Master Schedule Template (from Perfecting Patient Journeys)
As you develop a system to manage your improvement project, think about developing measures to answer three questions:
- Are we on schedule? (Level 1)
- Are we doing what we said we would do the way we said we would do it? (Level 2)
- If we are doing what we said we would do the way we said we would do it, are we having the impact we expect to achieve? (Level 3)
Are we on schedule? (Level 1, Plan execution)
“Are we on schedule?” should be answered during regular informal checks and formal reviews. Answering the question and communicating the answer can be easier if you use a visual tool such as the project-plan tracking tool or master schedule. This template will help you answer this question by letting you include the project goals with space to indicate whether each goal is on track as originally planned and whether the scheduled progress review has taken place.
Perfecting Patient Journeys, from which this form is taken, is a guide to value-stream improvement for leaders of healthcare organizations who want to implement lean thinking and engage employees in solving problems in order to deliver better and more efficient care. Readers will learn how to identify and select a problem in the performance of a value stream, define a project scope, and create a shared understanding of what's occurring in the value stream. Readers will also learn to develop a shared vision of an improved future, and hopefully work together to make that vision a reality.