So you’ve been asked to lead a quality control initiative? Or maybe you’ve been assigned to a quality team. Perhaps you’re a CEO whose main concern is to make your company faster, more efficient, and less expensive. Whatever your role is, quality control is a critical concept in every industry and profession. Quality Control For Dummies is the straightforward, easy guide to improving your company’s quality. It covers all of today’s available options and provides expert techniques for introducing quality methods to your company, collecting data, designing quality processes, and more. This hands-on guide gives you all the tools you’ll ever need to enhance your company’s quality, including:
- Understanding the importance of quality standards
- Putting fundamental quality control methods to use
- Listening to your customer about quality issues
- Whipping quality control into shape with Lean
- Working with value stream mapping
- Focusing on the 5S method
- Supplement a process with Kanban
- Fixing tough problems with Six Sigma
- Using QFD to win customers over
- Improving you company with TOC
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 02/25/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Confessions from quality control is a light hearted traipse through various car factories around the world. From Ford to Fiat, Hummer to Porsche (and quite a lot of Rover) the author retells stories of the amusing bodges and balls-ups he experienced in the quality department of car manufacturers in the 1990s. If you've ever found a finger in your new MINI, or a sandwich in your Vauxhall, this book might explain how it got there. The author travels around the world and gets mugged in Poland, lost in China and locked in an asylum in the Czech Republic, but the scariest place of all was Ford in Dagenham. The story finishes with an epic experiment; a roadtrip to Africa in a fleet of 'industrial unrest Rovers'."Hilarious" - TopGear script writer, Richard Porter.
Publication date: 09/21/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 107 pages
Kanban: The Kanban guide, 2nd Edition: For the Business, Agile Project Manager, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Development Support Team (agile, agile ... agile product management, scrum master)
Want to master Kanban - Your job Just Got EasierIntroductionThank you and congratulations on taking this class, “Kanban: The Kanban Guide 2nd Edition: For the Business, Agile Project Manager, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Development Support Team”.Creating the most efficient system for your business, development team, support team or any other organization can often be a game of trial an error. We spend years aiming to create efficient practices which meet the demands of our customers as quickly as possible without overspending our effort, time or money. Imagine if there was a system that helped optimize the effort of our teams to meet the demands of our customers.In this book, you will learn how the Kanban system can do this, and I explain:•What Kanban is and where it originates from•How it can make your team more efficient•How to implement Kanban in your team or organization•Exercises to plan a Kanban System for your team or organization•An overview of Scrum-ban - a technique used for combing the Scrum framework with Kanban especially for project based environments•A brief overview of Agile ScrumWhen you have read this guide, you will have an excellent foundation in this popular system, and a great basis for helping others to understand the same.Table of ContentsKanban:Chapter 1. Introducing KanbanChapter 2. The Kanban Board - Deciding on your WorkflowChapter 3. Determining PriorityChapter 4. Understand The “Pull System”Chapter 5. Establish Work In Progress LimitsChapter 6. Measure and Manage FlowChapter 7. Making Policies and Processes ExplicitChapter 8. Create and Refining your ProcessChapter 9. Using Models to recognize improvement opportunitiesChapter 10. Using Kanban with ScrumPreview Of ‘The Scrum Master Mega Pack’Check Out My Other BooksBonus: Subscribe to Download the FreeScrumEbook and BonusesScroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" or "Read For Free" Icon On The Right Side!
Published by: Pashun Consulting Ltd. | Publication date: 10/19/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 66 pages
Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It's Tuesday morning and on his drive into the office, Bill gets a call from the CEO. The company's new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited, but the project is massively over budget and very late. The CEO wants Bill to report directly to him and fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill's entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of The Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined. With the clock ticking, Bill must organize work flow streamline interdepartmental communications, and effectively serve the other business functions at Parts Unlimited. In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again.
Published by: IT Revolution Press | Publication date: 01/10/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 376 pages, ISBN 9780988262577
The application of statistical methods in mass production make possible the most efficient use of raw materials and manufacturing processes, economical production, and the highest standards of quality for manufactured goods. In this classic volume, based on a series of ground-breaking lectures given to the Graduate School of the Department of Agriculture in 1938, Dr. Shewhart illuminated the fundamental principles and techniques basic to the efficient use of statistical method in attaining statistical control, establishing tolerance limits, presenting data, and specifying accuracy and precision.In the first chapter, devoted to statistical control, the author broadly defines the three steps in quality control: specification, production, and inspection; then outlines the historical background of quality control. This is followed by a rigorous discussion of the physical and mathematical states of statistical control, statistical control as an operation, the significance of statistical control and the future of statistics in mass production.Chapter II offers a thought-provoking treatment of the problem of establishing limits of variability, including the meaning of tolerance limits, establishing tolerance limits in the simplest cases and in practical cases, and standard methods of measuring. Chapter III explores the presentation of measurements of physical properties and constants. Among the topics considered are measurements presented as original data, characteristics of original data, summarizing original data (both by symmetric functions and by Tchebycheff's theorem), measurement presented as meaningful predictions, and measurement presented as knowledge.Finally, Dr. Shewhart deals with the problem of specifying accuracy and precision — the meaning of accuracy and precision, operational meaning, verifiable procedures, minimum quantity of evidence needed for forming a judgment and more.Now available for the first time in this inexpensive paperbound format, this highly respected study will be welcomed by mathematics students, engineers, researchers in industry and agriculture — anyone in need of a lucid, well-written explanation of how to regulate variable and maintain control over statistics in order to achieve quality control over manufactured products, crops, and data.
