Clarity and understanding are key elements in establishing a process that is efficient and measured.

The purpose of the “Simplify” step is to identify changes and adjustments (countermeasures) that will address the desired results using processes that are clear, understood and relevant. The focus in addressing change is to retain only steps and processes that directly contribute to the results being sought. In addition to, identifying process changes, it is important to:

  • Predict the results expected for each process.

  • Identify who is responsible for the process.

  • Make sure the process and change is understood by the responsible people.

  • Identify what needs to be done for implementation and when we can expect its completion.


Listen, Discover, & Analyze


Understand, Clarify, & Measure


Implement, Monitor, & Measure

A New Level of Project Success

On behalf of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), Integrated Facilities Solutions (IFS) recently completed a new 35,000 square foot medical office building.  By applying proven, lean management philosophy and tools the project is an example of redefining what a successful project can look like.