Here are some posts from the blog 3 years ago, this month. I took the photo on my visit to North Cascades National Park.
- Measurement and Data Collection – I have found it helpful to ask: what will you do if the data we collect is 30? What will you do if it is 3?… I find, that asking that question often helps reach a better understanding of what data is actually needed, so you then collect better data.
- Operational Definitions and Data Collection – When collecting and reporting data it is important to include the operational definitions associated with that data.
- Fixing Healthcare from the Inside – don’t just copy idea, rapid experiments and pilot on a small scale (PDSA). You can’t just copy what works in one place (this is one of the risks of benchmarking, if done improperly – as is often the case).
- How Toyota Turns Workers Into Problem Solvers – Benefits can be gained by adopting some concepts in a piecemeal manner. However, many benefits accrue only when the positive interactions between Toyota Production System (TPS – Lean) concepts occur