Published by: Dover Publications | Publication date: 07/31/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 178 pages
Total quality management (TQM) is a term initially coined by the Naval Air Systems Command to describe its management approach to quality improvement. It has since taken on many meanings. Simply put, TQM is a management approach to long-term success through customer satisfaction. It is based on the participation of all members of an organization in improving processes, products, services, and the culture they work in.This concise introduction to and overview provides:•The primary elements of TQM•History•Guidelines for implementing, including common problems•A synopsis of Deming’s 14 points, considered by many to be the primary basis for TQM•Benefits of TQM•TQM’s impact and influence on other management strategies, including ISO 9001, Baldrige, and Six Sigma•Links to additional resources to learn more about TQM: books, standards, certifications, and articlesPerfect for management students and others first learning about TQM, and also for experts wanting a succinct reference to have in their digital libraries.
Published by: ASQ Quality Press | Publication date: 05/02/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 22 pages
Data migration testing practice: Applying incremental practices to control the data defects for right data migration
Background on writing this book:Most of the data migration projects can happen through the incremental data loading or if they have redesigned any of their business applications data migration need to be verified to give confidence level to the business users. Sometimes it is a critical activity and risk involved towards certification of the migrated data for business.Many of these project timelines are getting extended or some failures are happening due to lack of; knowledge, best practices and the experiences or following right approach.To overcome on the above situations and to be proved as best IT professionals in front of the business user community, we need a methodology and the right approach to conduct successful data migration testing and certify the data for business. This book has been written with 10 plus years of testing experience on this kind of projects by suggesting the feasible approaches, practices and easy teams handling with right and ontime delivery by involving business users also. It also can reduce the risks while doing continuous planning improvements. Different charts or diagrams can help the reader to understand the process faster also.If you feel these practices can be used by somebody please leave your comments.
Publication date: 11/22/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 20 pages
Quality Assurance: Turn Your Business Around with Solid Quality Control & Quality Management Strategies
Are you ready to improve your business?You most likely have heard that the majority of businesses fail within the first 5 years of business, and the ones that do survive the first 5 years are usually out of business by the 10th year… So what makes those surviving businesses last? What makes them stand out from the others that fail?One factor that is common to all successful businesses, and that is Quality.Regardless of the size of your business (or the company you work for) Quality mattersIf you don’t agree about the importance of Quality Assurance and the importance of Quality Control, sooner or later your business will start to fail.Business owners, entrepreneurs, and managers will do well viewing Quality Assurance as an investment, rather than an expense. It should be viewed as highly as sales, because you can’t expect to keep selling your services and/or products if no one believes in the quality of your company, service or product.To help ensure the longevity and the profitability of your business, you should implement Quality Assurance measures.Quality Assurance is Prevention.Quality Control is Detection.By reading this book “Quality Assurance” you’ll* Understand exactly what Quality Assurance is and how it relates to you.* Discover the process and procedures needed for highly effective Quality Assurance. * Become aware if you need to hire a QA specialist to bulletproof your business.* And Learn how to implement an effective Quality Management System.Don’t be left behind, use the quality management strategies within this book, to ensure the success of your business.Take Action now. Download this bookGrab your copy now by clicking on the “Buy now with 1-Click” button above.tags: quality assurance, quality control, quality management, total quality management, quality manager, business process improvement, business essentials, business operations, business process, business start up, business coaching, business transformation
Publication date: 05/25/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 38 pages
Agile Product Management: (Box set): Scrum Product Owner: 21 Tips for Working with your Scrum Master & User Stories 21 Tips (scrum, scrum master, agile development, agile software development)
