Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs – August 2015

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Welcome to August 2015 edition of Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs.

The search for “Improving measures of measurement of process” took us to the first building block -‘performance measures and metrics’, followed by the search for resources relating to the ‘structuring for the process of improvement’. Then we took one more step forward, so as to look at some basics for “Deploying the Improvement Process”.

Presently, we will explore different ideas and approaches in “Implementing the Improvement Process”.

Steps in the Continuous Improvement Process’ recommends the classic PDCA approach

6 Tips for Implementing Continuous Process Improvement : Continuous process improvement stops you from getting comfortable with the status quo and accepting sub-par results. Six tips that it enlists for successful implementation of continuous improvement process are:

1. Solicit feedback

2. Share More, Not less.

3. Document stuff

4. Don’t automatically blame the tool.

5. Identify changing requirements

6. Think Lean

How to implement Change Successfully has ‘change’ as the keyword in the title. We have used the article here simply because any change has to lead to improvement and every improvement, at the minimum, results in change. The article revolves around three basics: –

– Break down the changes into manageable task and achievable targets

– Keep informing and getting feedback

– Pilot the change under ‘controlled’ conditions and test the potential weak spot before going for full-scale implementation.

6 Steps for Implementing Successful Performance Improvement Initiatives in Healthcare is a good presentation that deals with implementing the continuous improvement initiatives

Step 1: Integrate Performance Improvement into Your Strategic Objectives

Step 2: Use Analytics to Unlock Data and Identify Areas of Opportunity

Step 3: Prioritize programs using a combination of analytics and a deployment system

Step 4: Define the Performance Improvement Program’s Permanent Teams

Step 5: Use a content system to define program outcomes and define interventions

Step 6: Estimate the ROI

Why Do Most Continuous Improvement Programs Fail? by Hammad M. Hammad deals with misunderstanding of the role of such programs, lack of focus in the deployment of CI resources, and misalignment of the goals and rewards of performance improvement. …[In fact] effective CI programs are not limited to deploying problem-solving and process-improvement techniques. They require a major cultural shift that takes time, resources and direct involvement from all levels of the organization. Management needs to display clear commitment to continuous improvement, follow up on the progress in implementing the program, and hold people accountable for their performance.

The follow-up article, Why Successful Continuous Improvement Programs Succeed essentially emphasizes that:

• Long-term commitment from management

• Operational performance (measurements) drives continuous improvement

• Alignment of rewards based on the impacts of performance improvement

                                                                                 are the key drivers of success.

The next post deals with the steps needed to transform the organization to a continuous improvement culture.

Guide to Implementing Quality Improvement Principles is a manual, wherein the following steps have been identified –

A. What are the principles that we are trying to achieve?

B. Assessing your nursing home’s [or for that matter that of your organization or department or team] readiness to achieve these principles

C. Next Steps

D. Tools

Top 10 Imperatives for Leading a Successful IT Improvement Program presents solutions and best practices for mitigating challenges and success­fully deploying such initiatives.

As we search for more literature on the subject, we observe a wide range of universe of from basic common sense approach to highly developed, technology-enabled processes using several tools. As a result, we are led to conclude that successful implementation of the CI process calls for continuous learning from each of the experiences and build the learnings into the future stages of the implementation.

We would continue our journey of the process of improvement for three more months.

In the meanwhile, in the second part, we have, from among the Influential Voices Blogroll Alumni, Mark Graban’s Lean Blog. Mark Graban’s passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark Graban’s blog is indeed a treasure of information on Lean in the manufacturing world, focusing more on healthcare. Some of the most popular posts from the past months would provide us the insight to Mark Graban’s approach to Lean:

See How a British Psychiatrist is Using LEGO Videos to Explain Lean Healthcare

Using Lean to Organize Hospital Closets… NPR Commenters Are Not Impressed

Why This Sushi Company Policy Letter Should be Copied by Hospitals – As Long as They All Actually Live by It

Moving from “Visuals” to “Visual Management” and to Broader Lean Thinking

Fear, Lies, Failure, and Success (and Laughs) on the Show “Silicon Valley”

Flashback Friday: Lean Won’t Work Here, We’re Different

We have now exhausted out the present listing of the Influential Voices Blogroll Alumni.

We turn to our regular sections now:

Bill Troy, ASQ CEO has presented guest post of James Lawther – Creating a Performance Culture: What Not To Do. The author has picked up “the ideas, customs, and social behavior of a particular people or society’ to define the term ‘Culture’.  And then, in the process of answering the question ‘Is it possible to manage behaviors and influence performance?’ he lists following “Not To Do” actions:

  1. Jumping up and down on poor performance.
  2. Challenging management information
  3. Changing the calculations
  4. Blaming and shaming
  5. Always create more metrics until something positive can be identified for emphasis
  6. Minimizing the negative

He goes on to conclude that “performance management” doesn’t create a culture of high performance. It creates one of low performance and fear. (Therefore), The way to create a high performance culture is to seek out poor performance, embrace it and fix it, not punish it.

