Pyzdek Institute’s Resource Center

Your one-stop for all things Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement.


101 Things a Black Belt Should Know
A Method for Scoring Six Sigma Projects
The Future of Quality
A Quality Lexicon
Jumping to Statistical Conclusions
The Truth About DOE, Part 1
The Truth About DOE, Part 2
The Power of Precision: A Lesson in Questioning
Simplified SPC: Embracing Statistical Independence
Batter Up!
Cargo Cult Six Sigma
Using the Theory of Constraints to Choose Six Sigma Projects
Defining Six Sigma Projects
Debunking Six Sigma Criticism: A Rebuttal to Dilbert’s Misstep
DMAIC and project plans
DMAIC Project Cycle Overview
Relishing the Accelerated Completion: Harnessing Six Sigma for Rapid Goal Accomplishment
Divide and Conquer
The Role of Freedom vs. Permission in Six Sigma Implementation
How Do I Compute sigma? Let Me Count the Ways
The Dullness of Control: A Reevaluation of Statistical Process Control
Ignore Six Sigma at Your Peril
Advocating Six Sigma: Its Essence and Boundaries
Introduction to Quality 2.0
Management in One Lesson
Managing Metric Madness
Mapping for Business Improvement
Median Control Charts
Microsoft Accelerates Six Sigma
Non-Normal Distributions in the Real World
Preventing Hospital Falls
Process Capability Analysis, in English
Quality 2.0
Quality, Costs, and Six Sigma
Six Sigma in Action
Six Sigma Frequently Asked Questions
Selecting Six Sigma Projects
Selecting Winning Project Portfolios
Six Sigma, Lean, and Lean Six Sigma
Six Sigma, A Success Story
Six Sigma Needs Standardization
The Six Sigma Revolution
Six Sigma Roadmap for Small Businesses
Six Sigma Is Primarily a Management Program
Six Sigma Shortcuts
Six Sigma, Data Mining and Dead Customer Accounts
Distinctive Six Sigma Framework: The Power of Change
Small Samples
SPC and Global Warming Part I
SPC and Global Warming Part II
SPC vs. Knowledge
Refining the Aim: The Enduring Value of Six Sigma
Taking the Six Sigma Plunge
Ten-Step Plan for Statistical Process Control Studies, A
The 1.5 Sigma Shift
The Six Sigma Knowledge Gap
The Six Sigma Management Paradox
The Evolution from Quality 1.0 to Quality 2.0
The Leadership Process
Thinking Outside the Box
Unyielding Resolve: A Tale of Statistical Process Control
Variation and Your Health
What is a Black Belt?
What the Heck is Multicollinearity?
Dissecting Significance: A Clear Perspective on Statistical Terms and Their Impact
When in Doubt, Get the X Chart Out
Why Six Sigma Is Not Enough
Why Six Sigma is Not TQM
How to Calculate Process Yields the Right Way



An Overview of Lean Six Sigma
11 Ways to Sink Your Six Sigma Project, Part. 1
11 Ways to Sink Your Six Sigma Project, Part. 2
How to Create, Understand and Use Individuals and Moving Range Charts
Innovating With Lean Six Sigma
Lean Six Sigma Project for Nonprofit Organization
Six Sigma and Government
Statistical Surprises and Absurdities
The Science and Art of Facilitation
Tom Pyzdek and Mikel Harry Discuss the Future of Six Sigma
Tom Pyzdek Discusses Gaming the Metrics
Understanding Special Cause Variation: A Dive into IMR Charts and Run Rules
Rare Events Control Charts: The G and T Charts