Agile Product Management Just Got EasierIntroduction Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, “Scrum Product Owner: 21 Tips for Working with your Scrum Master.”In this class, you will be given a complete set of tips for maximizing and improving your working relationship with your Scrum Master. This will in turn boost the productivity of yourself and your Scrum Master as part of an agile scrum team. In this class I give you a concise overview of the Product Owner and Scrum Master roles to avoid any confusion. I then give you examples of what to expect and not to expect from your Scrum Master. Following this I teach you about common issues that arise in scrum teams between the Scrum Master and Product Owner and give you tips on how to resolve them. As usual, I give you plenty of examples and best practices along the way. In this class, you will learn:•A brief recap of agile and scrum principles•A comparison of the duties of the Product Owner and a Scrum Master•What to expect and not to expect from a Scrum Master on the job•How to deal with common issues or points of conflict between a Scrum Master and a Product Owner •Concise tips for getting the most out of the working relationship with your Scrum MasterSo let us get started right away, so you can improve working with your Scrum Master now!IntroductionThank you and congratulations on taking this class, “User Stories: How to capture, and manage requirements for Agile Product Management and Business Analysis with Scrum”.In this class, you will be given proven methods to create, maintain and manage your requirements using user stories as part of an agile scrum team.I know you will get value from this class as it gives you a full introduction to the concept of agile user stories for managing product requirements. I then walk you step by step through everything involved in managing requirements using user stories including writing, combining and splitting complex user stories. Following this, I give you a complete overview of epics and themes and how they can be used to capture and group complex requirements in any team or business. Along the way, I give you plenty of examples and give you best practices for working with user stories within agile scrum. In this class, you will learn:•What User Stories are and why they are so powerful for capturing requirements in complex projects•Feel confident in writing user stories for any project•Understand what a Requirements Spec is and Why they are less flexible than a Product Backlog built with Agile User Stories•Explain what The Three Rs rule, Acceptance Criteria, the INVEST Principle, the Three Cs principle and Edge Cases are and how they will make you a better user story writer or agile practitioner•Understand how and when to split and amalgamate stories•Learn techniques to help you to split user stories when working in the real world•Understand the difference between Epics and Themes and when each is used•Learn who is responsible for writing user stories in agile and scrumSo let’s get started and let me teach you how to improve product backlog management.Scroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" or "Read For Free" Icon On The Right Side!
Published by: Pashun Consulting Ltd. | Publication date: 10/29/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 131 pages
7 Quick and Easy Ways to Stop Procrastinating: Overcome Fear, Social Anxiety, Self Sabotage and Lack of Motivation (The Ultimate Transformational Guide Book 2)
Do you feel immobilized by fear or anxiety? Do you have the tendency to self-sabotage? Have you lost your sense of purpose and the motivation to reach your goals? Does the phrase "I'll do it tomorrow" seem hauntingly familiar? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the new book 7 Quick and Easy Ways to Stop Procrastinating is right up your alley.We've all been there. When work and life becomes unavoidably chaotic, when the pressures and the demands of ordinary tasks seem like too much, we all have the tendency to put things off. For some, procrastination can be a welcome break from the rigors of everyday demands. For others, it can become a crippling set of practices that destroy families, careers and lives. I'm very familiar with the patterns. In high school and college, the structure and routine of my studies helped dictate that the demands of tomorrow would be met today. In graduate school, however, the sudden freedom from deadlines and the absence of constraints placed upon my daily movement pushed me towards greater and greater procrastination. I couldn't start simple presentations, papers or research projects until hours before they were due. The rest of my time was spent browsing the internet for new top-ten lists and photo galleries. My inability to structure the demands of my profession are the single biggest reason why I crashed and burned. I needed help, but even the act of looking for solutions to my procrastination problem was an excuse to procrastinate. Like a dog chasing his tail.Luckily, you won't have to look far in the future, because there is a simpler alternative. 7 Quick and Easy Ways to Stop Procrastinating guides you through the problem of procrastination while offering astonishingly simple solutions tailor-made for people like myself. This guide first identifies the root sources of procrastination and a description of the four types of procrastinators that will be familiar to all of us. Next, the book describes the consequences of procrastination, including the detrimental effects of procrastination upon families, careers and lives. In short, procrastination produces pain.Finally, 7 Quick and Easy Ways to Stop Procrastinating offers a simple, seven step program to get you to stop procrastinating and become a productive member of society. Start by identifying your limitations and by linking pleasure to pain (the absence of pleasure). From there, 7 Quick and Easy Ways to Stop Procrastinating describes how you can actively produce pleasure through enthusiasm, from the elimination of distractions, from a well ordered time management routine and from replacing old, destructive habits with new and productive ones. Finally, this powerful book invites you to take action through the "30 Day Procrastination Challenge."This amazing book will transform the way you look at productivity, and I guarantee the results to be positive for procrastinators far and wide. Don't put this off! Download 7 Quick and Easy Ways to Stop Procrastinating today and change your life!Scroll to the top and hit the buy button.
Published by: The Affirmation Network Publication | Publication date: 05/30/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 85 pages