Podcasts and Webinars

Podcasts

March 22, 2014

Tune in to learn how your firm can benefit from modern day management practices by reducing waste, down time, and much more.

January 26, 2012

Master Black Belt Peter Bersbach will give an overview of each way, then open the session to a discussion on how to avoid that particular failure mode.

August 17, 2011

Like it or not, governments around the world are slashing budgets left right and center. Can they cut costs and still improve services? Some are looking to Lean Six Sigma methodologies – a quality and waste reduction tool set popular in corporate America – for answers.

February 12, 2010

Healthcare providers have a financial incentive to provide poor quality care

January 5, 2010

Developing a great lifestyle from your business depends on your ability to create automatic systems to get work done without your day-to-day attention

December 7, 2009

Let’s be honest, America’s healthcare non-system has its problems. What are the root causes? Do any of the proposed solutions address them?

December 3, 2009

Kaizen means “improvement” in Japanese. In Japan businesses view Kaizen as a way to engage everyone in improvement without spending much money. Improvements are usually small, and overall improvement is gradual. Americans have little patience for such an approach.

April 6, 2009

Tom provides a little background on the current economic crisis, and some pointers to help you survive and prosper.

April 6, 2009

There are many reasons an organization might consider doing Six Sigma. For example, survival! This podcast presents a list of 10 other reasons.

April 6, 2009

Article Revised: March 26, 2019 episode 024-Flavor of the Month Is Lean or Six Sigma a Flavor of the Month? What does this derisive label actually mean? Listen to this podcast and learn more! If you are interested in Six Sigma Certification and Training, contact Pyzdek Institute today!

April 6, 2009

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.

April 6, 2009

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.

April 6, 2009

Article Revised: March 26, 2019 Episode 021-Modeling with regression July 1, 2008 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. […]

April 6, 2009

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!

April 6, 2009

The International Academy for Quality (IAQ) is an independent, self-supported, non-profit, non-governmental organization… collegial assembly of Academicians.

April 6, 2009

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.

April 6, 2009

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.

April 6, 2009

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.

April 6, 2009

Article Revised: March 26, 2019 Episode 015 – Quality, Integrity and Six Sigma. April 2, 2008 Can we really use Six Sigma to improve the integrity of the organization? You bet! Listen to this episode to find out how. 4:58. If you are interested in Six Sigma Certification and Training, contact Pyzdek Institute today!

April 6, 2009

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!

April 6, 2009

Like vampires, there are a number of approaches to quality improvement and control that can suck the life out of your Six Sigma results.

April 6, 2009

Article Revised: March 26, 2019 Episode 012 – Black Belt How To Guide Part II. October 29, 2007 In Part II Tom discusses an approach to problem solving that has served him well for 40 years. 20:51. See Part I here! If you are interested in Six Sigma Certification and Training, contact Pyzdek Institute today!

April 6, 2009

Article Revised: March 26, 2019 Episode 11-Black Belt How-To Guide Part I. October 21, 2007 What does it take to be an effective Six Sigma Black Belt? This two-part podcast tackles this question. In Part I Tom discusses the role of the Black Belt, motivating others, working with teams as a Black Belt, management’s responsibilities to […]

April 6, 2009

Article Revised: March 26, 2019 Episode 10-Six Sigma and Global Warming. September 11, 2007 Can the Six Sigma approach help us approach the issue of global warming? What would one do in the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control phases of a hypothetical Six Sigma project on global warming? 16:04. If you are interested in Six […]

April 6, 2009

Article Revised: March 26, 2019 Episode 9-Six Sigma in Small Business. May 19, 2007 Six Sigma has done well for large companies, but can it work for small businesses too? And if so, what adjustments should be made? This is the topic of an interview in the Business Under Fire interview series with Tom Pyzdek by […]

April 6, 2009

Article Revised: March 26, 2019 Episode 8-What Control Charts Tell You May 13, 2007 Control charts are an important tool commonly used in Six Sigma. But what do control charts tell you? How can we determine what to plot on the control chart? How should we determine the sample size and sampling frequency? What do control […]

