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Duke Okes

About: Duke Okes

Duke Okes is an expert in Quality Management with 35 years of experience as a quality engineer, consultant and trainer. He has worked with dozens of companies in ten countries, and hundreds of organizations have attended his public workshops on auditing, quality systems, performance metrics and root cause analysis. He is an ASQ Fellow and certified by ASQ as a quality manager, engineer and auditor. He holds degrees in technology, business and education, and is a frequent conference speaker on quality management. He is the author of “Root Cause Analysis: The Core of Problem Solving and Corrective Action,” and has published dozens of articles on quality. He can be reached through his website.

All Articles and Webinars by Duke Okes

Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action for Project Managers

Written on October 3, 2012, by , , and

Project managers have the immense task of juggling requirements and resources that are often not under their direct control in order to produce the required project deliverables within the limited constraints to which they must adhere (scope, time, quality, etc.). Even if the perfect project plan could be designed and executed, it would not remove…

Measuring the Value of a Program Management Office

Written on August 22, 2012, by , , and

Many organizations have contemplated or implemented program management as a means of managing inter-related projects within their organization, with varying degrees of success. For the purposes of this article we refer to a Program Management Office (PgMO) as a vehicle which can be used to manage the life-cycle of a specific program or, if a…

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