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, 120 pages
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
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
Agile Product Management: (Boxset): Scrum Cleverly Concise and Agile Introduction & Scrum Master: 21 sprint problems, impediments and solutions (scrum, ... development, agile software development)
Agile Product Management Just Got EasierScrum:A Cleverly Concise and Agile GuideThank you and congratulations on taking this class, “Scrum: A Cleverly Concise and Agile Guide”.In this class, you will be given an exceedingly concise guide yet still a wealth of information to allow you to fully understand how to use agile scrum.I know you will get value from this as it contains the exact methods I have used to deliver projects on time and to a high degree of quality using scrum. I then walk you step by step through the key rules, roles and events used in scrum so that you have an excellent foundation. In this class, you will learn:- Learn what scrum is and why it is so powerful for delivering even the most complex project on time.-Explain the difference between roles, events and artifacts -Understand techniques to deliver your project on time-Explain the difference between Agile and Scrum-Explain what the Waterfall Model is and Why it is less flexible than AgileSo let’s get started and let me help you to understand and use agile scrum.Scrum Master:21 Sprint Problems, Impediments and SolutionsThank you and congratulations on taking this class, “Scrum Master: 21 Sprint Problems, Impediments and Solutions”.In this class, you will be given a multitude of proven solutions that you can use to effectively solve common, problems, blockers or impediments and improve the productivity of your agile scrum teams.Delivering complex projects is never a straight line. Therefore, I know you will get value from this class as it gives you a brief introduction to the concept of the sprint. I then talk you one by one through each common (and uncommon) project problem and suggested solutions. Along the way, as usual, I will give you plenty of examples and enlightening insight for how to remove obstacles and increase productivity within an agile scrum team. In this class, you will learn:-A brief recap of agile and scrum principles-What is a sprint and why it is often challenging to complete projects on time, even using sprints-Key principles to use when solving impediments -Concise tips for solving common and uncommon impediments within scrumSo let’s get started and let me teach you how to solve impediments in your sprints using agile scrum.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: 09/08/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 125 pages
Scrum Master: 21 sprint problems, impediments and solutions (scrum master, scrum, agile development, agile software development)
Scrum Master - Your job Just Got Easier Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, “Scrum Master: 21 Sprint Problems, Impediments and Solutions”.In this class, you will be given a multitude of proven solutions that you can use to effectively solve common, problems, blockers or impediments and improve the productivity of your agile scrum teams.Delivering complex projects is never a straight line. Therefore, I know you will get value from this class as it gives you a brief introduction to the concept of the sprint. I then talk you one by one through each common (and uncommon) project problem and suggested solutions. Along the way, as usual, I will give you plenty of examples and enlightening insight for how to remove obstacles and increase productivity within an agile scrum team. In this class, you will learn:-A brief recap of agile and scrum principles-What is a sprint and why it is often challenging to complete projects on time, even using sprints-Key principles to use when solving impediments -Concise tips for solving common and uncommon impediments within scrumSo let’s get started and let me teach you how to solve impediments in your sprints using agile scrum.Table of ContentsIntroductionTip 1: Make a Point of Not Planning Up FrontTip 2: Don’t Worry About Advanced ToolsTip 3: Use the Daily Scrum ProperlyTip 4: Do Not Give Out TasksTip 5: Don’t Dwell on a Failed SprintTip 6: Keep the Scrum Master SeparateTip 7: Keep Your Product Owner InvolvedTip 8: Don’t Use Stretch GoalsTip 9: Make it Clear that Individual Sacrifice is Not RequiredTip 10: Avoid Letting the Team Organize the Product BacklogTip 11: Know When an Interruption is Serious Enough to Warrant Canceling a SprintTip 12: Do What You Can to Avoid Lagging Sprint TimesTip 13: Properly Prepare for All DemosTip 14: Work to Create Potentially Shippable ProductsTip 15: Do What You Can to Keep the Team IntactTip 16: Avoid Imposed LimitationsTip 17: Know What Done Means in ContextTip 18: Find the Right User StoriesTip 19: Discuss Features with Product Owner before the Sprint ReviewTip 20: Use Roundtable Discussions in RetrospectivesTip 21: Deal with Leftover Work the Right WayScroll 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: 09/08/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 108 pages
