PDCA Cycle is important tool for improvement and provides a systemetic approach for improvement .It can also be replicated in ones daily life .
PDCA stands for PLAN , DO , CHECK , ACT .
It means understanding of what you are trying to achieve and by what means and path for implementation .
After plan has been made and action plan has been decided one has to put these into implementation . It would include training of people ,scheduling ,followup and other project management activities . Sometimes these would not shape in would results in failure .Then we have to back to first stage of planning .
Once plan is implemented then results would flow . These are then compared with the results planned .Deviation are recorded and improvement proposed to achieve the results .
Then we have to act on these results during check process either to restart pdca cycle or to standardizing the results .
Hence any programm has to follow the above path untill one is satisfied with the results and are standardise. Kaizen lays importance to pdca cycle with results being recorded and process being standardise