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  1. Q. 160 Hypothesis Testing - Business Success for any company depends on Continuous Improvement(CI) . CI requires creating hypothesis and testing them frequently. Most organizations create and test hypothesis (do trials for new ideas or carry on small experiments). For some reason, most professionals do not carry out statistical testing of hypothesis on sample data and tend to rely on gut feeling. It is seen that most Green Belt professionals do not use it while they have been trained on it. What are the key reasons for lack of use of this powerful family of statistical tests?  Please remember, your answer will not be visible immediately on responding. It will be made visible at about 4:00 PM IST on 21st May 2019, Tuesday to all 53000+ members. It is okay to research various online sources to learn and formulate your answer but when you submit your answer, make sure that it does not have content that is copied from elsewhere. Plagiarized answers will not be approved. (and therefore will not be displayed)  All Questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/ All rewards are mentioned here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/excellence-rewards/
  2. Q. 159 In how many ways can a Process FMEA relate with a Lean Six Sigma DMAIC project?  Please remember, your answer will not be visible immediately on responding. It will be made visible at about 5 PM IST on 17th May 2019, Friday to all 53000+ members. It is okay to research various online sources to learn and formulate your answer but when you submit your answer, make sure that it does not have content that is copied from elsewhere. Plagiarized answers will not be approved. (and therefore will not be displayed)  All Questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/ All rewards are mentioned here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/excellence-rewards/
  3. Q. 158 Even when well established measures of process performance exist, why do Six Sigma professionals insist on a Z score during Measure phase of a Six Sigma project?  Please remember, your answer will not be visible immediately on responding. It will be made visible at about 5 PM IST on 14th May 2019, Tuesday to all 53000+ members. It is okay to research various online sources to learn and formulate your answer but when you submit your answer, make sure that it does not have content that is copied from elsewhere. Plagiarized answers will not be approved. (and therefore will not be displayed)  All Questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/ All rewards are mentioned here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/excellence-rewards/
  4. Q. 155 Explain the practical application of Central Limit Theorem while collecting and analyzing data. Provide a few practical examples to support your responses. Please remember, your answer will not be visible immediately on responding. It will be made visible at about 5 PM IST on 30th April 2019, Tuesday to all 53000+ members. It is okay to research various online sources to learn and formulate your answer but when you submit your answer, make sure that it does not have content that is copied from elsewhere. Plagiarized answers will not be approved. (and therefore will not be displayed)  All Questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/ All rewards are mentioned here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/excellence-rewards/
  5. Q. 154 Give some good examples, preferably from different Industries, where a Lean Six Sigma project was considered successful w.r.t Primary Metric (CTQ) but was later understood to be a big failure due to adverse impact on Secondary Metric. Please remember, your answer will not be visible immediately on responding. It will be made visible at about 5 PM IST on 26th April 2019, Friday to all 53000+ members. It is okay to research various online sources to learn and formulate your answer but when you submit your answer, make sure that it does not have content that is copied from elsewhere. Plagiarized answers will not be approved. (and therefore will not be displayed)  All Questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/ All rewards are mentioned here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/excellence-rewards/
  6. Q. 146 Tollgate Reviews are checkpoints in a Six Sigma project. What are the objectives of completing tollgate reviews? When all should a tollgate review be carried out in a DMAIC or DMADV project? Who must be present in every tollgate review and who are the "if-needed" participants?  Please remember, your answer will not be visible immediately on responding. It will be made visible at about 5 PM IST on 29th March 2019, Friday to all 53000+ members. It is okay to research various online sources to learn and formulate your answer but when you submit your answer, make sure that it does not have content that is copied from elsewhere. Plagiarized answers will not be approved. (and therefore will not be displayed)  All Questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/ All rewards are mentioned here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/excellence-rewards/
