W. Edwards Deming – an American Engineer, Statistician, Professor, Author, Lecturer, and Management Consultant

At Ayass BioScience, we combine computer science, statistics, mathematics, and engineering to analyze and interpret large biological data (such as genetic codes). Deming’s PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) cycle comes from the scientific model of forming and then testing hypotheses. This principle can be applied to all sorts of projects and improvement activities. Deming’s PDSA cycle follows these steps:

Deming’s Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA):

Plan: create your hypothesis and predictions
Do: implement the plan
Study: observe and learn from the consequences
Act: determine what modifications should be made
The PDSA approach can bring you closer to whatever goal you choose!

“Deadly Diseases”:

Lack of focus on purpose
Neglecting long-range planning
Relying only on technology to solve problems
Seeking examples to follow rather than developing solutions
Excuses, such as “our problems are different”