Quality Progress

July 2016 Issue

Cover Story

A Quick Study

Using project management techniques—including the prioritization matrix and Bloom’s Taxonomy—can assist you in building a comprehensive study plan as you prepare for professional certification exams.

by Kristy Kristner

Open Access




Clear Pathway

The reasons why professional certifications have become a necessity to demonstrate your value to your organization and advance your career.

by Randall Britto and John DeLalla


Pulling It All Together

Learn some of what it takes to design professional certifications and prepare for the comprehensive exams, and what it means to achieve these special recognitions.

by Jim Spichiger

Total Quality Management

Dead or Alive

Despite rumors of its demise, research shows that the total quality management concept is alive and well, and continues to help organizations win over customers.

by Victor E. Sower, Kenneth W. Green Jr. and Pamela J. Zelbst

Joint Commission Leader Discusses Quality in Healthcare

ASQ TV: Change Management

How should you approach employees about change initiatives to gain their buy-in? Watch ASQ TV’s latest episode to find out, and also learn about a tool that can make meetings more effective and curb personality clashes.

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Help us figure out what the quality community earns by completing the 2016 QP Salary Survey by July 31. Complete the survey and enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Results from the survey will be published in the December QP issue.

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