Lean Approach Considerations

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Interesting and recent blog posts for Lean Healthcare Code

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How to Have Better Team Huddles.

A great tool for Lean program management development considerations.

How are you using huddles as a tool for with process improvement?

Project DICE Scores-What Are They?

Greetings Fellow Process Improvement Engineers!

Today we spend some time on a model used in change management practices.  Lean facilitators have a keen perspective for change management and often times know the “secret recipe” for successful project implementation. Change management is a complex component of process improvement. How do you know if a team is ready for change? How do you know this from a data perspective?

Have you heard of the term DICE used for project management readiness scoring? It may be a useful and applicable tool for process improvement projects.

DICE stands for:

Duration is the length of a project. How long is the project or what is the span in between projects?

Integrity refers to delivering on time. Does a team possess the necessary skills to complete the project on time?

Commitment explains how committed are executive leadership to lead and support a change. Employees are also scored on this scale. Because there are two different scores, this adds objectivity to the calculation.

Effort is defined as the actual work required above and beyond the employee’s current tasks. What is the level of effort required to complete a project?

 

Each of the four components are broken down into a scoring system of 1-4 and computed into the following mathematical formula

= D +(2 x I) + (2  x C1) + C2 + E

The scoring of DICE categories is staged in 3 zones:

Win Zone: Scoring of 7-14 have a high confidence of being successful.

Worry Zone: Scoring of 14-17 have risk associated with the project and require attention right away.

Woe Zone: Scoring of 17 and over have a high level of risk, need decisions to be made ASAP in order to save the project.

 

With any Lean process improvement project, we must explore and expand our personal tool boxes. The DICE method may offer an objective way to evaluate a project team’s change investment and level of readiness.

We’d love to hear if you have used this method and how it worked.

References: https://explore.easyprojects.net/blog/project-management-101-dice-framework

https://hbr.org/2015/07/a-way-to-assess-and-prioritize-your-change-efforts

Promoting Lean

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On Thursday June 7, 2018 Colonel Christopher Wagner, Lt. Jeff Ladieu and Sgt. Thomas Lencki spoke about Lean and the State Police on the NH Today with Jack Heath Radio Show. Every Thursday the State Police conducts a segment on the NH Today with Jack Heath, that highlights the men and women of the State Police. Jack Heath had never heard about Lean and how successful it has been for the State Police and Department of Safety. The segment was very informative and as the group was leaving the studio, a listener commented that she had adopted a Lean way of thinking many years ago and she was excited that the State Police had also adopted a Lean way of thinking.

To hear the podcast follow the link and create an account:

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/139-New-Hampshire-Today-with-J-27984874/episode/6-7-nh-today-nhsp-29431306/

 

New Hampshire State Police and Lean

Sgt. Thomas Lencki has been working on creating a positive Lean Culture in the NH State Police, for his Lean Black Belt Project. One goal was to offer basic training to all State Police employees.  The NH State Police has 566 employees (Civilian and Troopers) and  463 of them have received training and their certificate in Lean White Belt in 2018. Process improvement is used every day at the NH State Police in many different  areas. Lean is not something you do once and forget about it. Lean is a way of life, a way of thinking.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trooper Joshua Quigley (Troop-B Bedford Barracks) recently gave kudus to Sgt. Lencki and Lean. Trooper Quigley has been identifying  waste and duplication of efforts in his day to day operations. Trooper Quigley has adopted  a Lean way of thinking and continuously looks for ways to eliminate waste. To hear more about the Lean process improvement work, like us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NHStatePolice/ or follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nhstatepolice/

 All NH State employees are able to complete the free online training with your NH FIRST login at https://intra.lms.nh.gov/learn/nh/course/index.php?categoryid=2

 We hope you join the NH State Police in becoming a change agent as progression starts now!

 

 

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Watch from the convenience at your desk or with a group to have a round table discussion.

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