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    1. What are some reasons why project scheduling is not done well?
    2. What is the difference between statistical process control (SPC) and statistical quality control (SQC)?
    3. What are the underlying assumptions of minimum-cost scheduling? Are they equally realistic?
    4. What is the difference between the concepts of design quality and conformance quality?
    5. Describe the three main services provided by a hospital staff. Provide some examples.
    6. One of the most important aspects of any quality improvement program is clearly signaling to everyone in the organization that quality is important. How is that emphasized in the textbook?
    7. Identify and describe the application of the scientific method used to evaluate alternative treatment methods and create guidelines for similar clinical situations. Provide examples.
    8. Identify the name given to the flow of work through a hospital. Describe the characteristics of this flow of work.

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    1. What are some reasons why project scheduling is not done well?

    In any project, the project schedule will be compromised because of unforeseen circumstances, which is why most project scheduling is not done well as most organizations fail to appropriate for this business reality. The reason project scheduling is not properly conducted is because many businesses fail to account for the various project components that are often managed by different departments, which leads to a lack of communication, a lack of clarity on who is responsible for particular roles within the project, and an inability to adapt to the inevitable changes to the schedule that will occur with every project. Communication is essential to project success, but many projects lack this essential requirement, and this assists in the inability to stay on schedule or adapt to changes in the schedule of a project.

    http://www.mohawkconnects.com/feltandwire/2011/05/11/10-reasons-why-design-project-schedules-fail/

    2. What is the difference between statistical process control (SPC) and statistical quality control (SQC)?

    There is not a significant difference that exists between these two types of business control, but the SQC represents the statistical methodology used by businesses to assess the business variations that occur throughout the operational functions wherein the objective is to assess and correct any variables that are non-effective to improve performance. SPC represents a similar function but focuses on the products and whether they are correctly adhering to statistical methods that will ensure quality performance with the least amount of business waste that slows performance. Both of these are predicated upon 14 different statistical and analytical tools that account for the variables ...

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