Process Improvement Approaches

Realizing improvements within your organization works best with a structured approach that enables a team of 3 - 8 people involved in and knowledgeable about the process to focus on a problem and quickly generate solutions. Whatever approach is used, adhering to key principles such as obtaining leadership commitment beforehand, limiting the number and length of meetings by accomplishing detailed tasks outside of formal meeting time, and compressing the overall timeframe for the project by working on multiple tasks simultaneously, will help ensure the success of the team's efforts.

A proven approach referred to as "Accelerated Improvement" includes systematic advanced planning, clear goals and measures of progress, and actionable and prioritized solutions. The Accelerated Improvement Guide discusses the approach in detail, with instructions for completing the following steps:

  • Initiate project
  • Design solutions
  • Implement solutions
  • Demonstrate impact