Documented Procedures Questions To Determine Appropriate Application: Is there documentation that will support the successful operation of the improvement?
Who does these steps in the process and when? There are two classifications of data types. How will input, process, and output variables be checked to detect for sub-optimal conditions?
It is also a must that project owner can interpret the control chart so that the project team can create a reference log signifying what the project owner should look for. In addition, the project team needs to create a plan for ongoing monitoring of the process and for reacting to any problems that arise.
This should include formally transferring ownership of the process from the project team back to the process owner.
Control method should include control chart, metrics, after action reviews, approvals, and trainings. A control chart should be continuously updated so that the process owner can watch for process shifts or other signs that there may be a problem with process performance.
Is this knowledge imbedded in the response plan? Here, data is acquired is through measurement. Documentation: Documentation is a necessary step to insure that the learning gained via improvement is institutionalized and shared across the team by having it documented with proper work procedures.
These projects are neither quick nor easy and it is worth acknowledging both the effort that went into successful completion and the benefits that resulted.