E6S-191 Hello 2018- Four Away

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Intro:  Welcome to the E6S-Methods podcast with Jacob and Aaron, your weekly dose of tips and tricks to achieve excellent performance in your business and career.  Join us as we explore deeper into the practical worlds of Lean, Six Sigma, Project Management and Design Thinking.  In this episode number 191,  HAPPY NEW YEAR ! And Happy Anniversary.  Yes, we are 4 years away from day 1.  Jacob and I do a reflection on 2017 and look forward to 2018.  If you're just tuning in for the first time, find all our back episodes at our podcast table of contents at e6s-methods.com. If you like this episode, be sure to click the "like" link in the show notes.  It's easy.  Just tap our logo, click and you're done. Tap-click-done!  Here we go. http://bit.ly/E6S-191 Leave a Review! http://bit.ly/E6S-iTunes




*** Hello 2018-  Four Away ***                                                                        



I            2017 Reflection

a.       What went well - Aaron?

i.      Personal/Professional?

1.      Highlight of my year - trip to Sydney Australia for work

a.       Loved it... just about everything about it. Want to move there, but can't afford it.

2.      Started my MBA - Jack Welch Management Institute

3.      Got my gall bladder removed - finally can eat my favorite foods without torture

4.      Selling my house

5.      Buying a new house....

6.      And learned I'm going to be a grandfather

ii.      E6S-Methods related?

1.      Invited to be part of the Accendo Reliability Network - Coming Soon

a.        accendoreliability.com

2.      Landed a nice deal to teach Design of Experiments to a global adhesives company

3.      Hit over 3000 subscribers weekly (beating new forecast - but nowhere near old forecast)

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b.      Not so well?

i.      Personal/Professional?

1.      Too much drama in my personal life

ii.      E6S-Methods related?

1.      Did not cover most of the episode topics I planned to

a.       The ISO 13053 Lean Six Sigma Standard - WTF...?

b.      Topics in Systems Thinking

c.       Monte-Carlo Simulations in micro-lending

d.      More tools - SPC, Regression, DOE, Hypothesis Testing (oh my)

2.      Not well prepared for each week (in danger of pod-fading)

a.       Lots of rebroadcast episodes

b.      Lots of article reviews (which feels like cheating)

c.       missed 2 full weeks of releasing nothing

c.       Favorite Episodes

i.      Aaron:

1.      158 Project Schedule Planning Part 1 - Near PERTfection Task Duration Estimation

2.      171-172 DiSC over DMAIC Series

3.      173-174 TaleNO - New Hire Application Journeys Part 1

ii.      Jacob?

iii.      Audience favorites?

1.      Top "Likes"

a.       (6 likes) 033RB (Rebroadcast) Fifty Shades of Black Part 1

b.      (4 likes) 166 I Quit- Kiss My ASQ Good-Bye!

c.       (2 likes) 144 Completely Intentional- Mistake Proofing Part 1

d.      (2 likes) 153 Yelena's Story from Russia to Riches -Holiday Special

e.       (2 likes) 176 Are you climbing up? - LSS Salary trends

2.      "Dislikes"

a.       (2 dislikes) 158 Project Schedule Planning Part 1 - Near PERTfection Task Duration Estimation

b.      (1 like / 1 dislike) 164 "Sweet 16 Debate" Part 1 -  Smart Tips for Successful Black Belts

3.      In iTunes right now

a.       171 DiSC over DMAIC Part 1

b.      172 DiSC over DMAIC Part 2

c.       177 Soft Cost of In-House Rework - PFOnline.com, June 2008

4.      2017 Website Hits

a.       This year's episodes

i.      176 Are you climbing up? - LSS Salary Trends

ii.      168 Know-Nothing Black Belt

iii.      171 DiSC over DMAIC Part 1

iv.      167 Project Schedule Planning Part 4 - Project Timeline, Yes you Gantt

b.      All episodes

i.      033RB (Rebroadcast) Fifty Shades of Black Part 1

ii.      098 Network Diagram

iii.      068 Capability Indices - eye of cashholder Part 3b

iv.      176 Are you climbing up? - LSS Salary trends

v.      124 FMEA 10*10*10 Explodes Repeatedly Without Warning  -Part 3 Scoring

5.      All-time (most website hits adjusted for age)

a.       033RB (Rebroadcast) Fifty Shades of Black Part 1 (score = 3)

b.      176 Are you climbing up? - LSS Salary trends (score = .71)

c.       098 Network Diagram (score = .46)

d.      061 Value Stream Mapping - Value Stream Essentials Part 3B (score = .36)

e.       029 KISS for Power Point (score = .35)

II         2018 Looking forward

a.       All those episodes we didn't get to this year

b.      Plus More Guests & Topics

 i.      Six Sigma Ranch (Winery)

ii.      Hiring a Black Belt - Your Resumes

iii.      Healthcare - Reducing Hospital Readmissions

iv.      Design Thinking in Financial Services

v.      Project Management at Disney

vi.      SMED in the NASCAR Pit Crew

vii.      Update on salary trends

c.       A listener request:  Eric Gaschk liked episode 188 Transformation IT - Global Automotive

i.      Comment: I enjoyed the "real world" lessons related in this podcast, and I have passed this on to colleagues in our company's IT department. I would like to hear more episodes like this.

III      Final thoughts?

Outro: Thanks for listening to episode 191 of the E6S-Methods podcast. Don't forget to click "like" or "dislike" for this episode in the show notes. Tap-click-done!  If you have a question, comment or advice, leave a note in the comments section or contact us directly. Feel free to email me "Aaron," aaron@e6s-methods.com, or on our website, we reply to all messages.  If you heard something you like, then share us with a friend or leave a review.  Didn't like what you heard? Join our LinkedIn Group, and tell us why.  Don't forget you can find notes and graphics for all shows and more at www.E6S-Methods.com. "Journey Through Success. If you're not climbing up, you're falling down."    Leave a Review! http://bit.ly/E6S-iTunes


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