Aly Basyouny, project engineer, chief civil engineer and principal engineer at Power Generation Engineering and Services Co.
1. Where do you work?
Power Generation Engineering and Services Co. in Cairo-Egypt.
2. What do you do – what’s your title?
Project engineer, chief civil engineer and principal engineer.
3. What’s your educational background?
Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and structural engineering from Ain Shams University-Egypt, as well as one-year diplomas in applied total quality management hydropower development and construction management from various institutions.
4. How long have you been an ASQ member?
Less than a year.
5. What do you think is most important in implementing a Six Sigma project?
Full commitment from organizational leaders and dedication from employees.
6. Why do you think Six Sigma is important?
Everything around us is in a state of continuous variation—whether natural or by cause. The best approach to analyze those variations is Six Sigma.
7. Why do you think quality is important?
Quality is a way of life; We can apply it at home, in the supermarket, at the office and on construction sites.
8. What’s your favorite benefit of quality?
Success in achieving quality goals regardless of the type of metrics.
9. Why did you choose to go into the quality field?
By birth and by profession, I am a person who loves analyses and details. But making that my career was by chance. I never considered the quality profession until I saw an ad in the newspaper about studying applied total quality management. For me, it was like putting a picture in the correct frame.
10. What’s your best advice to someone new to quality?
Quality is versatile, so take it slowly but continuously.