Julia McIntosh, ASQ communications in July Roundup: Using New Technology in Quality and Beyond sums up how the ASQ bloggers have reflected on the way technology helps them as quality professionals—both at work and beyond..

We then move over to ASQ TV Episodes: Cost of Quality, wherein ASQ TV defines and explains cost of quality (CoQ), identifies its link with pricing and shows “unquality” at its finest.  For more information, do visit ASQ … Knowledge Center: Cost of Quality “How Better Quality Affects Pricing”.

We had carried a full post on Cost of Quality in January 2014, and would certainly like to revisit th subject some in future too.

Our ASQ’s Influential Voice for the month is – Pam Schodt.

Pam Schodt Pam Schodt is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer and a member of the Raleigh, North Carolina section of ASQ, where she volunteers on the Communication Committee. Her blog, Quality Improvements in Work and Life, includes posts about certification testing, book reviews, and lifestyle issues. She also blogs about technology issues @ Web Technology and gardening @ Garden Lady. Currently, she is active as an iStock photo contributor and social media advisor.

I look forward to your active participation in enriching the blog carnival as we pursue our Improvement journey ………….

The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Male – Male And Female – Female Duets

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We continue with very interesting variations of Duets, as part of our journey through the ‘Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?

We have had a quite an extensive Tet-e-tat with Male-Female Duets of 1950. This is the year wherein we have quite a rich fare of Male-Male and Female-Female Duets.

Today we will first take up Male – Male Duets :

The first two are quite unique combinations, whereas Chitalkar pairs with Rafi to present very peppy numbers.

Mukesh + GM Durrani –

Aise Mein Koi Chham Se Jo Aa JaeHanste Ansoo – Shevan Rizvi – Ghulam Mohammad

Mohammad Rafi + Raja Gul –

Ek Chakkar Paon Mein Hai, Ek Chakkar Sar Mein HaiShadi Ki Rat – Sarshar Sailani – Pt. Gobind Ram

Chitalkar + Mohammad Rafi –

Kahnewale sach kah gaye hainNirala– PL Santoshi – C Ramchandra

Are Kismat Ka Sitara Chamka ….Sab Kuchh Deta Chhappar Fad Ke DetaSangeeta – P L Santoshi –  C Ramchandra

We then turn over to another very frequently used variation of the duets – Female- Female Duets

Lata Mangeshkar + Shamshad Begum –

Kas ke kamar ho jaa tayyaarSangram – P L Santoshi – C.Ramchandra

Trivia: (Boy) Shashi Kapoor and (Baby) Tabassum playfully grace the song.

Lata mangeshkar + Uma devi –

Na Jaane Kyon Ghabara Rahi Ho, Nazar Kuchch BahakiMaang – Prakash – Ghuam Mohammad

Lata Mangeshkar and Geeta Roy + Chorus

Panghat pe na jaiyo gori ghunghat utaar keRaj Mukut – Bharat Vyas – Govind Ram

Lata Mangeshkar and Amirbai Karnataki

Gore gore O baanke choreSamadhi – Rajendra Krishna – C Ramchandra

Lata Mangeshkar and Sarswati Rane

Jab dil ko sataye gham tu chhed sakhi sargamSargam – PL Santoshi – C Ramchandra

Tinak tin tani do din ki zindaganiSargam – PL Santoshi – C Ramchandra

Lata Mangeshkar + Raj Kumari –

Ham Aah Bhi Karate Hai …. Nazar Ne Loot LiyaWafa – Hasrat Jaipuri – Vinod

Geeta Roy + Meena Kapoor –

Maine Balam SeAadhi Raat – Rajendra Krishna – Hansraj Behl

Meena Kapoor sings the main song whereas Geeta Roy leads the chorus.

Geeta Roy + Suraiya

Preet ka nata jodnewaleAfsar – Narendra Sharma – S D Burman

Geeta Roy + Asha Bhosle –

Mausam Hai Namkeen Sanwariya , Aa Jaa ReBewee – Nazim Panipatti – Aziz Hindi

Geeta Roy + Zohrabai Ambalewali

Ek Taraf Jal Raha DeepakPreet Ka Gee – Shyam Babu Pathak

Mubarak Begum + Sulochana Kadam –

Sham Hui Aur deep Jale…..Aakash Pe Taare NaachengeBasera – Sardar Ilham – M A Rauf

(Combination of Mubarak Begum and Sulochana Kadam is one of the rarest ones. We could not find video / audio clip of this song. We trust by bringing up here, we will get the song also on internet platform someday.)

