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Benchmark – Process Improvement Project: Phases II and III

Benchmark – Process Improvement Project: Phases II and III

Phase II: Planning and Implementation
In Phase II of the Process Improvement Project you will be creating a project timeline to help you implement the proposed solution to the problem statement defined in Phase I. As a project leader, you will need to consider several things before you start the project. The project leader must preplan, plan, and kickoff the project.
Planning of the Project
As the project leader, write 500-750 words that address these items:
1. Identify which methodologies and strategies you will implement to meet your goals. Provide rationale for why you did not select some of the other methodologies and strategies.
2. Which business functions will be impacted by your action plan? What tactics will you use to manage implementation across business functions? What can you do to enhance collaboration/cross-functionality to ensure the success of your plan?
3. Timeline: Create a timeline to implement the proposed improvement to the problem and identify the critical path components.
4. Communication plan: Using your completed quality tools analysis and stakeholder analysis, create a communication plan for disseminating your action plan to all of the stakeholders. Which strategies do you plan to utilize and why? Your plan should demonstrate how you plan to use formal and informal communication channels to implement the plan. In addition, explain how the communication plan addresses what you are hoping to achieve with your goal.
Project Kickoff and Implementation of the Project
Successfully improving the value chain requires the willingness of required stakeholders to participate. Imagine you are presenting your project plan in a meeting to all the essential stakeholders for approval. Effective oral communication is essential in the business setting so you will need to present your project plan logically and comprehensively to the stakeholders.
Create a PowerPoint presentation (7-10 slides) specifying the problem statement, stakeholders, proposed solution, timeline, and communication plan to implement the project. Record yourself presenting the plan and then post your video using YouTube, Vimeo, or any other video site that allows you to post your video. Be sure to address the “why” and “how” in your narrative. Imagine you are presenting your strategic plan in a meeting with your superior and other essential stakeholders for approval.
Phase III: Evaluation
In the final step for your plan, state in 250-300 words the metrics you will use to determine project implementation success. Please justify why you have selected those metrics. Include specific metrics that will be used to evaluate the success of the implementation. How long will the project team monitor project implementation?
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
General Project Requirements
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Rubic

