitability, Cash Flow, ETC ETC.
    Anon. 

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    #103782

    anon
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    You really are loquacious today, aren’t you? I enjoy your posts, just place them under your own name please.
    Anonymous

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    #101650

    anon
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    Dear Mike, Dog Sxx,
    I thought that this forum will help me in fixing my problem but i can see that I am not getting any useful reply. Mike, you and Matt mentioned initially corrected me about my wrong thinking (concept) about  JIT. I read it on the net too then. Thanks, but Matt the address you mentioned in your last post, I went to it and really let me tell you one thing that i am residing in a part of the world where i can not buy such an expensive journals (to me it is expensive, may be its not for you). Please guide me where i can go and read about the material you mentioned on the net.
    Also, please we are here to share our knowledge, not for defending one or the other. We should treat everyone with respect and disagreement should be looked as an opportunity of improving onself in every aspect…..
    Best Regards
     

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    #101623

    anon
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    Dear Dog Sxxx, could you please guide me where i can read this “independent kanban” article.  I am very interested in it.
    Thanks

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    #100903

    anon
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    If you rotate this thread 90 degrees counter clockwise, it resembles a normal distribution. It would be a travesty to close this thread!!!

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    #97602

    anon
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    #93869

    anon
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    There is a guy by the name of Rob Tripp who has a lot of experience with Six Sigma in banking and finance.  Fannie-May & JP Morgan, Heller Financial, among others.  He can be reached at [email protected]
     
     Good Luck.

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    #93758

    anon
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    I’m happy that you feel the management at your organization believes and practices what it preaches. Unfortunately, the vast majority of us aren’t employed by such companies.
    The fact remains, lip services by management simply doesn’t cut the mustard and often just adds to increased frustration and resentment on the part of the workforce. Personally, I’d be happier if management would either just be honest or keep quiet.

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    #93749

    anon
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    The previous posts are right on the money. Unfortunately, it probably won’t be easy to explain this to your management. Most managers think these little slogans help drive home the point and somehow convince people that management is committed to whatever the case may be. It has always been my experience that these slogans are more destructive than beneficial. Especially when management continues to quite visibly not practice what they preach.
    Good luck, I’m sure you’ll need it.

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    #93045

    anon
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    So you are saying that you are evaluating the whether “independence” is independent of the type of pairwise comparison?  (Pairwise between old material and old material, pairwise between old material and new material, and pairwise between old material and new material).
    If the new material makes a significant difference, then the pairwise comparisons between old material and new material should show more rejections of the null hypothesis than the others.
    Interesting concept.  Let me think it through and post later.

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    #92581

    anon
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    Dave,
    What one needs in the roll-out stage such as yours is an impact on the entire organisation. Any initiative would significantly lose its impact in case there is no dollar firepower to it.
    In fact, some projects with not so much ready data but with $$$ in it would be much more exciting learning and would give the desired impact as well.
    Thanks and all the best…
     

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    #90021

    anon
    Participant

    Search this site (upper right hand corner) for “negative sigma” and you’ll get your answer.

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    #89604

    anon
    Participant

    I want my MTV

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    #88612

    anon
    Participant

    This is tough and worth it!  Note Motorola also has full time staff statisticians who are above all the sigma levels who give advice and support.
     

    GB 12-15 days training plus projects over 12 months
    BB 25-30 days training over 12 months plus
    MBB qualified BB for 5 years who has mentored at least 6 BBs.
    ALL have to have Motorola projects in their submission to the Six Sigma Council and have undertaken training in-house and given presentations externally.  Not all applications are successful first time through – the standards are kept very high and rightly so.
    Core Skills

    Introduction to the Black Belt Program
    Six Steps to Six Sigma Concepts         
    Continuous Improvement         
    Quality System Overview         
    Process Characterization Concepts
    Benchmarking Concepts
    Quality Function Deployment (QFD) Concepts
    Basic Statistics
    Problem Solving          
    Comparative Methods
    Leadership (Black Belt Only)
    Technical Skill Electives

    Nonparametric Statistics
    Measurement System Analysis
    Design and Analysis of Experiments (DOE)
    Process Capability and Control (SPC)
    Robust Design / Tolerance Analysis
    Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
    Reliability and Availability
    Categorical Data Analysis
    Survey Design and Analysis
    Multivariate Methods
    Advanced Regression Modeling
    Times Series / Forecasting
    Interpersonal Skill Electives

    Change Management
    Professional Presentations
    Consulting
    Teamwork
    Influencing
    Business Skills
    Project Management
    Teaching
    Coaching
    Application Demonstrations
     
    Green Belt
    A Six Sigma Green Belt must have a minimum of all Core Skills and Two Technical Elective Skills AND MUST have demonstrated the application of these skills as follows: 
    One Problem Solving Skill Application, One Comparative Methods Skill Application,
    Two Technical Skill Applications, One from each Elective.
    Black Belt
    A Six Sigma Black Belt must have completed The Six Sigma Green Belt Requirements,
    AND have a minimum of Leadership Skills, Two Additional Technical Skill Electives,
    Two Interpersonal Skill Electives AND MUST have demonstrated the following:
    One Additional Problem Solving Skill Application, One Additional Comparative Methods Skill Application, Eight Additional Technical Skill Applications; Two from each Elective Two Interpersonal Skill Applications; One from each Elective.
     

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    #88119

    anon
    Participant

    You are right (hard, but right).
    I hadn’t ssen it from that perspective. I guess that now I can say that I failed to reject that what I belived about myself is different from what the rest of the organization does. That’s an information I didn’t have before. Now I have that “trend” you mention.
    And, you are right again, I am not a BB or GB. Yet, I am used to hypothesis, MSA, understandig variation, data based conlcusions and so on. So not being a “belt” is no excuse. I should have seen that.
    Thanks for openning my eyes.

