Collect Relevant Data
The fifth step is to collect accurate data that is relevant to the problem you are trying to solve. Data collection is the means of capturing available characteristics for easier analysis. A visual evaluation, which is described in later pages, can also be used to assign values.
The previous chapter discussed the steps for applying a plan of attack and how to determine if additional steps were required to analyze the problem. We looked at the use of simple tools that could generate data from direct measurements or from a visual rating system. We also discussed the importance of assigning responsibility to prevent ...