  7. Q. 140 There have been different ways to look at Six Sigma. Six Sigma has evolved a lot in the last 32 years. It all started with a metric. Six Sigma Metric - Sigma level and Sigma shift (Z scores and Z shift). Lean Six Sigma Methodologies -DMAIC, DMADV, IDOV, DFSS, TLC etc. Lean Six Sigma Management Systems -Competence building, Curricula, Certification, Projects, Business cases, Business value generation, Strategic linkages, MBB becoming a requirement for leadership roles etc. Lean Six Sigma Philosophy -Zero defect thinking, Preventive approaches, Process thinking, Design for Six Sigma, Robust Design, Quality by Design, Predictive Analytics, Prescriptive Analytics, Zero waste thinking etc. We have been recommending the use of the above in the order of increasing importance. We emphasize that the performance assessment with Z score is not a priority, and that Six Sigma has evolved a lot in each of the 3 areas - Methodologies (they got integrated with others), Management Systems (People have various competencies to learn), and Philosophy (Six Sigma works wonderfully today with Analytics and RPA). You will still see some individuals talking about Six Sigma from the short-sighted metric viewpoint of 1987. The Question is - Do you agree that just focusing on the Sigma Level metric is the wrong way of looking at "Lean Six Sigma" which is highly successful as a Methodology, Management System and a Philosophy?  Please remember, your answer will not be visible immediately on responding. It will be made visible at about 5 PM IST on 8th March 2019, Friday to all 53000+ members. It is okay to research various online sources to learn and formulate your answer but when you submit your answer, make sure that it does not have content that is copied from elsewhere. Plagiarized answers will not be approved. (and therefore will not be displayed)  All Questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/ All rewards are mentioned here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/excellence-rewards/
  8. Q. 139 In which phase of DMAIC, can hypothesis testing NOT be used? Explain with reasons. This question is open till 5 PM Indian Standard Time on Friday, 1st March 2019. If your answer is selected as the best answer, your name will be permanently displayed in the World's best business excellence dictionary in the making - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/business-excellence-dictionary-glossary/ Please remember, your answer will not be visible immediately on responding. It will be made visible at about 5 PM IST on 1st March 2019, Friday to all 53000+ members. It is okay to research various online sources to learn and formulate your answer but when you submit your answer, make sure that it does not have content that is copied from elsewhere. Plagiarized answers will not be approved. (and therefore will not be displayed)  All Questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/ All rewards are mentioned here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/excellence-rewards/
  9. Q. 138 In many industries, it is costly to do trials while establishing solution for a problem. Verifying improved process capability with very few samples is not easy. What are the approaches for decision making with a few samples? This question is open till 5 PM Indian Standard Time on Tuesday, 26th February 2019. If your answer is selected as the best answer, your name will be permanently displayed in the World's best business excellence dictionary in the making - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/business-excellence-dictionary-glossary/ Please remember, your answer will not be visible immediately on responding. It will be made visible at about 5 PM IST on 26th February 2019, Tuesday to all 53000+ members. It is okay to research various online sources to learn and formulate your answer but when you submit your answer, make sure that it does not have content that is copied from elsewhere. Plagiarized answers will not be approved. (and therefore will not be displayed)  All Questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/ All rewards are mentioned here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/excellence-rewards/
  10. Q. 135 Process and Project are terms used in the Business Improvement or Six Sigma world, while the term project is used in the Project Management realm. What are the key differences in a Project and a Process? Can the terms be used interchangeably? Give examples to support your answer. This question is open till 5 PM Indian Standard Time on Friday, 15th February 2019. If your answer is selected as the best answer, your name will be permanently displayed in the World's best business excellence dictionary in the making - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/business-excellence-dictionary-glossary/ Please remember, your answer will not be visible immediately on responding. It will be made visible at about 5 PM IST on 15th February 2019, Friday to all 53000+ members. It is okay to research various online sources to learn and formulate your answer but when you submit your answer, make sure that it does not have content that is copied from elsewhere. Plagiarized answers will not be approved. (and therefore will not be displayed)  All Questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/ All rewards are mentioned here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/excellence-rewards/
