Quality with a smile – struggle free

Quality with a smile - struggle free

An approach that brings results at a different level

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What’s the problem?

I must choose one subject. Well, I shall focus on the first stage of problem-solving methodology: Problem Definition. I shall open with a little amusing story we used to tell as a joke, when I was a teenager.

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Quotas, snakes and backbones

Over 50 years ago Dr. W.Edwards Deming has formulated his famous 14 Points, which are studied in every Quality Assurance course ever since. Today I would like to talk about the 11th Point of Deming’s 14 Points: “Eliminate numerical quotas for the workforce and numerical goals for management”.

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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 this 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.