September Development Meeting

17 September 2018 | Nettle Hill, COVENTRY
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When: Monday 17 September 2018, 09:30 for a 10:00 start

Where: The Round, Nettle Hill, Brinklow Road, Ansty, COVENTRY CV7 9JL, Tel: 02476 621 899


Deming Alliance members: The attendance fee for this meeting is included in your yearly membership fee.

Non-members: £55 (lunch and refreshments included). Become a member and save £22 per meeting.


09:30 Coffee and networking

10:00 Introductions

10:10 Morning session: Organisation as a System: A journey from Deming’s Flow Diagram to the Flow & Feedback Diagram, using case study problems

Presenter: Alan Clark

Alan will trace a path from Dr Deming’s famous diagram first shown in Japan in 1950, to the 'Flow & Feedback Diagram (or "2F diagram") that he and Terry Peterson have been evolving over recent years. The 2F Diagram provides both a bigger picture of an organisation focused on the customer, and brings together the many separate processes within the organisation. 
Along that path he will ask us to consider several strategy questions that are relevant and timely to our situation here in the Alliance. 
As preparation, Alan suggests that participants ponder responses to the question: ‘Who would we like to engage as customers of the Alliance?'

There will be a short coffee break during the morning.

12:45 Lunch

14:00 Afternoon session: SoPK as a model for Strategic Thought: returning Deming to the ranks of Strategic Thinkers

Presenter: Barry Mapp

Barry will highlight the scarcity of references to Dr Deming’s work amongst the literature on Strategic Thinking. Using debate and exercises he will engage the group in exploration of that imbalance. And he will suggest how SoPK may be brought back into focus, aiming to restore parity with the more widely-known works of Drucker, Horwath, Porter and Liedtka. 
Whether or not you have formally studied ‘strategy’, this session will build a stronger awareness of the relevance of Deming’s system as a framework that remains as relevant today as when Dr Deming travelled to India and Japan in the 1940s. No prior work is necessary, and the session will appeal to anyone engaged in growing or developing an organisation, regardless of the sector in which it works.

There will be a short refreshment break during the afternoon.

15:45 Review of the day

16:00 Any other business; sharing of current issues.

16:15 End of meeting. Time for networking.

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