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Don’t Design the Experiment Until You Research the Process 14 June 2011 Written by Steven Ouellette 9812
The Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy 03 March 2011 Written by Steven Ouellette 8947
Not Another Toyota Article! 10 February 2011 Written by Steven Ouellette 10683
Statistical Correlation Does Not Always Prove Cause 13 January 2011 Written by Steven Ouellette 15859
Embracing Your Inner Geek 04 November 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 12211
Making Decisions in a Non-Normal World 10 October 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 10741
(Sample) Size Matters 09 September 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 9611
The Omnipotence of Random Sampling Distributions 30 August 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 9640
Know the Process Before Altering Its Specifications 21 June 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 9670
Destructive Gauges and Measurement System Analysis 11 May 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 11122
Performing a Long-Term MSA Study 23 March 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 10313
Performing a Short-Term MSA Study 09 February 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 11873
The Mystery Measurement Theatre 14 January 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 13442
Letting You In on a Little Secret (MSA) 30 November 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 13682
You Might Be a Black Belt If... 19 October 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 10129
Why Doesn’t SPC Work, Part 4 21 September 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 11182
Project Selection for DMAIC 20 April 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 10997
Why Doesn't SPC Work? Part 3 19 August 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 11190
Why Doesn't SPC Work? Part 2 21 July 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 13616
Why Doesn't SPC Work? Part 1 22 June 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 14835
Last Things First 15 May 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 9939
New Year's Resolution 17 February 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 13206
Six Sigma in Hard Economic Times 17 December 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 10372
Acceptable Losses? 12 November 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 10396
Psst, hey buddy! Wanna fix? 22 October 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 10147
No News is Not Good News 20 August 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 11152
Keeping It Real 18 June 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 9071
Will Google Earn a Black Belt? 16 July 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 11408
Six Sigma and the Corner Office 21 May 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 10073
Show Me The Money 16 April 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 9362
Homoscedasticity 20 March 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 12583
Was it Colder in Grandpa's Day? 21 December 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 14393
ANOVA by any other name 18 January 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 13156
Sample Size 21 November 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 15254
Measurement System Analysis 16 October 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 15889
Measurement Levels 17 September 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 18397
Measurements Part 3 17 August 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 16016
Measurements Part 2 20 July 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 15648
Measurements Part 1 17 June 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 10167
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Tricks #2 18 February 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 10234
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Tricks #3 18 January 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 10424
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Tricks #4 18 December 2006 Written by Steven Ouellette 9983
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Tricks #5 17 November 2006 Written by Steven Ouellette 7327
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Tricks #6 17 October 2006 Written by Steven Ouellette 9253
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Tricks #7 17 September 2006 Written by Steven Ouellette 8648
Top Ten Stupid six sigma Tricks #8 17 August 2006 Written by Steven Ouellette 8334
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Trick #9 17 July 2006 Written by Steven Ouellette 10422
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Tricks, #10 17 June 2006 Written by Steven Ouellette 12487
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Tricks #1 17 March 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 19138
Dogma and Definition 17 May 2006 Written by Steven Ouellette 14483

Random Heresy

Overusing DMAIC

We are more than halfway through the countdown of our exploration of the kooky, and expensive, mistakes people make in implementing Six Sigma, and I want to talk about something that’s so fundamental people rarely see it—Stupid Six Sigma Trick #4: Overusing DMAIC.

News Flash

Six Sigma's lead instructor Steven Ouellette wrote an article with Dr. Jeffrey Luftig on "The Decline of Ethical Behavior in Business."

 


 

Six Sigma Online's lead instructor Steven Ouellette was profiled in the June 2008 issue of Quality Digest magazine. If you want to learn more about Steve's peculiar view of the world, as well as what he studied for a year in Europe, read the profile online.

 

 

 

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