Developing a SMART aim

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Setting a SMART aim means you can clarify your ideas, focus your efforts, use your time and resources productively, and increase your chances of achieving what you want to improve/change for your improvement programme. 

An AIM statement forms the first part of the model for improvement 'What are we trying to accomplish?' and also sets out your primary outcome measure for which measurement occurs throughout the life cycle of your improvement programme. 

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Driver Diagram

A driver diagram is a visual display of a team’s theory of what “drives,” or contributes to, the achievement of a project aim. This clear picture of a team’s shared view is a useful tool for communicating to a range of stakeholders where a team is testing and working.

A driver diagram shows the relationship between the overall aim of the project, the primary drivers (sometimes called “key drivers”) that contribute directly to achieving the aim, the secondary drivers that are components of the primary drivers, and specific change ideas to test for each secondary driver.

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Model for improvement

A driver diagram is a visual display of a team’s theory of what “drives,” or contributes to, the achievement of a project aim. This clear picture of a team’s shared view is a useful tool for communicating to a range of stakeholders where a team is testing and working.

A driver diagram shows the relationship between the overall aim of the project, the primary drivers (sometimes called “key drivers”) that contribute directly to achieving the aim, the secondary drivers that are components of the primary drivers, and specific change ideas to test for each secondary driver.

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Quality project charter

In project management, a project charter, project definition, or project statement is a statement of the scope, objectives, and participants in a project.

 

It provides a preliminary delineation of roles and responsibilities, outlines the project's key goals, identifies the main stakeholders, and defines the authority of the project manager.

The Quality charter also includes information related to the model for improvement. These need need to be inputted thoroughly at the start of the programme and reviewed during lifecycle of the programme to ensure you remain on track.