This article is presented as part of an overview of the quality guru's of the 1980's. The 14 steps were develop by Mr. Philip Crosby and presented by Philip Crosby Associates. Reading "Quality Is Free", "Quality Without Tears", and "Quality Without Pain" are helpful in understanding how Mr. Crosby … Read more about 14 Steps to Establish Process Improvement
DITRTFT or "Dirt foot" generally brought giggles but it served the purpose of grabbing people's attention. The anachronism stood for "Do It Right the First Time". The statement seems almost ludicrous in today's business environment, but is it? What is the "It" in Do It Right the First … Read more about Do It Right The First Time – DIRTFT
The Cost of Quality Changes the Perceptions Mr. Philip Crosby's Cost of Quality report made a fundamental difference in the way Quality Managers spoke to upper management. Prior to the Cost of Quality report, Quality Managers were the keepers of "goodness". They spoke in terms of reputation and … Read more about The Cost Of Quality
Quality Improvement from the Quality College In 1987, I had the privilege to attend the Quality College in Winter Park, FL. It was a highly informative week and I have kept the binder and used it as a reference ever since, although I haven't gone back to it for a few years. When I started to … Read more about How Come Hardly Anything Ever Gets Better? The Case for Quality Improvement.
Clearly define top management's permanent commitment to ever improving quality and productivity, and their obligation to implement all of these principles. Indeed, it is not enough that top management commit themselves for life to quality and productivity. They must know what it is that they are … Read more about Point 14 – Top Management Commitment to Action
Encourage education Institute a vigorous program of education, and encourage self improvement for everyone. What an organization needs is not just good people; it needs people that are improving with education. Advances in competitive position will have their roots in … Read more about Point 13 -Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks – Encourage Education
Pride of Workmanship is Power Permit pride of workmanship Remove the barriers that rob hourly workers, and people in management, of their right to pride of workmanship. This implies, among other things, abolition of the annual merit rating (appraisal of performance) and of Management … Read more about Point 12 – Pride of Workmanship is Power
Break down barriers Break down barriers between departments and staff areas. People in different areas, such as Leasing, Maintenance, Administration, must work in teams to tackle problems that may be encountered with products or service. Dr. W. Edward Deming If you every want to see a head … Read more about Point 9 – Are You Talking to Me?