Let’s be honest – slides and presentations from quality professionals tend to be text heavy and graphic poor. I’m no expert here, but I have settled on a few subscriptions that help me produce fair to middling presentations and graphics.
SlideModel, SlideGeeks, SlideTeam – You probably don’t want all three (or one of the other competitors) but have a subscription to just one of these have saved my sanity more times than I can count.
NounProject – Oh how I love the icons this organization makes available. I use them everywhere! Presentations, procedures, technical systems. Great price structure, decent licensing. Now with a decent photo library too. Someday I will organize one of their Iconathons for developing a good set of icons around quality principles and tools.
Photolibrary – So many free and low priced ones out there. I don’t use photos nearly enough but I keep up a low level shutterstock subscription and use my monthly quota.
My goal this year is to use more graphics in my blog. Well actually my goal is to post more this year, 2020 was kind of a wash.
I will be presenting at the February Audit SIG of the DFW Section of the ASQ on Data Integrity. Many companies struggle with the concepts of data integrity as it involves both paper and electronic data, dealing with legacy computer systems and the organization culture. This session will lay out the core principles of data integrity:
Organizational culture should drive ALCOA
Data governance is part of the management review process
Data Risk Assessments with appropriate mitigations (full risk management approach)
The Audit SIG webinar is scheduled for Tuesday February 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm. To sign up RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 8 by 6:00 pm. An email with a link to the webinar will be returned to those that RSVP.
Today I spoke at the ASQ Lean and Six Sigma Conference on sustaining change. Great crowd (though I felt bad for the folks sitting on the floor) and the session has spawned a bunch of great conversations that I hope continues in the future.
Last night I had the honor to speak at the ASQ Boston Section monthly meeting on some of the exciting work Thermo Fisher Scientific is doing in mixed reality and how it fits into the industrial transformation that we are all taking stabs at, as well as the broader concept of Quality 4.0.
A small group, but it was really fun to discuss some of the stuff I’ve gotten involved with in the 5 months I’ve been here, and where we see it going.