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What’s the problem?

This past year has been so overwhelming for me with respect to all types of work that I do, that I hadn’t the time to write even a single article. But it has gone, I have freed a bit of time, finished the upgrade of the website and would now like to renew my writing of content, to bring you value. It won’t be weekly, as it was in the beginning, but I shall set a goal for myself to write a full article for you on a monthly basis. Then we’ll see how it goes. (more…)

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Qoutas, backbones and snakes

Over 50 years ago Dr. W.Edwards Deming has formulated his famous 14 Points, which are studied in every Quality Assurance course ever since. Most people mistakenly think that Deming was a statistician, and that his greatest achievement in Japan was due to his understanding and love of that field of mathematics.

In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Almost all of Dr. W.Edwards Deming’s 14 points are not about statistics at all. Rather, they are about people, about management. And to this day the Deming Institute teaches management  and leadership skills, not statistics, as its main line.

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An Exercise in Futility

Most of you are well familiar with the feeling the Quality Assurance engineer/manager/person has in the majority of organizations: all this effort, overcoming all the resistance and then, upon leaving it unattended for a little while – everything just whams back into nothing, as if you have never done anything at all.

Great are the frustration and the weariness, the begetters of wear down. You’ve got to be kidding me, do it all over again? Why? Why can’t someone else make an effort, for a change, and keep up the results we have achieved? Why must it be your intervention to set the wandering off the path straight?

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