Go No Go Date

If you plan something new, if you’re creating innovations, if you are committing effort in a new direction, don’t commit indefinitely.

Instead, use a go, no-go date.

This is a defined time period where you plan a go, no-go meeting to determine if the innovation needs to continue or stop.

In typical improvement planning:

  • Make a list of good ideas
  • Name who’s responsible for each
  • Connect some type of data to each action step

With a Go, No-Go Date:

  • Commit to a single improvement
  • Commit to a specified re-evaluation date
  • Commit to a meaningful metric to determine whether it will continue or stop

Listen to this week’s podcast where go, no-go dates are discussed with further detail.