The term PDCA abbreviating to Plan-Do-Check-Act is quite well known, and the presence of a similar acronym PDSA has raised a number of questions.
PDSA stands for Plan-Do-Study-Act. PDCA and PDSA are one and the same.
Dr.Deming who coined the PDCA cycle was under an impression that the C word conveyed a
Deming cycle is popularly known as the PDCA cycle, and the acronym stands for Plan-Do-Check-Act. It is an iterative cycle which guarantees improvements for the activity it has been applied to.
Dr. William Edwards Deming is the man behind the concept, who is considered to be the father of modern quality
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I will write an elaborate article on audits sometime later this year, but for now, I want to discuss briefly the
No, that is not an error. This story is called ‘The Price of Right’; not to be confused with the game show, ‘The Price is Right’.
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Everything was fine, or so you thought. Out of the blue one of your team members just snapped. This was really surprising since this person is generally easy going, friendly, people oriented and very accommodating. You watched in horror as this person sat in your team meeting and went from
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