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Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2021 July

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Presentation:

Rapid ROI: Mobilizing a Sustainable Improvement Journey

Join us to hear from John Ballis about his new book “Rapid ROI: Mobilizing a Sustainable Improvement Journey.”

Speaker:

John Ballis “The Lean Samurai”, CEO and Founder of Lean Your Way, LLC teaches his clients by using Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, Kata and Kanban with Training, Coaching, & Assessments to create an integrated understanding of how they can attain organization objectives and return on investment.  He does this through creating education tool sets and implementing business processes with them.  As a Master Black Belt himself, John has a wealth of operational excellence and executive level experience at companies such as IBM, Accenture, Kraft, Keurig Dr. Pepper, and Unipart Group.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 22th July 2021
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

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Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2021 June

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Presentation:

Pandempact – an auditor’s perspective

Being an auditor of medical device companies provides unique insight into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  For small and large companies alike, there has been a significant impact on all areas of the business – not just for medical device companies but for all industries around the globe.  This presentation will discuss the pandemic impact, or “pandempact” as certain circles have referred to it as, and as seen from an auditor’s perspective.

Speaker:

Denise Wrestler (ASQ CQE, CQA), has over 15 years of experience within FDA-regulated industries including medical device and pharmaceuticals providing quality, regulatory, and technical expertise to meet individual client needs. Ms. Wrestler agrees with the FDA’s “least burdensome approach” and prides herself on providing options and recommendations for ensuring regulations are met without wasting precious company resources.    

Denise Wrestler holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a Minor in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. Additionally, Ms. Wrestler holds ASQ certifications as a Certified Quality Engineering (CQE) and Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), as well as BSI ISO 13485:2016 Lead Auditor certification. A contributing author to ASQ’s monthly publication Quality Progress magazine, Ms. Wrestler remains active within the quality and regulatory professional circles to ensure continuing education and awareness within the community. Ms. Wrestler has provided training, workshops, and presentations to small and large audiences alike on topics ranging from QSR, ISO 13485, auditing, and design control to risk management and regulatory readiness and preparation. 


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 24th June 2021
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Meeting Location:
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Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2021 May

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Presentation:

5S Your Life

The 5S methodology is widely used to create a workplace suited for visual control and lean production. While many American companies have applied only to comply with the minimum requirements of health and safety, trailblazing organizations have uncovered how 5S can change their culture to reduce procrastination, boost productivity and innovation.

Join us to hear from the author of the recently published book “5S Your Life: Stop Procrastination And Start Self-organization” a guide to achieve a 5S sustainable implementation and improve team self-organization.

Speaker:

Luciana Paulise, is a culture coach, speaker and book author, CEO of Biztorming Training & Consulting LLC. She is an MBA, ASQ Quality Engineer, Agile Coach and Scrum Master and is specialized in driving cultural change, employee empowerment and self-organization. As a coach, she has helped a wide range of companies, from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations to increase agility and reduce costs. She is also a regular contributor for Forbes, ThriveGlobal and other international media outlets. Luciana is also ASQ West South-Central Regional Deputy Director. She is an Argentinian who lives in Texas, and is bilingual English-Spanish.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 27th May 2021
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

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SIG Meeting – Lean Six Sigma – 2021 April

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Presentation:

Predictive Modeling – CART

First, we will have a look at the Grandaddy of Predictive Modeling, CART. The solution provided by CART is easy to understand and share with others: a decision tree. But like Clark Kent, underneath that simple, milk-toast exterior, beats the heart of a superhero. CART is flexible in fitting complex relationships, and robust in that it makes very few assumptions about the model or data. Second, we will have storytime as we share some principles of data collection that apply pretty much everywhere, and we will see that often we do things in exactly the wrong way.

Please attend for a lively discussion.

Speaker:

Robert Johnston
Dr. Johnston has a PhD in statistics, is a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma, and is certified in Data Mining. Don’t let the PhD scare you, he’s a practical guy – a problem solver – and is happiest when helping others improve things, or teaching them how to do it. He has broad experience, working with organizations as diverse as Allstate, Aramco, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, Deutsche Bank, Eli Lilly, TRW, and the US Navy. He currently works for Minitab helping develop and share analytic and process improvement solutions with customers. He is the father of four daughters, hails from North Carolina, and is an avid volleyball player..


