Understanding Variation

xkcd comic strip looking at variation in left hand blood volume

A Humorous Look at Variation

By John Hunter / April 29, 2022 / 0 Comments

Thinking that variation in the data must be important is often a mistake, as this cartoon makes painfully clear. (Guest post by John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog.)

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Field report: 5th Annual Bryce Canyon Society Deming Forum

By Christina Dragonetti / April 3, 2022 / 0 Comments

On March 31st, Southern Utah University’s School of Aviation hosted the 5th Annual Deming Forum, with the largest turnout ever.

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Learning with the Science of Improvement during COVID-19 with Rocco Perla and Lloyd Provost

By John Hunter / April 9, 2021 / 2 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. This embedded video is a webcast with Rocco Perla and Lloyd Provost: Learning with the Science of Improvement during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The presentation is from April 2020 which is useful to keep in mind given the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation. Their explanations […]

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How Can Deming’s Management Ideas Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By John Hunter / March 1, 2021 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. When using Dr. Deming’s management ideas in your organization, the principles must be considered and applied to your organization. Those principles help create an organization that is adaptable – continually responding to changes in the outside world, continually experimenting and improving with an […]

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