Tools for Generating Ideas
Check Sheet is an organized method of recording data.
Scatter Diagram is a graph of the value of one variable vs. another variable.
Cause and Effect Diagram / Fishbone Diagram is a tool that identifies process elements (causes) that might effect an outcome.
Tools to Organize the Data
Pareto Charts is a graph to identify and plot problems or defects in descending order of frequency.
Flow Charts (Process Diagrams) is a chart that describes the steps in a process.
Tools for Identifying Problems
Histogram is a distribution showing the frequency of occurrence of a variable.
Statistical Process Control (SPC) Chart is a chart with time on the horizontal axis to plot values of a statistic.