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

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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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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

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

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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

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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. 

Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2020 October

Date/Time: October 22, 2020 6p – 8p

Presenter:  Peter Merrill

Topic: “Innovation Imperative: The Great Eight Remembering The Fundamentals of the Innovation Management Principles”

Registration Link / Meeting Instructions:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5305570624784758800

Peter Merrill is a global thought leader in both Innovation and Quality Management. He 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 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 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 is author of the books “Innovation Generation”, “Do It Right the Second Time” and “Innovation Never Stops”.

As the CEO of Quest Management, 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. His passion for Innovation comes from a lifelong practical experience.  He truly knows what innovation is about and how to achieve it.

He will speak to his article in the October Quality Progress.  “Innovation Imperative: The Great Eight Remembering The Fundamentals of the Innovation Management Principles”. We will receive a walkthrough of the fundamentals of the innovation management principles included in ISO 56002 Innovation management the Innovation management system. 

Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2020 September

Date/Time: September 24, 2020 6p – 8p

Presenter:  Forrest Breyfogle

Topic: The Business Process Management Guidebook: An Integrated Enterprise Excellence BPM System

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Forrest Breyfogle is a Professional Engineer and ASQ Fellow who founded Smarter Solutions in 1992. As a management thought leader and innovator, he recently completed a five-book set that provides radical management advancements in the utilization and integration of scorecards, strategic planning, and process improvement.

The first book, The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System: An Enhanced, Unified Approach to Balanced Scorecards, Strategic Planning, and Business Improvement , introduces new perspectives on what to measure and report; when and how to report it; how to interpret the results; and how to use the results to establish goals, prioritize work efforts, and continuously enhance organizational focus and success. The system helps organizations improve their bottom-line and competitiveness through the integration of analytics with innovation.

An additional three-volume series, Integrated Enterprise Excellence: Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard , provides further elaboration on the shortcomings of traditional systems and the details of an Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) implementation. This series of volumes describes IEE’s set of management techniques that enhance an organization’s measurement and improvement system to increase predictable and sustainable bottom-line results. The system embeds a set of best practices derived from the strengths of past systems, applying structured metrics and a no-nonsense roadmap to initiate process improvement and achieve substantial benefits. IEE takes Lean Six Sigma and the balanced scorecard to the next level in the pursuit of enterprise excellence. The final book in the set, Lean Six Sigma Project Execution Guide, provides a detailed roadmap for process improvement project execution, which truly integrates Lean and Six Sigma tools.

Forrest Breyfogle was named Quality Professional of the Year for 2011 by Quality Magazine and in 2012 was awarded alumni of the year by Missouri University of Science and Technology. He also received the prestigious Crosby Medal from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) in 2004 for an earlier book, Implementing Six Sigma. He has served on the Board of Advisors for the University of Texas Center for Performance Excellence from 2003-2012.

Mr. Breyfogle began his career with IBM in development and later transferred to the product test organization. Within these organizations he became very interested in the benefits derived from the wise use of statistical techniques. From 1980 to 1992 he served IBM in applying Six Sigma methodology” to testing, development, manufacturing, and service organizations.

Mr. Breyfogle has conducted numerous Lean Six Sigma workshop sessions as well as Master Black Belt, Black Belt, Green Belt, Champion, and Executive training sessions throughout the world. He has coached an array of individuals and organizations on the wise application of Lean and Six Sigma techniques. Smarter Solutions, Inc. has had the honor of serving a distinguished group of Fortune 100 clients and many others in a wide variety of industries.

Mr. Breyfogle has authored or co-authored thirteen books, published over 150 technical articles for a wide range of publications, and has been interviewed by television, radio, and publication editors about managing the dynamics of organizations and the application of all forms of enterprise improvement methodologies. His latest book is The Business Process Management Guidebook: An Integrated Enterprise Excellence BPM System.

Mr. Breyfogle has an MSME degree from the University of Texas and a BSME from the University of Missouri at Rolla.