The PDCA Effect on Other PM Processes
If you’re already a fan of other project management processes, does the PDCA methodology have a place in them? This is a good question especially if your supervisor has already embraced a specific software or methodology. It’s certainly valid to point out that no matter what process you utilize, PDCA has a place in it.
The first essay in this section describes developing evergreen breakthroughs in quality management, performance management, organizational competitiveness, and keeping control of your project. You will learn that PDCA in Agile management helps you investigate or track variables. PDCA also is the basis for Six Sigma’s DMAIC. Many managers implement the steps of the PDCA cycle with the popular 5S methodology.
If you are a Kaizen manager, consider how PDCA so closely resembles the steps created in this philosophy to reduce waste and improve processes. It will assist you in orchestrating the processes managed by your team members.
PDCA techniques are also an accepted component of ISO management—our article discusses the ISO 50001 standards for engineering but explains that PDCA processes have been accepted in other, earlier ISO management standards. The last article in the section serves as a roundup, explaining how PDCA has a place in Juran’s trilogy, which manages the planning, control and improvement of quality processes. It was also assists in variance analysis methods, which typically form the basis of Six Sigma practices.