Shelving cloudmansys for now

For a variety of reasons I’ve not been blogging much here. I’m doing less and less QMS work, and I’ve been exploring other personal projects. But I’m leaving this site up, as it has content that some people find useful. I have hidden my cloudmansys Confluence space, and removed links to it. Atlassian have yet …

Consider Theory of Constraints for continual improvement

Theory of Constraints (TOC) says that every process is constrained by one thing. If you maximise the throughput of the constraint, you improve the process overall. Focus your improvement efforts elsewhere, and you won’t see truly substantive gains as the constraint will remain the constraint. Outwardly, this is simple. Putting it into practice is not …

Should I stay in the CQI or should I go?

Chartered Quality Professional – Member (CQP MCQI)¬†will cost me ¬£178 to renew. I need to pay this to stay in the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), and keep the right to use those letters. Last year I filled out the rather complex forms to move from Practitioner to Chartered membership, and paid the regrade application fee. …