A PDSA cycle is the basic method of inquiry in improvement research. It’s a pragmatic scientific method for iterative testing of changes in complex systems. Each cycle (Plan-Do-Study-Act) is a mini-experiment in which observed outcomes are compared to predictions. Discrepancies between predictions and observed outcomes become a source of learning.
NILS enables you to search for PDSAs on change ideas, or to start and run your own PDSA. To find PDSAs, click Find PDSAs in the menu bar. You can filter by various criteria (driver, change idea, status, group, tester, date) and export selected PDSA data to a CSV file.
* Depending on your NIC’s NILS instance and phase, some items may appear differently in the menu bar.