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The Deming System of Profound Knowledge® (SoPK)

The Deming System of Profound Knowledge® (SoPK) is the culmination of Dr. W. Edwards Deming's lifelong efforts to define a comprehensive theory of management which embraces his 14 Points for ...
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Dr. Deming’s 14 Points for Management

Dr. W. Edwards Deming offered 14 key principles for management to follow to improve the effectiveness of a business or organization significantly. The principles (points) were first presented in his ...
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Seven Deadly Diseases of Management

While the 14 Points for Management can be said to express Dr. Deming's philosophy of transformational management, his Seven Deadly Diseases of Management describe the most serious barriers that management faces to improving effectiveness ...
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PDSA Cycle

The PDSA Cycle (Plan-Do-Study-Act) is a systematic process for gaining valuable learning and knowledge for the continual improvement of a product, process, or service. Also known as the Deming Wheel, ...
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Red Bead Experiment

Beginning in the early 1980s, Dr. Deming used his infamous Red Bead Experiment to clearly and dramatically illustrate several points about poor management practices, including several of the Seven Deadly Diseases, ...
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The Funnel Experiment

The Funnel Experiment was devised by Dr. Deming to describe the adverse effects of making changes to a process without first making a careful study of the possible causes of the variation ...
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Deming Institute Blog

Interview with Masaaki Imai

By John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). Masaaki Imai is a consultant, author and founder of the Kaizen Institute. The second edition of his…

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Call for Papers: 19th Annual International Deming Research Seminar

By John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). The 19th Annual International Deming Research Seminar will be held 25-26 February 2013 in New York City…

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Podcast Discussing Dr. Deming’s Ideas, The Deming Institute and Toyota

By John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog. Joe Dager, Business 901, has published an interview with me in a podcast: Dr. Deming on Lean in 2012….

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