Professional Development Meeting – 2022 June

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Presentation:

Continuous Improvement & Issues

Tutorial:

Continuous Improvement Training – Case Studies

Speaker:

John Ballis, CEO, and Founder at “Lean Your Way”, John uses Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, Kata and Kanban with Training, Coaching, & Assessments with his clients.

John provides Hands-on experience in executive leadership, operational excellence management, continuous improvement, and change management. He is an operational strategist and transformational leader that consistently delivers high performance results in deadline-driven environments. He brings expertise in assessing corporate culture, navigating organizational dynamics, and translating corporate strategies into tangible results for sustainable change. John is regarded for the ability to expertly drive processes and successfully motivate cross-functional teams. He has a comprehensive Lean Supply Chain and Project Management background coupled with a track record of exceeding expectations locally and internationally. He has been highly successful taking organizations (union and non-union represented) to the next level of operational excellence. John has held Vice President and Operationally Excellence Director titles at a variety of organizations and has authored multiple articles and books on continuous improvement.

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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 23rd June 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meeting Location:
Virtual Meeting

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Professional Development Meeting – 2022 May

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Presentation:

Software Test Activities and Respective Testing Tasks

Tutorial:

Lessons Learned about Lessons Learned

Speaker:

Linda Westfall is the President of The Westfall Team and one of their lead consultants/trainers.   Her specialties include Software Quality Engineering, Metrics, Project & Risk Management, Requirements Engineering & Management, Peer Reviews, Testing, and Process Definition & Improvement.

Prior to starting her own business, Linda was the Senior Manager of Quality Metrics and Analysis at DSC Communications.  Linda has more than forty years of experience in real time software engineering, quality, project and risk management, agile and metrics.  She has worked as a Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, Software Process Engineer and Manager of Production Software.

Very active professionally, Linda Westfall is an ASQ Fellow and a past Chair of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Software Division.  She has also served as the Software Division’s Program Chair, Certification Chair and Newsletter Chair, and on the ASQ National Certification Board.  Linda was a significant contributor to the 3rd and 4th Editions of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide and worked on the exam development committee for the Professional Engineer (PE) license for Software Engineering. Linda holds numerous ASQ certifications.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 26th May 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Meeting Location:
Virtual Meeting

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Audit SIG – Virtual Meeting – 2022 May

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Presentation:

AS9100 Complaint Risk Management Program

How a Risk Management Program should be designed to be compliant, straight forward, and mitigate risk as an organizational preventive action.

Speaker:

John W. Jennings III – ASQ Fellow

John has thirty-eight years of experience in manufacturing as a Quality Technician, QA Engineer, Reliability Engineer, QMS Auditor, QA Manager, Quality System Manager and Director of Performance Excellence. He graduated from UTD (University of Texas at Dallas) with a BSEE in Telecommunications and a MSES in Engineering Sciences from UTD in Electronic Manufacturing. He has taught refresher classes for the Dallas/Fort Worth ASQ Section for CMQ/OE, CQT, CQIA, CQI, and CQE. He has served as senior examiner for the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, a member of the Board of Governors for Quality Texas and has served as a member of the board of examiners for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.

John is an ASQ Fellow, the past-chair of the ASQ Dallas Section 1402, past Region 14 ASQ Statistics Division Councilor and past Awards Chair for the Inspection Division. He currently holds ASQ certifications as CQE, CRE, CSQE, CQA, CBA, CMI, CQT, CMQ/OE, CSSGB, and CSSBB. He is an Exemplar Global Certified ISO 9001:2015 QMS Lead Auditor and is certified by NARTE (The National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers, Inc.) as an ESDC (ESD Control) Engineer. He is currently the Mentor Chair for the Dallas ASQ Section 1402 and the Program Chair for the DFW Audit Special Interest Group. He is currently the Quality Assurance Manager for Bowhead Manufacturing Technologies, LLC-Plano Texas, where he was instrumental in their obtaining certification to AS9100:2016.


!!! How to Register & Get RU Credit !!!

To be eligible for RU credits (Certificate of Attendance), you will need to RSVP to jcapstick@gramercyinc.net by May 09 by 8:00 pm. An email with a link to the webinar will be returned to those that RSVP.  Please note webinar attendance is necessary to receive credit.

Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 10th May 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Meeting Location:
Virtual Meeting

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A link to the presentation will be provided on the “North Texas Quality Auditing” LinkedIn Site within 7 days.

Audit SIG – Virtual Meeting – 2022 April

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Presentation:

What is the Root Cause and why it probably is not training?

Speaker:

Robert Freeman is recognized as an authority in the field of management systems centered around International Standards and transitional management. He has successfully assisted hundreds of organizations with their management systems, as well as helping those with a sense of structure to operate more effectively. An organization practitioner for over 25 years, Robert has provided management and systems consulting and auditing experience to a wide array of industries that includes electronics, telecommunications, food products, software, metal works, distribution, injection molding, and coatings.

Robert’s background and experience includes:

  • Lead Assessor for ISO 9001, ISO 13485, AS9100, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and others
  • Speaker at ASQ Conferences both regionally and nationally
  • Past Chair of ASQ Audit SIG
  • Current Chair SC2 for TAG 176, US committee under Technical Committee (TC) 176 (Leading US position on ISO 9001, including interpretations, and 9004)

!!! How to Register & Get RU Credit !!!

To be eligible for RU credits (Certificate of Attendance), you will need to RSVP to jcapstick@gramercyinc.net by April 11 by 8:00 pm. An email with a link to the webinar will be returned to those that RSVP.  Please note webinar attendance is necessary to receive credit.

Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 12th April 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Meeting Location:
Virtual Meeting

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A link to the presentation will be provided on the “North Texas Quality Auditing” LinkedIn Site within 7 days.

Professional Development Meeting – 2022 April – Canceled

!!! Update – April 2022 PD Meeting Canceled !!!

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Presentation:

The Baldrige Journey

Speaker:

Dale Crownover is proud to say that he has performed every job at Texas Nameplate since 1974. In 1989 he took over as CEO and President from his father Roy. In addition to running a successful business, Dale led his company in achieving another major distinction. Texas Nameplate has won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award twice, while also being the smallest business upon its second award, to ever receive it. Come listen live and in person to a true Texas Quality Pioneer.

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Tutorial:

TBD


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 28th April 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Meeting Location:
Aboca’s Italian Grill
100 S Central Expy,
Richardson, TX 75080

!!! Update – April 2022 PD Meeting Canceled !!!

Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2022 March

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Presentation:

Process Improvement using BEST-method Quick Scan

Speaker:

Grace Duffy is an expert in process and organizational improvement. A retired senior manager from IBM and past Chair and Dean of South Carolina state technical college system, Ms. Duffy is also a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, an ASQ Fellow, and in 2014 was Quality Magazine Person of the Year. In 2016 she was designated an International Woman of Quality. She has Authored 13 texts on leadership, quality and organizational excellence. Grace Duffy specializes in advising and directing organizational design, leadership, quality and teamwork.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 24th March 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meeting Location:
Virtual Meeting


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Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2022 February

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Presentation:

Economic Impact of Covid-19

Speaker:

Michael Scofield, M.B.A. is a member of the faculty at Loma Linda University in southern California.  He has spent most of his career in systems development, data management, and information quality.  He has lectured to over 340 professional audiences around the U.S., Canada, and in the U.K. and Australia.  He has over 27 published articles in data management, particularly in data quality assessment.  Recently, his more popular topics included “Covid-19 Data Quality Case Study”, sources of organizational complexity, semantic data integration, and data visualization.  He also lectures widely to general audiences on topics of travel, history, interpreting satellite imagery, and civics.

 

Tutorial:

TBD

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TBD


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 24th February 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Meeting Location:
Virtual Meeting

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Audit SIG – Virtual Meeting – 2022 January

!!! Update – Hybrid January 2022 Audit SIG Meeting In-Person & Virtual !!!


Presentation:

QMS Process Based Auditing

A process audit is used to determine whether the activities, resources, and behaviors of a process are efficiently and effectively managed. The presentation will discuss the methods used in a process audit.

