Master Schedule and Action Plan Template for One Goal (from Perfecting Patient Journeys)
When doing value-stream improvement, once there is a shared vision of a future state, you will still need to identify the specific changes that need to be made and translate those changes into clearly stated goals and actions (i.e., the means) to achieve those goals.
Once you have agreed on the goals and actions, you need to develop a system to manage your improvement project. One option is to use this template in your project tracking center so you can track both goals and action items on the same form.
Perfecting Patient Journeys, from which this template 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.