David M. Williams, PhD, Improvement Advisor, TrueSimple Improvement
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Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, you will be able to:
Description: Plan. Do. Study Act. All four are necessary to complete a PDSA cycle. In this IHI Open School Short, Improvement Advisor David Williams explains why he thinks planning is such a valuable component of any learning cycle.
- Why do you think some people skip the “Plan” step of a PDSA cycle?
- Think of the last PDSA cycle you ran. Did you have a stated prediction at the beginning? How was that helpful to the learning?
- Have you ever run a PDSA cycle that didn’t include every step? Was it a successful test? Why or why not?