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Don’t Design the Experiment Until You Research the Process 14 June 2011 Written by Steven Ouellette 7830
The Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy 03 March 2011 Written by Steven Ouellette 7133
Not Another Toyota Article! 10 February 2011 Written by Steven Ouellette 8311
Statistical Correlation Does Not Always Prove Cause 13 January 2011 Written by Steven Ouellette 12977
Embracing Your Inner Geek 04 November 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 9621
Making Decisions in a Non-Normal World 10 October 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 8357
(Sample) Size Matters 09 September 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 7717
The Omnipotence of Random Sampling Distributions 30 August 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 7615
Know the Process Before Altering Its Specifications 21 June 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 7490
Destructive Gauges and Measurement System Analysis 11 May 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 8965
Performing a Long-Term MSA Study 23 March 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 8275
Performing a Short-Term MSA Study 09 February 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 9612
The Mystery Measurement Theatre 14 January 2010 Written by Steven Ouellette 10393
Letting You In on a Little Secret (MSA) 30 November 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 11087
You Might Be a Black Belt If... 19 October 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 7910
Why Doesn’t SPC Work, Part 4 21 September 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 9082
Project Selection for DMAIC 20 April 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 8618
Why Doesn't SPC Work? Part 3 19 August 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 8701
Why Doesn't SPC Work? Part 2 21 July 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 11003
Why Doesn't SPC Work? Part 1 22 June 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 11970
Last Things First 15 May 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 7934
New Year's Resolution 17 February 2009 Written by Steven Ouellette 10521
Six Sigma in Hard Economic Times 17 December 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 8076
Acceptable Losses? 12 November 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 8499
Psst, hey buddy! Wanna fix? 22 October 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 8129
No News is Not Good News 20 August 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 8794
Keeping It Real 18 June 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 7291
Will Google Earn a Black Belt? 16 July 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 9343
Six Sigma and the Corner Office 21 May 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 8083
Show Me The Money 16 April 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 7727
Homoscedasticity 20 March 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 10517
Was it Colder in Grandpa's Day? 21 December 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 12492
ANOVA by any other name 18 January 2008 Written by Steven Ouellette 11123
Sample Size 21 November 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 12692
Measurement System Analysis 16 October 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 14033
Measurement Levels 17 September 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 15716
Measurements Part 3 17 August 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 13768
Measurements Part 2 20 July 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 13143
Measurements Part 1 17 June 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 8894
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Tricks #2 18 February 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 8819
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Tricks #3 18 January 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 8900
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Tricks #4 18 December 2006 Written by Steven Ouellette 8765
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Tricks #5 17 November 2006 Written by Steven Ouellette 6410
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Tricks #6 17 October 2006 Written by Steven Ouellette 7923
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Tricks #7 17 September 2006 Written by Steven Ouellette 7613
Top Ten Stupid six sigma Tricks #8 17 August 2006 Written by Steven Ouellette 7271
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Trick #9 17 July 2006 Written by Steven Ouellette 8602
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Tricks, #10 17 June 2006 Written by Steven Ouellette 10152
Top Ten Stupid Six Sigma Tricks #1 17 March 2007 Written by Steven Ouellette 16757
Dogma and Definition 17 May 2006 Written by Steven Ouellette 12413

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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