Month: July 2011

Total 13 Posts

Questioning the Value of the P-Value

The p-value expresses the probability of obtaining a test statistic that is at least as extreme as the one result actually observed, assuming that the null hypothesis is true. The scientific method attempts to disprove the null hypothesis. The null hypothesis is disproved when the p-value is less than the

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Farewell iSixSigma

As some may have already heard iSixSigma is most likely closing its doors due to its parent company Schofield Media losing its bank financing. A few bloggers and companies selling Six Sigma related products have recently posted their thoughts… some even seem a bit giddy and extremely opinionated about the

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Gemba Glossary: Gemba

Here is the latest Gemba Glossary video focused on the word gemba. If you missed any of the preview Gemba Glossary videos be sure to check them out: Gemba Glossary: 5S Gemba Glossary: 7 Wastes Gemba Glossary: Kaizen Once the video begins to play select 480p for a higher quality

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Help! No Management Support!

Most will agree that having top management support is crucial to succeeding at any form of continuous improvement – lean, six sigma, TOC, etc. But what happens when management isn’t behind the employees who are attempting to use lean and six sigma to improve processes? Should the employees just give

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Gemba Glossary: Kaizen

Here is the latest Gemba Glossary video focused on the word kaizen.  If you missed any of the preview Gemba Glossary videos please be sure to check them out: Gemba Glossary: 5S Gemba Glossary: 7 Wastes And to access more than 165 other lean training videos please visit Gemba Academy’s

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The New Math of Daily Kaizen

The true meaning of kaizen, we like to say at our Institute, is to involve everyone everywhere in making improvements every day. Kaizen is not just about the 5-day rapid improvement events, although these can be great vehicles for bringing a cross-functional team together to quickly test ideas in practice.

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