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What's the Big Deal with Big Data?

Quality Progress September 2017 Cover: Big Data

Experts say big data analytics and standardization are the next big thing in quality. More and more organizations are noting the important role this new trend plays in today’s marketplaces. Quality professionals are observing the shift and seeing how it can apply to their practice. The good news is big data offers big opportunities for both organizations and individuals, especially those in data-intensive environments. Get the scoop in September's Quality Progress.

Technometrics: Calls for Editor

The American Statistical Association and ASQ invite nominations and applications for editor of Technometrics. The journal contributes to the development and use of statistical methods in physical, chemical, and engineering sciences as well as information sciences and technology. The new Editor will serve from 2020 through 2022, with the transition beginning in 2019. Please read the full release for more information. 

The Biomedical Quality Auditor Handbook

The Biomedical Quality Auditor Handbook

Developed by the ASQ Biomedical Division, this book helps promote the use of quality principles, concepts, and technologies in the biomedical community. This new edition has been re-organized to align more closely with the 2013 exam body of knowledge. This book is a helpful resource for those preparing to take their Certified Biomedical Auditor exam. It's also a great reference for those involved in biomedical management, control, and process safety.

Quality Classic: Innovation Creation

Even in 1999, innovation was on the front burner for successful corporations. Today, especially, innovation isn't a luxury. It's the very foundation for organizational survival. Innovation Creation: Six Business Strategies that Build Breakthrough from Journal for Quality and Participation details cutting-edge thinking of the time around how and why to make innovation a central part of business processes.

Quote Of The Day

Quote Of The Day

Leadership fails when it concentrates on sheer survival. 
Philip Selznick

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Learn About Quality: ISO 9001: 2015

ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system. Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. The newest version, ISO 9001: 2015 puts greater emphasis on leadership engagement, addresses risks and opportunities in a more structured manner, uses simplified language, and more. 

Webcast: Lean Acres

In this popular webcast, Jim Bowie, a strategic performance improvement expert and author of Lean Acres, provides an introduction to his book and shares how the basics of lean, Six Sigma, theory of constraints, and business process re-engineering fit into the continuous improvement journey in a complex environment. 

Book: The CQIA Handbook

New to quality? The Certified Quality Improvement Associate Handbook is a must-have for your library. This book can help provide fundamental knowledge of a variety of quality tools and their uses, as well as background on the quality gurus. This handbook is also a valuable guide for those preparing for the Certified Quality Improvement Associate exam. 

Article: Software Reuse Antipatterns

Software reuse is a productivity technique attempted by many, with mixed success. In analyzing reuse failures, a number of antipatterns emerge. Antipatterns are obvious, but wrong, solutions to recurring problems. This article outlines some reuse patterns observed within the software industry. First published by Software Quality Professional in 2001, the author has added additional perspectives and insights to this perennial software quality topic. 

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