This article, a second in a series exploring how to organize activities, determines their value add, and leverages them for performance, examines the characteristics, impacts and organizational traits related to […]
Most organizations have DMAIC and DFSS roadmaps to guide Black Belt and Green Belt projects. But what guides their Champions? Most Champions are busy people, often managers or executives with multiple and diverse […]
During the last several years, there has been a tremendous amount of discussion relating to the offshore outsourcing of software development work to achieve significant cost reductions. This has been an emerging […]
CIOs and CTOs are faced with a plethora of issues ranging from corporate realignment to growth to shrinking budgets. Many have heard about Lean Six Sigma but given their busy state of mind, it is difficult for […]
You might want to take a more holistic view of the safety to program to take it ot the next level. Ultimately the behaviors of the employees towards the committee, the program and the policies will ultimately determine success, failure and the best way to run the committee (and the program) going forward.
One way to evaluate the safety…[Read more]
As most of us know, Project Selection is a key critical success factor. Getting both scope and importance right, is key. Suggest you meet with some of the senior leaders of your organization and ask what are some key area’s of “pain” for the organization. Try to get them to articulate these in quantitative terms (i.e. cost, defects, cycle time,…[Read more]
When I worked at Motorola (1978 – 1998) Ford was one of our biggest customers. Obviously, Six Sigma was our primary problem solving methodology. For many reasons we were required to reconcile Six Sigma and 8D as a major supplier to Ford. While 8D is a very focused and usually effective problem solving tool (once a problem area is identified to…[Read more]
DEFINE : Charter, Kano Planning, Context and Needs Data, KJ’s, Affinity Diagrams, CTQ Trees, Use Cases, Surveys, Discussion Guides, Process Maps
MEASURE: Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP); Conjoint Analysis, Kano analysis, CTQ Y to X Tree, MSA, QFD (phase1), Data Collection Plan, Trend Charts.
What to pay or not to pay for a license fee consists of a lot of variables. For example, how many people you intend to train. How large is your organization. Basic DMAIC or combined with DFSS? BB, GB, YB or all of the above? Specialized versions for MFG., Technology, Transactional, etc.? The quality of the materials is also an important co…[Read more]
Hi, there is a brief description of Kano on this site if you go to the “Tools and Templates” item under “Quality Directory” in the left hand navigation bar. KJ is not here. I will see about having it added for future reference. KJ are the initials of a Japanese anthropologist named Jiro Kwawkita. This tool helps teams to construct insight into t…[Read more]
There are several companies which provide products and services in this area. They all have slightly different capabilities and most advertise on this site or the iSixSigma main site. I would recomend you check these out. They include Instantis (SiteWand), BMG (ProjX), Minitab (Quality Companion), and Power Steering to mention a few. Feel free to…[Read more]
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