QI 102 Lesson 2: Setting an Aim
A strong, measurable aim with a clear time frame will help keep your project on course. This lesson focuses on crafting an effective aim statement and forming a team for an improvement project. 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
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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. Compose an effective improvement team.
4. Develop an effective aim statement for your own personal improvement project.
Contributors
Author(s):
Robert Lloyd, PhD, Executive Director Performance Improvement, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Sandra Murray, MA, Improvement Advisor, CT Concepts View Profile
Lloyd Provost, MS, Statistician, Associates in Process Improvement View Profile
Editor(s):
Deepa Ranganathan, Content Manager, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Jane Roessner, PhD, Writer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Requirements
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.