Find, Organize, Clarify, Understand, Select (FOCUS – PDCA)

Definition of Find, Organize, Clarify, Understand, Select (FOCUS – PDCA):

The FOCUS-PDCA model provides a model for improving processes. The model’s name is an acronym that describes the basic components of the improvement process. The steps include:

  • Find a process to improve
  • Organize an effort to work on improvement
  • Clarify current knowledge of the process
  • Understand process variation and capability
  • Select a strategy for continued improvement

PDCA is an acronym for Plan, Do, Check and Act. The PDCA cycle is a way of continuously checking progress in each step of the FOCUS process.

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