Monthly Archives: February 2011

SPC Charts prevent bad baking

Used as quality tools, Statistical Process Control (SPC) charts allow you to measure a process’s stability.  It also gives you specific thresholds that show when you process is producing results that are unacceptable, the control and specification limits.  Pretty heady … Continue reading

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Applying to sit for the PMP® exam

  If you’ve found this post, then you need no convincing that taking the PMP® exam is worth your time, so I’ll save the spiel. First, you must complete and application to sit for the exam at the Project Management … Continue reading

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(singing) Oops! I “audit” again

PMI audits a percentage of all its PMP® applications — around 10%. You will know if you are the lucky recipient of an audit right after you pay for your exam. One of two emails will bounce back immediately upon … Continue reading

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Sigma, pinching the 6-monster

(bong — email arrives) Hi Gordon! I have a question about the difference between variance and standard deviation…seems they are basically the same thing? also, how is it that a higher SD = higher risk when 6SD or Six Sigma … Continue reading

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