Big Data

Web Design and SEO: How can Lean and Six Sigma Help?

The internet is omnipresent around the world. How a website is designed affects how people access and use it. And the design influences how search engines rank it. We’ll look at applications of Lean and Six Sigma in web design and search engine optimization (SEO). We’ll finish with a video on the parts of a [...]

The World of Financial Services – Roles for Lean and Six Sigma

Lean and Six Sigma got their start in manufacturing, but they have been applied successfully in service industries for decades. We’ll focus on applications in the financial services industry. We’ll look at the results, benefits, difficulties, and lessons learned in two applications and see recommendations of how Lean can help financial services organizations in their [...]

2023-05-13T12:17:30-06:00By |0 Comments

Lean Six Sigma in Information Security

As hackers and ransomware attacks continue to increase, information security is vitally important. Lean and Six Sigma aid in improving information security. We’ll look at three articles that focus on the use of Lean and Six Sigma in information security and finish with a video that discusses information security vs. cyber security.   Application of [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Big Data

Traditional Lean Six Sigma training usually doesn’t address dealing with big data. What is the role of Lean Six Sigma and big data? First, we’ll hear from experts on where big data fits into Lean Six Sigma methodologies. Then experts discuss how Lean Six Sigma can aid various aspects of big data. Finally, we’ll see [...]

Lean Six Sigma and Blockchain

Blockchain has been widely discussed. What is blockchain, and where does Lean Six Sigma fit in? First, we’ll hear from two experts about blockchain and its benefits and challenges. Then we’ll hear from two experts on blockchain and its relation to Lean and Six Sigma. Briefly, blockchain is a digital ledger of transactions that is [...]

Lean Six Sigma, AI and Analytics

As artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics continue to grow in use, how do they fit with Lean and Six Sigma methodologies? We’ll look at several possible answers to this question from an overview of their working together, to caveats to be concerned about, some applications in conjunction with analytics, and finally a video on [...]

Coefficient of Variation as a Response: Not Always

The coefficient of variation (CoV) is defined as the ratio of the standard deviation to the mean. It measures the extent of variability in relation to the mean and has been recommended to be used as a metric in many applications. However, in some instances, it may be a misleading measure. We discuss that here [...]

2022-03-12T11:57:31-06:00By |Tags: |0 Comments

Data Transformations: Box-Cox

Data transformations are useful and necessary in some statistical applications. We will discuss one of the most famous ones, the Box-Cox transformation.  We will use two of the most often used software programs for Six Sigma analysis: SigmaXL and Minitab to implement the Box-Cox Transformation. First, let’s briefly remind you of why a transformation is [...]

Cleaning Data for Analysis

When you acquire data for analysis, it is highly unlikely that it will be in a form ready to analyze. Experienced data analysts and statisticians know that data preparation or data cleaning is the most time-consuming part of data analysis but incredibly important, otherwise any conclusions drawn from your analysis will be suspect. We’ll explore [...]

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