November 2016 Professional Development Meeting

The next Professional Development meeting will be held on

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.

PD Presentation:  

Value Stream Mapping

By Mary McDonald


Value Stream Mapping is a lean management method – an approach to analyzing the processes from an idea through to the product/service being delivered to the customer (the process chain). The creation of a stream map can allow managers, and those it affects, to visually see and understand the current state of the chain while designing a more valuable chain for future use. Although it is a process used mainly in manufacturing, value stream mapping is an effective analysis method for other industries, including logistics, supply chain, health care and even software development.

Mary McDonald is a seasoned Quality/Environmental/Health and Safety professional MaryMcDonald2016with over 30 years’ experience in implementing Management Systems around the world.  Her BS in Environmental Engineering and MS in Industrial Administration ensures that she can work form the factory floor to the C-suite with equal ease.  Her involvement in the US Technical Advisory Groups for both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 since 1995 ensures that she is not only aware of WHAT the changes are, but WHY those changes were made. In addition to implementing ISO systems, Mary is a certified Lean and Kaizen facilitator and consultant, and is holds certifications in OHSAS 18001, RoHS, and industry-specific standards including TL 9000, AS 9100, and ISO/TS 16949.

She gives back to our profession through regular speaking engagements to ASQ sections and conferences, volunteering as a MBNQA Examiner (3 times) and writing articles for inclusion in industry publications.

Her husband and grown children live in Austin; Mary lives in various hotels, with occasional wardrobe swaps in Austin.

Tutorial Topic:

Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting.

By Gary Roper


Gary Roper, CQA, has a Masters in Math from UTA and has worked many years in the electronic interconnect industry and Quality System consulting. It will be an interactive presentation so bring your thoughts on the topic.


Normally, Professional Development (PD) meetings are always the fourth Thursday of every month.  There are no meetings in June, July, August (summer break) and December (after Thanksgiving).  PD Presentations are normally given between 5:30 and 6:30 PM: 45 minutes for the presentation and about 15 Minutes of Q&A at the end.

Interested in giving a presentation or tutorial at one of our future PD meetings?  Contact the ASQ Dallas Chair (asqdallaschair at gmail dot com).