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A review of “Total Quality Control – the Japanese Way” by Kaoru Ishikawa

Kaoru Ishikawa was a significant figure in the development of quality in Japan. In his book Total Quality Control – The Japanese Way he describes many of the ways that Japanese businesses achieve quality. His book contains many points that are useful to testing professionals.  He wrote that the very essence of Total Quality Control…

Use a cause-and-effect diagram to achieve consensus when defining quality

When I gave the talks on “What is quality” I found it was not possible to provide a definition of quality on which everyone would agree. I recently read a book by Kaoru Ishikawa which included him describing quality using a cause-and-effect diagram[1].  It occurred to me that using a cause-and-effect diagram to describe something…

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