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HOW DOES DEMING WORK - IN THE REAL WORLD?
Deming Today® takes a fresh look at how Dr. Deming's theories and teachings work in practice. 

 

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Leading from the Top (Part 2) – Transformation of the Leader

From The Deming Institute Blog, 2/10/2020

Guest post by Dennis Sergent, President, Sergent Results Group. What happened at Detroit Medical Center after its CEO realized he was the problem? Find out in Part II of Leading from the Top - Transformation of the Leader.

Understanding Variation: The Key to Managing Chaos

From The Deming Institute Blog, 2/3/2020

John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability, explains the critical importance of understanding variation within your organization as illustrated in Dr. Donald J. Wheeler's book, Understanding Variation: The Key to Managing Chaos

The Most Viewed Videos on Our YouTube Channel

From The Deming Institute Blog, 1/20/2020

Find out what our most-watched videos were, and discover some gems you may have missed in this guest post by John Hunter, founder of curiouscat.com.

Leading from the Top (Part I) – Transformation of the Leader

From The Deming Institute Blog, 1/14/2020

Guest post by Dennis Sergent, President, Sergent Results Group. Dr. Deming said, “Quality is determined by the top management. It cannot be delegated.” This humorous tale from Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan illustrates this concept beautifully.

Deming on Management: Education

From The Deming Institute Blog, 1/6/2020

Guest post by John Hunter, and the fifth post in our Deming on Management series. This series provides resources for those interested in learning more about particular topics related to W. Edwards Deming’s ideas. View our previous Deming on Management posts: appreciation for a system, the PDSA cycle, psychology and the red bead experiment.

The Most Popular Posts on Our Blog in 2019

From The Deming Institute Blog, 12/30/2019

Meet One of Our Non-Profit Partners

From The Deming Institute Blog, 12/17/2019

Norea Hoeft, Senior Communications Associate, shares the story of Aileron, one of our incredible partners.

Deming on Management: Appreciation for a System

From The Deming Institute Blog, 12/9/2019

Guest post by John Hunter and the fourth in our “Deming on Management" series. This series provides resources for those interested in learning more about particular topics related to W. Edwards Deming’s ideas on management. Previous series posts provided resources on the PDSA cycle, psychology and the red bead experiment.

Plant Manager Dan Vermeesch and Quality Manager Brain Hoff discuss their Deming Journey.

From The Deming Podcast, 11/20/2019

In our 6th Interview episode, Plant Manager Dan Vermeesch and Quality Manager Brain Hoff discuss their Deming Journey. Topics include a discussion on variation and getting the Deming Philosophy into the education.

The Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) has announced the 2019 Deming Prize winners.

From The Deming Institute Blog, 11/18/2019

Guest post by John Hunter, founder of curiouscat.com (in 1996).

The Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) has announced the 2019 Deming Prize winners.

Life Lessons from Russell Ackoff

From The Deming Institute Blog, 11/13/2019

Advisory Council Member Bill Bellows shares an as-yet unheard anecdote on siloed decision making from visionary Russ Ackoff.

True Improvement vs Illusion of Progress

From The Deming Institute Blog, 11/4/2019

Guest post by John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. "True Improvement vs Illusion of Progress" is a presentation by Peter Scholtes given at George Washington University in 1990. In the presentation, Peter discusses five ingredients of true improvement.

Improving the Wood River Women’s Foundation Using Deming’s Ideas

From The Deming Institute Blog, 10/21/2019

Terri Bullock, Vice President of the Wood River Women’s Foundation, shares how she has improved herself and her organization with Deming principles in this conversation with Nicole Luisi of Aileron.

Customer Satisfaction and The Deming Way at Gallery Furniture

From The Deming Institute Blog, 10/7/2019

This short interview with Jim McIngvale (Mattress Mack), owner of Gallery Furniture, explores Deming’s continued influence on the management practices of Gallery Furniture.

Reflections on the Fabric of the Toyota Production System

From The Deming Institute Blog, 9/23/2019

This article by Bill Bellows, member of The Deming Institute’s Advisory Council, is the first in a series he is preparing in collaboration with Dick Steele, a Board Member of The Deming Institute. They offer their thoughts on the legendary Toyota Production System and its connection to the management system within Toyota and how it was inspired by Dr. Deming.  

