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Continual Improvement in Government Tools and Methods





ISBN 9781574440171
Published February 15, 1996 by Routledge
160 Pages

 
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Book Description

Key to the success of quality implementation is the understandingteam members have of the process and the tools to be used. Continual Improvement in Government: Tools and Methods was designed to provide users with a complete description and practical examples of these tools and viable techniques that will benefit teams. This book examines the four most popular tools: flowcharting; cause and effect diagrams; Pareto charts; and histograms-and shows how to apply them in the public service sector.
To improve processes requires effective decision-making and effective decision-making begins with accurate data. Koehler and Pankowski dispel the myths and fears of data collection and analysis. In a step-by-step approach, they lead you through the very heart of Quality Management...DATA. Continual Improvement in Government: Tools and Methods provides an understandable format that explains the importance of data, the differences in the quality of data, why it is collected, and how it is used.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Benchmarking
Brainstorming
Cause and Effect Diagrams
Check Sheets
Control Charts
Customer Surveys
Deming Cycle (Plan, Do, Check, Act)
Flowcharts
Force Field Analysis
Histograms
Introducing Change
Management Presentations
Milestone Charts
Nominal Group Technique
Pareto Charts
Pie Charts
Priority Selection Worksheets
Run Charts
Scatter Diagrams
Solutions Strategies
Time Management
World Wide Web

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