More on Out of The Crisis: How Control Charts Can Help Us Fight COVID-19

In May 2020, we hosted two webinars with Balaji Reddie, member of our Advisory Council and founder of The Deming Forum India. We were pleasantly overwhelmed by the interest and feedback The Deming Institute received for this, our very first live webinar. Thanks to you, Deming’s teachings are enriching society in new and important ways. Today, we would like to share with you several resources related to the webinars.


If you missed the webinars, here is a shareable link to a recording of the second webinar session on May 21, 2020. Due to some technical difficulties we experienced during the first session, we are not able to share the recording of the May 14 webinar. The content in the second session, however, was essentially the same as the first, with some slight variation in the Q&A portion at the end.


Administration of Statistical Quality – Back to the FutureA Series of Papers by W. Edwards Deming Between 1950 – 1975. Compiled, restored, and digitized by Balaji S. Reddie, this is a compilation of the papers that Dr. Deming wrote between 1950 and 1975 outlining what he termed “Administration of Statistical Quality.” Balaji worked tirelessly to complete these papers. The Deming Institute owes him a tremendous debt of gratitude for not only working on these but making them available. We trust you will find them to be insightful and of great value. Thank you, Balaji – we appreciate your work and effort to bring these to the public.

Selected Deming Articles

India Fights COVID-19 with Control Charts, The Deming Institute Blog. 


For reasons of protecting The Institute’s intellectual property, we will not be sharing a copy of the webinar slides, but we encourage you to visit and explore the wealth of free resources available to you there.


We are indebted to Lloyd Provost (who worked with Dr. Deming), Associates in Process Improvement (API), and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) for the below resources. When Lloyd heard of Balaji’s webinar, he sent these links for us to share with Balaji, and we wanted to make them available to you.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has developed a COVID-19 Dashboard, wherein they discuss COVID-19 Reported Deaths​: Using Shewhart Control Charts to Understand Variation. The Dashboard also includes a COVID-19 Control Chart Application where users can create a customized control chart with your own local data.

COVID-19 Projections, MDmetrix is releasing daily control charts to help inform policy-makers and the public.

U.S. News Analysis: Coronavirus Outbreak Hitting States in Waves, U.S. News and World Report.

America Is Approaching a Deadly Tipping Point in the Coronavirus Pandemic, U.S. News Analysis Shows, U.S. News and World Report.

Governors: Read This Before Reopening Your State, U.S. News and World Report.

Shewhart Works on Coronavirus, Associates in Process Improvement. 


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