SWIFT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Individuality, Fixes and Transformation.
Each improvement idea is assessed for its strengths and weaknesses, and its individuality (what makes it different). Fixes (solutions to the weaknesses) are identified and the improvement idea is transformed (changed).
Why use it
The SWIFT tool enables you to:
- Take a considered approach to all improvement ideas including out of the box ones.
- Assessing your ideas against set criteria.
- Make robust, well-informed and transparent decisions about service improvements.
- Select the most viable improvements from a larger list and improve them.
When to use it
Use SWIFT when you have a number of good potential improvements you need to develop and perhaps prioritise.