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What is the PDCA or REVER Cycle?

How to create an Improvement Idea on the Web?

How to create an Improvement Idea in the Mobile app?

Add some notes to your Improvement Idea Rev

Improvement Idea Points

Create an Improvement Idea using Offline mode

What is the PDCA or REVER Cycle?

At Rever, we believe that your ideas have a lot of value and should not be part of a suggestion box. The PDCA or REVER cycle allows you to carry out your Revs through a flow that facilitates the development of your ideas to turn them into actions.

PDCA

Plan - Do - Check - Adjust

REVER

Relate - Experiment - Verify - Expand

Plan (Relate)

The key is to know the problem.

Problem + Idea + Expected Result

The first stage consists of 3 questions that will help you to set the scene of the problem to solve.

  1. What is the problem?

  2. What is the idea?

  3. What is the expected result?

Do (Experiment)

There is no better way to know if something works than trying.

Test your idea

Once your problem is resolved, it is time to do a small test to validate your idea. Yes, we talk about taking action! Some tips:

The experiment should be simple and should not take much time or resources. If it is something manual, you can try with temporary materials or making a very simple prototype. If it is a change to a process, you can test it a couple of times.
If you need help doing this experiment, ask for it! Remember that you should always have a coach who can help you put your idea to the test.

Check (Verify)

The moment of the truth.
In this stage, you will answer a simple question: Was the expected result obtained?

Maybe your experiment has been a success, or it may also happen that it does not work as you expected. Do not worry, the important thing is to be very honest about the outcome of your test.

Adjust (Expand)

The real value of your idea.
At this stage, the questions will depend on the outcome of your experiment but will allow you to make a valuable conclusion.

If your experiment failed, the question to answer would be What did you learn? Remember that the most important thing to make mistakes is to learn from our mistakes and share this learning with others.

If your experiment has worked, you will have to answer two questions:

  1. What is the permanent solution? Your experiment was just a test, remember? Now it is time to indicate what must be the permanent solution that solves the initial problem.

  2. Where else can it be implemented? If your solution is right, it can probably be applied elsewhere, it indicates where for others to benefit from your innovation.

Review

This stage closes the cycle by helping you identify the impact your idea has on you, your team, and the company. Through 3 questions, you can define if your idea saves time, improves processes, increases the security of your organization, or makes customers happy.

How to create an Improvement Idea on the Web?

  1. Click on the blue button "Create"

  2. Select Improvement Idea

  3. Give your Rev a title and "Create"

4. Choose your team. Click and select the team that will participate in your Rev. Select a Coach (required) that will be your guide and up to five employees (optional)

5. Plan/Relate. Describe the problem, explain your Rev, and what are your expected results, add evidences with up to 5 photos and the categories applied

6. Do/Experiment. Create an easy experiment or test of your idea with a few resources that are available to you. Add evidences with up to 5 photos

7. Check/Verify. Did the experiment work?

8. Act/Expand. Describe the permanent solution of your idea, add up to 5 photos.
Indicate if it has been implemented.

9. Review. It is time to evaluate the benefits and economic impacts of your idea.

10. Final step. You did it! Congratulations.
Now it's time for your Coach to validate the implementation of your Rev.

How to create an Improvement Idea in the Mobile app?

  1. Log in. Sign in using your company email or using a third party auth service. If you don't have one, you can log in with #employee@mycompany.com
    Also, your Coach can help you log in

  2. Create Rev. Click on the orange "+" button

  3. Take evidence. Give your idea a title and take up to 5 photos or do it from your gallery.
    You can edit your photos with emojis, text, or highlight any part of the image.

4. Select a Coach. Select a Coach (required) that will be your guide in your Rev

5. Choose your team. Click and select the team that will participate with you

6. Plan. Describe the problem, explain your Rev, and what are your expected results.

7. Do. Create an easy experiment or test of your idea with a few resources that are available to you. Add evidence with up to 5 photos.

8. Check. Take pictures of the results of your experiment.
Indicate whether your experiment was successful by selecting "Yes" or "No".

9. Adjust. Describe the permanent solution of your idea, add up to 5 photos.
Indicate if it has been implemented.

10. Review. It is time to evaluate the benefits and economic impacts of your idea.

11. Review. Fill in the fields with the results you obtained.

12. Final step. You did it! Congratulations.
Now it's time for your Coach to validate the implementation of your Rev.

Add some notes to your Improvement Idea Rev

If you have notes to add to your idea, you can use the notes section within the Rev. When opening the idea, in the left panel, use the Activity button to open the window where you can find the notes in the second lower right button and capture what you consider relevant to your idea.

Improvement Idea Points

During the creation of the Rev, you can get up to 56 points if all the options have been completed, and if your Coach validates the Rev, you can get 70 more points.

Plan/Relate. 9 points

  • Picture of the problem 3 points

  • What is the problem? 1 point

  • What is the idea? 1 point

  • What is the expected result? 1 point

  • Choose categories 3 points

Do/Experiment. 11 points

  • Picture of the experiment 3 points

  • What did you do? 8 points

Check/Verify. 5 points or 45 points

YES

  • Did the experiment work? 5 points

NO

  • Did the experiment work? 5 points

  • What did you learn? (if the experiment doesn't work) 40 points

Act/Expand. 11 points

  • Picture of the final solution 3 points

  • What is the solution? 5 points

  • Has this Rev been implemented? 3 points

Review. 20 points

  • What is the cost reduction? 5 points

  • What is the Investment? 5 points

  • How did you estimate the benefits? 5 points

  • What's the new revenue generated? 5 points

Validate. 70 points

Once your coach validates your idea, you and your team will gain 70 more points for implementing it.

Create an Improvement Idea using Offline mode

Sometimes the Wi-Fi connectivity is limited inside our sites. In Rever, you can create your Improvement Ideas or Quick Action Revs using our offline mode. Don't stop unleashing your creative potential!

Sign in while you are in an online mood; then, you can create your Rev while being offline. When you go on offline mode, a message will appear letting you know that you are in this mode.

The Rev will be visible to your team when you are online again, and you have synchronized the content. The yellow circle will give you visibility of the loading process of your Rev. If the content is not loaded correctly, a red circle will appear, by clicking on this, you can try to upload your content again.

You must make sure that the content of your Rev is synchronized with the servers before logging out. Otherwise, the information will be lost.

Note: offline mode doesn't support yet likes, comments, shares, notes, profile, and settings. Also, the creation of Challenges and Problem Solving Revs.


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