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20th Annual International Deming Research Seminar, 3-4 March 2014 in New York City

The 20th Annual International Deming Research Seminar will be held 3-4 March 2014 at Fordham University in New York City. Experts in healthcare and education, as well as practitioners in government, manufacturing, and service industries will share their ideas and explore their results applying Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s theory of management. Academics and practitioners will […]

Process Thinking at Patagonia

Randy Harward spoke at the 2013 Deming Institute annual conference on applying Deming management methods and sustainability and Patagonia. It was better because designers and developers went from being just people who bought things, and marketed them, to people who had to understand and solve problems throughout the whole process. They became process engineers, every […]

The New Economics Book Discussion Group

Aerojet-Rocketdyne has been running group discussions of Dr. Deming’s book by phone for years. Beginning Monday, 4 November, 2013, and continuing from 3 – 5 pm Pacific time on the dates listed below, via phone we will be discussing The New Economics by W. Edwards Deming. The Aerojet-Rocketdyne course visits another area along “An InThinking […]

Improvement is a Learning Process

Improvement of Quality and Productivity, to be successful in any company, must be a learning process, year by year, top management leading the whole company. W. Edwards Deming page 139, Out of the Crisis Understanding the importance of learning is often one sign of the maturity of the improvement effort. As organizations have more success […]

Online Resources for W. Edwards Deming’s Management Ideas

There are many online resources for those looking to improve the practice of management in their organization in a way consist with Dr. Deming’s management system. The W. Edwards Deming Institute maintains several online resources: The W. Edwards Deming Institute web site, which includes a weath of resources including over 60 articles by Dr. Deming […]

Improving Problem Solving

I suggest reading this excellent paper on Improving Problem Solving by Ian Bradbury and Gipsie Ranney. As they note, problem solving is not a substitute for innovation and improvement as solving a problem solving only returns you to the status quo. The paper also considers the relationship between problem solving and system improvement. There paper […]

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 […]