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
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
Scrum Master Certification: PSM Exam: Preparation Guide and Handbook (scrum master certification,scrum master, scrum, agile, agile scrum)
Introduction Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, “Professional Scrum Master Training & PSM 1 Exam Preparation”.In this class, you will be given a multitude of information and proven tips to help you to pass the scrum.org Professional Scrum Master (PSM 1) Exam.I know you will get value from this class as it’s information has been successfully used by many students in order to pass the PSM 1 Exam. I will walk you step by step through agile scrum so that you have an excellent foundation. Following the explanation of each concept, I give you tips for passing the PSM 1 exam and even for using scrum in your team or business from the ground up. Along the way, I give you plenty of examples and finally I give you the links you can use to sit the practice open assessment. This is the official practice exam from scrum.org. In this class, you will learn:•Concise overview of Scrum - The exact events, roles, rules and artifacts used to deliver a project using scrum along with the history of scrum. This includes lectures on the fundamentals of Sprint Planning, The Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective, Scrum Artifacts and more.•The facts based on the Scrum Guide - The correct terminology and use of Scrum is essential to mastering it. The Scrum Guide is the rule book on Scrum and many do not use it or know it.•Scrum Certification Coaching - A summary of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and frequently misunderstood points around Scrum that have been in past Open Assessment exams.•Scrum Certification Preparation - I tell you how to prepare for Scrum Certification and how to sit it online saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.So let’s get started and let me help you to pass the scrum.org Professional Scrum Master (PSM 1) Exam. Table of ContentsIntroductionSection 1: The World Before Agile & ScrumThe Waterfall ModelThe Birth of AgileSection 2: Introducing ScrumScrum TheoryScrum SkeletonCoaching and Exam PrepSection 3: Scrum Team RolesThe Scrum MasterThe Product OwnerThe Development TeamDevelopment Team SizeCoaching and Exam PrepSection 4: Scrum EventsSprint Planning MeetingDaily ScrumSprint ReviewSprint RetrospectiveUnofficial Event: Release Planning MeetingCoaching and Exam PrepSection 5: Scrum ArtifactsProduct BacklogMonitoring the Progress of a Release – The ReleaseBurn downSprint BacklogMonitoring the Progress of a Sprint - Sprint Burn downReleasable Product IncrementCoaching and Exam PrepSection 6: Scaling ScrumHow do we scale scrum?The Challenge - Scaling ScrumWhat is Scrum of Scrums?Section 7:Preparing for CertificationCoaching and Exam PrepHow to Get PSM 1 Certified at Scrum.orgWHAT’S THE NEXT STEPConclusionCheck Out My Other BooksScroll 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: 06/24/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 92 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 useThe 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
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 remarkable book combines simplicity of treatment with depth of coverage and is written in a refreshingly original style. Dispelling the mystique which so often surrounds the subject, and without indulging in complex mathematics, the author explains how to achieve low scrap rates, zero customer rejections and the many other benefits of systematic quality control.
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 07/05/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 316 pages
Agile Product Management (Box Set): Product Owner 27 Tips & Scrum a Cleverly Concise and Agile Introduction (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.IntroductionThank 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 thisas 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.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: 11/14/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 164 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
Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation (Business Books)
The first of its kind—a Value Stream Mapping book written for those in service and office environments who need to streamline operations Value Stream Mapping is a practical, how-to guide that helps decision-makers improve value stream efficiency in virtually any setting, including construction, energy, financial service, government, healthcare, R&D, retail, and technology. It gives you the tools to address a wider range of important VSM issues than any other such book, including the psychology of change, leadership, creating teams, building consensus, and charter development. Karen Martin is principal consultant for Karen Martin & Associates, LLC, instructor for the University of California, San Diego's Lean Enterprise program, and industry advisor to the University of San Diego's Industrial and Systems Engineering program. Mike Osterling provides support and leadership to manufacturing and non-manufacturing organizations on their Lean Transformation Journey. In a continuous improvement leadership role for six years, Mike played a key role in Square D Company's lean transformation in the 1990s.
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 10/25/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Chet Holmes helps his clients blow away both the competition and their own expectations. And his advice starts with one simple concept: focus! Instead of trying to master four thousand strategies to improve your business, zero in on the few essential skill areas that make the big difference. The Ultimate Sales Machine shows you how to tune up and soup up virtually every part of your business by spending just an hour per week on each impact area you want to improve—sales, marketing, management, and more.
Published by: Portfolio | Publication date: 06/21/2007Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 276 pages