- Organizational Development
- Protocol optimization
- CRO partnering
Dave Zuckerman is an improvement strategist, focuses on process improvement, Organizational Development, Leadership Development and Change Management. He supports clients in teambuilding, process-streamlining and organizational change.
Dave specializes in Process Improvement and Change Management, for companies in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, health care, chemical, service, computer software, electronics, defense, aerospace and education.
Johnson & Johnson
Parkway School District
Washington University School of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Northwestern University School of Medicine
University of Minnesota School of Medicine
System Consultants, Inc
BJC Health System
Group Health Plan
Bryan Cave LLP
McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Based on years working with organizations in all phases of continuous improvement, Dave has developed his own, highly advanced approach to identifying and eliminating problems. His Focused Improvement method and Jumpstart training curriculum have been used by a number of organizations to quickly and systematically measure and improve performance in key processes. With Focused Improvement, Dave’s clients have made substantial performance improvement within the first 8-10 weeks. Examples of processes he has tackled using Focused Improvement include:
-clinical trials -billing
-proposals -project initiation
-emergency department care -primary-care referrals
-electronics production -lab coordination
Creative thinking is a key component of Dave’s training and coaching. He has developed new techniques for stimulating creative thinking, including Assumption Trees. Dave teaches these techniques to his clients and supports their use in actual problem-solving situations. His Quantum Leap seminar has proven to be a crucial tool for helping clients to make rapid, substantive improvements.
Dave held a variety of engineering and management roles at McDonnell Douglas Corporation. These included leading the successful implementation of process improvement and quality improvement techniques on a major satellite program, managing improvement efforts for an entire division, developing and implementing new marketing strategies, and managing a number of research and development projects.
Dave earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering.
He is trained in systems analysis, activity based costing, quality assurance and quality improvement, marketing, and strategic planning.
He has lectured nationally on Focused Improvement, Jumpstarting Improvement and Creative Problem Solving.
He was a three-term examiner for the Quality Award.