“Of the primary goals of Quality, Cost and Delivery, Quality should always have the highest priority.
Blogs related to Quality Management in Professional Home Building and Remodeling Business.
This link will take you to the Pence & Freese 2010 Baldrige Application (They earned the Baldrige Award for Performance Excellence for the small business category) The application at the below link is 50 pages of amazing insights to how this company applies quality management.
Perhaps two of the most famous quotes related to strategic planning are:
‘In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.’ Dwight D. Eisenhower
‘No strategy survives first contact with the enemy.’ Moltke the Elder.
A lot has been written recently on the industry problem of getting good trades and rightly so. However, there is another problem you should not overlook, losing your current employees!
ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover challenged Veridian Homes (of Madison WI) in 2008 to build a home for a family in need. The home builder’s quality management practices and innovation culture were the foundation of the project’s success, as the team used modified approaches and creative solutions to
St. Patrick was a man who very early in life was made aware of his strengths and weaknesses.
This is a case study by ASQ and its a great example of how quality tools can be applied to the construction industry.
“Two approaches to improvement to avoid: systems without passion and passion without systems” Tom Peters, Thriving on Chaos, 1987
This is a powerful quote to ponder, as is the need for constantly “Going back to the Basics” the hallmark of Vince Lombardi.
“How will my investment in a criteria/award program impact my bottom-line?” is a question commonly asked by senior leaders. In other words, “What’s in it for my organization?”