Apply the PDCA Cycle for Continuous Improvement on EPCI Project

ISO 9001:2008 International Standard promotes the adoption of a process approach and PDCA cycle when developing, implementing and improving the effectiveness of a quality management system, to enhance customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements.

The methodology known as “Plan-Do-Check-Act” (PDCA) can be applied to all processes.

PDCA can be briefly described as follows.

  • Plan: establish the objectives and processes necessary to deliver results in accordance with customer requirements and the organization’s policies.
  • Do: implement the processes.
  • Check: monitor and measure processes and product against policies, objectives and requirements for the product and report the results.
  • Act: take actions to continually improve process performance.

A Quality improvement cycle based on the typical PDCA cycle model as shown below can be applied to the Project Quality Management System for continual improvement.

PDCA cycle - EPCI Poject


* Plan : Assess risk, identify applicable regulations

* Do : Identify responsibility and accountability, training, communicate, control and prepare for emergencies.

* Check : Monitor, Record, Audit (Check, Examination, Review,Assessment)

* Act to improve

History Revision:

  • 15/11/2013, insert management review from CHECK to ACT
  • 27/11/2013, insert PDCA in OHS-MS
  • 16/12/2013, prefer put the management review in CHECK rather than ACT
  • 21/01/2014, general review

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