Professional Development Meeting – 2019 April

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Come join us for the first in a three part series focusing on Quality 4.0 The future of Quality. As we prepare to co-host the 2019 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Fort Worth in May, let’s discover the future of Quality.

Presentation:

Quality & The Agile Enterprise

Nigel Thurlow, Chief of Agile at Toyota Connected, Toyota Motor Corporation will discuss quality from the standpoint of the Agile Enterprise, The Toyota Way, and lean production.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a senior leader of one of the world’s classic quality management organizations.  Come prepared to hear how Toyota Connected, a cutting edge mobility organization, is leading quality and change both now and in the future.  Don’t miss this fascinating learning opportunity.

Speakers:

Nigel Thurlow, Chief of Agile at Toyota Connected, Toyota Motor Corporation is a Lean Evangelist, Continuous Improvement Leader, Quality Advocate, Agile & Scrum Coach, and a member of The Machine That Changed the World.

Considered by peers as an expert in Lean implementation and process improvement, gained from a Toyota background, he evangelizes quality improvement and waste reduction, using his Toyota years as a foundation for teaching how to get more for less, while continuously improving the organization to deliver better value to the customer.

After many successful years as an industry accredited project leader, his focus is now on building and coaching high performing teams, and developing Lean & Agile Leadership within Fortune 500 organizations who are embracing change through the adoption of Lean, Kanban, Agile and The Scrum Framework.

In 2017 following 2 1/2 years with Scrum Inc, Nigel has moved back to his roots and re-joined Toyota as the Chief of Agile with Toyota Connected, the Toyota company building the future of connected vehicle technologies. Nigel holds numerous accreditations in many agile disciplines having been trained and mentored by many notable industry experts, and has trained and certified over 2000 Scrum professionals as a certified Scrum trainer for the Scrum Alliance. He is also a Lego Certified Facilitator.


Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 25th April 2019
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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Professional Development Meeting – 2019 March

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Tutorial:

Mentoring Program

The tutorial will describe the ASQ Dallas Section 1402 Mentoring Program and how it relates to organizational knowledge.

  • Educates the Mentee about section offerings
  • Provides members with value to reinforce and maintain section membership
  • Provide mentor services to members
  • Opportunity for mutual sharing
  • Communicates Organizational Knowledge
  • Recertification Unit for Mentors

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 instrumentals in their certification to AS9100:2016. and


Come join us for the first in a three part series focusing on Quality 4.0 The future of Quality. As we prepare to co-host the 2019 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Fort Worth in May, let’s discover the future of Quality.

Presentation:

Multi Team Systems

Dr. Baker and Dr. Turner will discuss a scientific paper they co-authored regarding Multi Team Systems along with Toyota Connected of Toyota Motor Corporation. This has now been published in a scientific peered reviewed journal, The Journal Of Technology Management. They will discuss utilizing Multi Team Systems to improve Agility in Lean Product Development at Scale.  Its a subject that they have presented on internationally. This will extend our conversation of Scrum and related work processes that we started at the February Professional Development meeting.

Speakers:

Dr. Rose Baker and Dr. John Turner are assistant professors in the College of Information, Department of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas in Denton.  Their research interests are in adult education,work place learning and performance, teams, team cognition, knowledge management, performance improvement, leadership, theory building, multilevel models, and meta-analysis techniques. Publications include articles in Advances in Developing Human Resources, Performance Improvement Quarterly, Performance Improvement, Journal of Knowledge Management, and International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, & Society.


Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 28th March 2019
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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Professional Development Meeting – 2019 February 28th

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Come join us for the first in a three part series focusing on Quality 4.0 The future of Quality. As we prepare to co-host the 2019 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Fort Worth in May, let’s discover the future of Quality.

