Ubiquitous PDF: PDF checklist for a checklist

August 19, 2010


Is it nuts to make a checklist for your checklists? Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande doesn't think so, and he's not alone: his book The Checklist Manifesto has become a New York Times bestseller.

Originally designed for doctors and engineers working with high risk procedures, the checklist-for-a-checklist will "aid the checklist creation process and ensure that your checklist helps instead of hurt[s]". From font-checking (away with that non-standard font!) to full organizational testing, the procedure is useful at all levels of enterprise.

A free PDF copy of the checklist, co-written by Gawande and Boeing's Dan Boorman, is available at along with further guidance and a forum for checklisting enthusiasts and professionals.

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