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FOCUS - PDCA - definition(s)

FOCUS - PDCA - The FOCUS-PDCA model was developed by W. Edwards Deming and provides a model for improving processes. The model's name is an acronym that describes the basic components of the improvement process. The steps include:

   F ind a process to improve
   O rganize an effort to work on improvement
   C larify current knowledge of the process
   U nderstand process variation and capability
   S elect a strategy for continued improvement

PDCA is an acronym for Plan, do, Check and Act. The PDCA cycle is a way of continuously checking progress in each step of the FOCUS process.

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