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WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Quality news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Quality.

Here are recent links of interest:

“How to Benefit from Business Process Management (BPM)” – Quality Magazine
In the era where nearly everything is changing very fast, including technology, most organizations need to keep abreast of these changes, lest they become obsolete. And, it is with this same tone, that organizations are looking for ways to run their daily business operations efficiently… Continue Reading

“Infographic: The Evolution of Quality & BPM” – Torque Management
Many people believe that quality is a relatively new concept, but in fact quality has been evolving for centuries. In the last hundred years, the sharing of knowledge about quality and improvement methods has become extensive, providing us with a rich array of tools for managing… Continue Reading

“Is Sales Six Sigma Proof?” – LinkedIn Pulse
The great myth in business today is that sales organizations are Six Sigma-proof. That is, sales organizations are by definition immune from standardization because salespeople will not conform to a prescribed set of streamlined processes. The argument goes that in fact they should not even be asked to… Continue Reading

“Six Sigma in a Nutshell [Video]” – TechAcute
Have you ever heard someone talk about a methodology called Six Sigma, involving Karate-like belt ranks, and had no idea what they are talking about? In a few words, it’s a data-driven approach for eliminating defects and improving quality in operational processes. Here’s a video feature for you to… Continue Reading

“Innovation as the Status Quo” – A Better Way of Working
Many people regard innovation as one magical moment of insight, but in actuality, it’s methodology, not magic, that turns vision into reality. In fact, no matter how incredible an insight, game-changing ideas will almost always be squashed at companies without processes in place for moving new ideas… Continue Reading

If you spot Quality news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


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WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Quality news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Quality.

Here are recent links of interest:

“Lean Six Sigma is great, but not enough” – LinkedIn Pulse
A fair few organisations I come across are seriously considering using Lean Six Sigma Methodologies as part of wider transformational efforts. Lean Six Sigma is a powerful methodology used by Business Analysts which helps to remove waste from organisational processes, with the aim of saving money while smoothening the product development process and where relevant the customer journey… Continue Reading

“An Early History Of Agile Marketing…And What’s Next For The movement” – Workfront
A scant four years ago (June 11, 2012, to be exact), an intrepid band of forward thinkers met to formulate a document that would guide the future of modern marketing. Known as Sprint Zero, this two-day gathering of marketing luminaries discussed the emerging concept of agile marketing. Their goal was to establish a shared understanding… Continue Reading

“Data Quality Management for The Internet of Things (IoT)” – dzineblog.com
The explosion of data generated by Machine-to-Machine (M2M) systems introduces new sources of automated, sensor-based data and creates opportunities to gain new insights about the world around us. However, there is price to pay. New systems and approaches have to be employed to capture, verify, normalize and assimilate the torrents of data… Continue Reading

“Six Principles of Mistake Proofing” – A Lean Journey
Some may say that it’s impossible to eliminate mistakes. And they are right; it is, most of the time. But, to be honest, they are missing the point. Poka yoke, or mistake proofing, describes any behavior changing constraint that is built into a process to prevent an incorrect operation or act occurring. The three aims of mistake proofing… Continue Reading

“5 Ways to Get Productive and Stay Productive” – Pick the Brain
With our smartphone, tablet and computer at arm’s reach it can be a challenge to be productive. All it takes is a simple login to Netflix or seeing a youtube video of a bunny eating asparagus with electronic rave music playing in the background for 4 hours to go by without a trace… Continue Reading

If you spot Quality news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in project management. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

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WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Quality news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Quality.

Here are recent links of interest:

“Infographic: The Guiding Principles of a Quality Management System” – Generis
In today’s infographic we take a closer look at the guiding principles of a quality management system (QMS).  The goal of a QMS is to maintain compliance, drive continual improvement and support efficient and flexible processes.  A QMS is first established by assessing the short-falls of the current system…. Continue Reading

“6 tips for better project management” – TNW News
Project management is a tough but rewarding career. To do it well takes skill, experience, and skills you probably didn’t even think you would need, like psychology and salesmanship. Great project managers are often hard to come by, but are worth their weight in gold… Continue Reading

“How Should You Negotiate Better Prices For Your Projects?” – dzineblog.com
It is a simple truth that most, if not all, humans crave money. In spite of their passions, their dedication or interest in their work, the goal of each and every profession is in part to earn remuneration for the effort put in the work and maximize the profits. Be it designing or any other creative profession involving direct interaction with clients… Continue Reading

