Implement selected action proposals developed in causal analysis.
Action proposals describe tasks necessary to address root causes of analyzed outcomes to prevent or reduce the occurrence or recurrence of negative outcomes, or incorporate realized successes. Action plans are developed and implemented for selected action proposals. Only changes that prove to be of value should be considered for broad implementation.
Example Work Products
- Action proposals selected for implementation
- Action plans
1. Analyze the action proposals and determine their priorities.
- Implications of not addressing the outcome
- Cost to implement process improvements to address the outcome
- Expected impact on quality
Process performance models can be used to help identify interactions among multiple action proposals.
2. Select action proposals to be implemented.
3. Create action plans for implementing the selected action proposals.
- Person responsible for implementation
- Detailed description of the improvement
- Description of the affected areas
- People who are to be kept informed of status
- Cost expended
- Next date that status will be reviewed
- Rationale for key decisions
- Description of implementation actions
4. Implement action plans.
To implement action plans, the following tasks should be performed:
- Make assignments.
- Coordinate the people doing the work.
- Review the results.
- Track action items to closure.
- Using a temporarily modified process
- Using a new tool
Actions may be assigned to members of the causal analysis team, members of the project team, or other members of the organization.
5. Look for similar causes that may exist in other processes and work products and take action as appropriate.