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How to Make Better PICK Charts Using Weighted Scores

Posted by Maggie Millard

Jun 19, 2020 12:10:00 PM

I’m always on the lookout for cool Boards that I can “borrow” for my own use in KaiNexus, and when I recently discovered PICK charts configured with Weighted Scores, I knew that I had to share with you.

I’m sure I’m late to the party and you know all about PICK charts, but just in case, let’s review.

In our scenario, a PICK chart is a tool useful for visualizing the relative value, risk, and feasibility of a large number of improvements. They’re commonly used after a brainstorming session to help people choose which improvements to work on.

I’ve known about setting up PICK charts in KaiNexus using attribute values (as described here), but never really thought about how this Board functionality could be combined with weighted scoring to create a more objective, automated filtering system for the cards.

That’s what I’d like to share with you today.

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KaiNexus 2.4.5 is Here!

Posted by Danielle Yoon

May 21, 2020 1:11:58 PM

First off, we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! Although times look a little different now, our team continues to work hard to bring the best experience we can right to your KaiNexus’ fingertips. As much anticipated, we’re proud to bring to you our latest 2.4.5 release! Let’s take a look at some of the highlights:



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How to Set Up Personas in KaiNexus

Posted by Ryan Rippey

Apr 23, 2020 8:15:00 AM

As part of our 2.4.4 Release, we have introduced a new feature in KaiNexus called Personas. For more information on the why and what behind Personas we encourage you to check out our Personas introduction blog post published last month. Today, I’d like to focus on the where (you’ll see Personas) and the how (to work with Personas) in KaiNexus. Let’s dive right in!

Persona is currently an optional field that can be identified on both a system Role as well as within the User Profile of a person in KaiNexus. A Persona describes a person’s real-world responsibility in spreading continuous improvement and how they’ll use KaiNexus. This is used for reporting purposes and does not dictate a user’s permissions or system access.

For more information about each persona, check out the Guide to KaiNexus Personas:

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So Many New Features in KaiNexus 2.4.4!

Posted by Ryan Rippey

Apr 21, 2020 3:20:53 PM

Hey there all you cool cats and kittens, last week we unveiled our 2.4.4 release with 43 enhancements! Let’s take a look at some of the highlights:

Single Field Editing

You may now edit individual fields more quickly on a Template with Single Field Editing. Try it out on your Item’s Title, Locations, Fields, Attributes, and quantitative Resolutions by clicking on directly on the field.

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Rolling Out New KaiNexus User Types!

Posted by Matt Banna

Apr 17, 2020 2:46:01 PM

KaiNexus just made some big changes to User Types.  I know that sometimes change can be scary, but have no fear! I’ll cover all the essential details here.

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How to Set Up a COVID-19 Response Dashboard in KaiNexus

Posted by Maggie Millard

Apr 2, 2020 6:41:16 PM

In the COVID-19 era, companies around the world are struggling to meet changing demands, ensure the safety of their staff, and keep their businesses afloat. Hospitals, in particular, are feeling that strain (or will be soon). While some hospitals are more prepared for crisis situations than others, no one feels prepared for the influx of patients they’re about to receive. From staffing concerns to limited protective gear and overcrowded facilities, this is a scary time to be a healthcare professional. 

One of our healthcare customers reached out last week with a request for help putting together a COVID-19 Response Dashboard to better track vital information, and we thought we’d be remiss to not share it with the rest of you. Perhaps you can learn from it and get some ideas for your own COVID-19 Response Dashboard. 

Contact your Account Manager for help setting up a similar to help your organization manage your COVID-19 response. We’ll help you tailor it to meet your specific needs. As the owner of the board in this example says, “You don’t need this until you need it, and then you’ve got to go fast.” Even if you don’t need this board yet, we’d love to help you get it ready now. 

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Coming Soon: KaiNexus Personas!

Posted by Maggie Millard

Mar 23, 2020 3:14:20 PM

Before we dive into this blog post, we want to take a minute to share the KaiNexus response to COVID-19, and share the resources we're developing daily to promote public safety. We hope that you and yours are staying safe and healthy, and we look forward to continuing to serve you through this crisis.

Next month, we're rolling out a cool new feature in KaiNexus called Personas.

We know that it can be difficult to organize users in KaiNexus based on their role in your improvement culture. This can make it hard to quickly monitor the activity and engagement of users who may have vastly different goals and responsibilities. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to tell at a glance who your CI Experts, Executives, Senior Leaders, and Frontline staff are and what they're doing in KaiNexus?

Personas are identifiers added to every User Profile to address this challenge. Here's an overview of each Persona.

(For more details, download this PDF)

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Overview of KaiNexus 2.4.3

Posted by Taylor Edwards

Mar 4, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In spite of all the distractions in the world over the first couple months of 2020, KaiNexus pushes forward and is proud to present our latest 2.4.3 release with 30 new improvements!

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights:


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A Quick Overview of KaiNexus 2.4.2

Posted by Brianna Hudock

Feb 7, 2020 6:15:00 AM

New year, new KaiNexus! As our first release of 2020, January's Version 2.4.2 started this fresh year off on the right foot.

Here are some of our favorite new features (or check out the full release notes here):


Control/Bowling Chart Enhancements:

Control Charts have become their own Chart type! Create averages, upper and lower limits, and rules to notify people when there’s a signal that the system has changed and is worth investigating or worth understanding. Control charts are a great way to better understand the cause and effect relationship between improvement efforts and performance.

Charts have received a makeover. The options when creating Data Series on a Chart are now simpler and easier to use and you can now create Thresholds, Bowling and Control Limits directly from the Edit Data series area.

You can now view Threshold Charts in Bowling View and vice versa.

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What's the Difference Between Review and Remind?

Posted by Ryan Rippey

Dec 20, 2019 1:02:08 PM

Hello! I was reminded the other day that our fellow KaiNexians could probably use a review on the difference between “Review” and “Remind” in KaiNexus.

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