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:
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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:
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Professional Development Meeting – 2022 April – 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:

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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

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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:

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Meeting Information

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

Meeting Location:
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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

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John Jennings


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Meeting Information

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

Meeting Location:
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Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2021 October

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Presentation:

Risk Management

Risk Management is perhaps one of the most widely discussed areas of the modern quality management system.  We will hear from our ASQ Dallas Section Chair on some insights into risk that many are unfamiliar with.

Speaker:

Hank Fahrlander is the founder and owner of the 40+ year old H.W. Fahrlander and Associates. Hank will shed insight on risk from the perspective of a long-time quality advocate, advisor, teacher, and leader.

 

Tutorial:

Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA): A Practical Overview

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Ed Oboli


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Meeting Information

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

Meeting Location:
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Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2021 September

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Presentation:

Managing Data

Managing Data in a proficient way is key to all successful Quality Management. Join us for this month’s presentation to take a deep dive into this topic from a subject matter expert.

Speaker:

James Duarte is with the International Academy for Quality, an Academician and an ASQ Fellow with certifications as a Quality Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He is member of the original SPC committee for GMP’s with the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association and Chair of the Subcommittee for statistical procedures for the Aluminum Association. He has experience in energy, manufacturing, healthcare, and service industries. Jim’s specialties are in Training, Advanced Analytics, Data Science, Consulting Management, Manufacturing, Service Industries, ‘Hoshin Kanri’ and Complexity Reduction.

 

Tutorial:

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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 23rd September 2021
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Meeting Location:
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Professional Development Meeting – 2021 August

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Presentation:

Baldrige Award Winning Leadership and Employee Engagement

Join us to hear from a expert to examine the concept of workforce engagement and, learning from the best practices of Baldrige Award winners and how it can be made relevant to your own organization.

Speaker:

Glenn Bodinson is Founder and Principal of BaldrigeCoach, Inc. Glenn is a past chair of Dallas ASQ Section 1402. He has long experience in partnering with organizations to achieve enterprise excellence whether the goal is to compete for Baldrige or just to become a better organization. His results speak for themselves: 21 Clients have won the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award.  95% of AHCA Bronze Quality Award clients won and 100% of his Silver Award clients. This is the best track record for Quality Award consulting in America.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 26th August 2021
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meeting Location:
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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: 22nd July 2021
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Meeting Location:
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