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 15th April 2021
Meeting Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

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Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2021 April

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Presentation:

Create Your Career Pivot Plan

“Need to make a career pivot? Challenging socioeconomic circumstances can create confusion and more than a little frustration. If you aren’t sure how to get from where you are today to where you want to be, there is good news. As with any good improvement project, you need a plan. With the right steps and a process, you can navigate your career pivot successfully…”

Join us to hear from an experienced quality professional and a highly regarded career coach speak to the article she wrote for Quality Progress: “Create Your Career Pivot Plan”.

Speaker:

Erin Urban, LSSBB, CPDC, is a Career Growth Strategist, Executive Coach and a Motivational Speaker. She runs Urban Professional Performance Solutions LLC, a certified professional coaching service focused on delivering personalized solutions for individuals and organizations. She is a bestselling author of ‘Elevate Your Career – More Impact, More Income’ and also a Forbes Coaches Council Member.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 22nd April 2021
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

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Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2021 March

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Presentation:

ISO 56000: Building an Innovation Management System

Join us to hear about Peter Merrill’s latest publication: ISO 56000 Building an Innovation Management System is now published by Quality Press. It introduces the ISO 56000 series of standards on Innovation Management and explains in detail how to use the Innovation Management System Guidance Standard, ISO 56002.

Speaker:

Peter Merrill is a Keynote Speaker on Innovation and has keynoted at events such as the World Conference on Quality.

As Chief Executive of one of the leading Design Brands in the Europe he has been an Innovator in one of the most demanding markets. He is an Engineer, an Artist and a Writer and has led Innovation in the fields of both Graphic Art and Engineering.

He is the Head of Delegation for the Canadian Committee to ISO/TC279 on Innovation Management. He is also chair of the ASQ Innovation Think Tank. He led the International Working Group which developed the ISO Guideline on ‘People Involvement’ in Management Systems and sees the best Innovation coming from the ‘Collective Knowledge’ of an Organization.

He is one of North America’s foremost authorities on Management Systems which he has implemented in such innovative companies as IBM, A.I.G., R.I.M. and Solectron. He has authored books like “Innovation Generation”, “Do It Right the Second Time” and “Innovation Never Stops”.

Peter Merrill emphasizes the importance of developing an Innovative Culture which leads to innovation of both your practices and your business model as well as your products.

More information about the Speaker: www.petermerrill.com


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 25th March 2021
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Meeting Location:
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Audit SIG Webinar – 2021 March

The March Audit SIG presentation will be delivered virtually.  The topic will be on the current status of the CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) and presented by Timothy J. Woodcome, Director of NQA, USA.  The DoD’s CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) is quickly developing and will ultimately affect over 300,000 Defense Industrial Base (DIB) contractors.  DoD contractors at all levels of the DIB will need to achieve third-party certification to CMMC, or risk being deemed ineligible to be awarded DoD contracts.  the basic requirements of CMMC, the various levels of CMMC, and the current timeline will be reviewed and discussed.

The Audit SIG webinar is scheduled for Tuesday March 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm.  To be eligible for RU credits (Certificate of Attendance), you will need to RSVP to jcapstick@gramercyinc.net by March 8 by 6:00 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.

If you cannot make the scheduled webinar, the link will be provided on the “North Texas Quality Auditing” Linked-In Site within 7 days.

Timothy J. Woodcome
Director
NQA, USA
twoodcome@nqa.com

Tim has worked in the third-party assessment field for over 25 years, with hands-on experience in internationally-recognized standards including Information Security (ISO 27001), Privacy (ISO 27701), IT Service Management (ISO 20000-1), Business Continuity (ISO 22301), and related disciplines (now including NIST 800-171 and CMMC) throughout that period.  As a certified management systems lead assessor he has led and participated in hundreds of third party audits for organizations in the ICT, finance, manufacturing and service industries within both the public and private sectors.  Tim also serves on various industry working groups charged with the development and oversight of assessment standards and oversight of third-party certification processes.

