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The Improvement Guide

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This new edition of this bestselling guide offers an integrated approach to process improvement that delivers quick and substantial results in quality and productivity in diverse settings. The authors explore their Model for Improvement that worked with international improvement efforts at multinational companies as well as in different industries such as healthcare and public agencies. This edition includes new information that shows how to accelerate improvement by spreading changes across multiple sites. The book presents a practical tool kit of ideas, examples, and applications. Praise for The Improvement Guide "Managers will profit enormously from studying this unique publication, which presents a very practical, readily implementable way to improve the performance of any organization. Utilizing this approach over the last fifteen years, under the guidance of a co-author, has been a major key to the success of our company." David R. Harvey , chairman and former CEO, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation "The updated edition of The Improvement Guide builds on API's practical approach to improvement, providing even more great examples, and expands into methods for large system change and spreading improvement quickly. This is an outstanding reference book for anyone leading improvement." Bruce Boles , master black belt, Hewlett-Packard "The Model for Improvement developed by the authors and presented in this book is remarkably simple and profound. The first edition is a classic. The second edition retains the best features of the original and incorporates twelve years of experience of many organizations around the world that have been using its contents. It is a valuable reference for anyone working with improvement. We have been using The Improvement Guide in the Continuous Education Program on Improvement at the University since 2000, with outstanding results." Ademir J. Petenate , professor of statistics at University of Campinas (Brazil) and director of ANOVA Methods for Improvement "If you are involved in organizational improvement efforts, this book is an invaluable asset and guide to learning. The detailed explanations of theory, principles, and tools, along with pragmatic real-world examples of successful project execution, allow an improvement team to understand organizational complexity, then break improvement efforts into simpler components, yielding dramatic insights and results." Jerry W. Jackson , MD, Nephrology Associates, PC; improvement advisor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

This copy is in very good condition but does have an inked message on the first blank page

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Author(s):
Langley, Gerald j, Moen Ronald D, Nolan, Kevin M, Nolan Thomas W, Norman, Clifford L & Provost Lloyd P
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2nd Edition2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0470192410
ISBN-13:
9780470192412
Number of pages:
490
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass

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This new edition of this bestselling guide offers an integrated approach to process improvement that delivers quick and substantial results in quality and productivity in diverse settings. The authors explore their Model for Improvement that worked with international improvement efforts at multinational companies as well as in different industries such as healthcare and public agencies. This edition includes new information that shows how to accelerate improvement by spreading changes across multiple sites. The book presents a practical tool kit of ideas, examples, and applications. Praise for The Improvement Guide "Managers will profit enormously from studying this unique publication, which presents a very practical, readily implementable way to improve the performance of any organization. Utilizing this approach over the last fifteen years, under the guidance of a co-author, has been a major key to the success of our company." David R. Harvey , chairman and former CEO, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation "The updated edition of The Improvement Guide builds on API's practical approach to improvement, providing even more great examples, and expands into methods for large system change and spreading improvement quickly. This is an outstanding reference book for anyone leading improvement." Bruce Boles , master black belt, Hewlett-Packard "The Model for Improvement developed by the authors and presented in this book is remarkably simple and profound. The first edition is a classic. The second edition retains the best features of the original and incorporates twelve years of experience of many organizations around the world that have been using its contents. It is a valuable reference for anyone working with improvement. We have been using The Improvement Guide in the Continuous Education Program on Improvement at the University since 2000, with outstanding results." Ademir J. Petenate , professor of statistics at University of Campinas (Brazil) and director of ANOVA Methods for Improvement "If you are involved in organizational improvement efforts, this book is an invaluable asset and guide to learning. The detailed explanations of theory, principles, and tools, along with pragmatic real-world examples of successful project execution, allow an improvement team to understand organizational complexity, then break improvement efforts into simpler components, yielding dramatic insights and results." Jerry W. Jackson , MD, Nephrology Associates, PC; improvement advisor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

This copy is in very good condition but does have an inked message on the first blank page

Author(s):
Langley, Gerald j, Moen Ronald D, Nolan, Kevin M, Nolan Thomas W, Norman, Clifford L & Provost Lloyd P
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2nd Edition2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0470192410
ISBN-13:
9780470192412
Number of pages:
490
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass

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