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Quality Progress has gained quite a following in its first 50 years! See what readers, reviewers, and authors have to say about what the magazine has meant to them. Also check out Nifty 50 – a collection of fun facts about QP.
In recognition of QP’s 50th year, we bring you “QP Yourself,” which allows you to be part of the milestone celebration—literally. Visit QP Yourself to upload your photo to one of three QP cover options and share in the fun!
Quality Progress celebrates 50 years! In this feature, "Forward Progress," take a look back at key events and influential leaders who have shaped quality since 1968, the year Quality Progress debuted. Enjoy the detailed historical timeline, as well as a flashback of facts from 50 years ago.
Do you have a great idea that can benefit your organization, but you're having a hard time getting it noticed? We Move Our Own Cheese is a business fable all about creating and championing change. It was written to help you find ways to have your ideas get notice and be given thoughtful consideration. The book also offers tips on creating a culture that encourages ideas from all levels and employees.
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This pocket guide is a helpful reference for Black Belts to use throughout their busy days. Author T.M. Kubiak developed the book to specifically address topics that have been known to cause problems, issues, and concerns for most Black Belts throughout the years. While geared toward Six Sigma professionals, it is also a useful guide for those preparing to take the ASQ Black Belt certification exam.
Learn About Quality: Gantt Chart
A Gantt chart is a bar chart that shows the tasks of a project, when each must take place and how long each will take. As the project progresses, bars are shaded to show which tasks have been completed. People assigned to each task also can be represented. It's a helpful tool to use when scheduling or monitoring tasks within a project; communicating project plans or statuses; or showing the individual steps of a project. Download ASQ's Gantt chart template.
Webinar: Corrective Action
In this popular ASQ webcast, quality expert Mark Ames tackles commonly misunderstood topics of interest and value to members of the quality and standards communities. This installment explores misunderstandings related to corrective action. Ames addresses common misconceptions and mistakes in both auditing and executing a corrective action system.
Article: Don't Lose This Recipe
What happens when a long-time employee leaves the organization and takes his or her special knowledge, method or "knack," which is often undocumented? To solve this problem and limit losing valuable information, first try a root cause analysis. By identifying and documenting knacks, you can keep processes running smoothly, even when your employee base changes.