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  • Deming Regression

    Most of Dr. Deming’s management work requires no understanding of advanced statistical methods. He was also a statistician and this post takes a look at one of his contributions to the field of statistics: the Deming Regression. In his book, Statistical Adjustment of Data (1943), W. Edward...

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  • Cliff Norman and Ron Moen Discuss the History of the PDSA Cycle

    Cliff Norman and Ron Moen, of Associates in Process Improvement (API) discuss the history of the Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) Cycle and their research on the subject in the latest Deming Institute podcast (download the podcast). This is the second Deming podcast with Ron Moen and Cliff Norman –...

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  • Statistical Techniques Allow Management to do a Better Job

    In this post I discuss another wonderful paper by Dr. Deming. The W. Edwards Deming Institute makes this paper, and many more, available on our website. As you would expect from a non-profit focused on promoting the application of his ideas these articles are freely available with no barriers to ...

    Tags: data, Dr. Deming, understanding variation, articles, culture, evidence based management, important, organization as a system, spc, statistics

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  • The value of dignity in work – give or take 6 minutes

          Monitoring employees’ time in the restroom is not okay. If you believe monitoring employees’ time in the restroom will materially improve your company’s bottom line, refer to item #1, and please keep reading. Item 1 should go without saying. Serious...

    Tags: Dr. Deming, management systems, psychology, respect for people, Uncategorized, culture, managing people, organization as a system

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  • Leadership Principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Presentation by Joyce Orsini

    In this presentation at the Reliability Conference Joyce Orsini discusses the Leadership Principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming. Joyce in an emeritus Board Member of The W. Edwards Deming Institute, editor of The Essential Deming, and Director of the former Deming Scholars MBA Program at Fordham Uni...

    Tags: continual improvement, management systems, psychology, video, Dr. Deming, leadership, management system, motivation, red bead experiment, webcasts

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  • Export anything to a friendly country except American management

    One of the reasons quotes by W. Edwards Deming are so popular is that he had an incredible understanding of the practice of management. Another reason they are popular is he had a sense of humor that was captured well in several popular quotes. This quote is included on the back of The Deming Ma...

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  • My First Trip To Japan by Peter Scholtes

    The Philadelphia Area Council for Excellence organized a tour to visit businesses Japan in 1985 and learn from them. 38 people participated in the trip including Peter Scholtes; William Hunter (my father); Brian and Laurel Joiner; Myron Tribus; and David and Carole Schwinn (David and Carole are p...

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  • A Historical Look at Deming’s Career: Lecture by J. Stuart Hunter

    Every year the American Statistical Association (ASA) selects an honoree to present a Deming Lecture at their annual conference. The 2009 ASA Deming Lecture by J. Stuart Hunter, Princeton University (is available only as a .mov or .wmv download). The first part of the lecture (20 minutes) is a h...

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  • Some Notes on Management in a Hospital by W. Edwards Deming

    We used to publish a newsletter. In the Fall 2006 Deming Interaction we published an excerpt from an article by Dr. Deming: Some Notes on Management in a Hospital (published in 1990 in the Journal of the Society of Health Systems). In the lecture discussed from our last blog post I learned somet...

    Tags: customer focus, Dr. Deming, process thinking, respect for people, articles, culture, health care, organization as a system

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  • Using Deming’s Ideas Today to Promote Trust and Meaningful Work

    Joshua Macht wrote an article for the Harvard Business Review (published in June) : The Management Thinker We Should Never Have Forgotten. In that article he explores the importance of Dr. Deming’s ideas today. He quotes from the response W. Edwards Deming sent Peter Senge on his book, and...

    Tags: Dr. Deming, psychology, respect for people, articles, systems thinking, trust

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