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
The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to Nearly 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed
Vital tools for implementing Lean Six Sigma--what they are, how they work, and which to use The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook is today's most complete and results-based reference to the tools and concepts needed to understand, implement, and leverage Lean Six Sigma. The only guide that groups tools by purpose and use, this hands-on reference provides:
- Analyses of nearly 100 tools and methodologies--from DMAIC and Pull Systems to Control Charts and Pareto Charts
- Detailed explanations of each tool to help you know how, when, and why to use it for maximum efficacy
- Sections for each tool explaining how to create it, how to interpret what you find, and expert tips
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 10/13/2004Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 225 pages
Agile Product Management:Scrum Mega Pack, For the Agile Scrum Master, Product Owner, Stakeholder and Development Team (Inspired by Ken Schwaber, Anthony ... Mike Cohn, Jeff Sutherland, The Bible)
!!!STOP PRESS!!! SPECIAL PRICE FOR A LIMITED TIME !!!STOP PRESS!!Scrum is a simple framework for managing even the most complex projects, In this book you have all the tools you need to start implementing it in your team or business.AUTHOR NOTE "I write this text as a certified scrum master with experience in international blue chip companies dating back to 1999. That experience includes leading projects for the BBC, General Electric, Oracle, BSkyB, HiT Entertainment (responsible for Angelina Ballerina, Bob the builder and other titles that you love watching with your kids or siblings but won’t admit to) and Razorfish. These roles have all involved leadership on a wealth of mobile, internet TV and web software projects."This book is an amalgamation of the following books sold as a cost effective box set (so be sure not to buy them again):1. The Power of Scrum, In the Real World, For the Agile Scrum Master, Product Owner, Stakeholder and Development Team2. 72 Reasons Why Scrum Works, For the Agile Scrum Master, Product Owner, Stakeholder and Development Team4. The Scrum Checklist, For the Agile Scrum Master, Product Owner, Stakeholder and Development Team3. Scrum of Scrums, Agile Programme Management, For the Agile Scrum Master, Product Owner, Stakeholder and Development Team5. Scrum Top Tips, For the Agile Scrum Master, Product Owner, Stakeholder and Development Team6. How to Become a Scrum Master, In 7 Simple Steps, For the Agile Scrum Master, Product Owner, Stakeholder and Development Team7. How to Meet a Project Deadline with Scrum, In 7 simple steps For the Business, Agile Project Manager, Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Development TeamBONUS8. Kanban, The Kanban guide, For the Business, Agile Project Manager, Scrum Master, Product Owner andBook 1. The Power of ScrumChapter 2. Introducing ScrumChapter 3. Kicking Off a ProjectChapter 4. Establishing StakeholdersChapter 5. The Scrum RolesChapter 6. Building the Product BacklogChapter 7. Sprint PlanningChapter 8. Release PlanningChapter 9. The Sprint LifecycleBook 2. 72 Reasons Why Scrum WorksIntroduction10 reasons why AGILE PRINCIPLES work5 reasons why THE SCRUM MASTER ROLE works5 reason why THE PRODUCT OWNER ROLE works5 reasons why THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM ROLE works6 reasons why PRODUCT BACKLOGS work3 reasons why THE DEFINITION OF DONE works6 reasons why SPRINT PLANNING works7 reasons why THE SPRINT works8 reasons why THE DAILY SCRUM works5 reasons why BURN-DOWN CHARTS work3 reasons why PRODUCT BACKLOG GROOMING works5 reasons why SPRINT REVIEW works4 reasons why the SPRINT RETROSPECTIVE worksBook 3: The Scrum Checklist1. Scrum Master Check list2. Product Owner Checklist3. Team Check List4. Check lists for each scrum practiceBook 4: Scrum of Scrums Programme ManagementIntroductionPt 1. Establishing a hostPt 2. Establishing the inviteesPt 3. Lessons from IndustryBook 5: Scrum Top TipsBook 6. How to Become a Scrum MasterBook 7. How to Meet a Project Deadline with ScrumIntroductionChapter 1. Make sure the product backlog is "ready" to start work onChapter 2. Only commit to what you can confidently deliverChapter 3. Buffer all tasksChapter 4. Use evidence from the past (empirical evidence) to make commitmentsChapter 5. Develop efficient means of communicationChapter 6. Get a kick out of completing tasksChapter 7. Use the retrospective: Keep improving on meeting deadlines!BONUS Book 8: : KanbanIntroductionChapter 1. Introducing KanbanChapter 2. The Kanban Board - Deciding on your WorkflowChapter 3. Determining Priority,,, and more ...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 Publishing Press | Publication date: 08/12/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 196 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
This guide will show you exactly how to set up and manage an effective quality control system, it presents a sample quality control system closely prepared from one developed by a fortune 500 company. It may be used as a guide in initiating your own quality assurance system, whether you sell to consumers, industrial users, or government.The guide covers the following areas: Basic Quality Elements, A Sample Manual, Responsibilities, Purchase Order Control, Drawing and Specification Change Control, Receiving Inspection, Raw Material Control, In Process Inspection, Assembly Inspection and Functional Testing, Final Inspection and Testing, Faulty (Discrepant) Material Control, Tool and Gage Control, Overrun Stock Control, Packing and Shipping.In addition you are getting 3 bonus guides covering the following subjects: How to Increases Productivity in Your Business, The Equipment Replacement Decision and Fixing Production Mistakes.My name is Meir Liraz and I'm the author of this book. According to Dun & Bradstreet, 90% of all business failures analyzed can be traced to poor management. This is backed up by my own experience. In my 31 years as a business coach and consultant to businesses, I've seen practically dozens of business owners fail and go under -- not because they weren't talented or smart enough -- but because they were trying to re-invent the wheel rather than rely on proven, tested methods that work. And that is where this book can help, it will teach you how to avoid the common traps and mistakes and do everything right the first time.
