Driver Diagrams

What is a Driver Diagram?

In this blog we dissect the driver diagram and explore what it can be used for, when it's used and how you can use it within your quality improvement (QI) journey. A driver diagram is a visual display of what drives your QI project, helping you and stakeholders to understand where your work will take you and helping you to communicate your views. Read on to find out more!

Benefits of a Driver Diagram

In this blog we’re going to explore the benefits of using driver diagrams in your quality improvement (QI) work. We look at how brainstorming, celebrating success, and solving complex QI problems are some of the benefits of using driver diagrams and how you can use them to plan improvement project activities.

How to use Driver Diagrams efficiently

We’re going to take a look at various activities that can help feed into your driver diagram and delve a little deeper into techniques that might support you. These include brainstorming, prioritising ideas and how you might go about creating a Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) and will help you make the most of your driver diagrams.

How to develop a Driver Diagram

In this blog we’re going to look at the process of how to develop a driver diagram, your ‘visual display of a team’s theory of what drives or contributes to, the achievement of a project aim’. Driver diagrams can be a really useful way to visualise what your project is trying to achieve and how you are going to progress in your Quality Improvement (QI) project and in this piece, we’ll drill down into the details.

Driver Diagram: Advantages and disadvantages

Driver diagrams can be used to plan improvement activities and represent a key element of QI projects. Described as ‘a roadmap for achieving the overall project aim,’ there are so many benefits of using driver diagrams within your QI project. In this piece we look at some of the key advantages, while also considering the limitations that might come into play.