Your “Lean Daily Management” Approach Would Be Even Better with Some Simple Statistical Methods

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Here is an article that I wrote and published on LinkedIn on Tuesday on the topic of managing metrics in a better, less wasteful, less frustrating, and more productive manner.

Click here or on the image below to read it. I hope you'll comment below or on LinkedIn.

Here's an “audiobook” style video of the post, as I've slightly updated it in August 2018:

I've written about these concepts a lot on this blog… but I hope you enjoy it and find it to be thought provoking.

Monday, I taught a workshop on these methods at the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in Brussels. I'll be teaching these methods again in:

I hope you'll join me. I hope you'll buy Understanding Variation and, more importantly, I hope you'll put these methods into use.

Here are some related posts on this topic:

Meeting A Professional Hero: Donald J. Wheeler, PhD, of “Understanding Variation”

Better Metrics & “Understanding Variation” – An Important Topic for Healthcare

Managing With Red/Green Charts is Like Driving By Looking at the Rear-View Mirror

What's Demoralizing? The Colors on a Chart or Not Improving the System?

Data Without Context Isn't Very Helpful; Don't Overreact to Each Up & Down

Consulting Case Studies Need Statistical Validity

Arbitrary Targets at DFW – What About Your Organization?

I hope these are helpful.


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Mark Graban
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

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