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ASQ Ottawa Valley Section Receives Historical Documents

Posted: December 13, 2015 at 5:57 pm   /   Blog

Michael Olsen, one of the founding members of ASQ Ottawa Valley Section, contacted ASQ Ottawa with the news that he wishes to deliver some historical documents. ASQ Ottawa invited Mike to the Professional Development event held on Nov 25, 2015. Mike delivered the original copy of the Charter incorporating ASQ Ottawa as an independent Section, […]

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Auditing 2.0

Posted: December 8, 2015 at 6:23 pm   /   ISO 9001:2015, Process Improvements

Now that we have the final version of ISO 9001:2015, it’s time to see if there are any implications for our organizations on the auditing side. Well, there are! The disappearance of specific required documents should not be any surprise. We went from 20 required procedures in the 1987 and 1994 versions down to 6 […]

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Change is in the air – ISO 9001 and Requirements for Managing Change!

Posted: October 31, 2015 at 8:55 pm   /   Featured, ISO 9001:2015

The current version of ISO 9001 has some important requirements for managing change. This is no surprise, and we are wise to remember that change introduces risk into our organizations. So when you’re planning a change (and we hope you are planning it!) remember to assess the level of risk associated with ‘something new’. 1. System […]

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Connect the dots: PDCA, Risk-based thinking and the Process Approach

Posted: October 11, 2015 at 2:51 pm   /   ISO 9001:2015, Process Improvements

Risk-based thinking Risk-based thinking helps an organization determine what circumstances could cause hiccups, or worse, disaster. The idea here is to anticipate what might go wrong and create mitigation plans. On the flip side, ‘risk’ can be positive and organizations can build a Management System that puts them in a position to make maximum use […]

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Data integrity issues that defeat the public’s trust

Posted: September 27, 2015 at 8:46 am   /   Blog

The breaking news this last week that Volkswagen (VW) has been caught red-handed cheating their way through emissions tests, has much bigger implications for environmental regulators and consumers alike. VW was aware of this issue and publicly admitted on September 18 that it had fit some of its US market diesel vehicles with a software […]

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Conscious Human Intention in the Workplace

Posted: September 20, 2015 at 1:57 pm   /   Blog, Featured, Process Improvements

In late 2014, I completed an academic study in conjunction with a business masters degree through the University of Leicester in the UK. The title of the thesis was “Conscious Human Intention in the Workplace” and it focused on the theories surrounding our abilities as humans to energetically influence the world around us, including how […]

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“Competency Requirement Matrix” for Project Success

Posted: September 12, 2015 at 10:53 am   /   Blog, Process Improvements

There are few important questions before staring a project or solving a problem. At least, these three questions should be kept in mind: What process, product or service should we select for improvement? What resources, knowledge or skills are required for the improvement effort? Who are the right people to improve the selected process, product […]

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