Benchmark – Process Improvement Project: Phases II and III
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Unsatisfactory
0.00% 2
Less than Satisfactory
74.00% 3
Satisfactory
79.00% 4
Good
87.00% 5
Excellent
100.00%
70.0 %Content
15.0 %Planning Questions An explanation of methodologies and strategies used to implement goals, including rationale, is absent, inappropriate, or irrelevant. An explanation of which business functions will be impacted by your action plan and the tactics you will use to manage implementation is absent, inappropriate, or irrelevant. An explanation of what can be done to enhance collaborations to ensure success is absent, inappropriate, or irrelevant. An explanation of methodologies and strategies used to implement goals, including rationale, makes weak connections with several gaps in presentation. An explanation of which business functions will be impacted by your action plan and the tactics you will use to manage implementation is weak or marginal, and makes weak connections with several gaps presentation. An explanation of what can be done to enhance collaborations to ensure success is weak or marginal, and makes weak connections with several gaps in presentation. An explanation of methodologies and strategies used to implement goals, including rationale, makes connections at a cursory level and contains minimal gaps. An explanation of which business functions will be impacted by your action plan and the tactics you will use to manage implementation makes connections and contains minimal gaps, but at a cursory level. An explanation of what can be done to enhance collaborations to ensure success makes connections and contains minimal gaps, but at a cursory level. Supporting sources are present and show some understanding of the content. An explanation of methodologies and strategies used to implement goals, including rationale, makes meaningful connections is clear and integrated with no gaps. An explanation of which business functions will be impacted by your action plan and the tactics you will use to manage implementation is clear and integrated, and makes meaningful connections with no gaps. An explanation of what can be done to enhance collaborations to ensure success is clear and integrated, and makes meaningful connections with no gaps. Supporting sources are present that illustrate the understanding of the content. An explanation of methodologies and strategies used to implement goals, including rationale, is thorough and well integrated, and makes meaningful connections with no gaps. An explanation of which business functions will be impacted by your action plan and the tactics you will use to manage implementation is thorough and well integrated, and makes meaningful connections with no gaps. An explanation of what can be done to enhance collaborations to ensure success is thorough and well integrated, and makes meaningful connections with no gaps. Supporting sources are present that illustrate a deep understanding of the content.
15.0 %Timeline A timeline to implement the proposed improvement to the problem and identify the critical path components is absent, inappropriate, or irrelevant. A timeline to implement the proposed improvement to the problem and identify the critical path components is weak or marginal, and makes weak connections with several gaps in presentation. A timeline to implement the proposed improvement to the problem and identify the critical path components makes connections and contains minimal gaps, but at a cursory level. A timeline to implement the proposed improvement to the problem and identify the critical path components is clear and integrated, and makes meaningful connections with no gaps. A timeline to implement the proposed improvement to the problem and identify the critical path components makes meaningful connections and contains no gaps, thorough and well integrated.
15.0 %Communication Plan A communication plan that describes how to disseminate your action plan to all stakeholders, including which strategies you plan to use and why and how you will achieve your goal, is absent, inappropriate, or irrelevant. A communication plan that describes how to disseminate your action plan to all stakeholders, including which strategies you plan to use and why and how you will achieve your goal, is weak or marginal, and makes weak connections with several gaps in presentation. A communication plan that describes how to disseminate your action plan to all stakeholders, including which strategies you plan to use and why and how you will achieve your goal, makes connections and contains minimal gaps, but at a cursory level. A communication plan that describes how to disseminate your action plan to all stakeholders, including which strategies you plan to use and why and how you will achieve your goal, is clear and integrated, and makes meaningful connections with no gaps. A communication plan that describes how to disseminate your action plan to all stakeholders, including which strategies you plan to use and why and how you will achieve your goal, is thorough and well integrated, and makes meaningful connections with no gaps.
15.0 %Project Kickoff and Implementation Project A presentation specifying the problem statement, stakeholders, proposed solution, timeline, and communication plan to implement the project, including a recording, is absent, inappropriate, or irrelevant. A presentation specifying the problem statement, stakeholders, proposed solution, timeline, and communication plan to implement the project, including a recording, is weak or marginal, and makes weak connections with several gaps in presentation. A presentation specifying the problem statement, stakeholders, proposed solution, timeline, and communication plan to implement the project, including a recording, makes connections and contains minimal gaps, but at a cursory level. A presentation specifying the problem statement, stakeholders, proposed solution, timeline, and communication plan to implement the project, including a recording, is clear and integrated, and makes meaningful connections with no gaps. A presentation specifying the problem statement, stakeholders, proposed solution, timeline, and communication plan to implement the project, including a recording, is thorough and well integrated, and makes meaningful connections with no gaps.
10.0 %Evaluation An explanation that includes the metrics you will use to determine project success and how long the project will be monitored is absent, inappropriate, or irrelevant. An explanation that includes the metrics you will use to determine project success and how long the project will be monitored is weak or marginal, and makes weak connections with several gaps in presentation. Supporting sources are present and that show limited understanding of the content. An explanation that includes the metrics you will use to determine project success and how long the project will be monitored makes connections and contains minimal gaps, but at a cursory level. Supporting sources are present and show some understanding of the content An explanation that includes the metrics you will use to determine project success and how long the project will be monitored is clear and integrated, and makes meaningful connections with no gaps. Supporting sources are present that illustrate the understanding of the content. An explanation that includes the metrics you will use to determine project success and how long the project will be monitored is thorough and well integrated, and makes meaningful connections with no gaps. Supporting sources are present that illustrate a deep understanding of the content.
20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
4.0 %Thesis Development and Purpose Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim. Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear. Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose. Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose. Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
4.0 %Argument Logic and Construction Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources. Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility. Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative. Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
4.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
4.0 %Layout: Presentation The layout is cluttered, confusing, and does not use spacing, headings, and subheadings to enhance the readability. The text is extremely difficult to read with long blocks of text, small point size for fonts, and inappropriate contrasting colors. Poor use of headings, subheadings, indentations, or bold formatting is evident. The layout shows some structure, but appears cluttered and busy or distracting with large gaps of white space or a distracting background. Overall readability is difficult due to lengthy paragraphs, too many different fonts, dark or busy background, overuse of bold, or lack of appropriate indentations of text. The layout uses horizontal and vertical white space appropriately. Sometimes the fonts are easy to read, but in a few places the use of fonts, italics, bold, long paragraphs, color, or busy background detracts and does not enhance readability. The layout background and text complement each other and enable the content to be easily read. The fonts are easy to read and point size varies appropriately for headings and text. The layout is visually pleasing and contributes to the overall message with appropriate use of headings, subheadings, and white space. Text is appropriate in length for the target audience and to the point. The background and colors enhance the readability of the text.
20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
4.0 %Presentation of Content: Presentation The content lacks a clear point of view and logical sequence of information. Includes little persuasive information. Sequencing of ideas is unclear. The content is vague in conveying a point of view and does not create a strong sense of purpose. Includes some persuasive information. The presentation slides are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization or in their relationships to each other. The content is written with a logical progression of ideas and supporting information exhibiting a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Includes persuasive information from reliable sources. The content is written clearly and concisely. Ideas universally progress and relate to each other. The project includes motivating questions and advanced organizers. The project gives the audience a clear sense of the main idea.
10.0 %Format
5.0 %Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment) Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly. Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent. Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present. Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style. All format elements are correct.
5.0 %Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style) Sources are not documented. Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct. Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.
100 %Total Weightage

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