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Leadership for Quality (by Joseph Juran)

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Amazon link: Juran on Leadership For Quality

Also see Juran on Planning for Quality

J.M. Juran page on Amazon

  • Leadership for Quality (by Joseph Juran)
    • Preface
      • Subject that has been undergoing rapid and drastic change as a result of
        • competition in the marketplace as well as of
        • the vulnerablilty of industralized societies that have designed life styles in ways that depend heavily on quality of goods and services
      • Purpose of the book
        • Provide companies with the strategies needed to attain and hold quality leadership
        • Define the roles of upper managers in leading their companies to that goal
        • Set out the means to be used by upper managers to supply that leadership
    • Quality: A continuing revolution
      • Purpose: Provide a “lessons-learned” perspective on making quality happen.
      • Unchanging desires and changing forces
        • Critical questions
      • Early strategies of managing for quality
        • The Taylor system and its impact
        • The growth of volume and complexity
        • Growth of the quality department
        • World War II and its impact
        • The Japanese quality revolution and its impact
        • Life behind the quality dikes
        • Response to the impacts
      • Lessons learned
        • Figure 1-2
    • How to think about quality
      • Purpose: Provide an understandable framework on which to build a coherent, unified approach to managing quality.
      • Obstacles to unity
      • The meaning of quality
        • Fitness for use: does not provide the depth needed by managers to choose courses of action.
        • Definitions of quality (Figure 2-1)
      • Subsidiary definitions
        • Product
        • Product features
        • Customer
        • Product satisfaction and customer satisfaction
        • Deficiencies
        • Product satisfaction and product dissatisfaction are not opposites
      • Each company need unity of language: the glossary
      • Measures of quality
        • Freedom of deficiencies
        • Product features
      • How to manage for quality: The financial analogy
      • The Juran Trilogy
        • Three universal sequences
        • The Juran trilogy diagram
        • The Juran trilogy diagram and product deficiencies
        • The trilogy diagram and product features
      • Survey on the Juran Trilogy
        • Results of the survey
      • Topics that follow
        • Why in that order?
    • The mangement processes that create quality
      • Quality improvement
        • Purpose
        • What is improvement?
        • Qualitiy improvement and quality leadrship
        • Mobilizing for quality improvement
        • Motivation for quality improvement
        • Training for quality improvement
      • Quality planning
        • Purpose
        • Division of the subject
        • Quality planning: definitions and relationships
        • The damage done and upper management reluctance
        • Who has been doing quality planning?
        • Multiple levels of quality planning
        • The triple role
        • The quality-planning road map
        • Lessons learned
        • Upper management auditing of the quality-planning process
      • Quality control
        • Purpose: A universal process for conducting operations in ways that will…
        • What is control? Holding the status quo
        • The feedback control
        • The control pyramid
        • Roles for upper managers
        • Planning for control
        • Allocation to control stations
        • The Loop (in detail)
        • The role of statistical methods
        • An assurance role for upper management
          Assure that the system of quality control is adequate
        • Control through the reward system (see chapter on Motivation)
    • Levels of quality activity
      • Strategic Quality Management (SQM)
        • Purpose: A structured approach to managing quality throughout the company.
        • What is strategic quality management (SQM)?
        • Why go into SQM?
        • Establishing SQM: the quality council
        • Quality policies
        • Strategic quality goals
        • Provision of resources
        • Quality control at upper-management levels
        • Measure of quality for SQM
        • The report package
        • Quality audits
        • The quality manager
        • Upper managers’ roles in SQM
        • Efforts to avoid upper-management participation
        • Embarking on SQM: the scenario
        • Training
      • Operational Quality Management
        • Purpose
        • What is an operational departmental?
        • Macroprocesses and microprocesses
        • Macroprocesses
        • Microprocesses
        • Motivation for quality in operational managerment
        • Training for operational quality management
      • The Work Force and Quality
        • Purpose
        • Who is the work force?
        • Division of the subject matter
        • Sequence
        • The need to be specific
        • Quality control
        • Quality improvement
        • The work force and quality planning
        • Work-force participation is essential
    • Support activities
      • Motivation for quality
        • Purpose
        • Why talk about motivation?
        • Quality has top priority
        • The trilogy
        • Strategic quality mangement
        • Recognition and rewards
        • Dealing with cultural resistance
      • Training for quality
        • Purpose
        • The basic premises
        • Some critical decisions
        • Upper-management involvement in training
        • The training curriculum
        • Trainers
        • Why training fails
        • Tools and methodology
    • Epilogue—Establishing quality management
      • Upper management and the action plan
        • Make no small plans
        • Gaints steps
        • Lengthy, complex revolution
      • Quality mangers and inputs for proposals
        • Quality managers
        • Proposal preparation
      • Inputs for training programs
        • Breadth of action program
        • Options—chapter 10
    • Glossary


“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic”. — Peter Drucker

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