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System of Profound Knowledge (SoPK)

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System of Profound Knowledge - definitions

Profound knowledge, system of - Defined by W. Edwards Deming, a system that consists of an appreciation for systems, knowledge of variation, theory of knowledge and understanding of psychology.

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Source: American Society for Quality, 14 October 2010 09:00:00, External

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System of Profound Knowledge - SoPK - Deming advanced the System of Profound Knowledge (SoPK) which he said consisted of four main subheadings:

    * Knowledge of Variation, that is, a knowledge of common cause and special variation.
    * Knowledge of Systems, that is, understanding that all the parts of a business are related in such a way that if you focus on optimizing one part, other parts may suffer.
    * Knowledge of Psychology, that is, what motivates people.
    * Theory of Knowledge, that is, how we learn things.

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Source: iSixSigma, 26 February 2011 09:26:33, External

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