During the previous step of the Agile Implementation (AI) Model, we referenced assembling a team to develop a minimally viable service. We also talked about the benefits of a team approach (trust, accountability, creativity). The next step of the AI process is to perform implementation sprints. When we hear sprints, we tend to think of things that are short and intense. That is exactly what this step is all about. The basic purpose of this step is to take the solution and incorporate it into the care delivery process. This step is also where we really begin to put our thoughts into action.
The first step of this process involves the completion of sprints by AI agents on each of the components of the plan. Once the first sprint is completed, the next step is for the staff to offer feedback and suggest adjustments to improve the solution. These adjustments are meant to strengthen the solution and make it more effective. After brainstorming ideas to strengthen the solution, modifications are made that will be incorporated before the next sprint is to occur. Often big or small, these modifications will occur until everyone who is involved are satisfied with the solution and believe that it is sustainable.
During this process, it is important that a cohesive team has been developed. This step heavily relies on feedback from everyone, meaning that everyone has to feel comfortable giving their opinion and feedbacks on process improvement.
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