Warning. This will be a discussion unlike anything else you have ever had. This doesn’t mean it's a good thing. That’s for you to decide.

I want you to ask yourself one simple question:

Now remove the word “Who” and flip the last two words. What do you place after two simple words:

I am _________________.

I will come back to this at the end.

What?

I went for a run last week and had an epiphany. Along a busy road, at the middle mark of my run, a large…


For those of you thinking of immediately dropping this course, I suggest you visit the Swarm Learning (SL) Facebook Group and interact with former students. There are no tests in this course and you have the freedom to complete assignments as they post. If you do the work you will pass this class (likely with an “A”).

I can be reached at jrschwandt@fhsu.edu. You can also connect with me on LinkedIn.

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Swarm Learning (click here). The class will take place via WordPress. You will receive an e-mail invite as well.

Required Textbooks

All three books are required for this course. Visit the…


For the Traditional Syllabus (click here)

The purpose of the Complex Adaptive Syllabus (CAS) is to provide a deeper understanding of the structure of my teaching methodology and how this course will be conducted.

For those of you thinking of immediately dropping this course, I suggest you visit the Swarm Learning (SL) Facebook Group and interact with former students. There are no tests in this course and you have the freedom to complete assignments as they post. If you do the work (and especially if you write a good blog), then you will pass this class (likely with an “A”).


LSSv2.0 created by Dr. Schwandt via Plectica

INF 322 Introduction to Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Principles is built upon the methodology of LSSv2.0.

The purpose of the Complex Adaptive Syllabus (CAS) is to provide a deeper understanding of the structure of my teaching methodology and how this course will be conducted.

For those of you thinking of immediately dropping this course, I suggest you visit the Swarm Learning (SL) Facebook Group and interact with former students. This course provides you the freedom to complete assignments as they post.


SL X Matrix developed by Dr. Schwandt

Use AutomationAnywhere Bot to open all.

Use while presenting the SL App (discuss app):

https://4277732.igen.app/pwa

Remind them to complete the survey for this presentation.

Go to SL App Survey (Feedback)

Go to What is SL — Who am I — Teaching map

have Teaching map already open

VMCL (App)

Go to X-Matrix

Wiki — X-Matrix — Go to Image (0 X-Matrix first)

In The Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook, T. M. Kubiak and Donald W. Benbow describe Hoshin Kanri as:

“One translation of the word hoshin refers to a shining arrow such as found on a compass. The word kanri may be translated as management. …


The purpose of the CAS is to provide a deeper understanding of the structure of my teaching methodology and how this course will be conducted.

The following textbook is required (it was not available until recently). I know it is expensive, but it is required for this course. Please go to the following link to purchase a copy of the textbook:

https://bit.ly/3kpt4PM


Taking a cue from Ryan George via Screen Rant Pitch Meetings: so you have a coronavirus conspiracy theory for me?

Yes, sir, I do.

This is not actually a conspiracy theory. But if we revise the statement to read:

Then it becomes more of an accurate statement.

Conspiracy Theories


Fantastic Voyage — 1966 American science-fiction film

When practicing marksmanship, do you first shoot at something only then to draw a target around the bullet holes (known as the Texas sharpshooter fallacy)? Hopefully the answer is no. Yet, this is something that would come naturally to us. Gary Klein informs us in A Data/Frame Model of Sensemaking, in Expertise Out of Context, that our brains automatically fit data into a frame and fit the frame around that data. We have the tendency to interpret patterns where none exist.


Image created by Dr. Schwandt

I first published this discussion on February 22, 2020, in Getting “Left of Bang” in Foster Care. Due to its length, I wanted to publish a quick read to make sure some of the important points were not missed. More specifically, one of the foster care contracts in Kansas. Read the original article for more information (and links to the contract plus amendments).

The foster care system in Kansas is a disorganized mess ran by incompetent people. Their incompetence violates what is known as Campbell’s Law, developed by social scientist Donald T. Campbell, in that:

The more a metric is…

Dr. Jamie Schwandt

Dr. Schwandt (Ed.D.) is an American author, L6S master black belt, and red teamer.

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