7 points in a row above or below the centerline
To apply this test, look for groups of points above or below the average or centerline. Count consecutive points. Are there groups of seven or more? This is probably the result of a shift in one of the system resources (materials, people, methods, environment, information aids, equipment, and measurement). The following chart, which can be created using SQCpack, shows two groups, one with eight above the centerline and one with seven below.