Quality Progress | What does your favorite quality tool say about you?

Pick your favorite tool or the one you use the most:

? Check Sheet

A structured, prepared form for collecting and analyzing data; a generic tool that can be adapted for a wide variety of purposes.

? Scatter Diagram

Graphs pairs of numerical data, one variable on each axis, to look for a relationship.

? Control Chart

Graphs used to routinely study how a process changes over time. It has upper and lower control limits.

? Stratification

A technique that separates data gathered from a variety of sources so that patterns can be seen.

? Fishbone Diagram

Identifies many possible causes for an effect or problem and sorts ideas into useful categories.

? Pareto Chart

Shows on a bar graph which factors are more significant.

? Histogram

The most commonly used graph for showing frequency distributions, or how often each different value in a set of data occurs.