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Our Aim, Vision and Values

Our Aim The aim of The W. Edwards Deming Institute® is to foster an understanding of The Deming System of Profound Knowledge® to advance commerce, prosperity and peace. Our Vision At the Deming Institute, we honor the legacy of Dr. Deming by bringing his teachings to life today and for the future. We’re introducing his […]

From Chaos to Process at Fitness Matters

From Chaos to Process at Fitness Matters, a Deming Institute podcast (download podcast) with Travis Timmons, owner of Fitness Matters and Kelly Allan, Senior Associate of Kelly Allan Associates and Chair of the Deming Institute Advisory Board. Travis: A few years ago I would ask is there was any issues or things that could be […]

If Japan Can, Why Cant We? – 1980 NBC Special Report

It is very hard for us today to remember (or learn if we are too young) what the situation was like in 1980 (see the bottom of the post for some data on the economy at that time). Specifically two areas were very different back then: the USA economy and the media landscape. On June […]

Building a Sustainable Organization Using Deming’s Ideas on Management

The linked to article that aims to provides an overview of the essence of Deming’s approach to management and its continuing relevance to managers: The Model of Sustainable Organisation by Alan Clark. A manager, said Deming, is primarily a manager of People. This is in line with many thinkers, teachers and writers on organisations and […]

Discovering Deming: Cultural Evolution at Pluralsight

Keith Sparkjoy – Discovering Deming: Cultural Evolution at Pluralsight from The W. Edwards Deming Institute 2014 Annual Conference. Enjoy Keith Sparkjoy’s presentation at the 2014 W. Edwards Deming Institute conference – Discovering Deming: Cultural Evolution at Pluralsight using the webcast above. Once you understand common cause variation versus special cause variation you spend less time […]

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

Dr. Deming would start his seminars with a quote that set the tone for the seminar: We are here “To have fun, To learn, and To Make a Difference.” 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 […]

Tyranny of the Prevailing Style of Management

The Essential Deming, includes material from Dr. Deming’s letters, speeches and articles. Several are from his lectures at Fordham University, including: Tyranny of the Prevailing Style of Management (page 184-5): We’re living in prison. Under the tyranny of the prevailing style of management. A style of interaction between people, between teams, between divisions, between competitors. […]

Podcast with Kelly Allan on Dr. Deming and Peter Scholtes

Joe Dager has posted another Deming related discussion, in his Business 901 podcast series: The Work of Peter Scholtes. This time Kelly Allan joined him to talk about the ideas on management of Dr. Deming and Peter Scholtes. Kelly serves on the The W. Edwards Deming Institute advisory council and serves as a senior facilitator […]