  11. Q. 133 How is FMECA different from FMEA? When is FMECA supposed to be carried out? What is the value FMECA brings if a company is already using FMEA? This question is open till 5 PM Indian Standard Time on Friday, 8th February 2019. If your answer is selected as the best answer, your name will be permanently displayed in the World's best business excellence dictionary in the making - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/business-excellence-dictionary-glossary/ Please remember, your answer will not be visible immediately on responding. It will be made visible at about 5 PM IST on 8th February 2019, Friday to all 53000+ members. It is okay to research various online sources to learn and formulate your answer but when you submit your answer, make sure that it does not have content that is copied from elsewhere. Plagiarized answers will not be approved. (and therefore will not be displayed)  All Questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/ All rewards are mentioned here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/excellence-rewards/
  12. Q. 131 The basic tenet of the EFQM model (European Foundation for Quality Management) is Bench-marking. Explain the 8 core values of the EFQM Model. Compare the RADAR cycle (EFQM Model) to DMAIC (Six Sigma). This question is open till 5 PM Indian Standard Time on Friday, 1st February 2019. If your answer is selected as the best answer, your name will be permanently displayed in the World's best business excellence dictionary in the making - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/business-excellence-dictionary-glossary/ Please remember, your answer will not be visible immediately on responding. It will be made visible at about 5 PM IST on 1st February 2019, Friday to all 53000+ members. It is okay to research various online sources to learn and formulate your answer but when you submit your answer, make sure that it does not have content that is copied from elsewhere. Plagiarized answers will not be approved. (and therefore will not be displayed)  All Questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/ All rewards are mentioned here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/excellence-rewards/
  13. Q. 130 Y = F(X) indicates that we need to improve inputs and improve the process to get better outputs than what we got earlier. Is it possible to let one of the two remain at a below industry average level (inputs or process) and focus heavily on the other one to generate excellent results? Give examples to explain your answer. This question is open till 5 PM Indian Standard Time on Tuesday, 29th January 2019. If your answer is selected as the best answer, your name will be permanently displayed in the World's best business excellence dictionary in the making - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/business-excellence-dictionary-glossary/ Please remember, your answer will not be visible immediately on responding. It will be made visible at about 5 PM IST on 29th January 2019, Tuesday to all 53000+ members. It is okay to research various online sources to learn and formulate your answer but when you submit your answer, make sure that it does not have content that is copied from elsewhere. Plagiarized answers will not be approved. (and therefore will not be displayed)  All Questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/ All rewards are mentioned here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/excellence-rewards/
  14. Q. 129 Y=f(X) forms a very important part of a Six Sigma or DMAIC project. What are the various tools that can be used to list all possible Xs for an output Y. This question is open till 5 PM Indian Standard Time on Friday, 25th January 2019. If your answer is selected as the best answer, your name will be permanently displayed in the World's best business excellence dictionary in the making - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/business-excellence-dictionary-glossary/ Please remember, your answer will not be visible immediately on responding. It will be made visible at about 5 PM IST on 25th January 2019, Friday to all 53000+ members. It is okay to research various online sources to learn and formulate your answer but when you submit your answer, make sure that it does not have content that is copied from elsewhere. Plagiarized answers will not be approved. (and therefore will not be displayed)  All Questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/ All rewards are mentioned here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/excellence-rewards/
  15. Q. 121 It is noticed that data collected for problem solving during Gemba walks is not always reliable. A useful approach for evaluating data is the "KNOT technique". Explain the utility of KNOT technique with a suitable example. This question is open till 5 PM Indian Standard Time on Friday, 28th December 2018. If your answer is selected as the best answer, your name will be permanently displayed in the World's best business excellence dictionary in the making - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/business-excellence-dictionary-glossary/ Please remember, your answer will not be visible immediately on responding. It will be made visible at about 5 PM IST on 28th December 2018, Friday to all 53000+ members. It is okay to research various online sources to learn and formulate your answer but when you submit your answer, make sure that it does not have content that is copied from elsewhere. Plagiarized answers will not be approved. (and therefore will not be displayed)  All Questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/ All rewards are mentioned here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/excellence-rewards/ Important Note - To be able to answer, you need to sign up or sign in
