Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

Stage 1: Prepare — Before you PDSA

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PDSA Project Charter Worksheet

The charter is a living document defining the focus of an improvement project. In some cases, management at your agency (i.e. a project sponsor) will come to you with a focus area for your team to improve. In this case, it can be helpful to start a charter document with the sponsor of your project to clarify expectations and boundaries. In other cases, an internal team wants to examine a practice area and jointly decide on the project’s topic and goals. Use the worksheet below to create your PDSA project charter based on your circumstance.

PDSA Project Charter Worksheet.docx

Team Formation

Teamwork is a powerful tool for change. See the guide below for tips on team member selection, setting team expectations, recruitment, and hosting a team kickoff meeting.


Team Formation

Setting A PDSA Project Goal

The goal setting tool provides guidance on how to write a PDSA project goal with your team. The project goal will be entered on your team charter.

Goal setting Tool

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