The W. Edwards Deming Institute

Are you a systems thinker?

By bill@deming.org / September 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

Post by Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The Deming Institute. A few decades before The Big Bang Theory introduced television audiences to fictional theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper, with guest appearances by Stephen Hawking, astronomer Carl Sagan was one of the most well-known non-fictional US physicists.   Amongst Sagan’s research interests was the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, including the odds […]

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Mind the Choice: Continuous Improvement or Continuous Problem Solving

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

Post by Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The Deming Institute. Sparky Anderson, manager of the Cincinnati Reds during most of the 1970s, spoke on occasion about the big problem he had with his Major League Baseball team.   He claimed that the Reds, also known at the time as “The Big Red Machine,” had so much talent that he […]

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The W. Edwards Deming Institute Blog

By bill@deming.org / May 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

Post by Kevin Cahill, Executive Director of The Deming Institute. John Hunter has led the blogging efforts of The Deming Institute, including our first post on October 1, 2012, followed by biweekly posts ever since.   As we transition the role of hosting our blogs from John to Bill Bellows, our Deputy Director, we are […]

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Find Online Resources for Learning About Deming’s Ideas on Management

By Matthew Moss / May 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

There are many online resources for those looking to improve the practice of management in their organization in a way consistent with Dr. Deming’s management system. The W. Edwards Deming Institute maintains several online resources: The W. Edwards Deming Institute web site, which includes a wealth of resources including over 60 articles by Dr. Deming, […]

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Deming Institute Seminars in London and Edinburgh During May 2017

By Matthew Moss / March 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

We are offering 2 new seminars in the UK this May: The W. Edwards Deming Institute® Organisations as Unusual Workshop (Shift from Big Problems to Great Opportunities) and The W. Edwards Deming Institute® Sustainability Strategy Program. The first is a workshop over two half days. The second includes both those half days and fills out […]

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Gipsie Ranney

By Matthew Moss / March 14, 2017 / 1 Comment

Sadly, we have to announce the passing of our dear friend Gipsie Ranney on March 7th. Gipsie Ann Bush Ranney was born in Kingsport, Tennessee to Raymond and Lola Bush. Gipsie is survived by four cousins; Anna Kate Barnes, Dwight Campbell, Rita Marcum Denton and Thelma Marium Smith. She obtained a bachelors degree in Mathematics […]

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The Most Popular Videos on Our YouTube Channel in the Last Year

By Matthew Moss / January 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

Here are the most popular videos on The W. Edwards Deming Institute You Tube channel in the last year. Unsurprisingly, those with W. Edwards Deming in them are very popular. The videos with the most views in the last year: W. Edwards Deming: The 14 Points: 70,693 total views all time (added 2 year ago). […]

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The Most Popular Posts on The W. Edwards Deming Institute Blog in 2016

By Matthew Moss / December 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

The 20 most popular post on our blog this year (by page views reported by our analytic tool): Myth: If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It (2015) A Bad System Will Beat a Good Person Every Time (2015) Minimal Viable Product (2014) 2015 Deming Prize Awardees (2015)* Deming and Lean: The Disparities and […]

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Overview and Status of The W. Edwards Deming Institute

By Matthew Moss / December 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

Kevin Cahill, Executive Director of The W. Edwards Deming Institute provided an overview and status of the Institute at our last annual conference. Kevin mentioned our updated web site, our presence on various social media sites and the quote web site we created last year. A lot of people ask about my grandfather’s quotes. If […]

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Ravi Roy on Teaching Deming’s Ideas at Southern Utah University

By Matthew Moss / December 5, 2016 / 0 Comments

In this Deming Institute podcast, Deming Fellow Ravi Roy discusses teaching Deming’s ideas at Southern Utah University.

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