About the Quality Body of Knowledge (QBOK®)
To meet the knowledge and professional development needs of the quality community, ASQ offers the Guide to the Quality Body of Knowledge (QBOK®), Version 2.0. Originally published in 2009 and updated in 2015, this guide contains:
- Definitions and background for the QBOK activity
- The framework of topics that make up the QBOK
- Process models for QBOK development activities
- Information about how you can participate in developing and distributing information on quality
The QBOK Framework
Since the 2009 publication of the Guide to the Quality Body of Knowledge, the framework of topics has been updated to reflect the changing needs of the quality community. Chief among the changes made for version 2.0 is stronger focus on innovation.
The QBOK Management System
A strategic management system based on ASQ's stewardship for quality knowledge helps ensure the vitality, reliability, and accessibility of the QBOK.
Stakeholders including individuals, organizations, ASQ member units, and other groups all have roles they can play. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to work more directly with the QBOK team.