## Blog

• ### Probability Distributions in Minitab

There are different shapes, models and classifications of probability distributions including the ones discussed in the probability distributions article. It is always a good practice to know the distribution of your data before proceeding with your analysis. Once you find the appropriate model, you…

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• ### Normal Distribution

Continuous distributions describe variables that take values from a continuous range and can be measured with any degree of accuracy. The commonest and the most useful continuous distribution is the normal distribution. The Normal Distribution is a symmetrical probability distribution where most results are…

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• ### Probability Distributions

Most improvement projects and scientific research studies are conducted with sample data rather than with data from an entire population. A Probability Distribution is a way to shape the sample data to make predictions and draw conclusions about an entire population. It refers to…

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• ### Descriptive Statistics in Minitab

Minitab is a statistical software that allows you to enter your data to perform a wide range of statistical analyses on that data. It can be used to calculate many types of descriptive statistics including the ones discussed in the Descriptive Statistics article which…

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• ### Descriptive Statistics

Descriptive statistics are methods of describing the characteristics of a data set. It includes calculating things such as the average of the data, its spread and the shape it produces. It involves describing, summarizing and organizing the data so it can be easily understood.…

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• ### How RACI Matrix Streamlines Stakeholder Engagement

Also known as Role Matrix, RACI Chart and ARCI Matrix. Variants include Responsibility Assignment Matrix, Linear Responsibility Chart, and RASCI. When multiple individuals collaborate on a particular project for example, it is easy to assume that someone else is taking care of an activity…

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• ### Lean Concept of Value

Also known as VA NVA Analysis and Value-Added Analysis. Variants include Waste Analysis. Oftentimes, we tend to create additional steps to a process in order to fix a problem or enhance a situation. Over time, these additional activities become an established part of the…

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• ### Lean Concept of Waste

Also known as the Eight Wastes and the Eight Deadly Wastes and the eight forms of waste. Variants include the Seven Wastes. Within a Lean culture, waste is anything that doesn’t add value from the customer’s perspective. It includes activities that consume resources, increase…

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• ### RAID Log Template

A RAID log is a project management tool that is used to store several project information in one place. It allows project managers to track Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies, making it a useful document in regular project meetings and when conducting audits. This…

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• ### Risk Analysis

Risk Analysis is a process that helps identify and assess potential threats that could affect the success of a business or project. It allows to examine the risks and includes means to measure, mitigate and control them effectively. It is part of the larger…

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• ### Applying the PDCA Cycle: A Blueprint for Continuous Improvement

Also known as Shewhart Cycle and Deming Wheel. Variants include PDSA Cycle and OPDCA. The Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle (PDCA Cycle) is a four-step model for systematic problem solving and continuous improvement. It offers a simple and structured way for resolving business-related issues and creating positive…

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• ### Value Stream Mapping: A Visual Approach to Process Optimization

Also known as Material and Information Flow Analysis and Value Stream Analysis. A Value Stream Map (VSM) is a high-level visual representation of a business process. It helps to understand the flow of value through the process as perceived by the customer. The primary…

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