Continuous Improvement Tools

8 Step Methodology Project Guide


The 8 Step Methodology Project Guide is an easy-to-use stand alone template designed to help you document and work through your improvement projects. It not only helps keep your project team focused, it clearly documents the path taken, the data collected and the actions taken to solve the problem. A completed guide helps teams prepare for project presentations as well as serves as a model or reference for other teams as they work on related projects.

It begins with the Search for the Opportunities and Quantify the Waste, moves through Project Definition and Selection, Studying the Current Situation, Analyzing Causes, Planning and Implementing Improvements, Studying the Effect of the Changes, Standardizing the Improved Process, and ends with Assessing Progress and Planning for the Future.

This template can be used as a stand alone guide or in conjunction with Conway Charting Solutions Software.