Administrator PLC. From Systems Thinking to Systemic Action April 14, 2010. Goal for February 13 th Meeting. Explore the per pupil cost of non instructional systems. Goal Today. Take the next steps Determine a plan of action based on the data . Non Instructional Systems.
From Systems Thinking
to Systemic Action
April 14, 2010
Explore the per pupil cost of non instructional systems.
Take the next steps
Determine a plan of action based on the data
……add value to learning
…….and if eliminated or reduced would not harm learning
Read and discuss pages 30-32
P = Plan Define system, Assess the current situation, Analyze causes
D = Do Try out the improvement theory
S = Study Study the results
A = Act Standardize improvements, plan for continuous improvements
Determine the root cause.
One definition –
"The cause of a problem which, if adequately addressed, will prevent a recurrence of that problem".
Identify the problem.
Next ask, “Why?”
By asking the question "why” five times, the root cause of a problem is often identified as a procedural, or management, shortcoming. Addressing these root causes often requires a change of thinking and some pain and effort, but the results will be much longer-lasting and higher-value than correcting individual failures.
W. Edwards Deming's estimated that 94 to 97 percent of our problems stem from the system with the remaining problems caused by human error or poor judgment.
Where do we go from here?