Ugwem Eneyo’s keynote this morning was interesting and the type of inspiring keynote about the importance of quality that I love to hear.
QMS for Data-Driven Decision-Making
Charles Cox starts up being a little by blurring the differences between a Quality Management System (QMS) and an electronic Quality Management System (eQMS), but quickly solidified his topic of how to foundational build digital data into the QMS in an iterative approach for decision data decision-marking and growth.
I appreciate a quality-function-deployment (QFD) approach, a tool-set that I feel folks take a little for granted and don’t utilize enough. Charles co-wrote a useful text on QFD back in the 90s, but I really haven’t read a lot from him in recent years, so this presentation is an excellent example of a practical application, updated for today.
The focus on thinking today about the needs of the future is one that we cannot stress enough. Future sense-making is a core competency for quality professionals and one we do not spend enough time discussing and performing deliberative practice on.
Aligning Organizational Structure with Quality 4.0 by Jane Keathley
Jane co-wrote a thought provoking book on organizational design – Structuring Your Organization For Innovation.
I’m always surprised when folks refer to open office plans in a positive light. The research is pretty definitive on the destructive aspects here.
Thinking about the various organization chart structures is key. In pharma, the regulations are pretty clear on the need to do this, I think a lot of organizations struggle on how to build their organizations for quality. Color me a bit pessimistic here, but I want to see network structures work but have not had the experience.
The four criteria or organizational structures influence on performance: formality, hierarchy, complexity, technology.
Provides three perspectives for organization design: Strategic, Operational, Tactical.
I think there could have been a whole session just on the vision matrix. Same for organizational network analysis. Both of these are tools I do not think enough quality folks are comfortable with. Would make a good workshop.
And I got a free book for being a know-it-all about holacracy, which means I now have 2. I’ll keep this copy because I’ll get it signed, and pass off the copy at home.
I should put McKinsey on my junk science bingo card. Support for a criminal enterprise seems to be pretty garbage.
Key message – push decision making and autonomy down as low as possible.
And then I spoke
Good turn out. I was happy with the volume of questions.