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These feature articles are published monthly by Quality Digest.  They are collected under the nom de plume of The Six Sigma Heretic, which tells you something about how we approach Six Sigma.  They are written by ROI President Steven Ouellette, and have a unique blend of humor and statistical depth that makes him one of Quality Digest's most popular authors.  Subscribe to our RSS Feed to be alerted about each month's article!
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1 Black Belt Training: Coming to a Desktop Near You Tuesday, 17 January 2006
2 Dogma and Definition Tuesday, 20 June 2006
3 Top 10 Stupid Six Sigma Trick #10 Tuesday, 15 August 2006
4 Top 10 Stupid Six Sigma Trick #9 Tuesday, 19 September 2006
5 Top 10 Stupid Six Sigma Trick #8 Tuesday, 17 October 2006
6 Top 10 Stupid Six Sigma Trick #7 Tuesday, 14 November 2006
7 Top 10 Stupid Six Sigma Trick #6 Tuesday, 19 December 2006
8 Top 10 Stupid Six Sigma Trick #5 Wednesday, 17 January 2007
9 Top 10 Stupid Six Sigma Trick #5 Answers Thursday, 18 January 2007
10 Top 10 Stupid Six Sigma Trick #4 Tuesday, 20 February 2007
11 Top 10 Stupid Six Sigma Trick #3 Tuesday, 20 March 2007
12 Top 10 Stupid Six Sigma Trick #3 - Answers Wednesday, 21 March 2007
13 Top 10 Stupid Six Sigma Trick #2 Tuesday, 17 April 2007
14 Top 10 Stupid Six Sigma Trick #1 Tuesday, 15 May 2007
15 Shifty Sigma Tuesday, 19 June 2007
16 The Bad and the Ugly Tuesday, 17 July 2007
17 Are You Capable? Tuesday, 14 August 2007
18 How Do You Measure Up? Tuesday, 18 September 2007
19 Don't Judge a Gauge by Its Sticker Wednesday, 17 October 2007
20 Greek Alphabet Soup Wednesday, 21 November 2007
21 Was It Colder in Grandpa's Day? Wednesday, 19 December 2007
22 ANOVA by Any Other Name Wednesday, 16 January 2008
23 What's Up, Post-hoc? Tuesday, 19 February 2008
24 Homoscedasticity Tuesday, 18 March 2008
25 Show Me The Money Tuesday, 15 April 2008
26 Six Sigma and the Corner Office Tuesday, 20 May 2008
27 Keeping it Real Tuesday, 17 June 2008
28 Will Google Earn a Black Belt? Tuesday, 15 July 2008
29 No News is NOT Good News Wednesday, 20 August 2008
30 Psst, Hey Buddy, Wanna Fix? Thursday, 16 October 2008
31 Acceptable Losses? Wednesday, 12 November 2008
32 Six Sigma in Hard Economic Times Tuesday, 16 December 2008
33 New Year's Resolution Tuesday, 17 February 2009
34 The Truth About Control Charts Thursday, 12 March 2009
35 Project Selection for DMAIC Monday, 20 April 2009
36 Last Things First Saturday, 16 May 2009
37 Why Doesn't SPC Work? Part 1 Tuesday, 23 June 2009
38 Why Doesn't SPC Work? Part 2 Thursday, 30 July 2009
39 Why Doesn't SPC Work? Part 3 Thursday, 20 August 2009
40 Why doesn't SPC Work? Part 4 Monday, 21 September 2009
41 You Might Be a Black Belt If... Monday, 19 October 2009
42 Letting You In On a Little Secret Monday, 30 November 2009
43 The Mystery Measurement Theater Thursday, 14 January 2010
44 Performing a Short-Term Study Friday, 12 February 2010
45 Performing a Long-Term MSA Tuesday, 23 March 2010
46 Destructive Gauges and Measurement System Analysis Tuesday, 11 May 2010
47 Know the Process Before Altering Its Specifications Monday, 21 June 2010
48 The Omnipotence of Random Sampling Distributions Monday, 30 August 2010
49 (Sample) Size Matters Thursday, 09 September 2010
50 Making Decisions in a Non-Normal World Sunday, 10 October 2010
51 Embracing Your Inner Geek Thursday, 04 November 2010
52 Statistical Correlation Does Not Always Prove Cause Thursday, 13 January 2011
53 Not Another Toyota Article! Thursday, 10 February 2011
54 The Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy Thursday, 03 March 2011
55 Don’t Design the Experiment Until You Research the Process Tuesday, 14 June 2011

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