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QPREVIEWS Technology Entrepreneurship: Taking Innovation to the Marketplace section that explores legal structures and and dashboards should follow seven steps: equity management that is applicable to all focus, gather data, prioritize, analyze, ac- businesses. tion, report and benchmark. Thomas N. Duening, Robert D. Hisrich and The book's format is excellent. It serves Michael A. Lechter, Academic Press, 2014, as a reference book or textbook due to the every organization and situation. Improve- Not every improvement tool will apply to 394 pp., $64.95 (second edition, book). excellent organization and flow. The table ment tool selection and application are This reference of contents and index are detailed-direct- more important than using every tool. book explores ing readers to specifics narrative as well Do not randomly apply as many tools as entrepreneurial as references to key persons in the field of possible, but use a focused and systematic ventures for tech- entrepreneurship and technology. The book approach to improvement. This book will nological products serves as a great guide for engineers and help you find your path. and services. scientists aspiring to be entrepreneurs. Each chapter has a discussion and Although it Gerald R. Brong thought-provoking questions. For more does not deal di- Ellensburg, WA study, there is a good reference bibliog- rectly with quality, raphy and an index for finding particular topics. Examples of metrics and visual areas beyond creating and managing tech- Metric Dashboards for Operations and Supply Chain Excellence nology services and products. The focus of Jaideep Motwani and Rob Ptacek, Business for the reader to see the connections. A the book is on the how, why and continu- Expert Press, 2013, 200 pp., $59.95 (book). checklist to start maximizing resources it is a resource for those delivering quality to the marketplace. The book is useful in management in different industries are given from everyday life. This makes it easy ous improvement of innovative business This short book illus- through a systematic approach to leader- processes. trates the reasons ship also is provided. Explored in detail is information on how and concepts of Marc A. Feldman an entrepreneurial venture starts, oper- visual control and ates and exits profitable. The book covers management. It actions needed for launching a successful does an excellent technology company, use of entrepreneur- job of introduc- ial methods, lean startup, business plan ing and explaining Six Sigma Green Belt, Round 2: Making Your Next Project Better Than the Last One development, market development, manag- scorecards and Tracy L. Owens, 2011, ASQ Quality Press, ing intellectual property, raising capital, dashboards for a 160 pp. $35 member, $58 list (book and managing people and marketing. full range of organizations. While the book Houston CD-ROM) In this book quality is implied. The focuses on operations and supply chain This book is written insights offered and programs explored management, it applies to any industry. specifically for Six involve doing, delivering and confirming Scorecards are where you keep score; Sigma Green Belts quality as a part of a marketing and busi- while dashboards are scorecards where (GB) starting a sec- ness plan. The philosophy of doing it right, data are graphically displayed so historical ond project and is delivering results and meeting the desires trends can be seen and analyzed eas- a one-stop shop for and needs of customers is scattered ily. To be useful, both must be clear and anyone interested in throughout the book. understandable, reflect vital performance applying Six Sigma. The section on protecting intellectual indicators, be clearly connected to the The book is orga- property is informative and useful to most process and be action and improvement- nized in six parts, 10 chapters and follows types of enterprises. The book features a focused. Setting up and using scorecards the traditional define, measure, analyze, 60 QP * www.qualityprogress.com http://www.qualityprogress.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Quality Progress - August 2015

Up Front
LogOn
Expert Answers
Keeping Current
Mr. Pareto Head
Under Construction
Creative by Design
Coming Together
All the Right Moves
3.4 per Million
Quality in the First Person
Career Corner
Statistics Roundtable
Standards Outlook
QP Toolbox
QP Reviews
One Good Idea
Back to Basics

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