Lean and Six Sigma

Lean Thinking & Test Automation

Lean Thinking & Test Automation

LEAN is about being smarter and more cost effective in the project cycle to reduce waste and optimize the processes within the said project. In a time where more and more companies are trying to be leaner, there’s a critical need for teams working with automated tests to dive in to the Lean mindset when they’re thinking about their automated… Read more →

Quantitative Techniques - Drawing Graphs using Excel

Quantitative Techniques – Drawing Graphs using Excel

Histogram: From Data tab, select Data Analysis -> Histogram option: Settings for Histogram Window:             To decrese or increase values on x-axis (Bin), select BIN column and then from Home tab click on decrease/increase icon: Descriptive Statistics: From Data tab, select Data Analysis -> Descriptive Statistics:                  … Read more →

Lean and Six Sigma - Articles & Videos

Lean and Six Sigma – Articles & Videos

Some Great articles: An interesting article from the Harvard Business Review (HBR) on “Choosing the Right Customer”, which can be accessed via this link http://hbr.org/2014/03/choosing-the-right-customer/ar/1 A fantastic article on customer experience: How to crack the code of great customer service What Belts Should Know About the Cost of Poor Quality – http://www.isixsigma.com/implementation/financial-analysis/what-belts-should-know-about-cost-poor-quality/?type=linkedin A very informative article on the subject of leveling,… Read more →

Quality Pioneers

Quality Pioneers

Several key pioneers played pivotal roles in developing the quality theory upon which Six Sigma is based. Let see who they are and what they say about Quality… American Quality Gurus Dr. Walter Shewhart “Quality is controlling variability.”- Shewart Dr. Shewhart described the role of process variation in reducing errors in the process, which is also the deviation from the mean, or sigma. //… Read more →

Lean and Six Sigma - Basic Concepts

Lean and Six Sigma – Basic Concepts

Six Sigma: Six Sigma is a data-driven improvement philosophy that views all activities within an organization as processes whose inputs can be controlled to effect significant improvements in process outputs. Six Sigma uses a rigorous and systematic methodology known as DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) and a number of qualitative and quantitative tools for driving process, product, and… Read more →