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Run Charts

What It Is Used For

  • To show the output of a process over time

When to Use It

  • To monitor process performance.
  • In determining when a change to a process might have occurred.

Important Notes

  • In analyzing a run chart, look at the patterns formed by the data.
  • To see some patterns, you might need to lay a number of charts out on a table or on the floor.

Run Chart