The main reason behind a data collection plan is to provide a focused approach to data collection for any given study or project. It helps specify the objective of the data collection, what data is needed, how to collect it, and who will collect it. The goal is to answer questions such as whether the process is stable and capable, and whether the measurement system is accurate and capable.
This data collection plan template comes in two different variations; one that is basic and concise and another that is more detailed. The detailed template allows to record more information and can be used by Six Sigma practitioners. Both require that the objectives of the data collection are first specified, and the main study variables are identified.
This template is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that can be used and modified to meet specific needs. It can easily be modified to include additional sections if desired. For example, additional columns can be added if more variables need to be collected. Please help us to make this template better by providing us with your comments or suggestions.
Data Collection Plan Template (20 KB)