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Quality planning, control, and improvement in research and development

Author: George W Roberts
Publisher: New York : M. Dekker, ©1995.
Series: Quality and reliability, 44.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work provides the tools required to help researchers reduce risks and minimize costs, emphasizing the techniques that achieve and improve quality, as well as illustrating the need for change in current laboratory management practices. The book features an in-depth study of the strengths and weaknesses of peer review, with checklist examples from the US office of naval research.;The book is intended for quality,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George W Roberts
ISBN: 0824795857 9780824795856
OCLC Number: 31330465
Description: xviii, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Introduction 1 --
George W. Roberts --
Chapter 1: The Challenge for Research Quality 5 --
George W. Roberts --
Chapter 2: Establishing Culture 15 --
Joseph J. Glufeda and George W. Roberts --
i. The Mandate for Change 15 --
IL Becoming World Class 16 --
II. Vision-Based improvement 17 --
IV. Plan to Achieve the Vision 20 --
V. Champions for Change 21 --
VI. Two Structures for Change 22 --
VII. Culture Defined 24 --
VIII. Empowerment 28 --
xiii --
IX. Summary 31! --
References 32 --
Chapter 3: Organization 33 --
Robin K. Gill, George W. Roberts, and Robert J. Cartwright --
1. Organizing for R & D 33 --
I. Organizing for Improvement 47 --
References 54 --
Appendix: Observations on the Use of Problem-Solving --
Teams, Robert J. Cartwright 56 --
Chapter 4: Industrial R & D Strategies 69 --
Philip A. Roussel, Kamal N. Sand, and Tamara J. Erickson --
i. The Evolution of Third-Generation R & D 69 --
II. Planning the Technology Portfolio 81 --
Chapter 5: Planning for Quality 93 --
George W. Roberts and David T. Farrell --
I. Organizational Planning 93 --
II Project Planning 121 --
References 136 --
Chapter 6: Design of Experiments 139 --
Robert H. Lochner --
I. Introduction 139 --
II. Planning an Experiment 141 --
III. Pre-experiment Data Analysis 142 --
IV. Selecting Experimental Factors 143 --
V. Experiments with One Experimental Factor 145 --
VL Multifactor Two-Level Experiments 152 --
VI. Three-Factor Two-Level Experiments 153 --
Vl.l Replication of Experiments 157 --
IX. Factor Interations 158 --
X. Normal Probability Plots 162 --
XIL Eight-Run Experiments with Four or More Factors 166 --
XII. Using Experiments to Reduce Variability 169 --
XIIIL Blocking Experiments 171 --
XIV. More Advanced Experimental Designs 171 --
XV. Summary 172 --
References 172 --
Chapter 7: Project Execution 173 --
George W. Roberts and Maureen J. Psaila-Dombrowski --
I Application of Tools 173 --
11. Project Cycle 179 --
il. Procurement 181 --
IV. Documentation 186 --
V. Case Study: Stress Corrosion Cracking Susceptibility of --
Different Heats of Alloy XYZ 88 --
References 199 --
Chapter 8: Measurements 201 --
Michael T. Chiderson and Rolf B.F. Schumacher --
I. Data Quality Planning 202 --
II. Measurement Assurance 205 --
Ill. Qualification of Data 221 --
References 237 --
Chapter 9: Software Quality Assurance 239 --
Tcz Daughtrey --
I. Introduction 239 --
II. The Software Quality Challenge 240 --
II. Formalizing Software Quality 243 --
IV. Tailoring for Risk 245 --
V.A Conceptual Model for Software Quality 246 --
VI. Engineering of Software for Acceptability 253 --
References 255 --
Chapter 10: Verification 257 --
George W. Roberts --
I. Facility Verifications 257 --
IL Scientific Verifications 262 --
I.I Project Assessments 272 --
References 275 --
Chapter 11: The Improvement Process 277 --
Nick G Sandru, David D. Boath, Richard P. Maddams, --
and William H. Hamilton --
1. Continuous Improvement 277 --
l. Business Process Reengineering for R & D 302 --
References 31 J 2! --
Appendix A: Lessons Learned, William H. Hamilton 314 --
Appendix B: Reengineering Readiness Survey --
for Senior R & D Management, David D. Boath 320 --
Chapter 12: Measures of Effectiveness 323 --
David D. Boath and Mark Bodnarczuk --
I. Using Metrics to Drive TQM in Industrial Research 323 --
IL Defining Metrics for Evaluating and Improving Basic --
Experimental Science 338 --
References 348 --
Appendix: Possible R & D Metrics 350.
Series Title: Quality and reliability, 44.
Responsibility: edited by George W. Roberts.
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