While reading through the binder I received in 1987 from the Philip Crosby Quality College in Winter Park, FL I came across a section titled 'Four Ways a Quality Improvement Process Can Fail'. I was expecting something that quality professionals had created fail-safes to prevent. What … Read more about Four Ways a Quality Improvement Process Can Fail
Mr. Philip Crosby created a chart titled "The Absolutes of Quality". 1980's Conventional Wisdom Reality Goodness Definition of quality Conformance to requirements Appraisal System to create quality Prevention Quality levels Performance … Read more about The Absolutes of Quality
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.
Where Did the Name ISO Come From? ISO is the anachronism for "International Organization for Standardization". It is not the" International Standards Organization". The anachronism would have been different in each country - IOS in English, OIN in French. To avoid any problems this would create the … Read more about What Does ISO Stand For?
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