Agile Product Management (Box Set): Agile Estimating and Planning Your Sprint with Scrum & Agile Retrospectives 29 Tips for Continuous Improvement (agile ... agile scrum, agile estimating and planning)
Agile Product Management Just Got EasierIntroductionThank you and congratulations on taking this class, “Agile Estimating & Planning Your Sprint with Scrum”.In this class, you will be given proven tips to help you to estimate and plan sprints as part of your scrum projects.I am very confident that you will find this class valuable, as it will give you a complete overview of estimating and planning in agile scrum teams. In this class, I go to great lengths to dissect the topic and present it in an easy to understand manner for both beginners and intermediates in scrum. For starters, I will introduce you to scrum, then walk you through the process of preparing for and conducting sprint planning sessions as part of an agile scrum team. As we go on with the class, I give practical examples and tips on how to improve planning in your team or business from the ground up. To give you just a glimpse of what you will learn, here is a quick summary:✓Why we need plans and why do we need a sprint plan✓Comparison of different forms of estimation e.g. Ideal days, story points etc.✓How to overcome common impediments to planning✓How to prepare for a sprint planning meeting✓An overview of the sprint planning meeting✓Artifacts needed for planning✓How to create a sprint goal✓How to use velocity in planning✓How to commit to the goal using capacity driven or velocity driven planning✓Tips to improve your sprint planning meetingsSo let’s get started and let me help you to master agile estimating &sprint planning with scrum.IntroductionI want to thank you and congratulate you for taking this class, “Sprint Retrospectives: 29 tips for continuous improvement with Scrum”.This class contains proven steps and strategies on how to improve your sprint retrospective as part of an agile scrum team.I know you will get value from this as it gives you a full introduction to agile scrum retrospectives and walks you step by step through carrying out and improving retrospectives in your team or business from the ground up. It also gives you plenty of examples. It tells you EXACTLY how I have carried out retrospectives in practice and guides you through some common best practices based on extensive research. In this class you will learn:•A brief recap of agile and scrum principles•Why the retrospective is so powerful for continuous improvement•How to carry out retrospectives in your team or business like the pros •Concise tips and options for improving your retrospectives and taking them to the next levelSo are you ready to learn, improve and master agile scrum retrospectives?Well let’s get into the next chapter and all will be revealed.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: 09/25/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 181 pages
Build the foundation necessary for the practice of CT scanning with Computed Tomography: Physical Principles, Clinical Applications, and Quality Control, 4th Edition. Written to meet the varied requirements of radiography students and practitioners, this two-color text provides comprehensive coverage of the physical principles of CT and its clinical applications. Its clear, straightforward approach is designed to improve your understanding of sectional anatomic images as they relate to CT — and facilitate communication between CT technologists and other medical personnel.
- Comprehensively covers CT at just the right depth for technologists – going beyond superficial treatment to accommodate all the major advances in CT. One complete CT resource covers what you need to know!
- The latest information on advances in CT imaging, including: advances in volume CT scanning; CT fluoroscopy; multi-slice applications like 3-D imaging, CT angiography, and virtual reality imaging (endoscopy) – all with excellent coverage of state-of-the-art principles, instrumentation, clinical applications, and quality control.
- More than 600 photos and line drawings help students understand and visualize concepts.
- Chapter outlines show you what is most important in every chapter.
- Strong ancillary package on Evolve facilitates instructor preparation and provides a full complement of support for teaching and learning with the text
- NEW! Highlights recent technical developments in CT, such as: the iterative reconstruction; detector updates; x-ray tube innovations; radiation dose optimization; hardware and software developments; and the introduction of a new scanner from Toshiba.
