Propel Forward

Abstract:Many principles of engineering can be used to help guarantee the success of a quality project, as well as plan for potential issues a quality project might face before completion. For instance, the principle of adding more speed to a front axle in a car or truck when the speed between front and rear axles varies can also be applied to process improvement. When trying to improve a multi-step process, it makes more sense to improve the step closest to the customer or end user to ensure customer satisfaction. Another example is the concept of tension and compression, where two components of a bridge will either have to stretch or be squeezed to compensate for weight on the bridge. Similarly, team members in a quality project will have differing opinions on innovation and change, and some will have to stretch their views to accept change, while others may have to be held back to allow all members to catch …

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