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Blog posts and articles about statistics principles and how they apply to quality improvement methods like Lean and Six Sigma.

Oh, the joys of planning a wedding! Between all the information to keep track of, the meetings with a variety of people, and all the tasks to complete, it’s almost like running a Six Sigma Project. In fact, my fellow blogger Carly Barry gave an example of a quality improvement tool that she used to plan her wedding last year. And since I just had my wedding last month, I thought I would share... Continue Reading
 Sheriff Taylor: Remember the talk we had awhile back about Pp?Barney: Keep talking like a potty mouth, Andy, and Aunt Bea’s going to wash your mouth out with soap!Sherriff Taylor (sighs): So you remember that Pp is the ratio of the specification spread to—Barney (interrupts): —the process spread! Yeah, yeah, I got all that. And the smaller your car (process spread), relative to its parking space... Continue Reading

7 Deadly Statistical Sins Even the Experts Make

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The Minitab Fan section of the Minitab blog is your chance to share with our readers! We always love to hear how you are using Minitab products for quality improvement projects, Lean Six Sigma initiatives, research and data analysis, and more. If our software has helped you, please share your Minitab story, too! I started using Minitab Statistical Software almost the same year that I started using... Continue Reading
The Minitab Fan section of the Minitab blog is your chance to share with our readers! We always love to hear how you are using Minitab products for quality improvement projects, Lean Six Sigma initiatives, research and data analysis, and more. If our software has helped you, please share your Minitab story, too! Yes, I am married to Minitab... In your professional life, you have to be married to... Continue Reading
The Minitab Fan section of the Minitab blog is your chance to share with our readers! We always love to hear how you are using Minitab products for quality improvement projects, Lean Six Sigma initiatives, research and data analysis, and more. If our software has helped you, please share your Minitab story, too! In early 2010, I discovered Minitab through recommendations from friends at the... Continue Reading
In honor of Minitab Statistical Software’s 40th Anniversary, I thought I’d share ten interesting facts about Minitab’s history. I had a lot of fun compiling these! Minitab has several employees that have been here since the very beginning (or close to the very beginning!), and I got a kick out of picking their brains and hearing them share how the software has evolved over the years. 1.  Minitab... Continue Reading
Do you like checking out old yearbooks for photos and to see how the appearance of you or your friends may have changed over the years? In honor of Minitab Statistical Software’s 40th Anniversary, we dug through our own past to see how the "our look"  has changed since 1972. Check out how Minitab software packaging has evolved into what we know today: The very beginning - 1972 The first version of... Continue Reading
The Volkswagen Beetle became the most popular car ever sold. ABBA started recording. HBO became the first subscription cable service. President Nixon launched the space shuttle program. The video game PONG was released. The Godfather won the Oscar for "Best Film." The Dallas Cowboys were Super Bowl VI Champions. The first hand-held scientific calculator was introduced.   And (drum roll) ... Minitab... Continue Reading
Today is the annual Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, so it's a good opportunity to share some stories about successful projects that I've been thankful to learn and write about over the past few years.  I joined Minitab after spending many years as both a freelance and in-house science writer for various organizations and institutions. When I began working at Minitab, I wondered whether... Continue Reading