Presentation:

Scrum 101

Let’s learn about Software Quality through a basic introduction to the Agile Scrum process: Scrum 101. Linda Westfall of The Westfall Team will describe the duties of the three major Scrum roles of Product Owner, Scrum Development Team and Scrum Master. It will also discuss the basic steps in the Scrum process including the:

  • Scrum Planning Meeting
  • Sprint (Iteration) and Scrum Meeting (Daily Stand-Up)
  • Sprint Demonstration
  • Sprint Retrospective
  • Product Backlog Refinement Meeting

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 is a:

  • Professional Engineer (PE) in Software Engineering in the state of Texas.
  • ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE), Certified Manager or Quality Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) and Certified Biomedical Auditor (CBA).
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Certified Scrum Master and Certified Product Owner from the Scrum Alliance
  • Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), SAFe Agilist (SA), SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (SPO/PM) and SAFe Advanced Scrum Master from Scaled Agile, Inc.
  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt from Villanova University
  • Certified Tester from the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)

She has her MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and BS in Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Linda is the author of The Certified Software Quality Engineer Handbook, 2nd Edition published by ASQ Quality Press.
Linda can be contacted at lwestfall@westfallteam.com.


Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 28th February 2019
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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Update!

Presentation Slides: Scrum 101 – Linda Westfall

Professional Development Meeting – 2019 January 24th

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Tutorial:

“myASQ”

A centralized online community providing timely, relevant and customizable engagement for ASQ members and quality professionals around the globe.

Speaker:

Russell Wood, Chair Section 1402 Dallas, TX

 


Presentation:

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.

Speaker:

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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Update!

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 www.tinyurl.com/WCQI-2019-VOL.

Professional Development Meeting – 2018 November 29th

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Presentation:

TAMU-C Business Management/Quality Partnering Opportunities

Topics:

  • Overview of the TAMU-C College of Business management programs coming in Spring 2019
  • Soft Sills: Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Communication, and Strategic Management components of programs
  • Managerial Tools and Techniques components of programs (Project Management, Supply Chain, Operations and Six Sigma)
  • Pilot Program: Results from strategic partnership with L-3

 

About the Speakers:

Dr. Mario Hayek is an Associate Professor and the head of the management department in the College of Business at Texas A&M Commerce. He obtained an MBA with emphases in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the American University in Washington D.C. and a Ph.D. in management from the University of Mississippi; he has been teaching for over 20 years. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Hayek has launched a number of new ventures in Latin America and the Unites States including a recycling plant, hotel, restaurants, bar, travel agency and commercial real estate. As an academic, his research interests include entrepreneurship, leadership, organizational behavior, social responsibility and ethics.

Dr. Alex Williams is an Associate Professor in the College of Business at Texas A&M Commerce, where he teaches organizational behavior and human resources. His primary research interests include Leadership & Organizational Behavior. He earned his Ph.D. in Management at The University of Mississippi and his BA in Accounting from Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA).  He is a 2017 Hunt/Hopkins County Professor of the year, the 2016 recipient of the Neill Humfeld Distinguished Faculty Award for Service, and the 2015 Faculty Senate Award for Teaching with Technology. Additionally, he has extensive experience as both a business professional and a social entrepreneur.

Dr. Jerry Burch is an Assistant Professor in the College of Business at Texas A&M Commerce and has over 25 years of Supply Chain experience focusing on process improvement and time series forecasting. He received his Masters of Science in Operations Research/Operations Logistics and earned his Master Blackbelt while working with the Defense Logistics Agency. He has also earned his Ph.D. in Management (Organizational Behavior) with minor area of study in Decision Sciences. His research has been published in many top rated journals including the International Journal of Forecasting and Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.

 Tom Brown completes a 35 year career, retiring as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Aerospace Systems Segment at L3 Technologies at he end of this year. Tom has extensive HR experience as a specialist in compensation, information systems, management development training, staffing, and benefits as well as in HR generalist roles throughout his career. His previous employers include Raytheon, Alcatel and Bank One. He holds a Master of Business Administration in human resource management from the University of Dallas and a Master of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University.  He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Lakes Regional Community Centers (MHMR), and is a member of the Autism Society of America.

 


Meeting Information

Meeting Date: November 29, 2018
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dinner Price: $25.00

Meeting Location:
Crowne Plaza Addison
14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001

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Update!

