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Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams by H. James Harrington, William S. Ruggles

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Stage #4: Check/Act on the Latest Performance Data

INTRODUCTION

In this chapter, we focus on the processes needed to check on the latest performance data for each agreed-upon periodic interval (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.) to determine the performance improvement project’s progress to date and forecast the expected values for being able to successfully meet the project objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner, or not.

This Stage is actually a combination of BOTH “Check” AND “Act” because of the iterative nature of the conditional interactions between three different Stages: (1) between “Check/Act” and “Execute”; (2) between “Check/Act” and “Plan”; and (3) between “Check/Act” and “Confirm.” Therefore, each one of those conditional ...

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