Process Improvement Project

Phase II: Planning and Implementation

In Phase II of the Process Improvement Project you will be creatinga 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. Be sure to address the “why” and “how” in your narrative.  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. Refer to the materials section of Topic 8 for privacy settings when using YouTube. **YOU DON’T HAVE TO COMPLETE THIS PART!**

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?

General Project Requirements

Solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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