What is Minitab?

What Is Minitab?

In a nutshell, this software is designed specifically for the needs of Six Sigma professionals. It provides a simple, effective way to input statistical data, manipulate that data, identify trends and patterns, and then extrapolate answers to the problem at hand. That’s a rather simplistic way of describing this vital and extremely effective tool.

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How Does It Work?

Now that you know the answer to “What is Minitab?”, you are probably wondering how it works. This software option uses a series of elements to help Six Sigma professionals work with data and statistics. For instance, it includes boxplots, scatterplots, and histograms, and it provides the ability to calculate “descriptive statistics”.

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Why Is It Needed?

If Six Sigma professionals are trained in the use of hard data, why do they need software to accomplish their tasks? While they are skilled at interpreting data, software is vital to determining the real underlying cause of problems within a process, which makes problem-solving a much faster and easier process.

Six Sigma.us offers Minitab training online or onsite. Our self-paced online Minitab Essentials training is designed for anyone interested in learning how to use the software to perform statistical analysis. We can also provide this training onsite or customize it to fit your organization’s needs. Please contact us to get more information and pricing.

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How is it Applied to Six Sigma?

This is a very good question. Unfortunately, the answer is a bit too involved for this page. However, Six Sigma.us has created a book to help you understand Apply Six Sigma using Minitab.

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Applying Six Sigma using minitab

If you have purchased the book and need the datafiles please send an email to minitab@dmaic.us and you will receive a zip file of all the data files used in the book.