Avoid the Improvement Hype Cycle

Harvard Business Review

Thus, today we have a number of process "religions": Statistical Process Control was followed by Total Quality Management, Business Reengineering, Six Sigma, Lean, and Business Process Management (BPM, which emphasizes process management software). Also, to signal what TQM guru Deming called "constancy of purpose," choose a name that will always resonate, e.g., something tied to customers and service.