Presentation Slides: A&M Commerce College of Business – Overview

Professional Development Meeting – 2018 October 25th

Risk and Regulatory Compliance – 2018 Midwest FDC Conference

Risk and Regulatory Compliance

Don’t miss the 2018 Midwest FDC Conference

October 3, 2018 at Wojcik Conference Center – Harper College

Palatine, Illinois

Regulatory authorities have embraced science-based risk management.  As the supply chain becomes more complex, risk awareness and quality aspects in general become more important.
All countries involved in regulated industries should have quality processes for sourcing of materials, manufacturing, packaging, testing, storage, and distribution.  These quality processes provide rationale to understand risk, as well as to mitigate it through appropriate and robust controls.

Members:  $100  Non-Members:  $120

Professional Development Meeting – 2018 September 27th

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Tutorial: Resume/Interview 101 by Kent Smith

This month Our Tutorial will offer the opportunity for you to work directly with DFW metroplex recruiters on your strategy for new job opportunities. Although this will be especially important to those of you currently not working looking for employment it is also great for all of us to keep resumes current and understand what the job market outlook is for this coming year and beyond. We will have several recruiters on hand which will be present initially in a panel format for questions and then also individually for specific guidance.

About the Speaker:

Since the past 9 years, Kent Smith a Senior Business Development Manager for Talent 101, Inc. Talent 101 has been a global workforce solution provider dedicated to the semiconductor industry offering contract, direct-hire, statement of work and strategic outsourcing. Prior to working for Talent 101, Kent was a Client Services Representative for Business Control Systems where he was nominated for outstanding service, personnel and pricing to Texas Instruments providing I.T. staffing solutions.

Besides the semiconductor industry, Kent has also worked in sourcing professionals from a variety of disciplines and industries in the past.

Presentation: Terrina Wilder – TW Consulting and Associates

About the Speaker:

Terrina Wilder entered the US Army from her home state of Wisconsin in 1988. Her military career as a Medical Specialist and Chemical Officer would ultimately open opportunities in industries such as primary healthcare, veterinary medicine, chemical manufacturing, drug development, and medical device manufacturing. Terrina has been in the Regulatory Affairs profession since 2000 and has been a certified RA professional since 2005. Her specialty has been global regulatory compliance for the medical device industry for the last 18 years. TW Consulting and Associates was established in 2011 by Ms. Wilder and has serviced start-up, mid-size, and large medical device companies. TW Consulting and Associates has helped companies market their products in over 60 countries and strategically addresses worldwide regulatory compliance concerns. In her spare time, Terrina enjoys living in the North Dallas, Texas area where she hikes, occasionally attends theatre productions, and is an active member of her local church.

 

Meeting Information

Meeting Date: September 27, 2018
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dinner Price: $25.00

Meeting Location:
Crowne Plaza Addison
14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001

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Update!

Tutorial Slides: Resume / Interview 101 – Kent Smith

Presentation Slides: Changing Regulatory Climate for Medical Device Manufacturers

Lean 6-Sigma SIG – Monthly Meeting – 2018 September

Topic:  An Introduction to TRIZ, The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving

Ever been stuck on a problem with no idea how to attack it? Or, come up with a solution that was just too complicated to implement? At this month’s meeting com learn about TRIZ (теория решения изобретательских задач), the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. TRIZ is a systematic approach to understanding your problem, finding a solution, and simplifying complex designs. How you ask? Because through TRIZ you will learn that someone somewhere has already solved your problem.

Speaker Bio

John Ellis is currently Sr. Manager – Continuous Improvement and Strategic Project Portfolio, HR and Legal for NEC Corporation of America. He is a PMI certified PMP (Project Management Professional), an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a Textron Certified DFSS Black Belt and Master Black Belt. Prior to entering the world of Six Sigma he created and then managed the IT Project Management Office at Bell Helicopter. He has a long and varied IT background including managing data networks, IT product and vendor management, developing application architecture and standards, and operating systems programming. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a BA in Mathematics and German. John enjoys classical music and Broadway shows, plays piano, and is interested in foreign languages having studied French, Chinese Mandarin and American Sign Language in addition to his degree in German.

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