Overview The final project for this course is the creation of a detailed Six Sigma Project Plan to..

Overview

The final project for this course is the creation of a detailed Six Sigma Project Plan to improve an existing process at an organization of the student’s choice, such as his or her workplace. Students will use the knowledge that they have gained in this course, coupled with their previous knowledge, to create a 10-12 page paper. The Six Sigma Paper Project should be written in the student’s own words and include his/her own critical analysis. The Six Sigma Project represents an authentic demonstration of competency because it will grant students hands-on experience with implementation of DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve- Control) methodology. The project is divided in to 8 milestones , which will be submitted at various points throughout the course to scaffold learning and ensure quality final submissions. These milestones will be submitted in Modules One, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, and Nine.

Main Elements

The Six Sigma Paper Project should contain the following elements:

Cover page

Abstract (executive summary)

Table of contents

Company background

History of the company

Development of the company

Growth of the company

Eight project components

Problem statement

Project Scope Statement and SIPOC

Define phase

Repeatability and reproducibility

Statistical process control

Measure phase

Analyze phase

Improve and Control phases

References

Appendices

The paper project should be 10 to 12 pages in length, using 12-point Times New Roman Font with 1.5 line spacing.

Milestone One: Six Sigma Problem Statement

Format

In 1-3 , you will submit a Six Sigma Problem Statement . You should select a process at a business of your choice that needs improvement. Submit the 2-3 page Six Sigma Problem Statement to your instructor. This milestone will be graded using the Final Project Rubric.

Milestone Two: The Define Phase

In 3-4 , you will submit two items: a Project Scope Statement and an SIPOC . The Project Scope Statement should be 2-3 pages in length and relate to the main problem that you identified in 1-3. This milestone will be graded using the Final Project Rubric.

Milestone Three: Repeatability and Reproducibility

In 4-4 , you will submit a Repeatability and Reproducibility of the Measurement System Report . The report should be 200-400 words in length and address the following issues: What data must you collect? Who will collect the data? How do you trust that the data is accurate? This milestone will be graded using the Final Project Rubric.

Milestone Four: The Measure Phase

In 5-3 , you will set values and calculate them for the process . You should set the following values process target ( τ ), upper specification ( U ), and lower specification ( L ). Then take appropriate samples to estimate the process mean ( µ ) and the process standard deviation ( σ ).

Calculate the following for your process:

Defectives per Million Opportunities (DPMO) Yield

Process capability ratio ( Cp ) Process capability index ( Cpk )

You should submit the values to your instructor. This milestone will be graded using the Final Project Rubric. Milestone Five: The Analyze Phase

In 6-4 , you will submit the Root Cause of the Problem you are trying to solve. Use Minitab® and/or a cause-and-effect diagram to format your submission.

Identify the root cause of the problem you are trying to solve and construct a main effects plot, if applicable. This milestone will be graded using the Final Project Rubric.

Milestone Six: Statistical Process Control

In 7-3 , you will submit a Control Chart . Using the process that you chose in 1-3, identify the type of data (variable or attribute) you have collected for the outputs of interest. The format of the Control Chart should be appropriate for your data, based on the knowledge that you gained from the Module Six lecture. This milestone will be graded using the Final Project Rubric.

Milestone Seven: The Improve and Control Phases

In 8-3 , you will submit a Plan to Improve the Process by eliminating the root cause. The plan should include an estimate of the time and cost involved, the potential risks during the improvement process, and risk responses. This milestone will be graded using the Final Project Rubric.

Course Project: Submit for Grading

In 9-5 , you will submit your Six Sigma Final Project . It should be a complete, polished artifact containing a ll of the main elements of the final product. It should reflect the incorporation of feedback gained throughout the course. This milestone will be graded using the Final Product Rubric.

Deliverable Milestones

Milestone

Deliverables

Module Due

Grading

1

Problem Statement

One

Graded separately; Final   Project Rubric

2

Project Scope Statement and   an SIPOC

Three

Graded separately; Final   Project Rubric

3

Repeatability   and Reproducibility of the Measurement System Report

Four

Graded separately; Final   Project Rubric

4

Values for the Process

Five

Graded separately; Final   Project Rubric

5

Root Cause of the Problem

Six

Graded separately; Final   Project Rubric

6

Control Chart

Seven

Graded separately; Final   Project Rubric

7

Plan to Improve the Process

Eight

Graded separately; Final   Project Rubric

8

Final Product: Six Sigma   Project

Nine

Graded separately; Final   Product Rubric

Rubric

Requirements of submission: Written components of projects must follow these formatting guidelines: 10-12 pages in length (not including cover page, abstract, table of contents, references, and appendices), 1.5 spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and APA citations .

Critical   Elements

Exemplary (100%)

Proficient (90%)

Needs Improvement (70%)

Not Evident (0%)

Value

Main   Elements

Includes almost all of the main elements   and requirements and cites multiple examples to   illustrate each element

Includes most of the main elements and   requirements and cites many examples to illustrate   each element

Includes some of the main elements and   requirements

Does not include any of the main elements   and requirements

25

Inquiry and   Analysis

Explores multiple issues through extensive   collection and in-depth analysis of evidence to make informed   conclusions

Explores some issues through collection and   in-depth analysis of evidence to make informed conclusions

Explores minimal issues through collection and   analysis of evidence to make informed conclusions

Does not explore issues through collection and   analysis of evidence and does not make informed   conclusions

20

Integration   and Application

All of the course concepts are   correctly applied

Most of the course concepts are   correctly applied

Some of the   course concepts   are correctly applied

Does not   correctly apply any   of the course concepts

10

Critical   Thinking

Demonstrates comprehensive exploration of issues and ideas before   accepting or forming an opinion or conclusion

Demonstrates moderate exploration of issues and ideas before   accepting or forming an opinion or conclusion

Demonstrates minimal exploration of issues and   ideas before accepting or forming an opinion or   conclusion

Does not demonstrate exploration of issues and   ideas before accepting or forming an opinion or   conclusion

20

Recommendation

Offers extensive alternative solutions via plan of action by applying   respective theories

Offers extensive alternative solutions via plan of action

Attempts to offer an alternative solution via plan   of action

Fails to offer an alternative solution via   plan of action

15

Writing (Mechanics/Citations)

No errors related to   organization, grammar and   style, and citations

Minor errors related to   organization, grammar and style, and   citations

Some errors related to   organization, grammar and   style, and citations

Major errors related to   organization, grammar and   style, and citations

10

Total

100%

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