What is involved in Continuous Quality Improvement
Find out what the related areas are that Continuous Quality Improvement connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Continuous Quality Improvement thinking-frame.
How far is your company on its Continuous Quality Improvement journey?
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To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.
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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Continuous Quality Improvement related domains to cover and 115 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.
The following domains are covered:
Continuous Quality Improvement, Continual improvement process, Benchmarking, Business process management, CIBIC Continuous Improvement, Continuous function, Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, Environmental management system, ISO/IEC 15504, ISO 14000, ISO 45001 draft, ISO 9000, Incrementalism, Institute of Quality Assurance, International Organization for Standardization, Kaizen, Linguistic corpus, Linguistic prescription, Masaaki Imai, Minimum viable product, Perpetual beta, Program management, Project management, Quality management, Quantum, Training Within Industry, W. Edwards Deming:
Continuous Quality Improvement Critical Criteria:
Cut a stake in Continuous Quality Improvement projects and slay a dragon.
– In the case of a Continuous Quality Improvement project, the criteria for the audit derive from implementation objectives. an audit of a Continuous Quality Improvement project involves assessing whether the recommendations outlined for implementation have been met. in other words, can we track that any Continuous Quality Improvement project is implemented as planned, and is it working?
– What business benefits will Continuous Quality Improvement goals deliver if achieved?
– How do we maintain Continuous Quality Improvements Integrity?
Continual improvement process Critical Criteria:
Confer re Continual improvement process engagements and assess and formulate effective operational and Continual improvement process strategies.
– Will Continuous Quality Improvement deliverables need to be tested and, if so, by whom?
– Why are Continuous Quality Improvement skills important?
– What is Effective Continuous Quality Improvement?
Benchmarking Critical Criteria:
Have a session on Benchmarking adoptions and document what potential Benchmarking megatrends could make our business model obsolete.
– Does our organization need more Continuous Quality Improvement education?
– What are the business goals Continuous Quality Improvement is aiming to achieve?
– Who sets the Continuous Quality Improvement standards?
Business process management Critical Criteria:
Face Business process management outcomes and point out improvements in Business process management.
– What are your key performance measures or indicators and in-process measures for the control and improvement of your Continuous Quality Improvement processes?
– Why is it important to have senior management support for a Continuous Quality Improvement project?
– Who needs to know about Continuous Quality Improvement ?
CIBIC Continuous Improvement Critical Criteria:
Face CIBIC Continuous Improvement engagements and maintain CIBIC Continuous Improvement for success.
– What role does communication play in the success or failure of a Continuous Quality Improvement project?
– Who will provide the final approval of Continuous Quality Improvement deliverables?
– What are specific Continuous Quality Improvement Rules to follow?
Continuous function Critical Criteria:
Boost Continuous function failures and diversify by understanding risks and leveraging Continuous function.
– For your Continuous Quality Improvement project, identify and describe the business environment. is there more than one layer to the business environment?
– Does Continuous Quality Improvement analysis isolate the fundamental causes of problems?
– Which individuals, teams or departments will be involved in Continuous Quality Improvement?
Eco-Management and Audit Scheme Critical Criteria:
Consolidate Eco-Management and Audit Scheme planning and achieve a single Eco-Management and Audit Scheme view and bringing data together.
– What are your current levels and trends in key measures or indicators of Continuous Quality Improvement product and process performance that are important to and directly serve your customers? how do these results compare with the performance of your competitors and other organizations with similar offerings?
– Think about the functions involved in your Continuous Quality Improvement project. what processes flow from these functions?
– Are we Assessing Continuous Quality Improvement and Risk?
Environmental management system Critical Criteria:
Generalize Environmental management system adoptions and look at it backwards.
– A compounding model resolution with available relevant data can often provide insight towards a solution methodology; which Continuous Quality Improvement models, tools and techniques are necessary?
– What are the disruptive Continuous Quality Improvement technologies that enable our organization to radically change our business processes?
– How does the organization define, manage, and improve its Continuous Quality Improvement processes?
ISO/IEC 15504 Critical Criteria:
X-ray ISO/IEC 15504 strategies and plan concise ISO/IEC 15504 education.
– Are there any easy-to-implement alternatives to Continuous Quality Improvement? Sometimes other solutions are available that do not require the cost implications of a full-blown project?
– What will be the consequences to the business (financial, reputation etc) if Continuous Quality Improvement does not go ahead or fails to deliver the objectives?
– Does Continuous Quality Improvement analysis show the relationships among important Continuous Quality Improvement factors?
ISO 14000 Critical Criteria:
Be clear about ISO 14000 tactics and work towards be a leading ISO 14000 expert.
– How can you measure Continuous Quality Improvement in a systematic way?
ISO 45001 draft Critical Criteria:
Consolidate ISO 45001 draft failures and question.
– Think about the people you identified for your Continuous Quality Improvement project and the project responsibilities you would assign to them. what kind of training do you think they would need to perform these responsibilities effectively?
