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Total Quality Management for Project Management


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Total Quality Management Prerequisites. Metrics. TQM Tools. Project Management Tools. Statistics and Control. Process Analysis and Improvement (Including Project Management). Process Control and Metrics (Including Project Management). Inspection and Quality Assurance. Tracking Metrics. And Other Initiatives.

About the Author

Kim H. Pries has four college degrees: B.A. History from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), B.S. Metallurgical Engineering from UTEP, M.S. Metallurgical Engineering from UTEP, and M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from Carnegie-Mellon University. In addition to the degrees, he has the following certifications:

  • Certified Production and Inventory Manager (CPIM)
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ)
  • Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE)
  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE)
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)
  • Certified Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence (CMQ/OE)
  • Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)

Mr. Pries worked as a computer systems manager (IT), a software engineer for an electrical utility, a scientific programmer on defense contract and for Stoneridge, Incorporated (SRI), he has worked as:

  • Software manager
  • Engineering services manager
  • Reliability section manager

Mr. Pries has provided Six Sigma training for both UTEP and SRI, cost reduction initiatives for SRI. Mr. Pries is also a founding faculty member of Practical Project Management. Additionally, in concert with Mr. Quigley, Mr. Pries is the co-founder and principal with Value Transformation, LLC, a training, testing, cost improvement, and product development consultancy. Mr. Pries also holds Texas teacher certification in mathematics, technological education, technological applications, and special education. Email Mr. Pries at kim.pries@ valuetransform.com. Mr. Pries's first book was Six Sigma for the Next Millennium: A CSSBB Guidebook ISBN-13: 978-0873896566, now in a second edition as Six Sigma for the New Millennium: A CSSBB Guidebook, Second Edition (

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