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  • Daily Kaizen by Lee Fried
    Blog by Lee Fried tracking the journey of a world-class health care system as it continuously improves to serve its members. He works for Group Health Cooperative non-profit care system in Seattle, Washington.
  • Curious Cat Management Improvement Articles by John Hunter
    Hundreds of useful management articles hand selected to help managers improve the performance of their organization. Sorted by topic including: Deming, lean manufacturing, six sigma, continual improvement, innovation, leadership, managing people, software development, psychology and systems thinking.
  • Jurgen Appelo by Jurgen Appelo
    Jurgen is primarily interested in software engineering, quality improvement and complexity theory, from a manager's perspective.
  • Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog by John Hunter
    Blog by John Hunter on many topics to to improve the management of organizations, including: Deming, lean manufacturing, agile software development, evidence based decision making, customer focus, innovation, six sigma, systems thinking, leadership, psychology, ...
  • Not Running a Hospital by Paul Levy
    Author is a former hospital CEO and an "advocate for patient-driven care, eliminating preventable harm, transparency of clinical outcomes, and front-line driven process improvement."
  • W. Edwards Deming Institute by W. Edwards Deming
    Founded by W. Edwards Deming the institute carries forward his philosophy. The site includes information on the institutes annual conferences and offers newsletters online.
  • Management Innovation eXchange
    "an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century. The premise: while "modern" management is one of humankind's most important inventions, it is now a mature technology that must be reinvented for a new age. Current management practices emphasize control, discipline and efficiency above all else — and that's a problem. To thrive in the 21st century, organizations must be adaptable, innovative, inspiring and socially accountable. That will require a genuine revolution in management principles and practices."
  • ITSM Professor
    Blog on IT Service Management by Lisa Schwartz, Jayne Groll and Ross Wise.
  • Performance Improvement
    Blog by Glenn Whitfield focused on business management, lean, strategy, and related topics.
  • Beyond Lean
    Blog by industrial engineering with the theme of reflecting on lean management and the idea that business units should be educated on lean thinking and principles.
  • Signal vs. Noise
    Blog on design, business, experience, simplicity, the web, culture and software development.
  • PQ Systems
    Software and services provider related to SPC tools. The site includes a blog.
  • Not Running a Hospital by Paul Levy
    Advocate for patient-driven care, eliminating preventable harm, transparency of clinical outcomes, and front-line driven process improvement.
  • Managers Are Heroes
    "In our world, the Manager is the Hero. Bringing justice to the world: Decreasing Conflict, Increasing Productivity – and Enhancing the Lives of all that cross their path... This blog is written by Mike Brown – who like all of you – is a manager, fighting the good fight."
  • Curious Cat Management Improvement Connections by John Hunter
    The aim of Curious Cat Management Improvement Connections is to contribute to the successful adoption of management improvement to advance joy in work and joy in life. The site provides connections to resources on a wide variety of management topics to help managers improve the performance of their organization. The site was started in 1996 by John Hunter.
  • Deming Cooperative
    The Deming Scholars MBA Program at Fordham University, New York City, aims to build a foundation for leadership in the new economic age. It provides a small group of highly motivated students with a unique opportunity to develop expertise in Dr. Deming's teachings and to build leadership skills.
  • iSixSigma
    Site with large amount of material on six sigma.
  • Life and Legacy of William G. Hunter by John Hunter, William G. Hunter
    George Box, Stuart Hunter and Bill wrote what has become a classic text for experimenters in scientific and business circles, Statistics for Experimenters. Bill also was a leader in the emergence of the management improvement movement. George Box and Bill co-founded the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bill Hunter was also the founding chair of the ASQ statistics division.
  • Lean Enterprise Institute by Jim Womack
    "We carefully develop hypotheses about lean thinking and experiment to see which approaches work best in the real world. We then write up and teach what we discover, providing new methods for organizational transformation. We strive to answer the simple question of every manager, "What can I do on Monday morning to make a difference in my organization?" And, by creating a strong Lean Community through our website and public events we try to give managers the courage to become lean change agents."
  • Inspector Guilfoyle
    "I am a serving Police Inspector and systems thinker, passionate about doing the right thing in policing. I write, lecture and advise on the benefits of incorporating systems thinking principles into policing, having studied the works of W. Edwards Deming and associated authors and successfully applied their theories to operational policing."
  • French Deming Association
    "Our purpose is to help our members and to coordinate their studies, in order to promote a way of management which respects human dignity."
  • Jamie Flinchbaugh by Jamie Flinchbaugh
    Blog on lean culture, transformational leadership, and entrepreneurial excellence. Jamie is a consultant and co-author of The Hitchhiker.s Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road.
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    IHI works to accelerate improvement by building the will for change, cultivating promising concepts for improving patient care, and helping health care systems put those ideas into action. White papers available online on topics such as: Planning for Scale: Going Lean in Health Care, A Guide for Designing Large-Scale Improvement Initiatives, A Framework for Spread: From Local Improvements to System-Wide Change, and Seven Leadership Leverage Points for Organization-Level Improvement in Health Care.
  • Toyota Production System
    Site on "The Toyota Production System (TPS) was established based on two concepts: The first is called 'jidoka'(which can be loosely translated as 'automation with a human touch') which means that when a problem occurs, the equipment stops immediately, preventing defective products from being produced; The second is the concept of 'Just-in-Time,' in which each process produces only what is needed by the next process in a continuous flow."
  • Steven Spear by Steven Spear
    Five-time winner of the Shingo Prize for research excellence and a senior lecturer at MIT and former assistant professor at Harvard. A senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, he is the author of numerous articles appearing in academic and trade publications, including the Harvard Business Review, Annals of Internal Medicine, Academic Medicine, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times.
  • Squawk Point
    "The Squawk Point is dedicated to service improvement. It is full of ideas, news and practical advice for people who run service operations and want to improve their performance."