Video Overview of the PDSA Cycle

Posted on December 20, 2009  Comments (2)

Robert Lloyd, PhD From the IHI Open School‘s, presents a nice overview of the PDSA Cycle (plan-do-study-act). The webcast includes an example of using PDSA to improve the discharge process for a hospital.

As I have said many times the keys to success are to turn the PDSA cycle rapidly, predict the results in advance, and analyze the results to continually improve. the Improvement Handbook is an excellent resource.

The IHI Open School is a great resource and exactly the type of thing organizations with a mission to improve performance should be doing. Provide resources online that are easy for people to access and then apply in their organization. See more management webcasts.

Related: Tom Nolan on PDSASaving Lives: US Health Care Improvement5 Million Lives Campaign

2 Responses to “Video Overview of the PDSA Cycle”

  1. shaun sayers
    December 21st, 2009 @ 5:29 am

    A good find John. I'll re-post over on Capable Blog with a back link. I'm not sure the pot-plant analogy near the start works, though. Makes PDSA sound too much like trial and error for me

  2. Plan-Do-Check-Act for Gamers « Continuing Clockwise
    January 28th, 2010 @ 10:54 pm

    [...] If you’re still interested, here is a short video by from a webcast by Robert Lloyd, PhD from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement with a further explanation.  This can also be found at the Curious Cate Management Improvement Blog [...]

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