PDSA Cycle and Other Factors
Let’s say you decided to cook something. You knew that how to cook but in the mid. of your process you realise that something wrong and you check some cooking books and do some revision on your process and then finally you have cooked and try it if it is ok. However if you thing that is not cook well or again something wrong with it you will cook again and again till get best result.
That is show us PDSA cycle is on always even in our simple life stages whether you aware or not. In a big organizations that is not that much easy actually to do this process as long as people be aware of this. Why I am saying that because people in nature sometimes may not care some stages. For instant; let’s say you are doing a six sigma project and you created a project team, team leader etc... You are on the way to target so far. In DMAIC process PDSA cycle has to be used to understand your position and success. Where were I, where I am and where I am heading? PDSA show your position just like a compass. Unfortunately most of the project fails because of people not using this method sufficiently and effectively. Therefore compass gives you wrong direction and you become out of target.
PDSA comes from SoPK Deming’s last delight for human. We need to get to point which is system. When you thing what is system you just turn and look around you will see system. System is every process of your life, every process of your job, every part of your project, everyone who works with you. That is the system which we are a part of but very important.
As a human we are creating backbone of the system with our knowledge. Without knowledge can you imagine what can you do? Actually I can’t. PDSA cycle is come from knowledge each time when you do plan, do, study and act basically you are using knowledge. When you are having a problem because of variations again you are applying to knowledge. Knowledge is giving you ideas how you should act and you are putting your ideas in some tools just like DMAIC and PDSA, then you are on target.