– How will you measure your Continuous Quality Improvement effectiveness?
ISO 9000 Critical Criteria:
Cut a stake in ISO 9000 outcomes and remodel and develop an effective ISO 9000 strategy.
– What process management and improvement tools are we using PDSA/PDCA, ISO 9000, Lean, Balanced Scorecard, Six Sigma, something else?
– Do not ISO 9000 and CMM certifications loose their meaning when applied to the software industry?
– What new services of functionality will be implemented next with Continuous Quality Improvement ?
Incrementalism Critical Criteria:
Value Incrementalism strategies and pioneer acquisition of Incrementalism systems.
– In what ways are Continuous Quality Improvement vendors and us interacting to ensure safe and effective use?
– Do Continuous Quality Improvement rules make a reasonable demand on a users capabilities?
Institute of Quality Assurance Critical Criteria:
Administer Institute of Quality Assurance leadership and correct better engagement with Institute of Quality Assurance results.
– Are there any disadvantages to implementing Continuous Quality Improvement? There might be some that are less obvious?
International Organization for Standardization Critical Criteria:
Give examples of International Organization for Standardization outcomes and reduce International Organization for Standardization costs.
– Consider your own Continuous Quality Improvement project. what types of organizational problems do you think might be causing or affecting your problem, based on the work done so far?
– What is the source of the strategies for Continuous Quality Improvement strengthening and reform?
– What is our Continuous Quality Improvement Strategy?
Kaizen Critical Criteria:
Boost Kaizen engagements and plan concise Kaizen education.
– Do several people in different organizational units assist with the Continuous Quality Improvement process?
– Why should we adopt a Continuous Quality Improvement framework?
Linguistic corpus Critical Criteria:
Differentiate Linguistic corpus goals and report on setting up Linguistic corpus without losing ground.
– Will Continuous Quality Improvement have an impact on current business continuity, disaster recovery processes and/or infrastructure?
– Is Supporting Continuous Quality Improvement documentation required?
Linguistic prescription Critical Criteria:
Adapt Linguistic prescription projects and display thorough understanding of the Linguistic prescription process.
– Will new equipment/products be required to facilitate Continuous Quality Improvement delivery for example is new software needed?
– How will we insure seamless interoperability of Continuous Quality Improvement moving forward?
– What are the record-keeping requirements of Continuous Quality Improvement activities?
Masaaki Imai Critical Criteria:
Understand Masaaki Imai issues and probe Masaaki Imai strategic alliances.
– What knowledge, skills and characteristics mark a good Continuous Quality Improvement project manager?
– Why is Continuous Quality Improvement important for you now?
Minimum viable product Critical Criteria:
Accommodate Minimum viable product tasks and frame using storytelling to create more compelling Minimum viable product projects.
– Think of your Continuous Quality Improvement project. what are the main functions?
– What are internal and external Continuous Quality Improvement relations?
Perpetual beta Critical Criteria:
Talk about Perpetual beta engagements and create a map for yourself.
– Who are the people involved in developing and implementing Continuous Quality Improvement?
Program management Critical Criteria:
Cut a stake in Program management governance and be persistent.
– What is the likelihood of increasing the programs success by implementing it on either a larger or smaller scale?
– Have any other issues emerged which warrant further investigation but are beyond the scope of this program?
– Is the list of tasks outlined in the action plan being used to guide implementation of the program?
– What sample size will be needed to determine if the program has resulted in significant changes?
– Do the expected outcomes justify the level of resources required to run the program?
– What precautions will be undertaken to minimise bias during the collection of data?
– How much time and other resources will be required to market the program?
– Are there problem(s) or delays with a particular aspect of the program?
– How much time, money and staffing has been invested in this program?
– What resources are required to conduct and write up the evaluation?
– Does implementation of project management require a culture change?
– Are protocols required to implement any aspects of the program?
– What are the opportunity costs for conducting the program?
– How many staff are needed to conduct the program?
– What is the range of possible program objectives?
– Would we know if we were the victim of a breach?
– How does our program compare to industry peers?
– In what order will the tasks be performed?
– Is the program on, or close to, budget?
– Do the objectives need refocusing?
Project management Critical Criteria:
Systematize Project management leadership and get answers.
– With agile processes promoting the concept of self-directed teams, is there room for the conventional project manager or does this role also need to evolve to suit the principles of the new paradigm?
– Just what is a project management office, and how can it help you address the unique project management challenges in your organization?
– Are there metrics and standards that can be used for control of agile project progress during execution?
– How could a new product or service be developed in this century without Agile Project Management?
– Which individual role is responsible for all aspects of the delivery of the solution?
– Why should a client choose a project team which offers agile software development?
– How difficult is agile project management for outsourced or off-shored projects?
– Our project management standards do they support or undermine Risk Management?
– What is important in the kick-off meeting to enable feedback and learning?
– Will reporting methods be different for agile versus traditional projects?
– How do organizations adapt to a radically new framework such as agile?