“Why Project Management is Risk Management” – LinkedIn Pulse
Session 1 in Project Management is Scheduling and Cost Control. Session 2 is Risk Management. Why? Because any project, from the moment it is conceived to final completion, is defined by change and risk. Risk is an unforeseen circumstance that will impact the construction project (in a good or bad way). Changes, and risks come from and happen to the design…. Continue Reading

“The Skill To Sharpen: Leadership” – Forbes / Leadership
Leadership and navigation is the most critical competency for businesses now and in the next decade, according to a recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey. However, this competency – which they define as “the ability to direct and contribute to initiatives and processes within the organization” – is something most employees and job candidates lack… Continue Reading

If you spot Quality news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in project management. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

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MindEdge’s Quality Council includes experienced senior practitioners with years of relevant training, consulting, and project experience.

The Council ensures the accuracy, comprehensiveness, and relevance of MindEdge’s Six Sigma, Lean, and Lean Six Sigma courses, certifications, and processes and it oversees the awarding of Black Belts.

Quality Council Members

Ryan Russell, (Chair). Ryan is the Director of IT and Administration at MindEdge. Prior to joining MindEdge, he spent time at KPMG focusing on IT Audit and Consulting and Wellesley College as a Finance and Systems Manager. A Six Sigma Green Belt, Ryan received a B.S. in Information Management and Technology from Syracuse University and an M.S. in Information Assurance from Northeastern University and is currently working toward an M.B.A. at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst).


Vincent Capasso. Vincent is Senior Director of Operational Design at Intralign. He has more than 30 years of various business leadership roles with the last 15 years focused on leading and fostering operational excellence in a wide variety of industries, including health care, manufacturing, service, and the public sector. Vincent holds a M.S. in Finance from Bentley University, a B.S. in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University, received a Master Black Belt Certification from Six Sigma US/Texas Tech University, and a Black Belt Certification from Six Sigma Breakthrough Technology while a Business Unit Leader at W. R. Grace. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.


Monica Connolly. Monica is an independent consultant with more than 25 years of experience in technical project management, process improvement, and business and sales operations and training, providing effective business solutions. She has led process improvement projects in media, financial services, transportation, and high technology. A Six Sigma Black Belt, Monica holds a B.F.A. in Visual Design from the University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth) and a M.Ed. in Instructional Design / Organizational Development from the University of Massachusetts (Boston).


Dan Picard. Dan is a Business Content Developer and Senior Editor at MindEdge, a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM), and Project Management Professional (PMP ®) with more than 15 years of continuous improvement expertise. Dan has worked on the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and developed training and publications covering Lean, Agile, Six Sigma, and quality improvement applications.


Tony Rodriguez. Tony is president of Daniel Penn Associates, which provides a range of consulting support to clients focusing on improving the performance of operations, customer service, and quality to reduce the cost of the supply chain. Employing Lean Six Sigma among other tools, his firm has served a wide range of industry sectors including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, financial services, banking, utility, health care, and the federal & state government. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire and attended the MBE Executive Program at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He is CMC® (Certified Management Consultant) by the Institute of Management Consultants USA, an ISO/IEC 17024 Certifying Body.


Demetrios Venetis. Demetrios is the Chief Learning Officer of Xypnios and an executive coach for the Lean Leadership Institute. As a practitioner, he has led quality, Lean Six Sigma, and kaizen efforts in high technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, and automotive firms. Demetrios holds a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt from Entegris and a Six Sigma Black Belt from ASQ. He has taught at the University of Connecticut, Nichols College, and the University of Massachusetts (Lowell). Demetrios holds a B.S. in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts (Lowell), a M.B.A. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and spent time in the doctoral program in business and management at the University of Connecticut.


Contact the Council at: Quality@mindedge.com

 


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WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Quality news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Quality.

Here are recent links of interest:

“Management’s Expanded Role in Lean Thinking” – A Lean Journey
Most often when people hear the term management it connotes a specific hierarchical structure of an organization. According to Wikipedia, management in all business and organizational activities is the act of getting…. Continue Reading

“Why Great Leaders See More” – A Better Way of Working Blog
The central dilemma of a modern leader is to balance apparently conflicting virtues and beliefs without choosing sides between them. Decisiveness, for example, is widely and rightly perceived as crucial to effective leadership… Continue Reading

“Why Strategy, not Technology, Drives Digital Transformation” – PEX
So how do you drive your digital transformation as a company? How do you create the right circumstances for adopting a customer-centric culture? Of course these questions can only be answered specifically for each company… Continue Reading

“How to Improve Your Projects In An Hour” – Talking Work
The clocks go back this weekend and we get one extra hour! I used to be able to spend it in bed but now I expect it will be whiled away watching CBeebies – the boys won’t understand that it means…. Continue Reading

“Leadership is Key to Becoming a Lean Enterprise” – IndustryWeek
I attended the 2015 Lean Accounting Summit on October 8-9th in Jacksonville, Fla., produced by Lean Frontiers, headed up by founder and President Jim Huntzinger. It was two days of information-packed…” Continue Reading

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WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Quality news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Quality.