April 6, 2009

Article Revised: March 26, 2019 Episode 7-Keeping Your Project Moving April 8, 2007 There’s no such thing as a Six Sigma project without obstacles to overcome. In this Podcast Tom Pyzdek discusses a couple of very common problems and how to overcome them. 9:59. If you are interested in Six Sigma Certification and Training, contact Pyzdek […]

April 6, 2009

Article Revised: March 26, 2019 Episode 6-VOC Part II: Net Promoter March 2, 2007 Net Promoter is the latest, greatest way to measure the way your customers feel about you. This podcast discusses how NP is calculated and used in Six Sigma. 10:45. Click here to watch Part I of “Voice of the Customer.” If you […]

April 6, 2009

Article Revised: March 26, 2019 Episode 5-VOC Part I February 7, 2007 If you don’t know for sure what your customers are looking for from your organization, chances are you’re not giving it to them. You are probably wasting money and maybe even putting your very survival at risk. This podcast tells you how to obtain […]

April 6, 2009

Article Revised: March 26, 2019 Episode 4-What does the mean mean? January 21, 2007 The mean is an attempt to summarize a lot of data with a single number that represents a “typical” value. Tom discusses the pros and cons of several commonly used statistics. He also presents a quickie mean that can be computed in […]

April 6, 2009

Article Revised: March 26, 2019 Episode 3-Black Belt’s Project Selection Pointers January 9, 2007 Nine critical criteria that a Six Sigma Black Belt should consider when deciding which project to pursue. 9:33. If you are interested in Six Sigma Certification and Training, contact Pyzdek Institute today!

April 6, 2009

Article Revised: March 26, 2019 Episode 2-Collinearity December 29, 2006 You’ve gathered the data and ran the regression analysis. Strangely, the biggest regression weights have insignificant p-values. Some weights even have the wrong sign! What the heck is going on here? Listen to this podcast to find out. 17:48. If you are interested in Six Sigma […]

April 6, 2009

Article Revised: March 26, 2019 Episode 1-Dilbert got it wrong! December 7, 2006 Is Six Sigma a fad? Has it been widely discredited? Is it incompatible with innovation? These are claims made in the Sunday, November 26, 2006 Dilbert comic strip. Tom Pyzdek discusses each of these claims in depth. 14:38. If you are interested in […]

 

Webinars

January 26, 2012

Click here to see Part 1 of this Free Webinar. Poor Project Selection Defining Defects Training Variation Statistical Training Shoddy Certifications High Attrition Rates Relying on GEMBA Tool Application Sustaining Results Estimating Benefits Six Sigma or Lean “Hi Everyone. Welcome back to the sequel discussion on the 11 ways to sink your Six Sigma project. When we […]

January 26, 2012

Master Black Belt Peter Bersbach will give an overview of each way, then open the session to a discussion on how to avoid that particular failure mode.

January 12, 2012

When done properly, Lean Six Sigma can be used to supercharge innovation. Find out more by attending this free webinar delivered by Thomas Pyzdek.

December 18, 2011

Topics discussed included sampling bias, misused and misleading averages, distorting results by use of selective data weighting, selective reporting, missing information, distorted graphics, Say What? and So What? statistics, and much more!

September 22, 2011

David’s p-prime chart is an innovation that is being used in a wide variety of real-world applications. It is now included in many statistical applications, such as Minitab and SigmaXL.

August 17, 2011

Like it or not, governments around the world are slashing budgets left right and center. Can they cut costs and still improve services? Some are looking to Lean Six Sigma methodologies – a quality and waste reduction tool set popular in corporate America – for answers.

August 17, 2011

Article Revised: March 27, 2019 Join us for a Free Webinar on August 31 Featuring Larry W. Dyer, Master Black Belt, and Thomas Pyzdek, President, The Pyzdek Institute LLC. This presentations answers the questions What is facilitation? Why is it needed? What are common meeting problems? What is a good facilitator? How do groups develop? How […]

August 17, 2011

What is facilitation? Why is it needed? How do you keep your meetings on track? This webinar answers these questions and many more!

July 27, 2011

The Individuals chart is known as the Swiss Army Knife of Control Charts. This webinar describes this chart and shows examples of it as well as its competitor, the Xbar/R chart.

 

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