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Pied Quality: Pressed By Time For Time

By Kurt Stuke   |   July 16, 2015  |   Featured, Innovative Ideas, Using Lean Six Sigma
Pied Quality: Pressed By Time For Time - Kurt Stuke - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Used with permission. © ASQ, July 2015, The Journal for Quality and Participation, Vol. 38, No.2. In this 3-part blog series titled Pied Quality, Kurt Stuke (Quality Manager at Adecco) shakes up the traditional perspective on quality and inspires us to approach improvement in an exciting new way. One remedy is obvious but unexpected; turn away from the business at hand. It may seem irresponsible to assert that we ought to make room for experiences… (Read More)

Walking To Wellness With The Terraces Of Los Gatos

Walking To Wellness With The Terraces Of Los Gatos - GoLeanSixSigma.com

In the month of May, GoLeanSixSigma.com supported the residents, familes, and friends of The Terraces of Los Gatos in Los Gatos, California. We’re honored to be able to help  The Terraces Of Los Gatos’  improve wellness for their residents as it fits our mission of building Cultures of Continuous Improvement – also known as “Kaizen” (English to Japanese translation: “good change”). Walk To Wellness May is the Walk to Wellness Month at The Terraces Of Los Gatos, a… (Read More)

Pied Quality: Appreciate The Poets & Variation

By Kurt Stuke   |   June 18, 2015  |   Featured, Innovative Ideas, Using Lean Six Sigma
Pied Quality: Appreciate The Poets & Variation - Kurt Stuke - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Used with permission. © ASQ, July 2015, The Journal for Quality and Participation, Vol. 38, No.2. In this 3-part blog series titled Pied Quality, Kurt Stuke (Quality Manager at Adecco) shakes up the traditional perspective on quality and inspires us to approach improvement in an exciting new way. Pied Quality Part 1 of 3: Appreciate The Poets & Variation Within the field of Quality, we take great measures to address variation. Strangely, our desire to… (Read More)

Lean Six Sigma In Education: Is Standardized Testing Improving Student Performance?

Lean Six Sigma In Education: Is Standardized Testing Improving Student Performance? - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Across America standardized testing has increased since 2002, when No Child Left Behind legislation was enacted.  Thinking broadly on our education system, the question can be posed: Is standardized testing making a difference? Graduation – it’s that time of year for speeches to impart wisdom on a new generation of graduates.  In our local high school, the student commencement speech had a message about individually making a difference with their lives. The student went on… (Read More)

Summer Sale Starts Now: Students, Faculty, and Staff Buy-1-Get-1 FREE

Summer Sale Starts Now: Students, Faculty, and Staff Buy-1-Get-1 FREE - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Stay productive this Summer! When you register for GoLeanSixSigma.com’s Green Belt Training & Certification or Lean Training & Certification course this Summer, you can give a friend or colleague access to the same Training & Certification course for free! At GoLeanSixSigma.com, we’ve made it our mission to ensure a brighter future for us all – this includes empowering our youth and all Educational Institutions with the ability to think critically and obtain the skills to make good… (Read More)

Stop Selling: 5 Mindful Ways To Engage Others In Fixing A Process

Stop Selling: 5 Mindful Ways To Engage Others In Fixing A Process - GoLeanSixSigma.com

How often have you worked on fixing what seemed like an obvious problem but found yourself frustrated with how much time you had to spend convincing others it was worth solving? Have you ever sponsored a Black Belt, a Green Belt or a Lean practitioner in solving a process issue only to see the effort languish for lack of buy-in? Even with seemingly simple ideas, this can be a huge waste of energy. What Is… (Read More)

How To Report Your GoLeanSixSigma.com Activities And Claim Your PDUs From PMI

By Jurija Metovic   |   May 7, 2015  |   Innovative Ideas, Using Lean Six Sigma
How To Report Your GoLeanSixSigma.com Activities And Claim Your PDUs From PMI - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Earn PDUs and advance your process improvement skills – it’s a win-win! Register for Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt or Lean Training & Certification and claim up to 42 PDUs. For nearly all PMI certifications, you are required to follow Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR), which supports ongoing professional development through education and giving back to your profession There are plenty of opportunities to earn professional development units (PDUs) toward maintaining your credential(s) including GoLeanSixSigma.com’s… (Read More)

Help Us Support Nepal’s Recovery With Partners In Sustainable Learning

Help Us Support Nepal’s Recovery With Partners In Sustainable Learning - GoLeanSixSigma.com

For the month of May, GoLeanSixSigma.com donated 5% of our proceeds to help the families in Nepal devastated by the recent earthquake. We’re so honored and grateful to be able to support them and received this gracious letter from Partners In Sustainable Learning, who will use the funds to save more lives in Nepal.   To all at GoLeanSixSigma.com, How can I ever thank you all for the generous donation? Your donation will make a… (Read More)

Why You Should Model Quixote In Quality

By Kurt Stuke   |   April 23, 2015  |   Featured, Innovative Ideas, Using Lean Six Sigma
Why You Should Model Quixote In Quality - Kurt Stuke - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Don Quixote prioritized imagination, commitment, passion – and fused them with purpose. How might employing his character as a role-model for our journey through Quality affect our results? Borrowing from the work of James G. March,1 professor emeritus at Stanford University, what insights concerning quality can be drawn from observing Cervantes’ character of Don Quixote? Why Model Don Quixote? Given Quixote’s penchant for storming windmills, he seems an unlikely source of guidance. If his inability… (Read More)

Burn The Popcorn: Stop Traditional Brainstorming

Burn The Popcorn: Stop Traditional Brainstorming - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Your process improvement effort is going splendidly! You flowcharted, collected data, determined root cause and now, you finally get to discuss solutions. Sometimes the solutions are obvious – but what if they aren’t? It doesn’t take hours of brainstorming to understand that Standard Work might be a good place to start when people are confused about a process and everyone performs it differently. But what do you do to get the best solutions for the… (Read More)

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