Executive Review of Improvement Projects
This primer helps senior leaders conduct effective improvement project reviews that focus on results, diagnose problems with projects, help projects to succeed, and facilitate spread of good ideas across the organization.
- The purpose of senior leader improvement project review
- Detailed guidance on the improvement project review process
- Common fears and antidotes
Tool provided by: IHI Faculty Jim Reinertsen, MD, Michael Pugh, Tom Nolan, PhD
Executive reviews of projects can be a powerful method for channeling leadership attention to quality initiatives. Well-chosen projects, with high aims for improvement, capable project leadership and teamwork, and good organizational support can raise the standard of care in the project area or department, promote spread throughout the organization, and demonstrate the values and behaviors that will drive transformation of the institution.
Executive review of projects can be a critical factor in whether the projects will help, or hurt, the transformation. This primer helps organizational leaders conduct effective project reviews that focus on results, diagnose problems with projects, help projects to succeed, and facilitate spread of good ideas across the organization.