Raj Kumari + Lalita Deulkar –

Mora Bhola Sa Balma Re, Naahin Samajhe Hamare IshareKhamosh Sipahi – D N Madhok – Hansraj Behl

Continued….

The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Male Female Duets : Chitalkar and Other Male Singers with other female singers

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We continue with the micro-review of Male Female Duets, as part of our journey through the Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?

Having already covered duets of Mukesh, Mohammad Rafi, Talat Mahamood and G M Durrani, today we will first take up Duets of Chitalkar with

                                                                                  Shamshad Begum

Dil mein kisi ke rahna ho to kiski ijaazat chaahiyeNirala – PL Santoshi – C Ramchandra

Next we take up some of the duet songs of other male singers

Madan Mohan + Shamshad Begum

Humse na dil ko lagana musafirAankhen – Bharat Vyas – Madan Mohan

Bahadur Shorabji Nanji (B S Nanji) + Mubarak Begum

Dekhoji Baat SunoBasera – M A Rauf

Khan Mastana + Sulochana Kadam

Ambuva Pe Koyal Kali Shor Machaye ReDushmani – Kuldeep Talwar – V Ramnath

Continued………..

The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Male Female Duets : G M Durrani with other female singers

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We continue with the micro-review of Male Female Duets, as part of our journey through the Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?

As of now we have already covered duets of Mukesh, Mohammad Rafi and Talat Mahmood.

Today we will take up Duets of G M Durrani with

                                                                                                   Geeta Roy

1. Humane Khai Hai Muhabbat Mein Jawani KasamDilruba – Shamshul Huda Bihari – Gyan Dutt

2. Nai Ek Duniya Basayenge HamJalte Deep – M A Taj – Sardul Kwatra

                                                                                                  Pramodini Desai

3. Chiraiya Udi Jaye Re ….. Dodo Dodo BabuDilruba – – Gyan Dutt

Shmshad Begum

4. Ham To Tere Dil Ke Bangle Mein Aana MangtaMagroor – Raja Menhadi Ali Khan – Bulo C Rani

                                                                                                Lata Mangeshkar

5. Aao Baitho Baat Soono, Kuchch Pyar Karen, Kuchc Ikraar KarenMaang – Sageer Usmani –  Ghulam Mohammad

                                                                                                Meena Kapoor

6. Meri Teri Teri Meri, Lad Gayee NazariyaShadi Ki Rat – Nazim Panipati – Pt. Gobind Ram

Continued…….

The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Male Female Duets : Talat Mahmood with other female singers

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We continue with the micro-review of Male Female Duets, as part of our journey through the http://www.songsofyore.com/best-songs-of-1950/. In the previous episodes, we have covered duets of Mukesh and Mohammad Rafi.

Today we will take up Duets of Talat Mahmood with

                                                                                             Lata Mangeshkar

1. Shikwa tera main gaaunAnmol Ratan – DN Madhok – Vinod

2. Yaad aanewale phir yaad aa rahe hainAnmol Ratan – DN Madhok- Vinod

                                                                                           Shamshad Begum

3. Milte hi aankhen dil hua deewana kisi kaBabul – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad

4. Duniya badal gayi meri duniya badal gayiBabul – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad

5. Jawani Ke Jamane Mein Jo Dil Na LagayegaMadhubala – Rajendra Krishna – Lachchiram

                                                                                  Rajkumari

6. Taqdeer hansi aansoo nikalePagle – Music BG Bhatkar (Snehal)

Continued…..

The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Male Female Duets : Mohammad Rafi with other female singers

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We continue with the micro-review of Male Female Duets, as part of our journey through the Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?

We have enjoyed duets of Mukesh.

Today we will take up Duets of Mohammad Rafi with

                                                                                              Lata Mangeshkar

1. Hamen Duniya Ko Dil Ke Zakhma Dilkalaana Nahin AataAadhi Raat – Asad Bhopali – Husnlal Bhagatram

2. Chhota sa fasana hai tere mere pyar kaBirha Ki Raat – Sarshar Sailani – Husnlal-Bhagatram

3. Ankhiyan mila ke zara baat karo jiPardes – Shakeel Badayuni – Ghulam Mohammad

4. Mahi O dupata mora de deMeena Bazaar – Qamar Jalalabadi – Husnlal-Bhaatram

                                                                                      Shamshad Begum

5. Mere Dil Ko Jalaya Na KaroGauna – Quamar Jalalabadi – Husnlal Bhagatram

6. Hua Tera Mera Pyar FatafatPardes – Shakeel Badayuni – Ghulam Mohammad

7. Le Lo…. Ji Maharaj , Dupatta Mera Saat Rang KaMeena Bazar – Qamar Jalalabadi

(HFGK lists these three songs as three part song.)

