Thoughts on day 1 of ASQ WCQI

Thoughts from the pre-day at ASQ World Conference of Quality Improvement. May become a more meaty post.

Food, Drug and Cosmetic Division (FDC)

  • What separates this division for the biomedical division? The commonalities between food, drug, cosmetics and medical devices are more pronounced in the US with the common regulatory responsibilities. But I have trouble seeing the cosmetics industry more closely aligned to me than a medical device.
    • I think there is more commonality between cosmetics and type 1 and drugs and type 3 than there is often between drug and cosmetics. Though the drug to cosmetic or drug to food is a slippery slope.
  • The type of conferences the FDC division attends tend to be more focused on nutrients and OTC then cutting edge bio it feels like.
  • I’d love to see a SWOT, force-field analysis and definitely an X-matrix as they discuss strategic plan.
  • Yep, ASQ is not getting technology. Oh dear, I feel what they really want is a stack exchange (ASQ should totally have licensed stack exchange instead of whatever is powering my.ASQ)
  • Love to understand the decrease in CPGP. I think there is a a value statement the ASQ has failed to make.
  • Would like to learn more about the new CHA BoK. Will it recognize the greater value of the tool outside of food industry? Can it do that without weakening the BoK’s value for the food industry?
  • Still no training for the CPGP. Still volunteering and hoping to get called on. Part of forming that value statement will need to be good training.
  • Maybe I should be glad my attempts to volunteer this year never went anywhere. Lots of talk on expense reports and I am super bad at expense reports.
  • Pins. Between badges and ribbons and pins I feel like I am back in the boy scouts.

Business Meeting

  • Still not feeling the commitment to transparency that should be at the heart of a quality organization
  • Change is hard
  • Technology is super hard. But really we mean to get it this year (how about a smart phone app, pretty please)
  • I think I like the new membership structure but still not sure how technical organizations will work

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