December 2022 Meetup – The Red Bead Experiment

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Our next virtual meetup is scheduled for Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 8 am Central via Zoom.

Dr. Deming: “The performance of anybody, almost anybody, is governed almost totally by the system he/she works in… In actual life it may be that 98% of performance comes from the system. Most of what we observe comes from the system… their output is governed by the system.”

Beginning in the early 1980s, Dr. Deming used his infamous Red Bead Experiment to clearly and dramatically illustrate several points about poor management practices.

Join us as we run a homemade virtual simulation of Deming’s Red Bead Experiment (using MS Excel). We will explore lessons from this simulation and apply it to our workplace. Additionally, we will demonstrate a quick overview of the statistics behind the Red Bead Experiment and connect it to the Operations Law of Variation.

Terri Erickson, PE – Managing Principal & Lean Implementation Coach for Kata Consulting
After working in the building and industrial industry as a structural engineer and engineering manager for over 20 years. Terri is now the owner of a consulting firm that specializes in creatively supporting teams as they implement Lean and continuous improvement in their projects and organizational culture. She has been integrating Scrum and Kanban Method into her work for the past 5 years.

Rick Bernett, MBA – Adjunct Professor for St. Cloud State University
Rick is a semi-retired management consultant. He specializes in organizations that have complex business development, engineering, and manufacturing processes by applying continuous improvement initiatives. Rick has been teaching as college instructor in Operations Management for over 16 years.

Download a calendar hold here: December 2022 Meetup

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