  16. Q. 116 While using Quality Management Systems, you may come across two terms - "Special Process" - used in ISO9001 and "Special Requirement" used in AS9100D. Compare and contrast the two terms with suitable examples. This question is open till 5 PM Indian Standard Time on Tuesday, 11th December 2018. If your answer is selected as the best answer, your name will be permanently displayed in the World's best business excellence dictionary in the making - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/business-excellence-dictionary-glossary/ Please remember, your answer will not be visible immediately on responding. It will be made visible at about 5 PM IST on 11th December 2018, Tuesday to all 53000+ members. It is okay to research various online sources to learn and formulate your answer but when you submit your answer, make sure that it does not have content that is copied from elsewhere. Plagiarized answers will not be approved. (and therefore will not be displayed)  All Questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/ All rewards are mentioned here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/excellence-rewards/ Important Note - To be able to answer, you need to sign up or sign in
  17. Q. 97 Lean and Six Sigma are two different approaches for process excellence, where Lean focuses on efficiency and Six Sigma focuses on effectiveness. In the more recent times, Lean and Six Sigma have been combined to form Lean Six Sigma. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of combining the two approaches? Highlight with relevant examples. This question is open till 6 PM on Tuesday, 2nd October 2018. All rewards are mentioned here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/excellence-rewards/ Please remember, your answer will not be visible immediately on responding. It will be made visible at about 6 PM IST on 2nd October 2018, Tuesday. Your answer should not be copied from elsewhere. Plagiarized answers will not be approved. (and therefore will not be displayed)  All questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/
  18. Q5 - There are many experts who consider the presence of a process as a significant roadblock in the effort towards creative design work. It is also understood that there are many innovations that happened purely by accident. Is there any value in the use of Lean Six Sigma in the world of product innovation? Why/ Why not?
  19. Q4 - Explain the meaning of Kaizen, Kaikaku and Kakushin. How are the three different from each other? How do they complement each other? What would a company lose if one of these as a concept was not utilised? You may like to carry out research over the internet, talk to your partner, and colleagues while framing your response. Each club may submit maximum two responses, one by each member. Please write the answer in your own words. Please do not copy and present someone else's explanation as your own. As Excellence Enthusiasts, we are against plagiarism. Remember - Your answer will not show when you submit. It will be made visible only at 4 PM tomorrow. May the best answer win. All the best! Cheers to the Spirit of Excellence! This is the Excellence Ambassador Episode 1 - Only registered and approved club members will be able to respond to questions between 4th September and 29th September 2017. One daily question is announced at 4 PM on each working day and will be closed for responses at 4 PM on the next working day. Once responses are locked at 4 PM on next day, they will be made visible to everyone. Each Excellence Ambassador (and other readers) will be asked to vote on the answers of the day by upvoting or downvoting. The voting will close at 6:30 PM and best response will be selected out of ranked responses at 7 PM. One response will be marked as the best answer and will remain on our forum as a reference for future visitors. Together, the Excellence Ambassadors will build the best Business Excellence Glossary.
  20. Q3. Dashboard, Numbers, Metrics, CTQs, are commonly used terms in the domain of Business Excellence. Here are conflicting views by two Management Gurus - What is your view on this? Is measurement essential for good management? Why? Why Not? What did Edward W Deming mean by his statement? You may like to carry out research over the internet, talk to your partner, and colleagues while framing your response. Each club may submit maximum two responses, one by each member. Please write the answer in your own words. Please do not copy and present someone else's explanation as your own. As Excellence Enthusiasts, we are against plagiarism. Remember - Your answer will not show when you submit. It will be made visible only at 4 PM tomorrow. May the best answer win. All the best! Cheers to the Spirit of Excellence! This is the Excellence Ambassador Episode 1 - Only registered and approved club members will be able to respond to questions between 4th September and 29th September 2017. One daily question is announced at 4 PM on each working day and will be closed for responses at 4 PM on the next working day. Once responses are locked at 4 PM on next day, they will be made visible to everyone. Each Excellence Ambassador (and other readers) will be asked to vote on the answers of the day by upvoting or downvoting. The voting will close at 6:30 PM and best response will be selected out of ranked responses at 7 PM. One response will be marked as the best answer and will remain on our forum as a reference for future visitors. Together, the Excellence Ambassadors will build the best Business Excellence Glossary.
