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Quality during Design is a podcast for product designers, engineers, and anyone else who cares about creating high-quality products. In each episode, we explore the principles of quality design, from user-centered thinking to iterative development. We explore ways to co-work with cross-functional teams. We also talk to experts in the field about their experiences and insights. 
Join host Dianna Deeney in using quality thinking throughout the design process to create products others love, for less. Whether you're a seasoned designer or just starting out, looking to improve your existing designs or start from scratch, Quality during Design is the podcast for you. 

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Quality during Design is a podcast for product designers, engineers, and anyone else who cares about creating high-quality products. In each episode, we explore the principles of quality design, from user-centered thinking to iterative development. We explore ways to co-work with cross-functional teams. We also talk to experts in the field about their experiences and insights. 
Join host Dianna Deeney in using quality thinking throughout the design process to create products others love, for less. Whether you're a seasoned designer or just starting out, looking to improve your existing designs or start from scratch, Quality during Design is the podcast for you. 

    Getting Information for Product Design with Fred Schenkelberg (A Chat with Cross-Functional Experts) - Part 2

    Getting Information for Product Design with Fred Schenkelberg (A Chat with Cross-Functional Experts) - Part 2

    Dianna Deeney interviews Fred Schenkelberg about getting information for product design, focusing on reliability engineering in new products.

    This episode is part 2 of 2.
    This interview is part of our series, “A Chat with Cross Functional Experts". Our focus is speaking with people that are typically part of a cross-functional team within engineering projects. We discuss their viewpoints and perspectives regarding new products, the values they bring to new product development, and how they're involved and work with product design engineering teammates.
    About Fred
    Fred is a Reliability Engineering and Management Consultant and founder of Accendo Reliability.  Fred’s expertise is program development, accelerated life test design & analysis, reliability statistics, risk assessment, test planning, and training. He is a graduate course lecturer with the University of Maryland, the initial Producer of the ASQ Reliability Division Webinar program, and a regular speaker at the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS®). He also founded and maintains accendoreliability.com, a reliability engineering professional development hub. 
    Fred and Dianna talk about
    the realities of internal team dynamics and the delicate dance between innovation and issue resolutionadvantages of initiating reliability conversations early in the design processpractical advice on how design teams can triage problems by applying the right tools, thus ensuring a more robust product design processFred's tales from the trenches offer a unique lens into the challenges and triumphs of creating products that not only work but last.

    Visit the podcast blog for links to Fred's recommendations.
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    **NEW COURSE**
    FMEA in Practice: from Plan to Risk-Based Decision Making is enrolling students now. Visit the course page for more information and to sign up today! Click Here

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    About me
    Dianna Deeney helps product designers work with their cross-functional team to reduce concept design time and increase product success, using quality and reliability methods.

    She consults with businesses to incorporate quality within their product development processes. She also coaches individuals in using Quality during Design for their projects.

    She founded Quality during Design through her company Deeney Enterprises, LLC. Her vision is a world of products that are easy to use, dependable, and safe – possible by using Quality during Design engineering and product development.

    • 26 min
    Getting Information for Product Design with Fred Schenkelberg (A Chat with Cross-Functional Experts) - Part 1

    Getting Information for Product Design with Fred Schenkelberg (A Chat with Cross-Functional Experts) - Part 1

    Dianna Deeney interviews Fred Schenkelberg about getting information for product design, focusing on reliability engineering in new products.

    This episode is part 1 of 2.
    This interview is part of our series, “A Chat with Cross Functional Experts". Our focus is speaking with people that are typically part of a cross-functional team within engineering projects. We discuss their viewpoints and perspectives regarding new products, the values they bring to new product development, and how they're involved and work with product design engineering teammates.
    About Fred
    Fred is a Reliability Engineering and Management Consultant and founder of Accendo Reliability.  Fred’s expertise is program development, accelerated life test design & analysis, reliability statistics, risk assessment, test planning, and training. He is a graduate course lecturer with the University of Maryland, the initial Producer of the ASQ Reliability Division Webinar program, and a regular speaker at the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS®). He also founded and maintains accendoreliability.com, a reliability engineering professional development hub. 
    Fred and Dianna talk about
    the realities of internal team dynamics and the delicate dance between innovation and issue resolutionadvantages of initiating reliability conversations early in the design processpractical advice on how design teams can triage problems by applying the right tools, thus ensuring a more robust product design processFred's tales from the trenches offer a unique lens into the challenges and triumphs of creating products that not only work but last.

