I had the pleasure of discussing the mission and expertise of the Juran Institute, Inc. with their CEO, Joe DeFeo. The Institute provides research and pragmatic solutions to enable organizations from any industry to lean the tools and techniques for managing quality and performance excellence. As a result of this discussion, I think you will take away some different views on the subject of quality and how they apply to your organization. This is not quality for the sake of quality. This is quality for the sake of business improvement.
The Juran's Quality Handbook: The Complete Guide to Performance Excellence 6/e , was co-authored by Joe DeFeo and the late Dr. Joseph M. Juran. This authoritative resource shows how to apply universal methods for delivering superior results and organizational excellence in any organization, industry, country or process. In the podcast, Joe will give two people the opportunity to win a copy of the handbook.
P.S. What do you talk about before a podcast begins? I left some beginning remarks. I have to correct our statement in the beginning, WKRP was in Cincinnati.
Upcoming Events: Juran is conducting blended Lean Six Sigma workshops for Green Belt and Black Belt certification beginning in April 2011. The workshops begin with required online independent study of e-learning modules. The estimated 24 hours of independent study must be completed by the start of the onsite, instructor-led portion of the workshop. The onsite workshop training, held in Southbury, Connecticut, will expand upon the topics covered in the e-learning modules. Training will be interactive with group case study exercises, problem analysis and statistics practice. Here is a list of all the workshops Juran currently has scheduled for 2011:
- Lean Six Sigma Blended Green Belt - (Beginning April 4, 2011)
- Lean Six Sigma Blended Black Belt - (Beginning April 4, 2011)
- Lean Six Sigma Upgrade to Black Belt - (Beginning May 2, 2011)
To register, or for more information, please call 800-338-7726, or email Tina@juran.com.