Published by: Liraz Publishing | Publication date: 12/04/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 52 pages
Scrum Master (Box set): 21 Tips to Coach and Facilitate & User Stories 21 Tips to Manage Requirements (scrum master, scrum, agile development, agile software development)
Scrum Master - Your Job Just Got EasierIntroductionThank you and congratulations on taking this class, “Scrum Master: 21 Tips to Facilitate and Coach Agile Scrum Teams”.In this class, you will be given many proven tips to effectively facilitate, coach and improve agile scrum teams.The road to becoming a professional scrum master is exciting and challenging. Therefore, I know you will get value from this class as it gives you a full introduction to the concept of the scrum master. I then walk you step by step through the differences between a scrum master and a traditional project manager. Following this, I will give you tips for improving your effectiveness as a scrum master as well as coaching both product owners and development teams. Along the way, I will give you plenty of examples and enlighten you about the best practices for being a scrum master within agile scrum. In this class, you will learn:✓A brief recap of agile and scrum principles✓What is a scrum master and how is he or she different from a traditional project manager✓A day in the life of a scrum master (including typical impediments and challenges)✓Tools usually used by scrum teams and how the scrum master can help product owners and teams to use them✓Key principles to use when carrying out the role of the scrum master✓How to help your product owner to improve✓How to help your development team to improve✓Concise techniques for improving your skills as a scrum masterSo let’s get started and let me teach you what it takes to be a scrum master.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: 09/14/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 156 pages
Kamishibai Boards: A Visual Management Tool to Improve 5S and Create Effective Habits (The Business Productivity Series Book 9)
Do you need to create more effective habits in your business?Do you want to increase your effectiveness in the workplace? Do you need a visual management tool to help with day to day (repeat) task management? If so, then read on...In this short guide, Giles Johnston, a business improvement consultant, takes you through the steps needed to implement a low / no cost solution to your day to day management problems - a 'Kamishibai' board. A Kamishibai board can help to improve discipline within the workplace and ensure that your working days, weeks and months are more effective. A visual management tool like this is key to instilling the habits you need to develop and maintain productive business routines.Great for 5S and day to day office managementCommon within businesses that use 'lean' methods to improve efficiency and performance (and very effective to use when implementing 5S), a Kamishibai board can be used in its own right, in any kind of business, whether you are going through a lean transformation or not. If you are able to identify the repeating, routine tasks that need to be managed in your business, then this approach can certainly benefit you.As it is about visual management, it seemed only right that this book wasn't entirely text based. Therefore, a number of photos of Kamishibai boards in use have been included, along with an explanation of how they are being used.This book covers:
- How to create your own Kamishibai board.
- Using a Kamishibai board effectively.
- How to apply this approach to 5S, office routines, sales teams, quality systems and more.
Publication date: 01/29/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 27 pages
30th Anniversary Edition. Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal, a gripping novel, is transforming management thinking throughout the world. It is a book to recommend to your friends in industry - even to your bosses - but not to your competitors. Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster. So is his marriage. He has ninety days to save his plant - or it will be closed by corporate HQ, with hundreds of job losses. It takes a chance meeting with a professor from student days - Jonah - to help him break out of conventional ways of thinking to see what needs to be done. The story of Alex's fight to save his plant is more than compulsive reading. It contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas, which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC), developed by Eli Goldratt.One of Eli Goldratt’s convictions was that the goal of an individual or an organization should not be defined in absolute terms. A good definition of a goal is one that sets us on a path of ongoing improvement.Pursuing such a goal necessitates more than one breakthrough. In fact it requires many. To be in a position to identify these breakthroughs we should have a deep understanding of the underlying rules of our environment. Twenty-five years after writing The Goal, Dr. Goldratt wrote Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. In this article he provided the underlying rules of operations. This article appears at the end of this book.“Like Mrs. Fields and her cookies,The Goal was too tasty to remain obscure. Companies began buying big batches and management schools included it in their curriculums. —Fortune Magazine “A survey of the reading habits of managers found that though they buy books by the likes of Tom Peters for display purposes, the one management book they have actually read from cover to cover is The Goal.” —The Economist "Goal readers are now doing the best work of their lives.” —Success Magazine “A factory may be an unlikely setting for a novel, but the book has been wildly effective.: —Tom Peters Required reading for Amazon's Management.
Published by: North River Press | Publication date: 07/01/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 362 pages
An updated version of ISO 9001, the world's leading quality management standard, will be released at the end of 2015. Major purchasers require their suppliers to hold ISO 9001 certification and research shows that 44 per cent of certified clients have won new business as a consequence of being ISO 9001 registered. The 2015 revisions are significant and will affect professionals at every level, whether they work in industry, certification bodies or training organisations. The new standard will stimulate transformation in how organisations are run throughout the world. In the last ten years certification has grown by 50% globally, with China repeatedly topping the list of new registrations.ISO9001 2015: Thrill your customers and transform your cost base with the new gold standard for process improvement is a comprehensive guide to implementing the new standards. Over a million organisations worldwide will have to make changes in re-registering to the 2015 version of ISO 9001. But the changes can be used to stimulate transformation in organisations and their wider environments, coordinating their processes to achieve both their customer goals and reduced operating costs. Follow this blueprint and certification comes as a free bonus!
Published by: Infinite Ideas | Publication date: 11/16/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 240 pages