Finding ways to improve margins can be the difference between organizations that thrive and those that simply survive during times of economic uncertainty. Describing why cost reductions can be just as powerful as increases in revenue, Total Quality Management for Project Management explains how to integrate time-tested project management tools wit
Kim H. Pries has four college degrees: B.A. History from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), B.S. Metallurgical Engineering from UTEP, M.S. Metallurgical Engineering from UTEP, and M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from Carnegie-Mellon University. In addition to the degrees, he has the following certifications:
Mr. Pries worked as a computer systems manager (IT), a software engineer for an electrical utility, a scientific programmer on defense contract and for Stoneridge, Incorporated (SRI), he has worked as:
Mr. Pries has provided Six Sigma training for both UTEP and SRI, cost reduction initiatives for SRI. Mr. Pries is also a founding faculty member of Practical Project Management. Additionally, in concert with Mr. Quigley, Mr. Pries is the co-founder and principal with Value Transformation, LLC, a training, testing, cost improvement, and product development consultancy. Mr. Pries also holds Texas teacher certification in mathematics, technological education, technological applications, and special education. Email Mr. Pries at kim.pries@ valuetransform.com. Mr. Pries's first book was Six Sigma for the Next Millennium: A CSSBB Guidebook ISBN-13: 978-0873896566, now in a second edition as Six Sigma for the New Millennium: A CSSBB Guidebook, Second Edition (
Total Quality Management Prerequisites. Metrics. TQM Tools. Project Management Tools. Statistics and Control. Process Analysis and Improvement (Including Project Management). Process Control and Metrics (Including Project Management). Inspection and Quality Assurance. Tracking Metrics. And Other Initiatives.