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    #88107

    anon
    Participant

    Well…
    Last mont we went through our biennial evaluation (it was the first time for me). I was independetly evaluated by my boss, two workmates and myself. The evaluation consisted in 28 questions with answers ranked from 1 to 5. All four evaluators sent the answered questionaries to my boss in a closed envelope, so non of us knew the other’s answers when evaluating me. At the end, in a meeting with my boss we openned all four envelopes and made together a “final” evaluation. I thought I would find a great lack of reproducibility… so I was surprised to find that no answer (to the same question, of course) differed from the other for more than 1 point in the scale.
    Anyway, I still didn’t like the activity. I found no much “value added” after doing it. Ironically, that’s in part because of the narrow dispersion in the answers. All anwers were close to my self evaluation, so learnt nothing that I didn’t knew before.

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    #87925

    anon
    Participant

    “do auditing issues need to be addressed and regulated? “
    They are. Auditing organizations, as well as auditors themselves (and, by the way, as well as calibration, measurement and test laboratories) must be accredited by a National Accreditation Body. They must have a management system, manuals, and evidence that they are complying with the requirement of the standard that applies (for example, for laboratories it is ISO 25) and are audited on a regular basis by the accreditation body. Among other things, the accreditiation body will take some of the rgisters of the auditories thet the organization performed and will revew what they found, what they didn’t find, what non-conformities and/or observations were rised and what was the recomendation (about issuing the certification or not).
    May be your question could be changed by: Is this system effective? It seems it is not. Then why? Is the system incorrectly designed, or it is Ok but badly implemented?
    Imagine a big multinational with hundreds of facilities arround the world that holds a corporate-wide ISO 9000 certificate, issued by another big multinational certification company. Now imagine an auditor from a small country in Asia or Suth America that is auditing the facility that that company has in that country, and that he finds some nonconformities that would be enough to remove the certificate. Do you imagine the big certification company removing the certificatation of the big multinational and publishing that in newspapers (they must do it)? Imagine the following situation:
    National News Daily, page 3, full page:
    “Worldwide Quality Register informs: The ISO 9001 cetificate hold by International Trading Bank Inc. was removed because the its Quality Management System fails to meet the requieremnts of ISO 9001:2000”
    That would be an awful business for both companies! I think I will not live to see that happen.

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    #87643

    anon
    Participant

    Contact Bank of America, GE Capital, Citigroup and the like and ask them for real world data. Be prepared to provide them something in return.

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    #87530

    anon
    Participant

    What’s “HHRR”?

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    #86799

    anon
    Participant

    Irfan ur assuming the balls are lighter which is a no- no, the balls cud have been lighter and by the time ur wiser u’d have exhausted a chance. I think Nayan has solved it brilliantly and if you cud look at his answer carefully u’ll get it. Lemme try to put it the way I understand what he said.
    3 sets of 4 balls.
    1)abcd     2)efgh    3)ijkl
    lemme get to the most complicated path which is after weighing 1 and 2 , they don’t balance, meaning 3(i,j,k,l) has all good balls. Lets assume 1 goes up and 2 goes down ( either way its symmetric)
    make 3 groups
     4)aeh   5)bdf    6)cgi
    now weigh 5 and 6. 3 possibilities
    5 goes up:    its either because b and d were lighter or because g was heavier. next weigh b and d, the one thats lighter is the defect ball and if they balance g was heavier.
    6 goes up:  its either because f was heavier or c was lighter. Weigh either of them with a good ball and find the defective ball.
    they balance: the defective ball is one of a, e or h. Weigh e and h (both of whom were heavier in the second weigh), the heaveier one is the defective ball and if they balance a is lighter and defective.

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    #84816

    anon
    Participant

    Apple computers has not implemented six sigma.

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    #84454

    anon
    Participant

    Get a Bad Company album or CD instead, It is much more entertaining.

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    #82856

    anon
    Participant

    Rich,
    The rule of thumb is that GBs completed about 3 projects in 2 yrs time by working about 40-50 % in Six Sigma and BBs complete 7 over the same time-span by being involved 100%.
    Another area of difference is that typically, GBs work in their own functional areas, whereas BBs are mostly like consultants, who take up projects in different areas in the organisation. 
    The 3 projects allow GBs to mature and to soak in the Six Sigma techniques while at the same time performing their own roles. Remember, GBs are not full time Six Sigma practitioners.
    Introducing a big project to a GB after one or two initial successes on smaller projects (success means success on all fronts-financial payback, impact on people, leadership, and most importantly, adherence to project deadlines), would be a good idea to then pull out an exceptional GB and induct him as a full time BB.
    According to me, there would not be much merit in hurrying up the transition, then you may stand to lose in the long run.
    Best regards,
    Anon.
     
     

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    #81455

    anon
    Participant

    I do not believe that ANY of the major “Six Sigma” companies are running at that level on a constant basis.
    No doubt there may be select processes that have acheived and maintained those levels, although there are no doubts that new processes and continual improvements continue to strive for 6S.
    I believe, like others on here that any company can be a “six sigma” company as long as efforts are sustained to try to acheive results and demonstrate success. It is different to say that your company “operates” AT six sigma.
    Good luck.

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    #81436

    anon
    Participant

    A Six Sigma company would necessarily mean where at least the critical processes are 6s level and all these processes are periodically / randomly audited and certified to be at 6s level.
    No point in launching 100 projects and claiming to be 6s, whereas the reality is that you have only just begun the journey.
    Regards.

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