June 22, 2021 | Susan Napier-Sewell

Does Your Company have a Roadmap to Success?

roadmap to success

What is a Roadmap to Success, you may ask.

The simple answer is, if you’re a TapRooT® user who attends the Global TapRooT® Summit, it’s a way to expand the specialized help System Improvements gives to clients. In the process, Summit participants prepare a customized Roadmap to Success, specifically tailored for and focused on their companies.

The Roadmap is a tool to evaluate and expand a company’s continuous improvement. Importantly, ​the Summit Roadmap incorporates best practices and lessons learned ​​from the TapRooT® Summit.

Look in on the success story in this great article, Improving Root Cause Analysis – Success Story, by System Improvements’ President Mark Paradies.

Inside the Summit Roadmap Process

Four key verbs describe what users will employ in their Roadmap to Success process:

  • Plan
  • Do
  • Check
  • Adjust

Roadmap users achieve success by staying fully informed with what’s happening in their company and staying ahead of the curve through the TapRooT® Implementation Roadmap (i.e., the Roadmap to Success):

  • Discover
  • Evaluate
  • Plan
  • Implement
  • Continuously improve
TapRooT® Roadmap to Success

The Summit Roadmap incorporates best practices and lessons learned ​​from the Summit

The main purpose of the Summit Roadmap to Success is to take home what you’ve learned at the Summit, write up the takeaways and pinpoint how those will change your process, present it to management, gain approval, and put it into action through implementation of your new plan.

The Summit Roadmap also performs as a communication tool between workers and managers focused on reaching a desired outcome

The Summit Roadmap is a communicative, continuously improving process to establish why you’re doing something, how you’re doing something, what changes need to be implemented. And more . . .

System Improvements’ TapRooT® experts perform continuous monitoring of TapRooT® clients’ programs. We schedule check-in calls periodically to make sure they are receiving the help they need to successfully implement and sustain the program. This is a crucial step.

How did the Summit Roadmap to Success originate?

Ken Reed, TapRooT® Instructor (also an internationally recognized subject matter expert on Root Cause Analysis and Incident Investigation, and a senior associate, partner, and VP at System Improvements) describes here how the Roadmap began:

“At the 2019 Global TapRooT® Summit in Houston, one of the new opportunities we offered was to help all attendees prepare a Roadmap to Success, customized for their companies. With the assistance of expert TapRooT® facilitators, we went through a simple yet powerful process to help each person improve their program.

“After the Summit, each attendee had some homework to do!  Then, it was time to take that plan, present it to management, get it approved, and implement it.”

Begin/refine your TapRooT® Roadmap strategy

For those new to TapRooT® RCA—or if you have not attended a Global TapRooT Summit—we’re happy to set up a time to help you draw up your customized Roadmap to Success. The Roadmap is very simple to do; yet, it can demonstrate surprisingly powerful outcomes. Let us help you put together your roadmap for improvement—your Roadmap to Success.

For those who have attended the Global TapRooT® Summit, you know that we have helped you get your customized Roadmap to Success started. It’s equally important to follow up by completing your Roadmap. Contact us if you need assistance.

The Global TapRooT® Summit is System Improvements’ opportunity to give back to our clients and provide them with the chance to network with hundreds of other TapRooT® users, learn best practices from experts, and discover innovative ways of improving their improvement programs.

The next Global TapRooT® Summit will be in 2022. Stay tuned for the details!

Call System Improvements if you need help with a Roadmap to Success, an Executive Briefing, or to ask questions: 865.539.2139.

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