8803-DataSanity-600x900CLICK HERE to request a free copy of the preface and chapter summary of my book…

DATA SANITY: A Quantum Leap to Unprecedented Results

What they’re saying about Davis…

"Thank you Davis…Absolutely spot on well done and good for you to continue to show the courage to tell it like it is."

"Was at your excellent presentation last week and I am a convert! I returned home and have already converted my falls data into something much more meaningful. Was able to plot where 3 changes occurred with resulting results. Found common cause variation all over the place and I am now ready for the next Board Meeting."

"Thank you so much for the interesting lecture yesterday. You are an excellent speaker and have an amazing ability to captivate your audience totally throwing away (at least in my mind) the reputation of statistics as being excruciatingly boring. I thoroughly enjoyed your lecture."

Custom-Tailored Seminars / Coaching

Back to Services Overview

After discussing the needs of your organization with you, I will suggest possible structures for a seminar or ongoing consultation.

Objectives:

  1. To create a common language based in “process” that will complement any current improvement efforts whether applied to administrative or clinical processes
  2. To align the organization, using some concepts of “balanced scorecard,” to achieving key goals based in current vision and strategy.
  3. To liberate time for these vital tasks through data sanity.
  4. See the need to understand the two types of variation in everyday work and how to deal with them appropriately.
    1. Introduce the concept of common cause strategies as a means to manage and eliminate everyday work problems.
  5. Get a roomful of people to agree on relatively complicated data analyses within minutes.
    1. Demonstrate a powerful, simple-to-use Excel macro that creates the needed charts and analyses.

 

An initial 2-hour session including executives will introduce the concept of “data sanity” through a lens of statistical thinking. I demonstrate that the most common data analyses and displays (data tables, bar graphs, trend lines, quartile rankings, and comparison to arbitrary goals and standards with “traffic light” systems and variance reports), although well-meaning, generally waste hours of precious executive and middle management meeting time, and result in non-value added work for the front line.

I will present elegantly simple—and initially counter-intuitive—alternatives that can create deeper, more productive conversations about data issues, especially the use of common cause strategies to solve underlying, lingering everyday problems.

Together we will establish the following skills in the organization:

  • Thinking in terms of processes—the most profound change in thinking of the seminar—and automatically blame processes, not people, when things go wrong,
  • Identifying unnecessary complexity and waste in current work processes that result in costs, but no added value, to customers,
  • Focusing job (and organization) improvement activity using the Pareto Principle (the startling realization the 80% of job “heartburn” is due to only 20% of work processes.
  • Designing and using simple, efficient data collections to improve the effectiveness of processes, i.e., reduce inappropriate and unintended variation to make them more predictable,
  • Communicating with a common language to depersonalize problems, break down current barriers between departments, and unify organizational quality efforts.
Copyright © 2017 Harmony Consulting, LLC All rights reserved. | Phone: 207.899.0962 | Admin | Use & Privacy | Site Map
Site design, development & hosting by Small Web Solutions