Select a Tool

Work with Ideas

 

     I need to:                                                                                           Suggested Quality Tool:

 

  •  Brainstorm ideas and gather information                                   Affinity Diagram 

                                                                                                                  Brainstorming 

 

  •  Organize ideas or items                                                                 Affinity Diagram 

 

  •  See the influences between items                                                Interrelationship Diagraph

 

  •  Consider the relationships between sets of items                      Matrix Diagram 

 

  •  Find the cause and cures of my problems                                   Cause and Effect Diagram (Fishbone) 

 

  • Prioritize my actions                                                                        Prioritization Matrix 

                                                                                                                   Interrelationship Diagraph 

 

  • Identify the actions necessary to accomplish my goals               Tree Diagram 

                                                                                                                    Plan-it© 

 

  • Plan an activity                                                                                  Tree Diagram 

                                                                                                                    Plan-it© 

 

  • Map out the sequence of activities                                                  Activity Network Diagram 

 

  • Create a contingency plan                                                                Process Decision Program Chart 

 

  • Picture a process                                                                               Flowchart 

  

Work with Data

 

 

    I need to:                                                                                       Suggested Quality Tool:

 

  • Gather and count data                                                              Check sheet

     

  •  Identify the source of variation                                               Control sheet  

   

  •  See the positive and negative aspects of the situation        Force Field Analysis  

   

  •  Rank for consensus                                                                 Nominal Group Technique  

   

  •  Picture the major concerns                                                    Pareto Chart  

   

  •  Track trends over time                                                           Run Chart