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How should I interpret this sampling scheme?

I would like to set up control charts for some of our processes. From each run, one wafer is taken and analyzed on five positions of the wafer. How should I interpret this sampling scheme: as one sample (I-MR) or as five samples (Xbar-R)? Thank you for your question.  It is one that many people…
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With having Green Belts in our office that work on multiple projects, how do we motivate the teams to use the skills taught and help convince managers to create accountability?

Very similar to how we promote and encourage good behaviors we want to keep seeing…with positive reinforcement. Also, it can be helpful to ask them to provide feedabck on what they could do differently to learn and apply more of the DMAIC tools. Let them tell you! 🙂
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Does the flipped classroom have structure and a specific design?

Yes, it is very structured. The idea is to promote freedom with boundaries. So, there are lots of opportunities to think, share, practice, but there are definitely specific structure and direction to facilitate that environment. This type of facilitation can be a little scary for trainers used to owning the room, and lecturing. You are…
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If Green Belt should do 2 projects per year, does that mean they should lead the project (build out the charter, build the team and lead it) or simply be a part of a project?

That’s a great question. It depends on what your organization is setting as the expectation. There are some organizations that want Black Belts to lead projects, but I believe Green Belts have enough training to lead their own projects. It also depends on the organization’s position for Green Belts sharing a project. Some organizations say…
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How can I implement a continuous improvement culture into an organization which has over 75% long standing stakeholders that have resistance to change?

That can be very challenging and difficult to pull off for even a seasoned process improvement expert. I’m going to give you some broad advice first. I would suggest reading the book, “Switch” by the Chip and Dan Heath Brothers. The subtitle is: “How to Change Things When Change Is Hard”. A great book! Then,…
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How do we keep the purpose front and center throughout the program?

Great question! Usually it’s a short enough statement that you can keep it front and center without much effort. Wherever you list the Project Title you can put the purpose in parentheses. If you are conducting a team meeting external stakeholders, that’s a good opportunity to restate the purpose and remind them of why they’re…
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Whose responsibility is it to show the purpose of a project to the team members/those who are certified/sponsors/champions?

The team lead should develop the purpose statement with the team and put that right in the Business Case Section of the Project Charter. Once the team feels good about the purpose, then the team should share their Charter with the Sponsor/Champion. Sponsors/Champions are responsible for relaying the project purpose to others in management.
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