Dr. Deming’s Red Bead Experiment Steven S Prevette Fluor Government Group ESH&Q ELR Consulting ASQ Certified Quality Engineer 509-373-9371 Steven_s_prevette@rl.gov Lessons from the Red Beads You now have a common experience with thousands of individuals Did you have an “Aha” moment?
Steven S Prevette
Fluor Government Group ESH&Q
ASQ Certified Quality Engineer
4) Rewarding or punishing the Willing Workers had no effect on the outcome. Extrinsic motivation is not effective.
5) We can use statistics to create a visual representation of the data and look for problem areas and predict future performance.
6) A faulty item is not a signal of "special" causes. A process can be stable, in-control and be producing 100 percent defective items. "Defects" are defined by specification, not by process.
7) Rigid and precise procedures are not sufficient to produce the desired quality.
8) Keeping the place open with only the "best" workers was acting on "superstitious" knowledge.
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Control Charts show whether the process is stable (common cause variation), or whether there is a changing condition (special cause variation)
The following charts are from a project I worked on with the US Department of Energy
A person, once transformed, will
From The New Economics, Deming