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  1. Process and Process Improvement

    1. Chapter 1 Introduction

      1. A Path of Quality
      2. The Innovation/Chaos Paradox
      3. Marshal Extra Forces If...
      4. Moving Forward
      5. Summary
    2. Chapter 2 The Case for Process

      1. An American Success Story
      2. The Conscious Organization
      3. Some Number Stories
      4. Six Common Myths
      5. Benefits of Process
      6. Summary
    3. Chapter 3 Establishing Your Process Program

      1. Using IDEAL
      2. Establishing Executive Sponsorship
      3. Aligning with Business Objectives
      4. Identifying Improvement Opportunities
      5. Establishing the Process Team
      6. Choose Your Model (or Not)
      7. Developing Process Program Components
      8. Training
      9. Program Rollout
      10. Institutionalization
      11. Helpful Change Agent Skills
      12. Summary
    4. Chapter 4 Sustaining Process Improvement

      1. 1. Remember What You Do
      2. 2. Weld Business Success to Program Success
      3. 3. Participate
      4. 4. Training
      5. 5. Support Compliance
      6. 6. Active Feedback Mechanisms
      7. 7. Promote Performance Incentives
      8. 8. Celebrate Success
      9. 9. Public Announcements
      10. 10. Measure, Measure
      11. 11. Periodic Reassessment
      12. 12. Appreciate the Journey
      13. Summary
  2. Three Major Process Improvement Standards

    1. Chapter 5 ISO 9001:2000

      1. A Brief History of ISO 9001:2000
      2. ISO 9001 Ownership
      3. The Structure and Design of ISO 9001:2000
      4. ISO 9000: Sections 1 Through 3
      5. Section 4. Quality Management System
      6. Section 5. Management Responsibility
      7. Section 6. Resource Management
      8. Section 7. Product Realization
      9. Section 8. Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement
      10. For a Deeper Look
      11. Summary
    2. Chapter 6 The Capability Maturity Model Integration (for Development)

      1. A Brief History of CMMI
      2. CMMI Ownership
      3. Technology Disciplines Covered Under CMMI
      4. CMMI-Dev Structure and Design
      5. Generic Goals of CMMI
      6. The Process Areas of CMMI
      7. Project Management Process Areas
      8. Engineering Process Areas
      9. Support Process Areas
      10. Process Management Process Areas
      11. Implementing CMMI
      12. For a Deeper Look
      13. Summary
    3. Chapter 7 Six Sigma

      1. A Brief History of Six Sigma
      2. Six Sigma Ownership
      3. Six Sigma Structure and Design
      4. Define
      5. Measure
      6. Analyze
      7. Improve
      8. Control
      9. The Six Sigma Team
      10. For a Deeper Look
      11. Summary
    4. Chapter 8 Considerations for Adoption

      1. Summary
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