The Hamilton Section Of The
 American Society For Quality

Newsletter – January 2005


Newsletter Editor-

Adam Kossowski



DATE:  Thursday, January 20, 2005



The Plainsman Restaurant


6:00 pm

Cash Bar, Networking and Registration


Highway 5, 3 km west of Hwy. 6 in Dundas


7:00 pm

Buffet Dinner



8:00 pm

Welcoming & Presentation






Charge for the buffet dinner is $25.00.

There is no charge for the presentation. Non-member guests are welcome.



Executing Quality Strategies
within a Resource Constrained Environment



Our new century has brought a constant reduction in resources including time, money and people.  So how do we launch all of our quality initiatives (Six Sigma, ISO registration, Lean, etc.) within a constrained resource environment? One technique that has become a critical competency over the past decade is Project Management.  It has crossed the boundaries of simply being a process for engineers and IT professionals into all functions.  It has enabled quality professionals in all industries to create project plans and execute them within the parameters agreed to.  And they are reaping the benefits of cost savings and customer satisfaction.  However, it is still done very badly in so many organizations.  This session will help change that.

We will start this session by focusing on the entire process of managing a project from inception to successful execution and close.  The knowledge delivered to session participants will ensure that they can go back into their own environments and successfully manage their projects.  Project examples and case studies will be included in the presentation providing the participants with a “how to” use the process for very small and very large projects.  There will also be an opportunity, through groups, to discuss specific issues and challenges around the successful implementation of project management into their own work place.



Michael Stanleigh, President, Business Improvement Architects



Michael Stanleigh is a management consultant and principal of Business Improvement Architects.  A popular speaker and published author, Michael has spoken at many conferences and written over 18 articles in the past 10 years on the subjects of Project Management, Innovation, Total Quality, Employee Motivation, Management and Human Resources Development. He is the trainer of choice for all public and conference workshops on Project Management for the American Society for Quality and teaches Project Management and Project Leadership for York University’s Schulich School of Business. 


If attending the dinner, please notify one of the following executive members

by noon on Friday, January 14, 2005:


Hank Verspagen at 905-575-2375 ext 3091, or   Olga Delvecchio at 905-335-4788




ASQ Certification Achievers


Congratulations to the following members who were successful in the October 2004 ASQ certification exams:




Certified Quality Technician:

Konstantin Agabekian, Viorica Ciontea, Ljiljana Vukojevic





Certified Reliability Engineer:

Arvind R. Kulkarni





Certified Six Sigma Black Belt:

George Gautreau, Chu He







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Lean Six Sigma

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Jan 24, 2005

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ASQ Toronto

Feb 9, 2005

Documenting Management Systems

Ralph Robinson

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ASQ Kitchener

Feb 10, 2005


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