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Deming Podcasts #3: David Langford on Improving Education

In this episode of The W. Edward Deming Institute Podcast Tripp Babbitt interviews David Langford. David serves on the advisory board of the Institute and is the CEO and founder of Langford International. David discusses using Deming’s ideas to improve the education system in this edition of the Deming Institute podcast series (download). You can […]

The W. Edwards Deming Institute 2014 Fall Conference, Oct 16-19

The W. Edwards Deming Institute® 2014 Fall Conference will be held at Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys, California. The theme for this years conference is Innovation for Success: creating a foundation for leading in business and education. Annual Fall Conference October 17 – 19, 2014 Pre-Conference Session on Education and Quality Learning October 16 […]

Deming Library Video with Dr. Deming Discussing the 14 Points

The clip above begins with Dr. Deming discussing a facet of the Deming chain reaction: With better quality and lower costs you can capture the market with better quality and lower price. It will help you to stay in business, provide jobs, and more jobs. These clips are taken from the Deming Starter Library on […]

2013 Annual Deming Conference Recap: Homecoming At Purdue

Guest post by Mike Stoecklein I was at Purdue University this past weekend for what I would call a “homecoming”. I did not attend this university, but I still think of this as a homecoming. The W. Edwards Deming Institute hosts an annual conference at universities around the United States. This year it is at […]

Attributing Fault to the Person Without Considering the System

Fundamental attribution error: attribute fault or defect to the individual without first considering the systemic effect. When we fall into this trap the system is not improved. What we want to do is when we find poor results is think about how the system can be improved to consistently produce better results. By using management […]

Change has to Start from the Top – Webcast with David Langford

David Langford quotes Dr. Deming as saying “Change has to start from the top.” As David says in the video he struggled trying to get the top of his organization involved in management improvement. And then he realized: You are the top of your system. Change your thinking, change your process – you change your […]

We are Here to Learn, to Make a Difference and to Have Fun

Dr. Deming would start his seminars with a quote that set the tone for the seminar: “We are Here to Learn, to Make a Difference and to Have Fun.” In that statement you can see the importance Deming placed on knowledge, effectiveness (also compassion – when looking at all his work, being effective at doing […]