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# Pyzdek Institute’s Resource Center

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

## Articles

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

## Podcasts

## Webinars

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