As the Business Unit Director at NQA, a leading global third-party certification body and pending CMMC C3PAO, Tim directly oversees NQA’s ISO, NIST and CMMC assessment programs.  While CMMC is a very new and rapidly evolving development, Tim and the NQA team have been participating in the industry groups developing CMMC since mid-2019 and stand ready to be one of the forth-coming CMMC C3PAOs.

Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2021 February

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Presentation:

Random Thoughts: Six Sigma & Applied Statistics

Join us to hear from the author of the “Random Thoughts” column in Six Sigma Forum magazine and the Applied Statistics Manual. He will draw from some of his past columns enlightening us about some great best practices regarding Six Sigma and Applied Statistics

Speaker:

Joel Smith, Director of Rapid Continuous Improvement at Keurig Dr Pepper in Plano TX, has been referred to by one colleague as a “Statistical Powerhouse”. He certainly has the background for the comment. Following 13 years with Minitab, the process enhancement software provider, culminating as Channel Manager he moved to his current position with Keurig Dr Pepper. Aside from being a former chair of the ASQ Statistics Division Joel is also the author of the “Random Thoughts” column in Six Sigma Forum magazine and the Applied Statistics Manual.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 25th February 2021
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Meeting Location:
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Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2021 January

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Presentation:

The Baldrige Journey

Learn about the institutional Baldrige Journey from the leader of that initiative for Texas’ most recent Baldrige Award recipient.  The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) is an award established by the U.S. Congress in 1987 to raise awareness of quality management and recognize U.S. companies that have implemented successful quality management systems. The award is the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence.

Speaker:

Dr. Carlos Ayala, PhD has a strong background leading performance excellence at educational institutions as well as at other types entities. As a Senior Strategist at Alamo Colleges District in San Antonio Dr. Ayala was instrumental in leading the efforts that led to that institution receiving the highly respected designation of Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Winner. He will take us through their process as well as the fundamental outcomes that matter.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 28th January 2021
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Meeting Location:
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Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2020 December

Presenter:  Michael Scofield, M.B.A.

Topic: Data Quality in Covid-19 Metrics.  A Case Study.

Date/Time: December 15, 2020 6p – 8p

Registration Link / Meeting Instructions:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1163075905903964941

Michael Scofield, M.B.A. is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University.  He is a frequent speaker and author in topics of data management, data quality, data visualization, and data warehousing.  He has spoken in over 27 states, Canada, Australia, and the U.K.  Audiences have included 24 DAMA chapters, 5 TDWI chapters, 14 ASQ sections and many accounting professional organizations.  He also does guest lectures at several universities. 

His career experience includes some time with a CPA firm, developing an accounting and general ledger system for a major California bank, as well as experience in government, manufacturing, finance, and software development.  Now semi-retired, he still does pro bono data mining and data quality analysis for non-profit organizations.   His greatest interest currently is data visualization, data quality assessment, and using graphic techniques to reveal business and economic behavior.   He also has humor published in the Los Angeles Times, and other journals. 

He will be speaking about “Data Quality in Covid-19 Metrics.”  There is often a long path between the reality which raw data describes, and decision-maker understanding of what is going on (“big picture”).  This “data-to-understanding supply chain” has many steps, with potential for lapses in the quality of data and information.  This gap (with threats to quality) is particularly evident in the flow of Covid-19 data being passed around units of government in the U.S.   The state and county totals sometimes suffer from a variety of definitions, inconsistent processes, and various causes of delay in reporting.  This slide presentation provides simple explanations of what the virus is, how it replicates, the kinds of tests (antigen vs. antibody), and other issues of false negatives, comorbidity, positivity, and sampling techniques. 

Then, there are the vaccines. Designing and testing a vaccine under “Warp speed” has numerous dangers.  We will look at efficacy as well as measures of safety.  The distribution to the public has numerous potential points of failure.  Expectations of efficacy may not be realistic; we will show charts to explain how it works.  We shall also consider other new metrics which would be useful to understand this pandemic.  We shall also touch on best practices (or ineffective techniques) in data visualization with some excellent examples (of both) from government sources.