part c criteria unsatisfactory low pass pass high pass honors list potential six sigma projects B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

part c criteria unsatisfactory low pass pass high pass honors list potential six sigma projects B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

JWI 550: Operational Excellence

Assignment 3

Operations Management Project Part C: Six Sigma Project Charter
Due: Sunday, midnight of Week 9 (15% of course grade)

Overview

Six Sigma projects are powerful tools for achieving breakthrough improvements. Improvement projects utilize
the DMAIC methodology, while design or re-design projects use the DMADV methodology. Such projects can
be undertaken for large or small initiatives. But because they require a fair bit of work in planning and engaging
the team, they are usually applied in situations where a significant change effort is likely to lead to an outcome
well in excess of the work put into the project.

In the first two parts of your Operations Management Course Project, you have: (A) mapped and analyzed the
value stream, and (B) organized a Kaizen or Work-Out to address improvement opportunities which do not
require rigorous data analysis. Now, you are ready to move forward with one or more projects that leverage the
power of Six Sigma’s tools and rigorous data-driven analysis. A project charter is needed for each proposed
Six Sigma project. Project charters enable management to understand, evaluate, and approve projects for
launch.

Instructions

Use your work in Part A and Part B of your Course Project, as well as what you have learned so far in this
course, to identify a potential Six Sigma project that can benefit the value stream and your organization.

  1. 1) List and describe potential Six Sigma project(s) that you would propose to senior management,
    recommend one project, and justifyyour selection.
  2. 2) Develop a detailed Project Charter for your recommended project. The project charter must include the
    following:
    a. Problem statement
    b. Goal statement or objectives
    c. Project scope
    d. Critical-to-quality requirements, or CTQs, of the processes within the scope of thisproject
    e. Key metric Y (or key metrics Y)
    f. Expected operational and financial benefits of the project
    g. Milestone dates for each phase of DMAIC (or DMADV)
    h. Project team (titles of project team leader and members)
    i. Champion (title of executive or senior manager)

Submission Requirements

Your work is to be submitted in Word. Total length should be 3-4 pages. Since this is a charter, put some
thought into how best to present the material visually. Use the instructor-provided Project Charter Template as
a guide. At an absolute minimum, you should include clear headers and sub-headers. You may also want to
call out certain elements, like timelines or key milestones, using graphics, tables, or colors to make the charter
visually appealing and easy to read.

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JWI 550: Operational Excellence

Assignment 3

RUBRIC: Part C

CRITERIA

Unsatisfactory

Low Pass

Pass

High Pass

Honors

List potential Six Sigma
projects that you would
recommend to senior
management, and
justify your selection

Weight: 25%

No potential Six
Sigma projects
identified or no
justification for
selection.

Potential Six
Sigma projects
identified, but no
justification for
selection.

Potential Six
Sigma projects
identified with
incomplete or
unclear
justification for
selection.

Potential Six
Sigma projects
identified with
clear justification
for selection.

Potential Six
Sigma projects
identified with
clear justification
for selection.
Provides
additional clear
connection to
specific strategic
initiatives in the
student’s
organization.

Develop a detailed
Project Charter for each
recommended project.
The Project Charter
must include the
following:

  1. Problem statement
  2. Goal statement or
    objectives
  3. Project scope
  4. Critical-to-quality
    requirements or
    CTQs of the
    processes within the
    scope of this project
  5. Key metric Y (or key
    metrics Y)
  6. Expected
    operational and
    financial benefits of
    the project
  7. Milestone dates for
    each phase of
    DMAIC (or DMADV)
  8. Project team (titles
    of project team
    leader and
    members)
  9. Champion(titleof
    executive or senior
    manager)

Weight: 60%

Missing or
inaccurate list of
any potential Six
Sigma Project
Charters.

List of potential
Six Sigma
projects. Project
Charters with
bullet points (a)
to (f) addressed.

List of potential
Six Sigma
projects and
selection
justified. Project
Charters
complete with all
bullet points
addressed.

List of potential
Six Sigma
projects and
selection
justified. Project
Charters
complete with all
bullet points
addressed.

Includes detailed
and correct
entries in Project
Charter.

List of potential
Six Sigma
projects and
selection
justified. Project
Charters
complete with all
bullet points
addressed.

Includes
excellent,
detailed entries
in project
charter.

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further distributed, or otherwise disclosed, in whole or in part, without the expressed written permission of Strayer University. This course guide is
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JWI 550: Operational Excellence

Assignment 3

Finished product
presents responses and
recommendations in a
well-organized format
that is easy to read and
free from grammatical
errors

Weight: 15%

Finished product
is disorganized
and/or difficult to
understand and
includes
significant
grammatical
errors.

Finished product
is free from
significant
grammatical
errors, but it lacks
organizational
cohesion, making
it challenging to
read and/or
understand the
recommendations

Finished product
is free from
significant
grammatical
errors and
presents
responses and
recommendations
in a satisfactory
manner.

Finished product
is well-designed
and written, with
a clear, easy-to-
read layout and
few grammatical
errors.

Finished product
is well-designed
and written, with
a clear, easy-to-
read layout and
few grammatical
errors. Student
makes good use
of color and/or
other design
elements to
create a visually
appealing
charter.

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further distributed, or otherwise disclosed, in whole or in part, without the expressed written permission of Strayer University. This course guide is
subject to change based on the needs of the class.

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