Familiarize Yourself with Management Concepts from a Master26 May, 2015 By: Robert Green
CAD Manager's Toolbox: The theories of W. Edwards Deming are required reading for every CAD manager interested in process analysis.
To expand on a point made in "Select the Right CAD Tool for the Job, Part 2," here is a quick way to read up on process analysis from the master himself. By perusing the theories page on the Deming Institute's web site, you can become acquainted with a wide variety of management concepts that can help you transcend simply managing software and move toward managing how CAD work gets done.
Visit https://www.deming.org/theman/theories to learn more about these management concepts.
If you're motivated to make things work better but struggle with how to get people (users and managers alike) on board with making those changes, the quality theories espoused by Mr. Deming are required reading.
There are a number of books available on Deming's theories, but in my experience you really need to ponder what Deming says for a while before delving into his concepts in an in-depth way. So why not spend a few minutes on the web site first, and get acquainted with a few of the basic concepts of Deming quality management. I promise it is thought-provoking; in fact, you may find yourself a lot less worried about the CAD tools you manage because you'll become so focused on how to use them properly.