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Final Solution Via Root Cause Analysis (with a Template)

The most frequent response to a problem is to rush to find an immediate fix. A better approach is to eliminate the root cause so the problem will never recur. Six Sigma's root cause analysis provide an effective way to accomplish this goal.

Importance of Test Plans/Test Protocol (with a Template)

Test plans, which outline requirements, activities, resources, documentation and schedules, are an important part of performing an experiment. They save time and money, help get the best results and facilitate speedy test report writing.

Most Practical DOE Explained (with Template)

For purposes of learning, using, or teaching design of experiments (DOE), one can argue that an eight run array is the most practical and universally applicable array that can be chosen. There are several forms of and names given to the various types of these eight run arrays (e.g., 2^3 Full Factorial, Taguchi L8, 2^4-1 Half Fraction, Plackett-Burman 8-run, etc.), but they are all very similar.

Prioritization Matrix Is Made Easier with a Template

The prioritization matrix is a great tool, but it is not used much. The reason is probably because it takes a lot of time to do manually, and it can be confusing. To make it more usable, this article provides an automated template for using the tool.

Six Sigma Project Charter (With Template)

A project charter is the first step in all quality methodologies, especially the Six Sigma methodology. The project charter defines all interactions of the project and sets the stage for a successful completion.

The Cause and Effect (a.k.a. Fishbone) Diagram

The cause and effect (fishbone) diagram will help you visually display the many potential causes for a problem or effect. Don't be fooled by tool rules; Kerri Simon teaches you to modify the tool for your specific project and subject matter. Free templates are included so you can begin using this tool today.

The Harada Method: Templates to Measure Long-term Goal Achievement – Part 2 of 2

The Harada method helps individuals achieve self-reliance that in turn facilitates a company’s process improvement journey. Part Two presents five templates to use to plan a goal, measure the goal’s progress and assess success.

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