The Pizazz on paper - the paperwork

NB: Before launching into the paperwork for the Pizazz on paper, which you will find here, you might want to take a look at 'The Pizazz - what it is NOT?'

Otherwise, for a general overall introduction, see: The Pizazz - on paper or on screen, HERE


The basic Pizazz assessment sheets

You can download (HERE) the core paperwork for the Pizazz (in the 'on paper' version).

These begin with some very general points on how to approach assessment.

Then there is a quick reminder of what the Big Five themes of PIEs 2 are (and how, if need be, you can couch any previous work you may have done, using the older, PIEs 1 account) .

The rest of the sheets then take you through the five stages of the Pizazz process:

  1. your views on where you are at, as a service (your' initial assessment')
  2. explaining your views ( your 'evidence')
  3. assessing what help and hinders ( the 'diagnosis')
  4. making a plan for the future
  5. talking it over with someone else ('peer review')
  • The basic Pizazz assessment summary sheets :  HERE


The Pizazz process Handbook - 'Useful questions'

The Pizazz does not tell you how to be a PIE (see : The Pizazz - what is it NOT? : HERE). Instead, it asks for your own views on 'where you are at'.  

But it comes with a Handbook (also free) of 'Useful questions' (HERE). 

You are certainly entitled to take these questions as an indication as to the kind of things that may make a PIE.   But it’s an indication only – you will have to think for yourselves about how relevant those questions are for your service. And then come up with your own answers, and further questions of your own.

  • The Pizazz process Handbook - 'Useful questions' : HERE


The Pizazz assessment levels guidance

The summary sheets suggest that, in discussion, you attempt to identify broadly the level of progress in development as a PIE, as a yardstick to measure your progress against, and to highlight the key areas for development, in whatever level of detail suits you best.

These levels are intended solely as a rough guide; but we found that most services did welcome having some broad indication of what each level might look like, even if you must still decide for yourself 'if the cap fits'.

  • Pizazz assessment levels guidance :  HERE


Guidelines for facilitators

In addition to the brief comments in the preamble to the assessment sheets, there is also further more detailed advice intended for those who may be leading a team through the process.

  • Advice for Pizazz assessment facilitators : HERE


Creative Commons licence terms

The Pizazz on paper is entirely free to download and use.  But the one requirement we make is that you do not tinker with it, to fit your needs. If it does not really suit, tell us; and that way we here can make changes, if need be, that will keep us all on the same journey.

That said, as you do need to customise the criteria and the language to suit your service, you are free and encouraged to do so by using extra sheets added, post-it notes, black or whiteboards - whatever you may be using to write up your conclusions.

  • Creative Commons licence terms :  HERE



Further background reading/listening/viewing

The full paperwork (for the Pizazz on paper)

The paperwork (for the Pizazz on paper) : HERE

'Useful questions' (the Pizazz Handbook) : HERE

Pizazz assessment levels guidance :  HERE

Advice for Pizazz assessment facilitators : HERE

Creative Commons licence terms :  HERE

For a note on current and future costs of using the Pizazz, see: Pizazz costs


PIElink pages

The Pizazz - on paper or on screen : HERE

The coffee break Pizazz : HERE

Baby steps (on peer review)  : HERE


And now there is also -

The simplest, most effective way to evaluate and improve your PIE from Daniel O'Brien on Vimeo.

For more on the PIE Abacus, see: The PIE Abacus - an online Pizazz