Purpose: To Benefit All Stakeholders

From The Deming Institute Blog, 9/16/2019

John Hunter discusses the statement on the purpose of a corporation from the Business Roundtable, August 2019.

Russ Ackoff on Systems Thinking and Management

From The Deming Institute Blog, 9/2/2019

In his guest post, John Hunter shares a video of a presentation that Russell Ackoff delivered in 2003.  

Alan Winlow offers insights on his efforts to lead a Deming transformation.

From The Deming Podcast, 7/13/2019

Alan Winlow, MBE, former Managing Director of Yorkshire Brick Company, Continuous Improvement Director at Marshalls PLC, and 2019 ASQ Deming Medal Recipient, offers insights on his efforts to lead a Deming transformation.

Human Resources in the Post Deming Era, John Hunter, Founder of curiouscat.com

From The Deming Institute Blog, 6/17/2019

John Hunter, founder of curiouscat.com reflects on Peter Scholtes and Mary Jenkins presentation at the 1994 Ohio Quality and Productivity Forum conference titled "Human Resources in the Post Deming Era."

Donald Berwick, co-founder and former President and CEO of IHI, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, shares his Deming Journey.

From The Deming Podcast, 6/14/2019

Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, KBE, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) shares his Deming journey. Dr. Berwick, who presented at The Deming Institute's 2018 Conference, is one of the nation's leading authorities on healthcare quality and improvement.  

Wendi Middleton, Director of Continual Quality Improvement, Aging Adult Services Agency within the State of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services, and Dennis Sergent, President, Sergent Results Group

From The Deming Podcast, 4/30/2019

In our 3rd interview podcast of 2019, Wendi Middleton, Director of Continual Quality Improvement, from the Aging Adult Services Agency within the State of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services, and Dennis Sergent, President, Sergent Results Group, share reflections on the "Challenges and Opportunities in Applying the Deming Philosophy in Government."

Thinking and Learning Together at the 3rd Annual Bryce Canyon Society Forum, April 3, 2019

From The Deming Institute Blog, 4/29/2019

Guest post by Katie Groves, College Business Manager, College of Education and Human Development, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

A Practical Approach to Change: Some Strategies and Tools by Peter Scholtes

From The Deming Institute Blog, 4/15/2019

Steven Haedrich, President of New York Label & Box Works, shares reflections on his continued admiration and application of the Deming Philosophy

From The Deming Podcast, 3/30/2019

In our 2nd interview podcast of 2019, Steven Haedrich, President of New York Label & Box Works (NYLBW), shared reflections on his continued admiration and application of the Deming Philosophy.

David Langford, Superintendent, Ingenium Charter Schools

From The Deming Podcast, 1/26/2019

In our January 2019 interview podcast, his 8th session with Tripp, Superintendent David Langford reflects on the state of education, the system, and how its set up, including various ways in how schools are working to move from “theory to practice” in their understanding and application of the Deming philosophy.

Doug Hall, CEO and Founder, Eureka! Ranch, latest book - Driving Eureka!

From The Deming Podcast, 11/26/2018

Mike Tveite, Statistician

From The Deming Podcast, 11/19/2018

Mike Tveite reflects on his interactions with Dr. Deming, beginning with attending a Four-Day Seminar in 1986.

Southern Utah University Professor Ravi Roy and Department of Aviation Director, Michael ("Mike") Mower

From The Deming Podcast, 10/20/2018

Tripp Babbitt interviews Southern Utah University Professor Ravi Roy and Department of Aviation Director, Michael ("Mike") Mower following their presentation at The Deming Institute's 2018 Conference.

Deming Institute 2018 Conference Interviews

From The Deming Podcast, 10/12/2018

Tripp Babbitt interviews Chris Chapman, Josef Pishek, Jacob Smith, and Denise Murray, all first-time attendees of a Deming Institute Conference.