Here are recent links of interest:

“Value Added vs. Value Ensured” – PDD Blog
In our quest to minimize our work to only the essential value-added elements, we often overlook the benefits of non-value-added activities. One such activity is the quality process audit…. Continue Reading

“The Naked History of the Agile Transformation Industry” – Outcome Driven Organizations
In the 90s many realized that things needed to change in our industry. After decades of poor performance it was time to consider thinking anew about how we developed software. We needed to address the systemic… Continue Reading

“Project Management 101: The Complex Guide to Agile, Kanban, Scrum and Beyond” – Zapier Blog
Humanity has a track record of wielding some serious project management chops. From building the Great Pyramids to landing on the moon, humanity’s greatest endeavors have required thousands of people working together… Continue Reading

“3 Universal Principles of Project Management” – Talking Work
This month, we’re reaching out to three project management professionals and asking them six universal questions, in hopes of uncovering the underlying principles of successful project management, no matter what… Continue Reading

“Kanban is 5 Easy Steps” – Startup Patterns Book
The primary goal of a Kanban system is to maximize the delivery of value to the customer by steadily increasing the speed and quality of output, simultaneously, until the system reaches an optimal level. Only when you…” Continue Reading

If you spot Quality news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in project management. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

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WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Quality news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Quality.

Here are recent links of interest:

“Problem Solving Starts With Defining The Problem” – A Lean Journey
Accurate problem statements save time and effort by focusing the team on root cause identification. A well-stated problem statement is a clear and concise statement that describes the… Continue Reading

“How to Achieve Big, Hairy Goals in 7 Small Steps” – Pick the Brain
‘If you eat the frog first thing in the morning, the rest of your day will be wonderful’ – Mark Twain I read this strange quote and could not get it out of my head. My life is filled with frogs… Continue Reading

“What’s This Thing Called Lean?” – Lean Six Sigma Academy
My introduction to lean occurred many years ago while working in the motorcycle business. I went to work for a BMW Motorcycles dealer in California as a parts and accessories specialist. My job was to sell cool motorcycle stuff to motorcyclists… Continue Reading

“Is It Ready?” – LeadingAgile
In an agile transformation, one of the first things we work towards is to create an ability to deliver in a predictable manner. As described in our compass and our journey, there is a clear path for organizations that embark on… Continue Reading

“Action Precedes Clarity” – Managed Chaos
Remember the dot-com days of Webvan and Pets.com? We took traditional businesses and gave then an online presence. Rapidly acquiring a large customer base was the sole goal of many dot-coms. “If we can get enough users, we can easily figure out how to monetize it.” Continue Reading

If you spot Quality news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in project management. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Quality news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Quality.

Here are recent links of interest:

The Key To Living a Limitless Life” – Pick the Brain

7 Deadly Sins of Process Excellence” – PEX

The Power of Essentialism” – Gemba Academy

What Is The Metric For People Development? There Isn’t One” – Michel Baudin’s Blog

Project Manager’s Dilemma – Timelines Or Budget” – Quality Assurance and Project Management

If you spot Quality news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in project management. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

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WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Quality news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Quality.

Here are recent links of interest:

Empowering Employees is About Coaching Not Managing” – A Lean Journey

Rather Than Fight or Flee, Take Responsibility” – A Better Way of Working

How to lead without leading” – PEX

A Look at 6S” – iSixSigma

Once Bitten, Always Improving” – Lean Healthcare Exchange

If you spot Quality news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in project management. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Quality news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Quality.

Here are recent links of interest:

Challenging The Process: Why Do We Stop Asking Why?” – Go Lean Six Sigma

9 Essential Project Documents” – A Girl’s Guide to Project Management

New Video: Kanban in One Minute – Do It Right (video)” – Agile Advice

Project Management Salaries” – How to Manage a Camel

3 Steps To Mastering Your Habits” – Pick the Brain

If you spot Quality news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in project management. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

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