Bill Bellows

Why Deming / Why Now / Working to transform “our” system

By Bill Bellows / November 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

“Learning is essential for our survival as a society.” – Dennis Sergent shares his Deming journey.

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In Search of Excellence

By Bill Bellows / October 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Post by Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The Deming Institute “A product or service possesses quality if it helps someone and enjoys a sustainable market.” W. Edwards Deming  “Quality is defined by doing it right the first time.” Phillip Crosby “There is not a day I don’t think about what Dr. Deming meant to us. Deming is […]

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Why Deming / Why Now

By Bill Bellows / October 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

“Now, more than ever, organizations possess limitless opportunities to improve how they manage resources within a system.” – Bill Bellows

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Book Review – The Mind at Work: Valuing the intelligence of the American Worker

By Bill Bellows / July 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Guest post by Michael Godfried: planner and policy analyst in Washington State and Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The Deming Institute Mike Rose is a wonderful writer with a host of books to his name. The Mind at Work: Valuing the intelligence of the American Worker (2004) looks at the mental dimension of work that is often dismissed […]

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Book Review – The Tyranny of Metrics

By Bill Bellows / June 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Guest post by Michael Godfried: planner and policy analyst in Washington State and Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The Deming Institute Jerry Z. Muller’s The Tyranny of Metrics (2018) is a book that I believe Dr. Deming would have surely appreciated. This well-researched book gives an ever timely overview of the history and drivers behind the misuse of metrics […]

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Understanding Variation and Appreciating Variety

By Bill Bellows / May 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter and Bill Bellows. Beginning in 1951, the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) has awarded the Deming Prize to honor organizations, and later, individuals, for extraordinary accomplishments in quality management. Recipients receive a prestigious medal, complete with an image of Dr. Deming, with his quotation, “The right quality and uniformity are foundations […]

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Learning to Discern – Quality & Quantity

By Bill Bellows / December 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

Post by Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The Deming Institute “The basic problem anywhere is quality.   What is quality?   A product or a service possesses quality if it helps somebody and enjoys a good and sustainable market.” W. Edwards Deming When our daughter, Allison, was about 3 years old, she joined me for a quick ride to the […]

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Profits, Pragmatism, and the Possibilities of Possessing “Other Eyes”

By Bill Bellows / December 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

Post by Bill Bellows There is little evidence that we give a hoot about profit. W. Edwards Deming On July 22, 2014, Apple announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter, reporting a revenue of $37.4 billion and a quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion.   From sales of iPhones to iPads to computers, Apple executives […]

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Instant Karma! and Instant Pudding!

By Bill Bellows / November 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Post by Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The Deming Institute The first step is transformation of the individual.  The individual, transformed, will perceive new meaning to his life, to events, to numbers, to interactions between people. W. Edwards Deming In January 1970, John Lennon returned to the UK from a holiday in Denmark, inspired by a series […]

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Utopia: Next Stop or Last Stop?

By Bill Bellows / November 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

Post by Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The Deming Institute. Sir Thomas More was not the first person, nor the last, to disagree with King Henry VIII. His last serious conflict, refusing to attend the coronation of Anne Boleyn as the Queen of England in 1533, was interpreted as a snub against Anne. From this episode, More’s […]

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