Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2020 August

Date/Time: August 27, 2020 6p – 8p

Presenter:  Tom Taormina

Topic: New Approaches to Risk Management

Tom Taormina is no stranger to Risk Management whether its pushing the limits of space flight or lowering the cost of product liability.  Tom has been there.  While at NASA Mission Control he was responsible for supplier quality management, quality standards, and was on duty in mission control during Apollo 13. Today, Tom’s organization, the Taormina Group provides businesses the tools to optimize their processes and obtain their highest level of customer satisfaction while ensuring that they are protected from potential product or service liability. Tom is co-founder of the Nevada Space Center, co-founder of the Center for Business Excellence in Nevada, and Past Chair of the Northern Nevada Development Authority’s Business and Professional Services Committee.  Tom has led manufacturer quality at numerous companies and has published 12 books and numerous articles, many on risk.

Tom was the co-founder of APEX, the Nevada state quality award.  From an ASQ standpoint Tom is Past Chair, Quality Management Systems Committee, Quality Management Division. Tom holds numerous ASQ certifications and continues to be a thought leader in the subject of risk on which he will speak. 

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Microelectronics Inspector – Richardson, TX

Position Summary:

SQA Services is looking for a Microelectronics Inspector with experience in Mil-STD- 883 for an aerospace customer. Inspector with knowledge of the acceptance criteria of MIL-STD-883 m2017 INTERNAL VISUAL (HYBRID) for Class K as required in MIL-PRF-38534 needed to help expedite reviews and support the build schedule. This is a 3-month contract, full time onsite project in Richardson, TX.

Contact Information:

Tami Parker

Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2020 July

Date/Time: July 23, 2020 6p – 8p

Presenter:  Dr. Shelby Danks

Topic: Beyond the Likert Scale: Innovations in Measuring Learning, Culture, and Systems Change

Dr Shelby Danks is a measurement theorist and evaluator with 10+ years experience on the Board of Examiners for the National Baldrige Excellence Program, Panel of Judges/Examiner for the Quality Texas Foundation, Board of Examiners for the Missouri Quality Award, Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission, and as an accreditation reviewer for AdvancED.  Dr Danks is Director of Impact for Illustrative Mathematics where she leads the development of a multi-year strategy to measure and evaluate impact of professional learning and curriculum products on educators, students, and systems. She designs programs, tools, resources, and partnership approaches to build the capacity of clients to lead and transform adult learning in their contexts and serves as principal investigator for a diverse portfolio of implementation, case, and impact studies to explore relationships between educator practice and outcomes.

Dr. Danks will present:

Beyond the Likert Scale: Innovations in Measuring Learning, Culture, and Systems Change

Description: In evaluating learning, culture, and systems change, we often rely on surveys that use Likert and frequency scales to measure a variety of attributes. While such items are “easy” to design and load into sophisticated survey and reporting tools, there are many drawbacks that limit their usefulness in evaluation and impede decision-making. In this session, we will rethink the Likert-scale item design and explore three alternative item types that enable us to measure key indicators of learning, culture, and systems that better tell the story of transformation.

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Date: October 20-22, 2020

Sponsored by ASQ, Energy & Environmental Division

Presented by BW (Ben) Marguglio

Course learning outcomes and outline: .

To register: Click on the “Registration” Page.

PROBLEM: Almost all operational loss of lives and money($) is attributable to error in process design and implementation, including design of hardware used in processes.

SOLUTION: In this course, you will learn how to improve performance by (1) improving process design and implementation, (2) counteracting process error traps, (3) improving process decision-making and (4) preventing the recurrence of error in process design and implementation.

“ASQ guidelines for COVID-19 will be implemented for the course.  If the guidelines require that the course not be held, it will be rescheduled to a later date.  If a registrant cannot attend on the rescheduled date, for any reason, the registrant will receive a full refund of the registration fee.”

Professional Development Meeting – 2019 January 24th




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Russell Wood, Chair Section 1402 Dallas, TX



ISO 19011:2018 – Revised Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems

Find out the changes from the prior version of the standard, and learn how to manage an audit system in any type of company.  This is a master class in audit system understanding by a highly experienced audit and process professional.  Don’t miss it.


John Jennings, CSSBB, CQE, CRE, CQA, CSQE. John is the Quality Assurance Manager for Bowhead Manufacturing. He brings experience as an audit and process professional within an organization in addition to his Baldridge examiner experience to provide valuable insights.

Meeting Information

Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dinner Price: $25.00

Meeting Location:
Ten50 BBQ
1050 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080

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Tutorial Slides: myASQ

Presentation Slides: Changes to ISO19011 – “Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems”

2019 World Conference – Volunteers Wanted

The ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI) is coming to Ft Worth next year. After years of seeking it, we got a surprise in Dec 2017 with the announcement Fort Worth would be the Host City. WE ARE EXCITED!

We have formed a Core Site Committee of members from both Ft Worth and Dallas Sections. This team attended the Seattle WCQI in May, met in June to discuss our approach, and are now ready to take the names of members who want to volunteer to staff it.

Volunteer Role/s include:

  • 8 total hours of volunteer time (single / multiple days)
  • Monitor Session Presentation Rooms – room administration
  • Information Tables – conference and Ft Worth City opportunities
  • General Help – background support of the attendees / conference

It will be held at the Ft Worth Convention Center and the Omni Hotel, Sat to Wed, May 18-22, 2019. Staffing include weekend jobs. Volunteers get complimentary entry to the 3-Day Conference (a $1000+ value).

To register your interest in being a volunteer, we are accepting member names. This is not yet a firm commitment, as we will not know our actual staffing requirements until Feb 2019. A confirmation of availability will be sent to those signing up now at