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ASQ's Quality Resources is your one-stop online library of information related to quality. Access 70 years’ worth of content for all experience levels.

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Editor's Picks

QP: Fish(bone) Stories

Today’s technology makes it easier than ever to communicate complex concepts more clearly, which is why older, "analog" quality methods should be digitized. The authors explore how digitizing one of the seven basic quality tools—the fishbone diagram—using mind mapping can significantly improve the tool.

ASQTV: The Big Data Standard

A big data standard has been proposed but the publishing of it is in the future. In the meantime, let’s dive into the proposal and terms quality professionals need to understand to help your organization manage big data effectively.

Baldrige User’s Guide, 2019-2020

For leaders and organizations who are on their Baldrige journey, this book provides detailed approaches for understanding the Baldrige criteria in the simplest terms, including valuable strategies and resources on performance excellence for anyone interested in improving the work they do.

Webcast: An Implementation Checklist for Behavior Based Quality

Arron Angle, the creator of the Behavior-Based Quality framework, guides you through the process of how to effectively implement a culture of quality.

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What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? 
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Book: The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook, Second Edition

Preparing for your Six Sigma Green Belt certification or simply expanding your Six Sigma knowledge? This popular, updated guide is for you. It boasts a number of new appendices, an expanded acronym list (both print and electronic), new practice exam questions, and other additional materials. It also includes a CD-ROM with video clips from the Gemba Academy.

ASQTV: Six Sigma

Six Sigma is a well-known quality method, but its use changes and evolves as organizations do. In this episode, we discuss benefits and challenges associated with implementing Six Sigma, how to distinguish the Six Sigma belt colors, the potential return on investment of implementing Six Sigma, the basics of DMAIC, and play a fun game of "Name That Black Belt."

QP: Corrective vs. Preventive Action

Corrective action and preventive action often cause quality professionals some confusion. In this popular Quality Progress article, ASQ author Russ Wescott details the three common misconceptions about corrective and preventive action and how you can use CAPA to improve your organization. 

Learn About Quality: Auditing

Auditing is the on-site verification activity of a process or quality system to ensure compliance to requirements. An audit can apply to an entire organization or to a specific function, process, or production step. Some audits have special administrative purposes, such as auditing documents, risk, or performance, or following up on completed corrective actions.

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