Continual Improvement

The words Plan Do Study and Act are in four quadrants of a circle with arounds pointing around each quadrant toward the next in a clockwise direction.

From “Too Tight” to “Just Right:” Improving Staff Meetings Using PDSA

By Christina Dragonetti / March 18, 2022 / 0 Comments

Our team had a common problem: weekly staff meetings were disorganized, a little frustrating, and almost always lasted longer than one hour. Like ill-fitting shoes, they served to keep our feet dry but made running difficult. Recognizing a change was needed, we turned to the process improvement tool devised by Dr. Deming: Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA).

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How Do I Apply New Management Ideas Without Executive Level Support?

By John Hunter / June 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Part 3 of “True Improvement vs Illusion of Progress,” a presentation by Peter Scholtes.

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Make Time to Improve

By David Zack / May 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

Are you responsible for how a part of your organization prioritizes what must be done? If so, you must find a way to devote time to improvement.

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Standardize Improvements to Achieve Results

By David Zack / February 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

Part 2 of True Improvement vs Illusion of Progress, a presentation by Peter Scholtes.

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True Improvement vs Illusion of Progress

By David Zack / November 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

What are five ingredients of true improvement? Peter Scholtes gives us answers as well as a 7-step model for improvement in this timeless presentation.

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Deming on Management: PDSA Cycle

By David Zack / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Interested in understanding the PDSA (Plan – Do – Study – Act) cycle? Here are a whole bunch of resources for you.

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Mike Tveite on The Role of Learning in Improving Organizations

By David Zack / March 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Mike Tveite discusses the importance of adopting Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge in the work of executives and the larger systems within organizations.

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Peter Scholtes – Leading Quality: Some Practical Approaches to the Managers New Job

By David Zack / February 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Peter Scholtes explores myths about the practice of quality management, the importance of viewing the organization as a system, and using the new lens to inform your leadership.

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Continuous vs. Continual Improvement: An Ongoing Conversation with Ed Baker

By Bill Bellows / January 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

Bill Bellows highlights ongoing conversations with Ed Baker, author of The Symphony of Profound Knowledge (created in partnership with Aileron.org).

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What we see…

By Bill Bellows / November 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Bill Bellows talks about lean management within the (oft-overlooked) larger context of the Deming Philosophy.

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