Posts by Michael Parker

Add Your Six Sigma Certification to Your LinkedIn Profile

Add Your Six Sigma Certification on LinkedIn and Get my Free “Learn Six Sigma” eBook Did you know you can add your Six Sigma certification to your LinkedIn profile? And if you do, send me a link to your profile with your certification added and I’ll personally send you a complimentary copy of my “Learn…

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The Operational Excellence Deployment Marketplace

So you want to engage an operational excellence deployment that will transform your company. Ok! seems reasonable and achievable right? Any google search or visit to the local bookstore will provide you with countless options for guidance and expertise, each professing that their approach will work for you. With this many options, success seems almost unavoidable. All you…

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Scatter Plot Using SigmaXL

What is a Scatter Plot A scatter plot is a diagram to present the relationship between two variables of a data set. It consists of a set of data points set on two axis. On the scatter plot, a single observation is presented by a data point with its horizontal position equal to the value of…

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Pareto Analysis with SigmaXL

Pareto Principle The Pareto principle is an observation not a law. Named after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, this principle states that for a variety of situations, 80% of consequences come from 20% of the causes, thus the Pareto principle is also known as the 80/20 rule. The 80/20 rule basically reminds us that the comparison of…

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Pareto Analysis with Minitab

Understanding & Performing Pareto Analysis Lesson & Exercises Only $4.95 A more complete lesson than you just reviewed with additional exercises, different data sets, screen cast videos showing how to use Minitab. This a downloadable .zip file containing .pdf files and .mtw data files. The lesson includes the “how to” case study on creating a…

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Pareto Analysis with JMP

What is the Pareto Principle? The Pareto principle is an observation not a law. Named after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, this principle states that for a variety of situations, 80% of consequences come from 20% of the causes, thus the Pareto principle is also known as the 80/20 rule. The 80/20 rule basically reminds us that…

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Six Sigma Courseware Update for JMP 12

Lean Sigma Corp. Updates Six Sigma Courseware. Charlotte, NC 10/1/2015 Lean Sigma Corporation has recently updated our Lean Six Sigma courseware to be compatible with JMP version 12. Now, our classroom training courseware, online training modules, “Learn Six Sigma” books and all other Lean Six Sigma courseware is compatible with the latest version of JMP. This update…

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Using DMAIC for Project Management

Managing work for a project generally falls to the Project Manager or Project Lead. As a six sigma practitioner, there is a likely chance that you will be in that role at some point in your career. There are many ways to approach managing a project, including the widely used Project Management Book of Knowledge…

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Common Project Roadblocks

When a project is initiated, its folly to assume that the project should run smoothly without any roadblocks. The reality is that nearly all projects experience some degree of course correction and often times have to overcome project roadblocks. These circumstances delay timelines, stress resources or alter intended outcomes, definitely not desirable! A few of…

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How to Successfully Communicate Change

In business, it is universally difficult to successfully communicate change. Regardless of the size of the company, when leadership makes the decision to change direction, change its focus, or change its process, employees feel the brunt of the change. This can create resistance among employees, potentially manifesting into larger nonacceptance of the organization’s decisions later…

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