To run a continuous improvement process, the repetitive PDCA-Cyle is a key method.
The PDCA-Cycle / Deming-Wheel is a Kaizen method which describes an iterative process that consists of four successive steps: Plan, Do, Check, Act.
Following these steps allows your projects to be in an ongoing change process, as long as the wheel “keeps spinning”. The Kaizen-Culture behind establishes an environment of acceptance, motivation and therefore also individual development which enables your organization to grow.
The first step consists on the one hand in the analysis of the issue and the description of the status quo. To coordinate any further action, the determination of target conditions and the selection of adequate measurement parameters are essential.
The second step is the execution of the planned measures.
To keep track of the process, results must be monitored. First experiences and concerns can be voiced to stabilize the process and to make adjustments if necessary.
The Last step is designed for the evalutation of the finished process to learn from mistakes and to develop standards for future projects.