Category Archives: Management

June Roundup: Tackling the Big Quality Questions

In June, I asked some admittedly big questions of ASQ Influential Voices bloggers and blog readers. What is the most important challenge the quality community faces in ensuring that the value of quality is fully realized for the benefit of … Continue reading

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September Roundup: "Fast" Quality vs. "Slow" Quality

The product development process moves fast these days—and so should quality. Or should it? I posed this question to ASQ’s Influential Voices bloggers in September. Can quality maintain its integrity in the face ever-increasing pressure to move fast? The responses … Continue reading

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Do You Speak the Language of Business?

What makes a successful quality professional? A thorough understanding of the quality Body of Knowledge, STEM skills, persistence and leadership in the workplace, and—perhaps just as important—business skills. More and more I hear that quality professionals must speak the language … Continue reading

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Moving Quality Beyond Product

From time to time things cross my desk that I want to share. Perhaps you’re aware of an organization called The Conference Board in the United States. Its reach is global and high in the C-Suite. Every year The Conference … Continue reading

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May Roundup–Solving the Quality/Government Puzzle

Government and quality is a tricky topic. “Everyone” knows that government can use more quality. “Everyone” knows that our politicians can do a much better job. And yet “everyone” doubts that it’s possible to use quality tools in politics in … Continue reading

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The Government/Quality Puzzle

I’ve been thinking a lot about quality and government lately. There have been a lot of cues to think about it. The recent election in France. The continued struggles of Greece.  The 10-year quality plan created by AQSIQ in China.  The topic came … Continue reading

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April Roundup: Are Quality Professionals Happy?

Are quality professionals happy in their jobs? This was the question posed to ASQ’s Influential Voices last month, sparked by this article in Forbes that named software quality engineers as the happiest professionals in the U.S.  The answer appears to … Continue reading

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