Writing, it is. How's this related to quality?

Pancho

wikineer
Super Moderator
#1
Great article I ran across today in Linkedin.

The Dullest, Most Vital Skill You Need to Become a Manager

How's this related to quality?

Documents in a QMS are a compilation of the best writing a company can produce. Such documents guide the organization to excellence. They have permanence beyond words and even beyond memos or emails. A good QMS enables leadership, and ownership of a company's processes, by all employees.

Further, the most effective medium for effective inter-company writing is a wiki, or equivalent home for a healthy QMS. It's better to have a one page memo with links to all the supporting stuff than the proverbial 6 page memo where all the background stuff needs to be served because it was only in the writer's head. In fact, it is even better to do away with internal memos entirely, save as automatic updates to where valuable information is incorporated into a growing knowledge base.
 
Elsmar Forum Sponsor

Wes Bucey

Quite Involved in Discussions
#2
Great article I ran across today in Linkedin.

The Dullest, Most Vital Skill You Need to Become a Manager

How's this related to quality?

Documents in a QMS are a compilation of the best writing a company can produce. Such documents guide the organization to excellence. They have permanence beyond words and even beyond memos or emails. A good QMS enables leadership, and ownership of a company's processes, by all employees.

Further, the most effective medium for effective inter-company writing is a wiki, or equivalent home for a healthy QMS. It's better to have a one page memo with links to all the supporting stuff than the proverbial 6 page memo where all the background stuff needs to be served because it was only in the writer's head. In fact, it is even better to do away with internal memos entirely, save as automatic updates to where valuable information is incorporated into a growing knowledge base.
I thought it was only we old folks who valued the concise, explicit written word. I've gotten disenchanted with having to ask, "What, exactly, did you mean in your letter/memo/note?"

I'm OK with being linked to a well-written document, but, please, Deity, deliver me from Huffington Post-type dreck, which leaves out details and has no idea what a well-written lead paragraph should contain. I agree wholeheartedly that reference documents need to be accessible as, when, and if needed and revised when necessary, ensuring that obsolete versions are marked and stored as such.
 

normzone

Trusted Information Resource
#3
I thought it was only we old folks who valued the concise, explicit written word. I've gotten disenchanted with having to ask, "What, exactly, did you mean in your letter/memo/note?"

I'm OK with being linked to a well-written document, but, please, Deity, deliver me from Huffington Post-type dreck, which leaves out details and has no idea what a well-written lead paragraph should contain. I agree wholeheartedly that reference documents need to be accessible as, when, and if needed and revised when necessary, ensuring that obsolete versions are marked and stored as such.
At least once a week I raise my eyes to the sky and apologize to the English teachers I frustrated as a young student - I wouldn't be making the living I do without them.

The concept of a wiki-world is nice, but as with the flying cars I was promised as a child, most of us live in a world where previous generation tech is the rule. And wikis, like their hardcopy counterparts, require resources to manage and have the same potential for bloat and disorganization.
 

Wes Bucey

Quite Involved in Discussions
#4
At least once a week I raise my eyes to the sky and apologize to the English teachers I frustrated as a young student - I wouldn't be making the living I do without them.

The concept of a wiki-world is nice, but as with the flying cars I was promised as a child, most of us live in a world where previous generation tech is the rule. And wikis, like their hardcopy counterparts, require resources to manage and have the same potential for bloat and disorganization.
To the topic of WIKI:
I learned recently there was some character living in a Scandinavian country who accounts for some obscene number of Wikipedia entries (more than anyone in the world.) It turns out this guy's "method" is to have created a "bot" which crawls the web like a Google spider and takes obscure facts and turns them into WIKIs. Some of these are only a sentence or two, called "stubs." In my mind, this type of aggrandization of data is even worse than Huffington - at least Huffington is a business model - this guy is just on some sort of super ego trip. There is no real benefit to the world from this guy's efforts. It's not like he is an expert on a topic, writing about it to enlighten the world, he just has his little bot plagiarize someone's material which may be in some form somewhere in the cloud and turn it into a WIKI. He, himself, may never even read his own entries. Where is the value or sense to that? It makes me wonder if a factoid from one of MY deathless tone poems here on the Cove has been scooped up by the little bot and turned into a WIKI entry.
 

normzone

Trusted Information Resource
#5
This article reads like a stub and may have been written by a fan. It is too short to provide encyclopedic coverage of a subject. If a stub has little verifiable information, or if its subject has no apparent notability, it may be deleted or be merged into another relevant article

Wes Bucey is a Quality Manager and a frequent poster on Elsmar Cove. His deathless tone poems have been scooped up by a tireless little bot and turned into a Wikipedia entry.
 

