Six Sigma SIG Update

Six Sigma SIG is our ASQ Raleigh Chapter’s special interest group that focuses on Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma methodologies. In our meetings we showcase our members and special guest’s project work as well as tutorials on new and cutting edge quality tools.

Our meetings are very informal with a lot of question and answer time allowing us to delve deeply into some very interesting topics.  Please be a part of our growing and interesting group. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

Click here to register:  Register Here February 23rd, 2016 SSSIG

Presenter:  Byron Wingerd

Topic:  ASQ Raleigh SSSIG BYO DOE Night!!!

Presentation Summary:  Design of Experiments (DOEs) have been an increasingly hot multidisciplinary topic. While February might not be the official DOE month, it seems like the time of year when everyone is planning how to accomplish all the commitments made in January. For many people this means planning experiments to characterize, and optimize the scientific, engineering or business processes in the systems they work with. 

For those new to planning, running, analyzing and reporting on DOEs there is an overwhelming learning curve that is paled  by the task of reviewing the DOE plans, and reviewing the the DOE reports. Some people learn to accomplish these tasks by reading, others by trial and error, but in the Raleigh ASQ Six Sigma Special Interest group we have the opportunity to learn from our community members best practices for planning, running, and reviewing DOEs.  

We typically hear a lot about the complex math and statistics of building designs; however, these are details that most practitioners use software to accomplish.  Before the design assembly and model selection occurs subject matter experts are required to select factors and ranges to test in the experiments. A quality design is absolutely dependent on a collaborative effort from both the stakeholders and the experiment designers. 

In this month’s meeting we will be discussing how evaluate a good DOE plan and how to understand the results that come from them. Bring your success stories as well as the tragic learning opportunities as we unlock the best practices for DOE.

Presenter Bios:  Byron Wingerd works for SAS Institute as Systems Engineer with JMP.

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Time: 5:30pm with 30 minutes of socializing and promptly begin the presentations at 6:00pm.  Typically we are finished between 7:00pm and 7:30pm depending on discussion and question time.


SAS Institute
100 SAS Campus Drive
Building F, Room F101
Cary, NC  27513

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Lite refreshments are served.

Share your Six Sigma experiences with ASQ SIG. Tell us about your Six Sigma and Lean project success or get help with issues. Presenters receive 1.0 RU credit towards ASQ certification renewal and a personal gift card.

If interested, please contact Byron Wingerd at or Fred Rich at