Project Planning and Implementation Tools

These tools can help you manage an improvement project:

Gantt Chart: A bar chart that shows the tasks of a project, when each must take place, how long each will take and completion status.

Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle or Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Cycle: A four-step model for carrying out change that can be repeated again and again for continuous improvement.

Excerpted from Nancy R. Tague’s The Quality Toolbox, Second Edition, ASQ Quality Press, 2004.

Listen to MP3 audiocasts about the PDCA cycle and its application.

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