A starfish diagram is a process improvement tool used to identify opportunities for improvement. Team members categorize key tactics to “start doing”, “stop doing”, “do less”, “do more”, and “keep doing” to continue progress toward defined outcomes. It can be used during a project to ensure that things are on track, or once the project is complete, to evaluate the project and develop strategies for future improvement.
The activity can be completed in any order you choose, but one popular method is to start with the negative aspects first and end with the positive to foster positive conversations and end the activity in an optimistic manner. The order of completion would be ‘Stop’, ‘Less of’, ‘Keep’, ‘More’, ‘Start’.
Are you looking for a simple tool that you can use to determine where to invest resources? Try the Starfish Diagram! This brief video will explain what the diagram is and how to use it. At the end of the video, you will find a link to a template that you can utilize to accomplish your objectives.
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