Doug Stilwell, Professor, Drake University

From The Deming Podcast, 7/27/2018

Doug Stilwell shares lessons learned on his transition from a public school administrator to a professor of education at Drake University, once bitten by the Deming philosophy.

David Langford, Superintendent, Ingenium Charter Schools

From The Deming Podcast, 7/13/2018

Superintendent David Langford reflects on the efforts of the entire staff of Ingenium Charter Schools to move from “theory to practice” in their understanding and application of the Deming philosophy.

Jean-Marie Gogue, President and Founder of the French Deming Association

From The Deming Podcast, 6/1/2018

Jean-Marie Gogue reflects on his interactions and memories of working with Dr. Deming, beginning in November 1978 in Tokyo.

Balaji Reddie, Founder of the Deming Forum India, “Deming Management - More than Statistics”

From The Deming Podcast, 12/8/2017

Balaji Reddie, from Pune, India, shares milestones on his personal Deming Journey, commencing shortly after Dr. Deming's passing in 1993.

Kevin Cahill, Executive Director of The W. Edwards Deming Institute®, Enriching Society through the Deming Philosophy

From The Deming Podcast, 11/14/2017

Kevin Cahill reflects on the first 24 years of The Deming Institute, founded by Dr. Deming before his passing in 1993.

Joshua Macht, Executive Vice President, Product Innovation, and Group Publisher of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) Group

From The Deming Podcast, 10/13/2017

Joshua Macht shares his goal of how to recast management ideas to those new to management.

Lori Fry, Business Management Consultant, Dignity (at work) Project

From The Deming Podcast, 9/14/2017

Lori Fry shares her inspiration for launching her "Dignity (at work) Project."  

Lori Fry, The Value of Dignity in Work: One Company Says $20

From The Deming Institute Blog, 8/10/2017

Read Lori Fry's blog on management, restroom breaks and the System of Profound Knowledge. 

See more at The Dignity at Work Project

Bill Cooper, What Can a Leader Learn From Deming?

From The Deming Podcast, 7/19/2017

Bill Cooper shares stories on his 11-year relationship with Dr. Deming, which began when he was one of 22 attendees in a 1982 Four-Day seminar with Dr. Deming.

Lori Fry, Tree Climbing or Life-long Learning - What's the Real AIM of Our Education System?

From The Deming Institute Blog, 7/18/2017

Read Lori Fry's blog on "tree climbers" and "fish" and the true aim of education.

See more at The Dignity at Work Project.

Professor Brings Deming Institute to SUU

Read about The Deming Institute's partnership with Dr. Ravi Roy and Southern Utah University to create The W. Edwards Deming Incubator for Public Affairs (WEDIPA).  

Phil Monroe, Back to Basics - Theory & Tools of Quality Management

From The Deming Podcast, 7/6/2017

Phil Monroe harkens back to meeting Dr. Deming in 1983, while serving as the Commanding Officer of the Naval Air Rework Facility at North Island Naval Air Station, Coronado.

Lori Fry, Don't Gamble with your Company's Culture

From The Deming Institute Blog, 6/25/2017

Read Lori Fry's latest blog post from on a new way of defining, and shifting, culture in your organization.  

See more at The Dignity at Work Project.

Ed Baker, Author of The Symphony of Profound Knowledge

From The Deming Podcast, 5/24/2017

Hear Ed Baker share the story of his book, The Symphony of Profound Knowledge:  W. Edwards Deming's Score for Leading, Performing, and Living in Concert.

Watch a Q & A session with Ed Baker at Aileron

Program Book Talk, Interview with Ed Baker

From Program Book Talk, 4/27/2017

Listen to an interview with Ed Baker on his book The Symphony of Profound Knowledge and applying the Deming principles to nonprofits.  

Kelly Allan, Experience Often Teaches You The Wrong Lessons

From Forbes.com, 4/1/2017

Blog post from Kelly Allan: How One Leader Learned That Experience Often Teaches You The Wrong Lessons

Kevin Cahill, Breaking the Mold on Leadership - My Journey of Discovery

From In2In.org, 3/21/2017

Watch Kevin Cahill share the story of discovering a new approach to leadership through the Deming philosophy.