Diabetes Data Tracked at the 30,000-foot-level

ASQ Quality Progress January 2017 published article titled “Monitor and Manage: Diabetes measurement tracking at the 30,000-foot-level.” Described is an Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) approach for diabetes measurement tracking and understanding improvement opportunities. Techniques apply to business key performance indicators (KPIs) as well; e.g., in an operational excellence business management system.   Continue reading Diabetes Data Tracked at the 30,000-foot-level

Book Review: Integrated Enterprise Excellence Vol. III Improvement Project Execution

Editor of the Quality Management Forum, Robert Spencer, presents a detailed review of Integrated Enterprise Excellence Volume III: Improvement Project Execution by Forrest Breyfogle. “Lean Six Sigma practitioners will find this volume indispensable as a reference for enterprise-DMAIC and process-DMAIC roadmaps. Managers will appreciate the visual management perspective in presenting analysis results,” testifies Spencer in this book review. Download to read more.  Continue reading Book Review: Integrated Enterprise Excellence Vol. III Improvement Project Execution

Understanding the Data

At the end of business quarters, many people spend precious time and effort preparing to satisfy managment’s need to know how the business is faring. Executives may receive a large deck of PowerPoint slides or a huge Excel file that tries to summarize their organization’s performance. After weeks of collecting this data, the compilation often contains outdated information, can be difficult to interpret and does not present informtion in a format so that the most appropriate action or non-action will be taken. This article advocates the converting of data so that predictive statements can be made and executives can fully understand the data.  Continue reading Understanding the Data