Challenges and Innovation

To be held Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA.

The BOSCON 2015 will bring to you, under the theme “Challenges and Innovation”, the experiences of recognized professionals that will be presenting solutions from organizations like Philips, Rockwell Automation, Harvard Business School, Shire, Raytheon and many others, making this event “The Boston Quality Conference”.

Click here to download the PDF of the Program for the 2015 Boston Quality Conference, and the unique set of competencies and diversity of a remarkable group of speakers available for you during April 14th, 2015.

Click here to download the PDF of the Sponsor/Exhibitor Donation Form for the 2015 Boston Quality Conference.

Click here to register and get the early bird discount (Hurry! Sale Ends Tuesday, 3 March 2015!) for the 2015 Boston Quality Conference or to become a Gold / Silver Sponsor and to reserve Exhibitor Booth Space.

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Monthly Meeting for Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Risk is the effect of uncertainty on meeting the organization’s objectives

Presentation Abstract: The ISO FDIS 9001:2015 is about to be submitted for its final ballot. By the end of this year, we will have a brand new quality management system standard and the difficult transition process will begin. There is trepidation in the quality community regarding the scale of the changes in the new standard. However, you would think that everyone seems to be buying into the “risk-based thinking.” However recent articles in Quality Progress Magazine and pronouncements from the quality bloggers seem to be missing the point of “risk-based thinking” as described in the instructions provided to TC 176/SC2 (ISO Document N1222, July 2014). We will explore how the risk management guidance provided in ISO 31000:2009 and the risk assessment guidance in ISO 31010:2009 will enable the quality team to use this new “risk-based thinking” to play a significant role as your company seeks to achieve the objectives stated in the mission statement in this ‘uncertain’ world.

Presented by Dr. Robert B. Pojasek, Principal Analyst, Verdantix, Ltd.

Presenter BIO: Dr. Pojasek is conducts market research on how risk management affects the revision of all of the ISO management system standards. He is advising the telecommunications industry on their revision of TL9000 to meet the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. He is also advising companies and trade associations on their transition to ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015. Bob has experience with AS/NZA 4360:2004 – the original risk management standard before it became the international standard for risk management – while working for SAI Global (Sydney). Bob worked as a consultant for 40 years before becoming a market analyst in 2014. He teaches a distance learning course on risk management at the Harvard Extension School. Bob also serves on the American Society for Quality headquarters team that is going through the process of establishing a “Social Responsibility (SR) Technical Community at the next meeting of the TCC. He is also a former member of the Leadership Team at the Boston Section of the ASQ. Bob has his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his BA/BS in Chemistry from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Spring Training: 2015!

Spring training starts in March and you don’t have to go to Florida!

ASQ Boston Section is offering two Academy Courses for “entry level” participants:

In addition, Certification Preparation Courses are available for:

Improve your quality skills–and your chance for promotion. Register now!
Click here for a list of courses and more information.

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