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Tom Rudmik: Thriving in the World of Massive Change

By David Zack / November 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter. This webcast shows Tom Rudmik’s presentation, Thriving in the World of Massive Change, at the 2012 Annual Deming Conference. Tom is CEO of Master’s Academy and College. This is an interesting presentation that includes a look at an array of current scientific breakthroughs. The early part is reminiscent to talks […]

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Fixing Education: A Model That Works, by Bette Moen

By David Zack / November 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter. This webcast shows Bette Moen’s presentation, Fixing Education: A Model That Works, at the 2012 Annual Deming Conference. Bette is the founder and director of Cedar Crest Academy. Cedar Crest pays close personal attention to each student and adjusts the system to their needs and strengths. The system is adapted […]

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The Landry Principle

By bill@deming.org / October 19, 2017 / 2 Comments

Guest post by Doug Stilwell, Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership at Drake University, originally featured as a post at https://sites.google.com/site/dcintrial2/.    Follow this link to listen to our first podcast with Doug. Landry I am the proud owner/friend of a one year old 75 pound golden retriever named Landry, affectionately named after the former and well-respected coach […]

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The System of Profound Knowledge Applied to Sales and Marketing

By David Zack / October 16, 2017 / 2 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter. This webcast shows Steve Haedrich’s presentation, The System of Profound Knowledge Applied to Sales and Marketing, at the 2015 Deming Research Seminar. Steve is the President of New York Label & Box Works. Steve discussed the importance of understanding the strengths of your organization and remembering that more sales is […]

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The Transformation from School Based Learning to Lifelong Learning

By David Zack / October 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter. This webcast shows Bjarne Wig’s presentation, The Transformation of Learning, at the 2015 Deming Research Seminar. See Bjarne’s research paper that forms the basis of the talk: The Transformation of Learning at the Work Place. Educational institutions are becoming dinosaurs with regard to the need for continuous learning. The entire […]

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Post-Harvey Restoration: Consider a Deming-Based Approach

By bill@deming.org / September 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

Guest post by Lori Fry, Principal with Navigator Management Partners, originally featured as a post at https://dignityatworkproject.com/    Follow this link to listen to our first podcast with Lori. The effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will be felt for years. AccuWeather has reported the cost of recovery efforts will exceed $290 billion. That’s BILLION. With […]

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Book Review – Against All Odds: The Story of the Toyota Motor Corporation and the Family That Created It

By bill@deming.org / August 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

Post by Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The Deming Institute. Once upon a time, well before his name entered lean folklore, Taiichi Ohno graduated from industrial school and earned a position with Toyoda Spinning & Weaving as a supervisor. The year was 1933 and Ohno soon became well known for his mustache, added to further his image of […]

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Collaborating to Improve Government Performance

By David Zack / August 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter. This webcast shows Phil Landesberg’s presentation, Collaborating to Improve Government Performance, at the 2015 Deming Research Seminar. I have known Phil for many years having served with him on the board of the Washington DC Deming User’s group. I also worked at the Office of Secretary of Defense Quality Management […]

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Transforming Jet-Hot by Viewing the Organization as a System

By David Zack / August 7, 2017 / 1 Comment

Guest post by John Hunter. Jet-Hot‘s story provides an example of applying Deming’s work to transform a real enterprise. Gordon McGilton and Dennis Sergent share evidence from their experience that will help others transform their enterprises by focusing on their system and aim. Jet-Hot was undergoing bankruptcy, with all the problems that entails. They used […]

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Applying W. Edwards Deming’s Ideas in Software Development

By David Zack / July 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter. This video shows Poorani Jeyaseker’s presentation, The Role of W. Edwards Deming in Today’s IT, at the 2015 Deming Research Seminar. Poorani explains how the management system drives behavior that is not useful to the organization. The business team asks for estimates for software development. Those estimates are treated as […]

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