Risks and Challenges in applying the Deming Cycle

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Risks and Challenges in applying the Deming Cycle

What are the main risks and challenges in the execution of the Deming cycle method? Thanks...

  Mike Florence
Project Manager, United Kingdom

Risks and Challenges in Applying the Deming Cycle

I believe the main challenge is around 'acting' on the learning. Many organisations and teams will engage with the concept of this cycle and use it for learning reviews.
However to then act on the learning and change behaviours and processes is challenging organisation set up.
This brings a key threat in that people will get fed up with going through a cycle that doesn't actually change anything. There are ways to manage this threat and will be good to share experiences.

  Lynn Olson
United States

Reply to Risks and Challenges with PDCA

@Mike Florence : I agree the main challenge of the PDCA Cycle is the follow-up.
Identifying measurable, significant data to demonstrate change is a process often overlooked when implementing new activities. The risk of failing to hard-wire the change due to a perceived lack of progress is significant.


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