QI 102 Lesson 2: Setting an Aim
A strong, measurable aim with a clear time frame establishes what it is you want to accomplish and will help keep your improvement project on course. This lesson teaches you to craft an effective aim statement. That is, one which answers the questions "how good, by when, and for whom?" You’ll apply what you learn by continuing to work on the personal improvement project you began in Lesson 1.
Estimated Time of Completion: 15 minutes
Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. State why it’s important to set an aim statement at the start of an improvement project.
2. Identify the key elements of an effective aim statement.
3. Develop an effective aim statement for your own personal improvement project.
Robert Lloyd, PhD, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Sandy Murray, MA, Improvement Advisor, CT Concepts View Profile
Lloyd Provost, MS, Statistician, Associates in Process Improvement View Profile
Laura Fink, Senior Managing Editor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Jane Roessner, PhD, Writer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
You must be a registered IHI.org user to take this lesson.
You must achieve a minimum score of 75% to successfully complete this lesson.