Career Corner

1999

Open Access

Project management--the next big thing.

by Hutchins, Greg

Project software has been developed, and thousands of people are taking project management classes. Learn and use project management. I think ASQ and quality's next explosive growth will come from work visionaries who can integrate process management (qua...


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Unusual Data and Other Information

by Hutchins, Greg

Job opportunities vary widely from industry to industry, but everyone feels pretty good. If you've been with a company for more than five years, change your perceptions and expectations of this new job market. About 63% of employers say the job candidate ...


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Our Work Future As Seen By Phil Crosby

by Crosby, Phil

Deming is gone and Juran less active, but Crosby remains, standing head and shoulders above most in the quality profession. Crosby: Quality and Me: Lessons from an Evolving Life [San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass, 1999] is my autobiography. Crosby: I've star...


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Dilbert both reflects and distorts reality.

by Hutchins, Greg

The comic strip has Dilbertized the workplace, but the workplace allowed the creation of Dilbert. The inner core consists of an organization's core employees, the middle ring is what I call professional project workers, and the outer ring consists of less...


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What's Your Future?

by Hutchins, Greg

One-half-by-two-by-three rule is key.

Companies want to focus on what they do best--their core competencies or core processes. The inner ring, the organizational core, is composed of corporate insiders, managers, and professionals. This inner ring also determines the organization's core proce...



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