Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

The Deming Cycle — Everyone Should Know It.

August 22, 2013

The Deming Cycle, the historical basis for all Quality
Assurance Programs, helped Japan to recover after World
War II.

The Deming Cycle consists of four steps: Plan, Do, Check
the Results, and Alter the Plan if necessary.

The Deming Cycle is a good definition of common sense.
I have used it on many occasions without knowing it.

When applying the Deming Cycle, when do we learn new and
better ways of doing our task?

We learn during the fourth step of the Deming Cycle when
we Alter our Plan.

WHATIFWE were all taught the Deming Cycle as a part of
our public education?

The Most Important People In Our Society.

August 20, 2013

Who are the most important people in civilized society?

Are wealthy individuals the most important people in our
society? No, they are not.

Are celebrities the most important people in our society?
No, they are not.

Do religious organizations contain the most important
people in our society?  No, they do not.

Are government officials the most important people in our
society?  No, they are not.

The artisans and highly skilled professionals are the most
important people in any civilized society.

Nothing of any value gets done without the participation
of these highly skilled professional.

WHATIFWE increased the number of highly skilled home-based
pioneering professional software engineers?

Life of A Programmer — Session 4 — How can you become more skilled than your fellow employees.

February 26, 2013

PRINCIPLE 4: ACCEPT NO VERBAL ORDERS

In 1961, Lockheed had a standard document called an ANVO. This meant “ACCEPT NO VERBAL ORDERS”.

This is a very important and valuable concept.  Spoken commands are more likely to be misinterpreted.

Your boss might only make verbal commands. In this case, give him your interpretation in writing.

When an ANVO has been issued, make sure that its required effort is properly documented in your log.

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