The Certified Manager of Quality/organizational Excellence Handbook

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Russ Westcott
ASQ Quality Press, 2005 - Business & Economics - 648 pages
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Management of quality continues to play a significant role in organizations as they struggle to deal with ever increasing complexities and challenges in our fast-paced world. Business success depends on their ability to use a wide range of information to define, plan, implement, and control a variety of complex, interdependent tasks using a finite set of data and decreasing resources. Organizations must develop the critical knowledge, interpersonal skills, technical tools, and management techniques needed in today's evolving workplace environment. This handbook provides comprehensive guidance for process improvement, describes tools and techniques to drive change, emphasizes sound management principles that have relevance even beyond the quality field, and can be a primer for new leaders and a go-to manual for experienced professionals. In addition to being a peerless reference on quality management, this is the most comprehensive preparatory guide for the ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence exam. Included in appendices are the newly updated Body of Knowledge, an extensive glossary of terms, a list of additional references for further study, and (on an accompanying CD-ROM) 150 multiple-choice practice exam questions, a constructed response practice exam question with examples of responses, and seven other constructed response questions that can be used for practice.

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List of Figures and Tables
B Leadership Challenges
C Teams and Team Processes
D ASQ Code of Ethics
C Strategic Plan Deployment
B Communication Skills and Abilities
Quality Management Tools
B Process Management
CustomerFocused Organizations
B Customer Relationship Management
Supply Chain Management
Training and Development
Additional References
Appendix B Glossary

C Project Management
D Quality System
E Quality Models and Theories
Sample Exam Questions
Management Elements and Methods

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About the author (2005)

Russell T. Westcott is president of R.T. Westcott & Associates, where he guides clients in implementing ISO 9001 quality management systems, applying for Baldrige-type awards, strategic planning, project management, and initiating lean practices. Westcott is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor and Certified Quality Manager. He is the author of Stepping Up to ISO 9004:2000 (2003, Paton Press) and Simplified Project Management for the Quality Professional: Managing Small & Medium-size Projects (2004, ASQ Quality Press), a co-editor of The Certified Quality Manager Handbook, Second Edition (2001) and The Quality Improvement Handbook (2002) (ASQ Quality Press), and has contributed to the ASQ Certified Quality Manager section refresher course, the ASQ Certified Quality Manager self-directed learning program (2001), the Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence program (2006), and The Certified Quality Engineer Handbook (2002, ASQ Quality Press).

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