  21. Q2. Root cause analysis is essential to problem-solving. However, there are four possibilities - (you may watch this video to understand more - https://tinyurl.com/ybtjmnof ) A cause may be necessary but not sufficient for a problem to occur. A cause may be sufficient but not necessary for a problem to happen. A cause may be neither sufficient nor necessary for a problem to occur. A cause may be both sufficient and necessary for a problem to occur. How should our approach to problem-solving change for each of the above situations? You may like to carry out research over the internet, talk to your partner, and colleagues while framing your response. Each club may submit maximum two responses, one by each member. Please write the answer in your own words. Please do not copy and present someone else's explanation as your own. As Excellence Enthusiasts, we are against plagiarism. Remember - Your answer will not show when you submit. It will be made visible only at 4 PM tomorrow. May the best answer win. All the best! Cheers to the Spirit of Excellence! This is the Excellence Ambassador Episode 1 - Only registered and approved club members will be able to respond to questions between 4th September and 29th September 2017. One daily question is announced at 4 PM on each working day and will be closed for responses at 4 PM on the next working day. Once responses are locked at 4 PM on next day, they will be made visible to everyone. Each Excellence Ambassador (and other readers) will be asked to vote on the answers of the day by upvoting or downvoting. The voting will close at 6:30 PM and best response will be selected out of ranked responses at 7 PM. One response will be marked as the best answer and will remain on our forum as a reference for future visitors. Together, the Excellence Ambassadors will build the best Business Excellence Glossary.
  22. Q1 - How would you define, compare and contrast the following terms - Personal Excellence, Process Excellence, Operational Excellence and Business Excellence? (In your answer to this question, please explore these in detail and you may like to cover the following and more - You may like to explain how these are related. You may like to mention if it is possible to achieve one in absence of another? What should an Organisation actually pursue? What kind of approaches, techniques do you think are naturally likely to be included in these terms, etc.) You may like to carry out research over the internet, talk to your partner, and colleagues while framing your response. Each club may submit maximum two responses, one by each member. Please write the answer in your own words. Please do not copy and present someone else's explanation as your own. As Excellence Enthusiasts, we are against plagiarism. Remember - Your answer will not show when you submit. It will be made visible only at 4 PM tomorrow. May the best answer win. All the best! Cheers to the Spirit of Excellence! This is the Excellence Ambassador Episode 1 - Only registered and approved club members will be able to respond to questions between 4th September and 29th September 2017. One daily question is announced at 4 PM on each working day and will be closed for responses at 4 PM on the next working day. Once responses are locked at 4 PM on next day, they will be made visible to everyone. Each Excellence Ambassador (and other readers) will be asked to vote on the answers of the day by upvoting or downvoting. The voting will close at 6:30 PM and best response will be selected out of ranked responses at 7 PM. One response will be marked as the best answer and will remain on our forum as a reference for future visitors. Together, the Excellence Ambassadors will build the best Business Excellence Glossary.
  23. How do you think Pareto Analysis is misused? Please remember your answer should not exceed three sentences.
  24. The quiz is suitable for those who have just got exposed to Six Sigma.
  25. Hi everyone, I have noticed in the corporate world that Detection rating in FMEA has multiple interpretations. Let us explore this. When you assess detection rating, what is the question you ask? A. What is the probability of the failure being detected and corrected before impacting the customer OR B. What is the probability of failure being detected (irrespective of timely correction) before customer is impacted? OR C. What is the probability of failure being detected or prevented (through detection of cause) before customer is impacted? OR D. What is the probability of the cause of failure being detected and corrected before failure occurs? OR E. What is the probability of the cause of failure being detected (irrespective of correction) without impacting the customer? Do mention your views. Remember, you may get on the leaderboard of this forum if your response is liked a lot by others.
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