Deming Cycle is a Spiral

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Deming Cycle is a Spiral
Tee Guidotti
I like to conceptulaize the Deming cycle as a spiral, moving outward with each full turn, rather than a circle coming back to the same point. The idea is that improvement opens new space and leads to further improvement. The idea of a wheel rolling uphill with a backstop does not do it for me.

Deming Wheel as a Spiral
Hubert Roigt, Consultant, Madagascar, Member
I completely agree with the spiral model of Deming cycle. This way better shows the idea of continuous improvement than the simple wheel....Sign up

The Backstop of the Deming Cycle
R Hallagan, Management Consultant, United States, Member
Tee, regarding your comment on your (natural) uncomfortableness with "the idea of of a wheel rolling uphill with a backstop," I think Deming is mak...Sign up

Spiral PDCA Resources
sara, Student (University), Iran, Member
Who can contribute some resources about spiral PDCA? And recommend some researches or articles that study it rigidly? Regards....Sign up

Deming Cycle as a Spiral
Winand Kissels, Interim Manager, Netherlands, Member
Completely right: The Deming Cycle is really a spiral. Always take time into account. Whenever you have completed a cycle, time has elapsed and your i...Sign up

PDCA - Toyota Kata
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
Mike Rother's book 'Toyota Kata' (2010) identifies how continuous improvement, problem solving and adaptation can be effective in moving from a 'curre...Sign up


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