How can We Put Deming's PDCA Theory in to Practice?

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Ranjith Kumarasinghe, Sri Lanka

How can We Put Deming's PDCA Theory in to Practice?

It is an excellent method that was introduced by Prof. Deming, but my fear is: how many of us are using it in the real work life? Are Bill Gates or Warren Buffer using these theories in their practical business environment?

  David Wilson
Manager, Canada

Deming Method is Used in Other Models

Toyota uses the Deming model PDSA or PDCA. Others adapt the concept, such as Boyd's - OODA and Kolb's Learning Cycle. They may not call it the Deming model, but it is still alive and well.

  Andrew Parker
Director, Australia

The Deming PDSA Cycle

There appears to be some confusion on the name of PDSA cycle. My recent research suggests that Deming never called it the 'Deming PDSA cycle'. Rather he termed it the Shewart cycle or the PDSA cycle. I agree with you David, the Deming model is the superior model of all in existence.

  Scott McKenzie
Teacher, United States

Example of Using PDCA in Practice

Gentlemen: I use the PDCA/PDSA continuous improvement model in public secondary level education with students age 12-14....

Analyst, Brazil

PDCA Forum >> can we Put This Theory in to Practice

@David Wilson : I agree with D. Wilson. Indeed many methods integrated PDCA in their approach. The main idea in PDCA is ...

  Piotr Henke
Project Manager, Poland

Case Study of the PDCA Cycle

One of the best case studies of the PDCA cycle I found here....


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