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Exploring Measurement, Presentation by Ian Bradbury

Ian Bradbury presented on Exploring Measurement at our 2016 annual conference. As usual his presentation is packed with great information. I strongly recommend watching (also see links to more presentations by him below). At the very beginning of his talk, Ian says Stuff happens a lot and nothing results from that. But sometimes stuff happens […]

Deming 101 with Ian Bradbury

This is the first webcast excerpt from the 2013 Annual conference of The W. Edwards Deming Institute we have posted. This is from Ian Bradbury’s presentation: Deming 101. This is a system [of management] and within each of these areas there are powerful ideas but a large part of the value of this comes in […]

Deming on Management: PDSA Cycle

Guest post by John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. This is the first of a series of posts that will provide resources for those interested in particular topics (other topics will include: psychology, understanding variation, leadership and the red bead experiment). PDSA Cycle The PDSA (Plan – Do – Study – Act) […]

Rethinking Statistics for Quality Control with George Box

Guest post by John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). George Box shared a presentation on Rethinking Statistics for Quality Control at our 2008 Deming Institute Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. In the presentation George discusses how to look at data from a process. He mentions why it was so important […]

25th Annual Deming Institute Conference: Oct 5-6, 2018

Guest post by John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog. In this interview with Quality Digest, Kelly Allan discusses the Deming philosophy and the 25th annual Deming Institute conference which will be held Oct 5-6, 2018 in Manhattan Beach, California. Related: Deming 101, Kelly Allan’s Presentation at Our 2014 Annual Conference – […]

Deming 101 by Mike Tveite

Guest post by John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog. This webcast shows Mike Tveite’s presentation, Deming 101, given at the 2012 Annual W. Edwards Deming Institute Conference. In a previous post I wrote about this presentation and included excellent clips discussing the problems caused by focusing on goals and exploring the […]

The Most Popular Videos on Our YouTube Channel in 2017

Guest post by John Hunter. Here are the most popular videos on The W. Edwards Deming Institute You Tube channel in the last year. Those with W. Edwards Deming in them are the most popular. The videos with the most views in the last year: W. Edwards Deming: The 14 Points: 46,000 views in 2017 (added […]

Curiosity, Learning, Knowledge, and Improvement with Tim Higgins

Tim Higgins provided the Deming 101 presentation at our 2016 annual conference – Curiosity, Learning, Knowledge, and Improvement: Tim starts off by saying that some people think Deming’s life was about variation but Deming’s purpose for understanding variation was to learn. This insight is wise. Quotes are useful to provide focus but that can also […]

Finding Joy In Learning: Applying Deming’s Theory to Schools

Presentation by Michael King and Jane Kovacs at the 2015 Deming in Education conference – Finding Joy In Learning: Applying Deming’s Theory to Schools. The speakers work for Quality Learning Australasia (QLA). QLA’s website has quite a bit of useful information. One of the tools they used in the presentation is a Lotus diagram which […]