- NEW! Learning Objectives and Key Terms at the beginning of every chapter and a Glossary at the end of the book help you organize and focus on key information.
- NEW! End-of-Chapter Questions provide opportunity for review and greater challenge.
- NEW! An added second color aids in helping you read and retain pertinent information
Published by: Saunders | Publication date: 09/02/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 576 pages
Agile Product Management (Box Set): Product Owner 27 Tips & Productivity at work 21 Tips (scrum, scrum master, agile development, agile software development)
Agile Product Management Just Got EasierIntroductionThank you and congratulations on taking this class, “Product Owner: 27 Tips To Manage Your Product And Work With Scrum Teams”.In this class, you will be given a multitude of proven tips to effectively create a product and work with scrum teams.I am confident that this class will enable you to learn a multitude of skills since it starts by giving you a full introduction to the concept of scrum and agile product development, scrum and agile principles and a host of other valuable information that will give you a full understanding of the topic. I then walk you through the process of understanding your role as a product owner, how your role differs from that of a traditional product manager, how to create products and a lot more. Once you’ve learnt all that, I will then give you valuable tips for effectively creating a product and working with teams. As you go through the class, you will come across a wide range of practical examples that you can use to understand the scrum framework a lot better. To break this class into easy to digest parts, you will learn:•A brief recap of agile and scrum, its principles and other concepts involved in scrum•What your job as a product owner entails and how your work differs from that of a typical product manager•How to create a product using the scrum framework•How product creation in scrum differs from other agile frameworks like the Waterfall method.•How to create a product roadmap•27 tips that you can follow to create your product and to manage your scrum teamSo let’s get started and let me teach you how to improve product backlog management.Productivity at WorkThank you and congratulations on taking this class, “Productivity at Work: 21 tips for explosive Productivity and Time Management”.In this class you will be given the exact proven tips used by the pros to dramatically improve your time management and explode your productivity.I know you will get value from this class as it gives you a complete introduction and background to the concepts of productivity and time management. I then walk you step by step through the methods used by the most successful people to improve your time management and productivity at work. Following this I give you tips for improving your effectiveness whether you are an employee, team member or business owner, and obtain excellent time management skills. Along the way I give you plenty of examples and give you best practices for productivity and time management at work. In this class you will learn:•What is productivity•What is time management•How to study the most successful people to become as productive as them• How to use the secret techniques that made the most successful people super productive and excellent time managers•21 solid tips to explode your productivity and improve your time management at workSo let’s get started and let me help you to explode your productivity and master time management at work!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: 09/25/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 183 pages
Practical Software Architecture Solutions from the Legendary Robert C. Martin (“Uncle Bob”) By applying universal rules of software architecture, you can dramatically improve developer productivity throughout the life of any software system. Now, building upon the success of his best-selling books Clean Code and The Clean Coder, legendary software craftsman Robert C. Martin (“Uncle Bob”) reveals those rules and helps you apply them. Martin’s Clean Architecture doesn’t merely present options. Drawing on over a half-century of experience in software environments of every imaginable type, Martin tells you what choices to make and why they are critical to your success. As you’ve come to expect from Uncle Bob, this book is packed with direct, no-nonsense solutions for the real challenges you’ll face—the ones that will make or break your projects.
- Learn what software architects need to achieve—and core disciplines and practices for achieving it
- Master essential software design principles for addressing function, component separation, and data management
- See how programming paradigms impose discipline by restricting what developers can do
- Understand what’s critically important and what’s merely a “detail”
- Implement optimal, high-level structures for web, database, thick-client, console, and embedded applications
- Define appropriate boundaries and layers, and organize components and services
- See why designs and architectures go wrong, and how to prevent (or fix) these failures
Published by: Prentice Hall | Publication date: 09/12/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 430 pages