ASQ Edmonton 2014


2014 Events

       (Joint With AACE)

Bill Forbes
Cost of Poor Material Quality

Poor Material Quality has significant impacts on project cost through all phases of Design, Construction and Commissioning eventually shifting over to Operating budgets. Preventing quality issues early-on in a project through proactive and preventive measures assures the highest quality and lowest lifecycle cost. Quality can’t be inspected into a project only planned in.

April Dinner Meeting

Sandra Marin
Career Management

Sandra gave us great insight into career management and her 5 Step Process into Finding and Holding Meaningful Work. Her presentation is available to view to meeting attendees and ASQ members. If you need the password, please email the webmaster.

Her multi-industry background allows her to understand the language, challenges, and opportunities within diverse business environments. She can readily assist organizations wishing to align their strategic business goals with progressive, productive people practices. Sandra provides coaching and facilitation services to help individuals increase workplace effectiveness and performance. She also designs and delivers workshops on everything from change management to team effectiveness.

May Dinner Meeting

Gaby Sonego
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) & Effective Corrective Action

  • What is RCA and how it ties with the requirements of the ISO standards.

  • How many times you thought the issue/weakness was corrected and

  • appeared again?

  • The Basics

  • Properly Written Non-conformances

  • Containment vs. Corrective Action

  • Root Cause Analysis - Recommended Approaches

  • Systemic Corrective Action

  • Verifying Effectiveness

  • Prevent Recurrence

July Summer Networking BBQ
       (Joint With AACE)

Hawrelak Park

Fun was had by all.

       (Joint With AACE)

Eric Druker
Using Advanced Analysis to Ensure Quality of Project Controls Artifacts

One of the greatest challenges in managing costs on programs is the lack of cost, schedule, and risk integration. Schedule growth, should it come to pass, almost always implies cost growth. Cost growth almost always implies schedule growth. In addition, risks identified as part of the risk management process often lead to both cost and schedule growth. Despite the interconnection of these disciplines, it is rare when cost estimates, schedules, and risk registers are fully integrated artifacts. Analytical Program Management (APM) is a methodology, pioneered by Booz Allen Hamilton on highly complex programs, such as the NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), for fully integrating the project controls of cost, schedule, and risk. APM ensures a program has compatible artifacts and allows projects to immediately determine the impacts of one growth on the other and vice versa. This methodology identifies actions that program managers can take, either by accelerating tasks, mitigating risks, or removing scope, to ensure their program fits within a constrained budget and schedule.

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November Dinner Meeting

André Ferrari and Brad Jones
Reliability Engineering

Andre and Brad gave some great insights into Reliability Engineering and quantifying the likelihood of failures to help manage quality and success.

Our resident CREs' spent the evening educating us on their toolkit, highlighting the Reliability Engineering tools currently used and most adapted to Enbridge’s needs to support both Projects and existing Operations. As well as providing some practical examples, the presentation underlines the interaction between Quality and Reliability disciplines.

André Ferrari is a Reliability Manager with Enbridge Pipelines (Liquid Pipelines Division) with over 20 years of industrial experience. And Brad Jones is a Reliability Senior Specialist with Enbridge Pipelines with over 26 years of industrial experience.