    Visit the podcast blog for links to Fred's recommendations.
    Give us a Rating & Review

    **NEW COURSE**
    FMEA in Practice: from Plan to Risk-Based Decision Making is enrolling students now. Visit the course page for more information and to sign up today! Click Here

    **FREE RESOURCES**
    Quality during Design engineering and new product development is actionable. It's also a mindset. Subscribe for consistency, inspiration, and ideas at www.qualityduringdesign.com.

    About me
    Dianna Deeney helps product designers work with their cross-functional team to reduce concept design time and increase product success, using quality and reliability methods.

    She consults with businesses to incorporate quality within their product development processes. She also coaches individuals in using Quality during Design for their projects.

    She founded Quality during Design through her company Deeney Enterprises, LLC. Her vision is a world of products that are easy to use, dependable, and safe – possible by using Quality during Design engineering and product development.

    • 36 min
    Harnessing Team Insights for Risk Analysis using Probabilities

    Harnessing Team Insights for Risk Analysis using Probabilities

    Navigating the common roadblocks of team consensus on severity ratings during FMEA or hazard analysis can be challenging. But with the right strategies, your team can capture uncertainty and avoid the pitfall of too many conservative estimates that skew prioritization. Learn how a probability mass function can revolutionize your risk assessment, ensuring a smoother, more accurate process for all stakeholders involved.

    Your voice matters to us, and it's your feedback that fuels the journey of 'Quality During Design'. Share your thoughts on PodChaser or your podcast player of choice. Your reviews do more than just support us—they help others discover the insights we offer and contribute to our collective success. Tune in, engage, and be a part of something bigger with Quality during Design, where every listener's perspective is valued and every episode is a step towards mastering the art of using quality during product design.

    Other episodes you might like:
    Use FMEA to Choose Critical Design Features
    Reliability Engineering during Design, with Adam Bahret (A Chat with Cross-Functional Experts)
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    **NEW COURSE**
    FMEA in Practice: from Plan to Risk-Based Decision Making is enrolling students now. Visit the course page for more information and to sign up today! Click Here

    **FREE RESOURCES**
    Quality during Design engineering and new product development is actionable. It's also a mindset. Subscribe for consistency, inspiration, and ideas at www.qualityduringdesign.com.

    About me
    Dianna Deeney helps product designers work with their cross-functional team to reduce concept design time and increase product success, using quality and reliability methods.

    She consults with businesses to incorporate quality within their product development processes. She also coaches individuals in using Quality during Design for their projects.

    She founded Quality during Design through her company Deeney Enterprises, LLC. Her vision is a world of products that are easy to use, dependable, and safe – possible by using Quality during Design engineering and product development.

    • 12 min
    From "Fall-Through" to "Follow-Through": A Proactive Strategy for Design

    From "Fall-Through" to "Follow-Through": A Proactive Strategy for Design

    Ever find yourself at the tail end of a project, swamped with unfinished tasks, and wondering where things went awry? Are there important recommended actions that the team was excited about that just didn't get done? These are the conundrums we tackle in this episode of Quality During Design, with a special nod to Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Be Useful" for his proactive approach to work. 

    We dissect the all-too-familiar scenario of projects saddled with incomplete actions, despite our best-laid plans. We don't just commiserate—we arm you with a strategy to ensure that things are seen through to the end.

    We pull lessons from Schwarzenegger's tenure as California's governor and his hands-on approach during crises. We dissect the significance of staying involved and the vital role of follow-up and follow-through in implementing recommended actions from customer studies to FMEAs.  Join us as we cast a critical eye on why management systems sometimes fail in practice and what to do to help ensure success. This isn't just about weathering audits or ticking boxes; it's about a commitment to excellence in product and service design.
    Give us a Rating & Review

    **NEW COURSE**
    FMEA in Practice: from Plan to Risk-Based Decision Making is enrolling students now. Visit the course page for more information and to sign up today! Click Here

    **FREE RESOURCES**
    Quality during Design engineering and new product development is actionable. It's also a mindset. Subscribe for consistency, inspiration, and ideas at www.qualityduringdesign.com.

    About me
    Dianna Deeney helps product designers work with their cross-functional team to reduce concept design time and increase product success, using quality and reliability methods.

