Whatever industry you are in, from manufacturing to services or even healthcare, quality improvement (QI) to increase customer and user value is becoming increasingly important. Lean thinking is an approach to maximising value through continuous QI and elimination of waste. Lean thinking is driven by the scientific method of the plan, do, study, act (PDSA) cycle – an iterative approach to implementing QI through action learning.
LeanAppQi helps you to implement Lean QI improvements using a structured, project based approach and the powerful PDSA cycle. Features include:
Aim This module is a project charter providing space for documenting the current state of a process or system, setting your aim statement, and specifying scope, boundaries and key targets.
Drivers This module provides a powerful tool for building a driver diagram around your aim statement. Driver diagrams are visual representations of a process or system that help to break down problems, explore cause and effect and brainstorm potential ideas for changes that might help achieve the aim.
Metrics This module allows creation of outcome, process and balancing metrics relevant to your aim, drivers and changes. It provides a tool for entering time series data before and after a test of change as well as powerful charting analysis on the fly.
Changes This module provides a tool for planning and performing tests of change using the PDSA structure. Document the idea for each test of change; how, where and when it will be tested; who will be involved in the test; what were the results and were these as expected? What was learned from the test and what are the next steps.
Reports Provides a live preview of your project documentation and creates high quality PDF outputs that can be shared immediately via email or airdrop.
Archive Store and back-up projects to the cloud. Data can also be shared between users with the import and export function.