QI Methodologies for Get With The Guidelines

Updated:Jul 9,2010


Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) 
is a methodology to implement when making changes to improve. It is based on breaking down change into manageable chunks by testing change on a micro level and analyzing the results to validate improvement before implementing across the organization.

PDSA is a practical, common sense based approach that is easy to understand.





Six Sigma
is a methodology to implement when making changes to improve.  The fundamental objective of the Six Sigma methodology is to implement a measurement-based strategy that focuses on process improvement and variation reduction.

Six Sigma sub-methodologies: DMAIC and DMADV

DMAIC and DMADV

The Six Sigma DMAIC process (define, measure, analyze, improve, control) is an improvement system for existing processes falling below specification and looking for incremental improvement.  Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach.

The Six Sigma DMAIC process (define, measure, analyze, improve, control) is an improvement system for existing processes falling below specification and looking for incremental improvement.  Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach.

The Define Checklist can help your team assess readiness to move on to the next step.

Use this checklist to help assess the progress of your measurements.

This checklist can help you assess your team's readiness to begin developing solutions.

This checklist can help you assess whether your improvement has been successful.

This checklist can help you determine whether you have completed all key steps in your project.

The worksheet below can help you plan and manage your project.

This worksheet can be downloaded and printed out to help your team outline its charter. An instruction guide is also available.

This document can help you design a Team Charter as you implement Get With The Guidelines. It is provided as an instruction guide for the Team Charter Worksheet.