imwb_socialpress Lean Six Sigma News, Blogs RSS | "In the News" + Tips Applications Basics Books Videos
HERE0:5

Top Stories

Is Five Why Analysis Too Simplistic for Complex Problems?
leansixsigma.co.business

By Pascal Dennis (bio) A common question, especially in industries that are just now learning the Lean Business System. Problem solving is a kata – a set of core forms that we practice over & over, hopefully under the guidance of a capable sensei. When practicing the problem solving kata, we pull in the tools […]

11
Like
Save
Kaizen in Africa: a trip to Tunisia
leansixsigma.co.business

NEWS – The Chairman of the LGN institute in South Africa reports from a kaizen conference in Tunisia and reflects on the role of 5S in supporting improvement on the continent. Words: Norman Faull, Chairman, Lean Institute Africa “It is impossible to overestimate the importance of 5S,” said to me the CEO of a major […]

10
Like
Save
Measures of Success Related to “Measures of Success” Workshops
leansixsigma.co.business

Each time I teach my “Measures of Success” workshop for Catalysis at one of their events, they give me feedback scores from the attendees. I try to practice what I preach — around reflection, the voice of the customer, continuous improvement, and the use of metrics to better understand if I’m really improving or not. […]

10
Like
Save
What scales up should scale down
leansixsigma.co.business

This is turning into a series! You may wish to read these first: Visualising Agendashift: The why and how of outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation (in just days the third most popular post this year) How Agendashift scales Here’s a super-quick variation on Agendashift’s Discovery and Exploration sessions. First I’ll describe it, and then explain how […]

10
Like
Save
Are You Marching to the Beat of the Wrong Drum?
leansixsigma.co.business

  In the business office, we often tend to think of the deliverables we produce in terms of a rate. For example, we might have 10 reports, or 100 invoices, or one closing of the books, to complete in a month. And so we view the end of the month as our deadline, with x […]

10
Like
Save
Lean, Leadership & Ethics, Part 1
leansixsigma.co.business

By Pascal Dennis (bio) Been reflecting about each of these lately, and how they relate. But what’s Ethics got to do with anything? We’re in a proverbial knowledge economy. The market caps of, say, Google, Facebook and Apple, dwarf that of Toyota. Google, Facebook and Apple have comparatively little in physical capital. ‘All’ they have […]

10
Like
Save
The synergies you need to succeed
leansixsigma.co.business

FEATURE – While at Starbucks, the author learned the importance of collaboration among the key functions of Operations, HR and Finance to advance a lean transformation. Words: Karen Gaudet, Director of Learning, Lean Enterprise Institute Lean thinking teaches that value flows horizontally across departments. On a theoretical level, the holistic nature of lean is not […]

10
Like
Save
Singapore FinTech Festival & the Shape of Things to Come
leansixsigma.co.business

By Pascal Dennis (bio) Just back from a splendid week in hot, sticky & smart Singapore and the FinTech Festival. Despite the jet lag, I thought I’d send out a quick note, with more to follow (when I’m vertical again.) I took in as many Innovation Labs as I could, talked to umpteen start-ups and […]

10
Like
Save
Why Should You Take Our Agile Release Planning Workshop?
leansixsigma.co.business

We just prepared a video to explain our Agile Release Planning Workshop. The attendees of our workshop often say it is “essential” and is highly recommended to others looking to learn more about Agile Release Planning. Here’s a 5-minute video that explains the workshop a bit more. We hope to see you in the workshop — […]

10
Like
Save
Visualising Agendashift: The why and how of outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation
leansixsigma.co.business

First, what doesn’t work (or at least it fails more often than it succeeds), transformation (Agile or otherwise) as project: Using a shallow and dysfunctional version of a model that was already tired 20 years ago [1], linear plan meets adaptive challenge in a complex environment. Seriously? I’m not sure which is the saddest thing […]

10
Like
Save
Six Sigma | DMAIC Methodology | Types of Belts in Six Sigma
leansixsigma.co.business

submitted by /u/nikunjbhoraniya [link] [comments]

10
Like
Save
The Power of One Page
leansixsigma.co.business

By Pascal Dennis (bio) In times of tumultuous change brevity is king. Blah, blah, blah…doesn’t cut it when revenue is non-existent and investors are jittery. Endless PowerPoint decks, no matter how slick, are tiresome and wasteful. The four-hour meeting that goes nowhere is downright irritating. Less is more remains the cardinal rule in music, art, […]

10
Like
Save
Why dwell on the basics of Scrum?
leansixsigma.co.business

Sometimes I am asked, why do you dwell on the basics of Scrum in your CSM class. A couple of obvious answers, although not the most important: there are beginners in most classes Scrum Alliance expects me to cover the basics while the students read the Scrum Guide (often) before the class, they do not […]

10
Like
Save
Five public Agendashift workshops this autumn: Stockholm, Athens, London, Istanbul, Berlin
leansixsigma.co.business

Very pleased to confirm this autumn programme of public workshops: 9-10 September, Stockholm, Sweden (myself and Kjell Tore Guttormsen): 2-day Advanced Agendashift workshop: Coaching and Leading Continuous Transformation 17-18 September, Athens, Greece (myself and Nikos Batsios): 2-day Advanced Agendashift workshop: Coaching and Leading Continuous Transformation 3-4 October, London, UK: 2-day Advanced Agendashift workshop: Coaching and Leading […]

10
Like
Save
Where’s the Value in Your Business Processes?
leansixsigma.co.business

Teaching Lean Applied to Business Processes is never dull. But once the conversation turns to finding value in the steps of a business process, things get downright crazy in my classroom. Students argue with each other. They argue with me. Once, someone was so upset by the discussion that he stormed out. Why all the […]

10
Like
Save
Upcoming Lean Speaking Engagement
leansixsigma.co.business

I really enjoy connecting with the JFlinch community through my blog and through my social media channels. On occasion, my schedule allows me to provide a live lean learning experience. On June 5th I’ll be speaking at an Iowa Lean Consortium / Ciras event in Des Moines, Iowa. If you live in the Des Moines area […]

10
Like
Save
Design Thinking and the PDCA Cycle
leansixsigma.co.business

By Pascal Dennis (bio) To everything there is a season In a world of tumultuous and endless technological change, Design Thinking has rightly become a core methodology. In many industries, we can no longer confidently claim that we understand the customer’s problems. An thus, we can no longer define Value with any certainty. A generation […]

10
Like
Save
Perform Process Capability Study [Cp Cpk Study] with Excel Template in easy 4 steps
leansixsigma.co.business

submitted by /u/nikunjbhoraniya [link] [comments]

10
Like
Save