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There are many processes that can be used to ensure quality and that your project is meeting the needs. One process used to be called FOCUS-PDCA. This was the first quality tool I ever used in one of the facilities where I worked. It was difficult to learn at first, but then once I got it, I enjoyed it. Other newer models have come out now.

Question: What is it about the PDCA model that makes it appealing to you?

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The PDCA model is appealing to me because the model can be understood on the shop floor level. It is simple, powerful, and can solve chronic problems. The work team can test solutions and evaluate results in cost saving cycle. The PDCA model is appealing to me because it creates a commitment to continuous improvement (1). If a process is not improved during one iteration, ...

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