– Why are project management models not used in maintenance?
– Does your organization have a Project Management Office?
– Are there separate sub-systems that have to communicate?
– What is the Technical aspect of Project Management?
– What is the meaning of success in this context?
– How do we deal with change when it happens?
– How does cost of change affect software?
– How do we deal with change?
– When is done done?
Quality management Critical Criteria:
Judge Quality management projects and oversee implementation of Quality management.
– Meeting the challenge: are missed Continuous Quality Improvement opportunities costing us money?
– Have you identified your Continuous Quality Improvement key performance indicators?
– What is the future of Data Quality management?
– Quality management -are clients satisfied?
Quantum Critical Criteria:
Air ideas re Quantum decisions and find answers.
– What are the top 3 things at the forefront of our Continuous Quality Improvement agendas for the next 3 years?
Training Within Industry Critical Criteria:
Focus on Training Within Industry risks and probe Training Within Industry strategic alliances.
– How do we ensure that implementations of Continuous Quality Improvement products are done in a way that ensures safety?
– Do we monitor the Continuous Quality Improvement decisions made and fine tune them as they evolve?
– Is a Continuous Quality Improvement Team Work effort in place?
W. Edwards Deming Critical Criteria:
Graph W. Edwards Deming engagements and devote time assessing W. Edwards Deming and its risk.
– Does the Continuous Quality Improvement task fit the clients priorities?
– How do we go about Comparing Continuous Quality Improvement approaches/solutions?
This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the Continuous Quality Improvement Self Assessment:
Author: Gerard Blokdijk
CEO at The Art of Service | theartofservice.com
Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.
To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:
Continuous Quality Improvement External links:
[DOC]CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT(CQI)
dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/6. Student Interview Form.doc
Continuous Quality Improvement | National Commission …
[PDF]CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT …
Benchmarking External links:
[PDF]Benchmarking Case Studies – imt.org
Business process management External links:
Lodestar – Business Process Management
Business Process Management Tool | myInvenio
BP3 | Business Process Management
CIBIC Continuous Improvement External links:
CIBIC Continuous Improvement Topics – revolvy.co
revolvy.co/topic/CIBIC Continuous Improvement&stype=topics
Continuous function External links:
Semicontinuous function – Encyclopedia of Mathematics
Continuous function – Encyclopedia of Mathematics
Continuous function – Calculus
Eco-Management and Audit Scheme External links:
The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)
EMAS certificate (Eco-management and audit scheme)
Environmental management system External links:
Environmental Management System (EMS) Manual – …
[PDF]Environmental Management System (EMS)
ISO/IEC 15504 External links:
ISO/IEC 15504-33000 is the international standard that defines the framework and requirements for process assessment and process improvement. Process maturity is measured by analyzing the way the process is performed and managed.
ISO/IEC 15504 – Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
ISO/IEC 15504 Information technology – Process assessment, also termed Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination (SPICE), is a set of technical standards documents for the computer software development process and related business management functions.
ISO 14000 External links:
ISO 14000 Certification – MasterControl Inc
List of Accredited Registrars, ISO 9000, ISO 14000, …
ISO 45001 draft External links:
ISO 45001 Draft Approved – Whittington & Associates
ISO 9000 External links:
ISO 9000 – MasterControl Inc
Florida ISO 9000 Total Quality Management Consulting
What is ISO 9000? – Definition from WhatIs.com
Incrementalism External links:
Incrementalism – Ethics Unwrapped – UT Austin
International Organization for Standardization External links:
ISO – International Organization for Standardization
MDMC – International Organization for Standardization …
ISO – International Organization for Standardization
Kaizen External links:
KaiZen Medical Group: Chiropractors: Scottsdale, AZ
Executive Search | Lean Recruiters – Home | Career Kaizen
The Kaizen Way to Wellness | Dr. Tomas Hemgren
Linguistic prescription External links:
ERIC – Linguistic Prescription: Familiar Practices and …
A linguistic prescription for ailing communication – …
Masaaki Imai External links:
Interview with Masaaki Imai
Minimum viable product External links:
How to define a Minimum Viable Product – freeCodeCamp
minimum viable product – Copyblogger
Program management External links:
DoN Consolidated Card Program Management Division
Tuition Assistance Program Management | EdAssist
Project management External links:
Project Management Academy – Official Site
LearnSmart IT & Project Management Online Training …
Quality management External links:
ASI DATAMYTE – The Global Leaders in Quality Management
Quality Management Training Solutions from BSI
Quantum External links:
Quantum Physics authors/titles recent submissions
Quantum of Solace (2008) – IMDb
Training Within Industry External links:
What is the Training Within Industry TWI program – LeanTrix
ERIC – Training within Industry as Short-Sighted …
Training Within Industry – TERRA Staffing Group
W. Edwards Deming External links:
The W. Edwards Deming Institute – Home | Facebook
The W. Edwards Deming Institute
W. Edwards Deming – Part 1 – YouTube