You’re working on a project in Life QI, and you know what you want to aim for, but how do you track your progress against your goal?
Life QI enables you to set a self-assessment score on the general page of your project. So, every time you visit the project, you and your colleagues will immediately see how it is progressing. This visibility supports you and your team to stay on track, maximise your resources and focus your PDSAs and data collection techniques to continuously advance your work.
The project team, including you, determines the score for each project manually. Life QI doesn't automatically adjust the scale based on project activity. It's crucial to be aware of this manual process and keep your project scores updated.
The Progress Score
Tracking progress of your work can make all the difference between a successful improvement project, and one that didn’t quite make it. For the latter, the underpinning principle of improvement is learning and continuously growing.
Benefits of tracking your progress:
- Highlight successes
- Encourage collaboration
- Maximise your resources
- Manage your budget
- Track milestones
It’s good practice to form a habit of ensuring that your progress score is up to date. Your score should be a true and accurate reflection of your project at that point in time. For example, have you recently:
- Run a PDSA cycle?
- Collected more data?
- Liaised with your team to plan the next stages of your work?
If yes to any of the above, it’s time to review your project progress score and ensure it’s still accurate!
Tracking progress across a variety of projects
In addition to tracking your project's progress, the progress score provides a quick overview of groups of projects and their respective lifecycle stages. Life QI has a variety of ways that you can view and spread and share project information easily.
Project lists are present on the Life QI Start page, the Projects list page, and an Organisation's profile page. This is a helpful reminder allowing you to monitor your current level of progress on each project at a glance, particularly when you have a collection of projects you are working on.