8. Duniya Hai Barbad Dil KiMeena Bazar – Qamar Jalalabadi – Husnlal Bhagatram

( HFGK lists these as part 2 of three parts of the song, hence even as this is Rafi + Lata duet, we have placed the song here).

9. Gori baahon mein chudiyan kaali saja lo raniMeena Bazaar – Qamar Jalalabadi – Husnlal-Bhaatram

(HFGK lists this one as third of the three part song. The first two parts are listed immediately hereabove.)

The clip is of poor quality

                                                                                   Geeta Roy

10. Dil Zakhmon Se ChoorAadhi Raat – Rajendra Krishna – Husnlal Bhagatram

11. Shama Jalti Hai To Parwane Chale Aate HainBaawra – Gafil Harnalavi – Krishna Dayal

12. Jhoom Jhoom Kar Badal Aaye, Kudarat Ka Sandesha LaeKhamosh Sipahi – D N Madok – Hansraj Behl

                                                                                        Suraiya

13. Ham Bhi Akele Tum Bhi AkeleShaan – Rajendra Krishna – Hansraj Behl

14. Ye Pyar Ki Manzil Se Kisane Saza DiKhiladi – Rajendra Krishna – Hansraj Behl

We have covered Taarai Aarari Taarari …Ye Sawan Rut Tum Aur Hum, Dhadak Dhadak Dil Dhadake and Dil Ko Hae Dil Ko ..Teri Tasveer Se Bahalae Hue Hain (Taraana – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad) @ Several Playback Singers for For Raj Kapoor.

                                                                                        Surinder Kaur

15. Hum dil ki dhadkan ki laya par furqat ke gaane gaate hainKhamosh Sipahi – DN Madhok – Hansraj Behl

16. Kah do humein na beqaraar kareinSabak – DN Madhok – AR Qureshi

                                                                                 Zohrabai Ambalawali + Chorus

17. Jawani Chand Salona, Chamake Aur Chhup JaeSaudaminee – S N Tripathi

                                                                                  Asha Bhosle

18. Muhabbat Ke Maaron Ka Haal Ye Duniya Mein Hota HaiBaware Nain – Kedar Sharma – Roshan

 

Continued…….

The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Male Female Duets : Mukesh with other female singers

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The third major category, in our journey of the review of Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?’ is Duets. A Duet would mean a song which has two singers – which can be a male and female singer or a male and male or a female and a female singer. Our Hindi Films have all these varieties. Moreover, two male and a female or one male and two female (these generally have chorus in accompaniment, too) Triads, and some times even quadrats, also can seen.

When we take a very close look at all the songs of 1950, we get many examples of each of such sub-variation of duets. We will list them separately – for ease of listening and for future references.

Male – Female Duets is necessarily the most occurring and quite actively pursued types of duet songs.

We commence our detailed review wi Duets of Mukesh with

Lata Mangeshkar

1. Zamaane ka dastoor hai yeh puranaLajwaab – Prem Dhawan- Anil Biswas

2. Armaan bhara dil toot gayaWafa – Hasrat Jaipuri – Bulo C Rani

Shamshad Begum

3. Humse nain milana BA pass kar keAankhen – Raja Mhedi Ali Khan – Madan Mohan

4. Kahanewale Kahate Hain…. Badi Dhol Mein Pol HaiBijli– Bharat Vyas – Khemchand Prakash

Geeta Roy

5. Khayalon Men Kisi Ke Aaya Nahin KarteBaware Nayan – Kedar Sharma – Roshan

6. Kya Tujh ko Hua Aakhir, batala dil-e-diwanaBebus – Pt. Ganpat Rao + S K pal

7. Berukhi Bas Ho Chuki, Man Jaiye… Hamari Beti – Randheer – Snehal Bhatkar

8. Kisne Ye Kisne Ye Kisne Chhede Taar Mere Dil Ke Sitar KeHamari Beti – Randheer – Snehal Bhatkar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tYqxsw0n_I

Rajkumari

9. Mujhe Sach Sach BataBaware Nayan – Kedar Sharma – Roshan

10. Maine Sapna Jo Dekha Hai RaatHanste Ansoo – Majrooh Sultanpuri – Ghulam Mohammad

Zohrabai Ambalewali

11. Balma tere bina chain kahan, mat jaiyo Dilli darbaarPagle – BG Bhatkar (Snehal)

12. Manwa mein pyaar dole sara sansaar doleSartaj – Majrooh Sultanpuri – Husnlal-Bhagatram

Asha Bhosle

13. Tere Liye Ho Gaye Ham BadnamBijli – Bharat Vyas – Khemchand Prakash

Continued…..

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