Wes Bucey

Quite Involved in Discussions
#6
This article reads like a stub and may have been written by a fan. It is too short to provide encyclopedic coverage of a subject. If a stub has little verifiable information, or if its subject has no apparent notability, it may be deleted or be merged into another relevant article

Wes Bucey is a Quality Manager and a frequent poster on Elsmar Cove. His deathless tone poems have been scooped up by a tireless little bot and turned into a Wikipedia entry.
ROTFLMAOASTC:lmao:
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
x-files Procedure writing - Section - Related documents Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 8
Z Who is responsible for writing the validation of a new process? Manufacturing and Related Processes 7
S IAQG guidelines for AS9100 report writing AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 0
L Is writing out the ISO9001:2015 standard full name a requirement ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 37
I Writing a Cosmetic Criteria for Switches Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 1
N GDP - Having to provide a reason when writing N/A? ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 1
R MDR 745/2017 keynote - I'm a student and I'm writing a thesis EU Medical Device Regulations 4
Q Writing Reports - Releasing Data into our Documentation System Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 1
P Secretly Auditing - Writing an audit report with observations based on my experiences Internal Auditing 12
V Writing a Pre-Submission to the FDA 21 CFR Part 820 - US FDA Quality System Regulations (QSR) 44
A Self-study plan to improve fluency in English speaking, writing After Work and Weekend Discussion Topics 3
A Audit report writing course - Suggestions wanted Internal Auditing 9
J Required on-site training on writing deviations & root-cause analysis Training - Internal, External, Online and Distance Learning 3
dubrizo Audit Findings: Writing against Internal an ISO Clause Internal Auditing 10
A Writing an Internal Audit Report Finding for Employee Awareness of QMS Documents ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 11
Q Writing appropriate ISO 13485 Audit Report Findings Internal Auditing 15
J Technical Writing - Help Training Supervisors in the Basics Training - Internal, External, Online and Distance Learning 6
K Process Writing Software Suggestions for Internal Procedures ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 7
B Struggling With Writing PA (Preventive Action) Procedure Preventive Action and Continuous Improvement 11
S Brazilian Standard Compliance for Writing Instruments - Inmetro RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and Restricted Substances 2
insect warfare Guidance on Writing in Plain English Quality Tools, Improvement and Analysis 24
C Writing a Sterilization Procedure when the Process is Subcontracted - ISO13485 Quality Management System (QMS) Manuals 1
C Writing Quality Management Plans for a Tender Submission Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 4
M Writing a Manufacturing Recall Procedure Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 3
M Writing a Minitab macro that can manipulate data in all columns Using Minitab Software 3
H Writing a Product Label Inspection Work Instruction Manufacturing and Related Processes 2
D Writing Minutes (Records) from Management Review Meetings Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 11
V Where to add SOP of writing a Technical File in ISO 13485? ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 1
B Seeking help in writing marketing message Career and Occupation Discussions 12
G Writing up BRC audit non-conformance Internal Auditing 9
A Writing a Procedure for Validation of an Analytical Method General Measurement Device and Calibration Topics 5
AnaMariaVR2 Free Online 'Writing in the Sciences' Course Training - Internal, External, Online and Distance Learning 2
B Seeking help in writing an audit report that can stand on the court Internal Auditing 6
T Generic Guides for Procedure Writing Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 20
B Developing a Queue Management Procedure - Need some help writing a Proposal Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 2
Miner Writing Minitab Macros Using Minitab Software 6
N Writing our Standard Operating Procedures for Dietary Supplement Co - Examples wanted Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 7
B Writing a Customer Survey......Any tips? Customer Complaints 13
S Writing a Test Method Validation Procedure as well as Validation of Test Methods General Measurement Device and Calibration Topics 1
Moncia Writing a new Quality Manual for my new company - Need help ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 2
B Having trouble writing a directive (procedure) that points to the right place ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 15
C NON-ISO Laboratory Scope Writing (for the Fire Marshal) Design and Development of Products and Processes 3
F Starting a Quality Control Program and writing a Quality Control Manual Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 10
sagai What is CD writing considered as - for Device-Only SW? 21 CFR Part 820 - US FDA Quality System Regulations (QSR) 4
AnaMariaVR2 [White Paper] Writing & Enforcing Your SOPs for GxP Compliance Success Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 0
S HACCP for Animal Feed - Writing a form and report about Animal Feed Food Safety - ISO 22000, HACCP (21 CFR 120) 10
J Acceptable Tolerance Range for Freezer - Writing an IQ/OQ for a Freezer US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 2
K We subcontract the distribution of our products - Writing Scope Food Safety - ISO 22000, HACCP (21 CFR 120) 12
T Writing and Authorising Documents - Responsibilities and Authorities Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 3
L Writing a Shipping and Receiving Procedure - Designated Warehouse Locations ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 4

Similar threads

Top Bottom