In order processes achieve their goals, they have to be under control:
- Plan: Establish the objectives and processes necessary to deliver results in accordance with the expected output
- Do: Implement the plan, execute the process, make the product. Collect data for charting and analysis in the following "CHECK" and "ACT" steps.
- Check: Study the actual results (measured and collected in "DO" above) and compare against the expected results (targets or goals from the "PLAN") to ascertain any differences
- Act: Request corrective actions on significant differences between actual and planned results. Analyze the differences to determine their root causes
By applying the Deming Cycle the company is coming closer to it's vision step by step.