|Self improvement is an intrinsic part of good government. The Continuous Improvement Project is developing a prototype process for improving how state and federal agency systems that fund, regulate, or organize ecosystem recovery to better serve local practitioners.
This project is inspired by Gemba Kaizen theory, where improvement opportunities are identified by the people who do the work and enabled through standard practices. The project emerged from Coordinated Investment meetings and is being developed in close coordination with the Align - Washington Ecosystem Grant Coordination Workgroup and Floodplains by Design programs. It continues with support from the Puget Sound Partnership's Ecosystem Coordination Board.
Implementing an efficient continuous improvement process requires ongoing collaboration among five parties:
The process currently is envisioned to include these roles, steps and tools within the improvement network.
Ongoing Improvement Projects
The following materials summarize the resources and ideas used to develop the project to date: