- Before implementing a solution, it is always a good idea to conduct a reality check. With a reality check, you assess whether the solution is practical, feasible, and cost effective.
- Practicality and feasibility can be judged together.
- This two-dimensional chart looks at the power of the mistake-proofing solution relative to the effort required to implement it. Use it as a reality check.
Check the Cost-Effectiveness
- A cost-benefit analysis is one way of checking the cost-effectiveness.
- A benefit of mistaking-proofing is the elimination of risk. Therefore, compare the risk of NOT implementing the solution against the cost of implementing it. This will help you evaluate the cost-effectiveness from one perspective.
- The chart below compares the cost of implementation against the risk of NOT implementing a solution.
- Sometimes there may be other, intangible issues that require implementation of a practical and feasible mistake-proofing solution, even if the cost looks unreasonable.