February 2002

Vol. 4, No. 2

Here's this month's issue of Quality eLine, a newsletter from PQ Systems, Inc. that provides industry news, case studies, quality tips, and information about software products and training services.

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Annotating charts: Another way to speed up data analysis
As in the Sufi story about the five blind philosophers who gave their definitions of the elephant after inspecting one for the first time, it's possible for people to look at a chart and see five'or more'different meanings. Chart annotation, a feature in the newest version of CHARTrunner, helps focus on the critical meanings offered by a chart. Go to chartannotation.htm


Quality Quiz: Another quiz from Professor Cleary--and last month's winners!
Winners of last month's quiz (and a copy of Quality Gamebox) are Mark Essing (Playworld Systems); Gwen Johnson (Terumo Medical Corp.); Jeffrey Julis (EMCO Chemical); Steven C. O'Brien (Fickenschcer America L.L.C); and Dale Snyder (Dana Corporation). Congratulations! For January's quiz question, and a chance to win a copy of this fun, interactive teaching tool, go to Quality_Quiz.htm

Data in everyday life: Who's won the most gold? And other Olympic data charted
You may be surprised when you see which countries have dominated men's hockey, winning the most gold, silver, and bronze medals. And downhill skiing just gets faster all the time'up to a point. You may have some guesses about why this is happening. Go to chartsyoucanuse.htm


Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn compares Deming to Six Sigma approach
In this sequel to "What Would Deming Do?", David looks at the framework that Deming's Fourteen Points gives to an examination of Six Sigma. Go to sixsigmaandmore.htm.


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