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 is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

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