    She consults with businesses to incorporate quality within their product development processes. She also coaches individuals in using Quality during Design for their projects.

    She founded Quality during Design through her company Deeney Enterprises, LLC. Her vision is a world of products that are easy to use, dependable, and safe – possible by using Quality during Design engineering and product development.

    • 14 min
    Welcome Back! New, upcoming opportunities with FMEA and Quality during Design

    Welcome Back! New, upcoming opportunities with FMEA and Quality during Design

    Quality during Design isn't just an add-on; it's a fundamental aspect that drives innovation, efficiency, and customer satisfaction!

    Welcome back from our brief hiatus!

    One of the highlights of this episode is the introduction of an upcoming FMEA course on Udemy, with The Manufacturing Academy. FMEA, or Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, is a systematic method for evaluating our offerings to identify where and how they might fail and to assess the relative impact of different failures.  Dianna's approach to FMEA is not only about adhering to traditional methods but also about addressing the criticisms and limitations often associated with them. This course promises to be a fresh take on risk-based decision-making. You'll hear more about it when it is released!

    Moreover, the episode touches upon the 'Quality During Design Fast Track' program, which is currently in the works and open to listener feedback. The initiative aims to harness quality tools in novel ways, even before a design concept is fully fleshed out. It emphasizes the importance of early input from cross-functional teams to gather requirements and user needs, thereby making the design process more effective and efficient. This program is system-based and affects how products and services are developed, leading to more thoughtful, user-centric designs.

    Listeners are invited: please take brief survey to help Dianna with aspects of these upcoming courses and more.  www.qualityduringdesign.com/survey
    Give us a Rating & Review

    **NEW COURSE**
    FMEA in Practice: from Plan to Risk-Based Decision Making is enrolling students now. Visit the course page for more information and to sign up today! Click Here

    **FREE RESOURCES**
    Quality during Design engineering and new product development is actionable. It's also a mindset. Subscribe for consistency, inspiration, and ideas at www.qualityduringdesign.com.

    About me
    Dianna Deeney helps product designers work with their cross-functional team to reduce concept design time and increase product success, using quality and reliability methods.

    She consults with businesses to incorporate quality within their product development processes. She also coaches individuals in using Quality during Design for their projects.

    She founded Quality during Design through her company Deeney Enterprises, LLC. Her vision is a world of products that are easy to use, dependable, and safe – possible by using Quality during Design engineering and product development.

    • 9 min
    Taking a Brief Pause: Reflecting on Quality During Design's Journey and Preparing for What's Next

    Taking a Brief Pause: Reflecting on Quality During Design's Journey and Preparing for What's Next

    Blink and you'll miss it, Quality During Design is taking a short, well-deserved break. We’ve journeyed together through a whopping 136 episodes over the last two years and eight months, and now it's time for us to recharge, refocus, and return with a bang in a few weeks. While we are not releasing new episodes during this period, we're excited to stay connected with you through our weekly email newsletters, loaded with the same quality content, professional wisdom, and valuable tips that you've come to expect from us.

    Is there a particular topic you'd love us to tackle in future episodes? Now is the perfect time to share your thoughts! We’re eager to hear from you, so reach out via email or social media with your questions, feedback, or suggestions. Let's continue to build this community together during our short hiatus. 

    I want to thank you for your support and participation.  We're already excited to return to your favorite podcast platforms soon with a fresh perspective, exciting guests, and a renewed commitment to bringing you the best insights into quality and reliability in design. Until then, stay inspired, curious, and in touch!
    Give us a Rating & Review

    **NEW COURSE**
    FMEA in Practice: from Plan to Risk-Based Decision Making is enrolling students now. Visit the course page for more information and to sign up today! Click Here

    **FREE RESOURCES**
    Quality during Design engineering and new product development is actionable. It's also a mindset. Subscribe for consistency, inspiration, and ideas at www.qualityduringdesign.com.

    About me
    Dianna Deeney helps product designers work with their cross-functional team to reduce concept design time and increase product success, using quality and reliability methods.

    She consults with businesses to incorporate quality within their product development processes. She also coaches individuals in using Quality during Design for their projects.

    She founded Quality during Design through her company Deeney Enterprises, LLC. Her vision is a world of products that are easy to use, dependable, and safe – possible by using Quality during Design engineering and product development.

    • 5 min

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