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Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle

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Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle - definitions

Plan-do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle : A closed-loop process for planning to solve a problem, implementing suggested improvements, analysing the results, and standardising the improvements. Also called a Shewhart cycle after its developer, W. A. Shewhart.

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Source: Larry English, External, 05-Feb-2009 10:41

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Plan-do-Check-Act - Also called the Deming Cycle. A four stage cycle for Process management, devised by Edward Deming.  PLAN: Design or revise Processes that support the IT Services.  do: Implement the Plan and manage the Processes.  CHECK: Measure the Processes and IT Services, compare with objectives and produce reports   ACT: Plan and implement changes to improve the Processes.

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Source: The Data Governance Institute, 18 December 2009 09:08:58, External

Plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycle - A four-step process for quality improvement. In the first step (plan), a way to effect improvement is developed. In the second step (do), the plan is carried out, preferably on a small scale. In the third step (check), a study takes place between what was predicted and what was observed in the previous step. In the last step (act), action is taken on the causal system to effect the desired change. The plan-do-check-act cycle is sometimes referred to as the Shewhart cycle, because Walter A. Shewhart discussed the concept in his book Statistical Method From the Viewpoint of Quality Control, and as the Deming cycle, because W. Edwards Deming introduced the concept in Japan. The Japanese subsequently called it the Deming cycle. Also called the plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycle.

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Source: American Society for Quality, 11 October 2010 08:06:45, External

Plan-do-Check-Act (PDCA) - based upon work by W.A. Shewhart (in the 1930s at Bell Labs) and made popular by W.E. Deming (in the 1950s and on), PDCA (also known as the Deming Cycle, Shewhart cycle, or Deming Wheel) is an iterative four-step quality control strategy is based on the principles of - customer satisfaction, management by fact and respect for people.

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Source: The Quality Portal, 17 April 2011 11:36:25, External 

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