Quality Improvement Fundamentals Training

Quality Improvement Training from QualityTrainingPortal.com

Course Outline
Course Objectives

Intended Audience

Anyone responsible for making improvements in their jobs or on teams.

Time To Complete

2 hours (0.2 CEUs)

Why are Quality Improvement Fundamentals so Powerful?

All processes generate data and that data can help us better understand our processes so that we can make informed decisions on how to improve or “fix” them. If we use data display tools, those tools help present the data in the form of a “picture” that provides valuable clues about what is happening with the process and its outcomes. Quality Improvement Fundamentals focuses on gathering data and using that data with eight powerful data display tools. The eight tools all use display techniques that literally turn the data into pictures.

Quality Improvement Fundamentals Training

This targeted training makes a strong and compelling case for using data to analyze problems and make decisions. Learners are introduced to 8 Quality Improvement Tools that will enable them to easily collect data, uncover clues and fix problems either on their own or in teams.  This course doesn’t support any particular methodology, but rather focuses on the core tools and techniques that are at the heart of any problem-solving process.  For training on specific problem-solving methodologies please check out 8D Problem-Solving online training or DMAIC Basics online training.

This Training Enables Learners To…

  • Collect meaningful data.
  • Analyze data to uncover clues and learn more about a process and its problems.
  • Use data to get to the root cause of an issue.

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Learners should have an interest in making improvements in their jobs.

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Quality Improvement Fundamentals Course Outline

Lesson 1 | The Importance of Data

  • Data can help us better understand the processes we work in and compare past performance to current performance.
  • It is important to document the improvement target before tackling a problem.
  • How to turn data into a picture.

Lesson 2 | Data Display Tools

  • Cause and Effect Diagrams
  • Tally Sheets
  • Histograms
  • Trend Charts
  • Scatter Diagrams
  • Concentration Diagrams
  • Pareto Charts
  • Process Maps

Lesson 3 | Follow the Evidence

  • Looking for patterns in the data.
  • What do patterns tell us.
  • Getting to the root cause of a problem.

Challenge

  • An assessment of the learner’s progress in this course.

Quality Improvement Fundamentals Course Objectives

Lesson 1 | The Importance of Data

  • Understand and respect the need for data to make decisions.
  • Realize how the use of a Problem Statement helps to focus an improvement effort.
  • Recognize that all processes have inputs, value-added and outputs as well as variation in each aspect.

Lesson 2 | Data Display Tools

  • Appreciate how data display tools transform information into a graphical display of patterns that are clues to learning more about a process.
  • Learn how to use common data collection and display tools such as Cause and Effect Diagrams, Tally Sheets, Histograms, Trend Charts, Scatter Diagrams, Concentration Diagrams, Pareto Charts and Process Maps.
  • Know how to combine tools to generate a different perspective of the process under study.

Lesson 3 | Follow the Evidence

  • Be familiar with how patterns (from data) can be used to develop a working theory.
  • Understand that identifying the root cause is a significant event.
  • Be familiar with verifying and validating the solution to a problem.

Quality Improvement Fundamentals Course Outline

Lesson 1 | The Importance of Data

  • Data can help us better understand the processes we work in and compare past performance to current performance.
  • It is important to document the improvement target before tackling a problem.
  • How to turn data into a picture.

Lesson 2 | Data Display Tools

  • Cause and Effect Diagrams
  • Tally Sheets
  • Histograms
  • Trend Charts
  • Scatter Diagrams
  • Concentration Diagrams
  • Pareto Charts
  • Process Maps

Lesson 3 | Follow the Evidence

  • Looking for patterns in the data.
  • What do patterns tell us.
  • Getting to the root cause of a problem.

Challenge

  • An assessment of the learner's progress in this course.

Quality Improvement Fundamentals Course Objectives

Lesson 1 | The Importance of Data

  • Understand and respect the need for data to make decisions.
  • Realize how the use of a Problem Statement helps to focus an improvement effort.
  • Recognize that all processes have inputs, value-added and outputs as well as variation in each aspect.

Lesson 2 | Data Display Tools

  • Appreciate how data display tools transform information into a graphical display of patterns that are clues to learning more about a process.
  • Learn how to use common data collection and display tools such as Cause and Effect Diagrams, Tally Sheets, Histograms, Trend Charts, Scatter Diagrams, Concentration Diagrams, Pareto Charts and Process Maps.
  • Know how to combine tools to generate a different perspective of the process under study.

Lesson 3 | Follow the Evidence

  • Be familiar with how patterns (from data) can be used to develop a working theory.
  • Understand that identifying the root cause is a significant event.
  • Be familiar with verifying and validating the solution to a problem.