Week 03 Assignment – Problem, Aim Statement and Project Objectives

For this assignment, you will use the “Worksheet for Developing Your Quality Improvement Project” (PDF) to help you develop the problem, aim statement, and project objectives for your quality improvement project. Use the assignment’s guidelines as listed below to complete this assignment.

Students will create sections on:

  1. Problem Statement
    • Define the nature and significance of the local problem, and the focus of your proposed QI project.
    • Describe the local context:
      • type and size of organization
      • details about the staff members
      • brief description of patient population.
  2. Aim Statement
    • Time-specific and measurable; it should also define the specific population that will be affected (ihi.org, 2017).
    • Use the S.M.A.R.T. criteria:
      • Specific
      • Measurable
      • Achievable
      • Realistic/Relevant
      • Timely
  3. Project Objectives
    (what do you expect your project to accomplish)

    • Use the S.M.A.R.T. criteria to write each objective.


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