Monthly Archives: May 2009

Review Relevance and Fade Part 2

As I mentioned last time, reviews need preventive maintenance to ensure they remain effective and useful to the business.  By setting someone as a responsible for the review improvement action, you cam eliminate the problem of everyone caring, no one … Continue reading

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Peer Review Relevance and Fade

Just finished conducting a short course on peer reviews, inspections and walkthroughs.  A very interesting question was asked about the “quality fade” effect on reviews. This is a summary of how I responded: After peer reviews, inspections, walkthroughs (and various … Continue reading

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Turn Audits into Learning Experiences

I recently described to a client the method we use to improve the effectiveness of quality audits and assessments. Often after several years of audits within a company, the effectiveness of audits decreases.  Even though an auditor uses their standard-prescribed … Continue reading

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