FEMA’s "PDCA" Cycle?

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This was on “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. It is indeed a real graphic from the FEMA website (link here). It's scarily similar to a typical “PDCA” cycle (or “Deming Cycle“), but should it really begin and end with “DISASTER”? Let's hope we do better with our lean projects!

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

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