Is Lean or Six Sigma a Flavor of the Month? What does this derisive label actually mean? Listen to this podcast and learn more!
Direct download: episode_024-flavor_of_the_month.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:24pm MDT

We all want leadership support, right? But if you're not careful to specify precisely what you want your leaders to do for you, you may find yourself worse off than before.
Direct download: episode_023-be_careful_what_you_wish_for.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00pm MDT

Tom presents the audio track of the first lesson of his online Black Belt training. His approach is unique because it presents the various tools in the context of how they are applied. If you are not yet a Six Sigma Black Belt, you will discover what is taught in Black Belt training. If you're already a Black Belt, this podcast will help you understand when and how each tool is applied.
Direct download: episode_022-An_overview_of_Black_Belt_training.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:37pm MDT

One important Black Belt activity is to use the organization's data warehouse to explore cause and effect relationships by building models using multiple linear regression. This isn't as easy as just throwing all of the candidate Xs into a software package and crunching away. This podcast describes the technique Tom teaches in Black Belt training.
Direct download: episode_021-modeling_with_regression.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28am MDT

Mindtool's Rachel Salaman interviews Tom about a wide range of Six Sigma topics. Listen to hear what Six Sigma is, where Six Sigma should (and should not) be used, what are the benefits and pitfalls that await Six Sigma users, where Six Sigma is heading in the future, and much more!
Direct download: episode_020-all_about_6_sigma.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:05pm MDT

episode 019-The International Academy for Quality The International Academy for Quality (IAQ) is an independent, self-supported, non-profit, non-governmental organization that is administered by a collegial assembly of Academicians who have been elected by their peers from the most respected, active and experienced protagonists of quality in the world. In this podcast Tom interviews IAQ Chairman, Spencer Hutchens, Jr.
Direct download: episode_019-interview_with_IAQ_Chairman_Spencer_Hutchens.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:09pm MDT

How good is that process? How do you know? This episode discusses the ins and outs of measuring the process to make it possible to predict future performance.
Direct download: episode_018-process_capability_analysis.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:13pm MDT

Can you perform designed experiments on processes that are not in a state of statistical control? This podcast tells you where six eminent expert statisticians come down on this issue, and Tom adds his summary of the debate and his 2-cents worth.
Direct download: episode_017-DOE_for_out_of_control_processes_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:56pm MDT

Variance inflation is a problem frequently encountered by Six Sigma Black Belts who are performing regression analysis. It can lead to serious problems with the analysis, such as regression coefficients with the wrong sign. Listen to this podcast to learn about variance inflation factors, a metric that quantifies variance inflation.
Direct download: episode_016-Variance_inflation_factor.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:45pm MDT

episode 015-Quality, Integrity and Six Sigma Can we really use Six Sigma to improve the integrity of the organization? You bet! Listen to this episode to find out how.
Direct download: episode_015-Quality_Integrity_and_Six_Sigma.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:31pm MDT

episode 014-QFD the old and the new Quality Function Deployment, abbreviated as QFD, has been around since 1966. It proved valuable enough to become a standard part of Six Sigma. But much about QFD has changed in recent years. Listen to discover how to supercharge your Six Sigma activities with the new and improved QFD!
Direct download: episode_014-QFD_the_old_and_the_new.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49pm MDT

Episode 013-Quality Vampires Legend has it that vampires prowl the nights in Transylvania sucking the life's blood out of their victims. Like vampires, there are a number of approaches to quality improvement and control that can suck the life out of your Six Sigma results.
Direct download: episode_013-Quality_Vampires.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:09pm MDT



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