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Deming Library Video with Dr. Deming Discussing the 14 Points

The clip above begins with Dr. Deming discussing a facet of the Deming chain reaction: With better quality and lower costs you can capture the market with better quality and lower price. It will help you to stay in business, provide jobs, and more jobs. These clips are taken from the Deming Starter Library on …

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Process Thinking at Patagonia

Randy Harward spoke at the 2013 Deming Institute annual conference on applying Deming management methods and sustainability and Patagonia. It was better because designers and developers went from being just people who bought things, and marketed them, to people who had to understand and solve problems throughout the whole process. They became process engineers, every …

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2013 Annual Deming Conference Recap: Homecoming At Purdue

Guest post by Mike Stoecklein [broken link removed] I was at Purdue University this past weekend for what I would call a “homecoming”. I did not attend this university, but I still think of this as a homecoming. The W. Edwards Deming Institute hosts an annual conference at universities around the United States. This year …

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Using Control Charts to Aid in Improving the Classroom Learning Environment

Guest Post – Chatterbox by Lou Tribus I teach a Year 4 class in a small private primary school in central London. That would be the equivalent in the USA, by age of a 3rd grade class or academically of a 4th grade class. One of the benefits of a small private school is small …

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Attributing Fault to the Person Without Considering the System

Fundamental attribution error: attribute fault or defect to the individual without first considering the systemic effect. When we fall into this trap the system is not improved. What we want to do is when we find poor results is think about how the system can be improved to consistently produce better results. By using management …

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Change has to Start from the Top – Webcast with David Langford

David Langford quotes Dr. Deming as saying “Change has to start from the top.” As David says in the video he struggled trying to get the top of his organization involved in management improvement. And then he realized: You are the top of your system. Change your thinking, change your process – you change your …

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Support Learning with an Understanding of Psychology and Systems Thinking

From The Essential Deming, What Ought a School of Business Teach? by Dr. Deming I carried out a study at New York University School of Business. The Dean of the school, at that time, came to me about 1972 and suggested we carry out a study of students that had been here and graduated ten …

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We are Here to Have Fun, to Learn, and To Make a Difference

Dr. Deming would start his seminars with a quote that set the tone for the seminar: We are here “To have fun, To learn, and To Make a Difference.” In that statement you can see the importance Deming placed on knowledge, effectiveness (also compassion – when looking at all his work, being effective at doing …

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Find a Deming Scholar MBA Student To Internship with Your Organization

Update: The Deming Scholar program is no longer in existence The Deming Scholar MBA students at Fordham University are looking for internship opportunities within your organization. Dr. W. Edwards Deming believed in inspiring people to think differently, ask better questions and seek new knowledge. He thought this was important because it led to more productive …

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Deming’s Ideas Applied in High School Education

Mt. Edgecumbe High School, in Sitka, Alaska was featured in the last 10 minutes of the three part series, Quality Or Else, aired on PBS (created by the same team that created the NBC White paper If Japan Can… Why Can’t We – Lloyd Dobyns and Clare Crawford-Mason). Mt. Edgecumbe High School gained international recognition …

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