Speaker:

John W. Jennings III – ASQ Fellow

John has thirty-eight years of experience in manufacturing as a Quality Technician, QA Engineer, Reliability Engineer, QMS Auditor, QA Manager, Quality System Manager and Director of Performance Excellence. He graduated from UTD (University of Texas at Dallas) with a BSEE in Telecommunications and a MSES in Engineering Sciences from UTD in Electronic Manufacturing. He has taught refresher classes for the Dallas/Fort Worth ASQ Section for CMQ/OE, CQT, CQIA, CQI, and CQE. He has served as senior examiner for the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, a member of the Board of Governors for Quality Texas and has served as a member of the board of examiners for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.

John is an ASQ Fellow, the past-chair of the ASQ Dallas Section 1402, past Region 14 ASQ Statistics Division Councilor and past Awards Chair for the Inspection Division. He currently holds ASQ certifications as CQE, CRE, CSQE, CQA, CBA, CMI, CQT, CMQ/OE, CSSGB, and CSSBB. He is an Exemplar Global Certified ISO 9001:2015 QMS Lead Auditor and is certified by NARTE (The National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers, Inc.) as an ESDC (ESD Control) Engineer. He is currently the Mentor Chair for the Dallas ASQ Section 1402 and the Program Chair for the DFW Audit Special Interest Group. He is currently the Quality Assurance Manager for Bowhead Manufacturing Technologies, LLC-Plano Texas, where he was instrumental in their obtaining certification to AS9100:2016.


!!! How to Register & Get RU Credit !!!

To be eligible for RU credits (Certificate of Attendance), you will need to RSVP to jcapstick@gramercyinc.net by 8:00 pm Monday January 10th. An email with a link to the webinar will be returned to those that RSVP.  Please note webinar attendance is necessary to receive credit.

Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 10th January 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Meeting Location:  !!! Update !!!
The Realtime Group
5217 Tennyson Parkway, Suite 200
Plano TX 75024
Host: Don Hurd

No masks are required at the facility, but you are welcome to wear one.

If you plan on attending “In-Person” at The Realtime Group facility, please contact Jerry Capstick (jcapstick@gramercyinc.net) so the appropriate accommodations can be made.

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A link to the presentation will be provided on the “North Texas Quality Auditing” LinkedIn Site within 7 days.

Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2022 January

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Presentation:

Fundamentals of Effective Data Visualization

Data Visualization uses graphic techniques to convert raw data into meaningful information.  These techniques support two major functions; first is data analysis to help you understand what is going in the data and industrial processes the data describe.  The second role is to communicate to executives and decision-makers what is happening in the business and its environment which they need to know for major strategic decisions and policy design.  Executives may say they want “data”, but they really want information which is meaningful and relevant… and they can get their brains around.
We will review the data-to-information life cycle (the basic conversion of raw data to information) and some of the issues of consistency, definition, and normalization.  We will then review the five most common types of charts, and the important difference between categorical and linear dimensions.  As we do, we discuss how each chart is best and appropriately used for different kinds of data.  Particular emphasis will be given to the context of data points, both historical values, and the proper selection of peer data to make your own business behavior more meaningful.
A “rogue’s gallery” of really bad charts (from some surprising sources) will help us understand common errors.  We will look at each and discuss why it is bad, and how it can be improved.  This leads to a discussion of the imperatives of data visualization:  to be legible, understandable, relevant, and truthful.  Readability necessarily involves a discussion of colors, grey scale, and fonts along with the appropriate use of additional graphic elements and labels to increase the quick understanding of the reader.

Speaker:

Michael Scofield, M.B.A. is a member of the faculty at Loma Linda University in southern California.  He has spent most of his career in systems development, data management, and information quality.  He has lectured to over 340 professional audiences around the U.S., Canada, and in the U.K. and Australia.  He has over 27 published articles in data management, particularly in data quality assessment.  Recently, his more popular topics included “Covid-19 Data Quality Case Study”, sources of organizational complexity, semantic data integration, and data visualization.  He also lectures widely to general audiences on topics of travel, history, interpreting satellite imagery, and civics.

 

Tutorial:

Remote Auditing

by

John Jennings


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 27th January 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Meeting Location:
Virtual Meeting

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