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Scatter diagram – how handy is that?

Reader survey

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

Six Sigma and more

Bytes and pieces

 
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Welcome to Quality eLine, a monthly summary of blog posts from PQ Systems, developers of software solutions and training services that help customers demonstrate proof of their quality performance.

The PQ Systems blog is your hub for industry quality news, case studies, information about product enhancements, and tips to enhance your software use. Have your say and exchange ideas in this interactive format.

FEATURE STORY:
Scatter diagram — how handy is that?

Scatter diagrams: a scattered approach? Steve Daum shows how this simple tool establishes support for understanding the correlations (and non-correlations) among factors.
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Reader survey:
Windows XP

Now that Microsoft is no longer providing security updates or support for Windows XP, are you still using XP? Plus, see the results of last month's poll.
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Quality Quiz:Professor Cleary
A classic quiz from Professor Cleary— and last month's winners!

To celebrate the life and work of Professor Cleary, we are featuring a classic quiz from our archives.

Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Quality Quiz Classics are Rick Carsten (Leser LLC); Abdul Khatri (Kamet); and Louis McDaniels (Texas A&M University). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by August 31.
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Data in everyday life:
Brand value of sporting events worldwide

As attention turns to fall sports, we're reminded of the economic impact of athletics in our culture. This chart reflects the impact of specific athletic events, including the Olympics. Can you guess the top brand value? This SQCpack chart has the answers.
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Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
Preaching to the choir

David Schwinn remarks on the ways that organizations undermine win-win opportunities in the name of competition, and how an approach to quality management through Six Sigma efforts can counter that tendency.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • ISO update: Management system standard ISO 9001 is in the final revision process. ISO member countries have 2 months to form a national position and vote on the latest draft of the standard before the 9 September deadline.

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