Unit 2 Continual Improvement

8:13 PM (CDT)
Assignment Details
Assignment Description
Graduate Programs Discussion Boards
Discussion Boards (DB) are a key component of online learning. They foster active participation of learners and dialog with fellow learners and instructors. Graduate­level courses
require learners to create original posts to course DBs and to engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the course. Original posts and responses
should be substantive, and if references are made to the works of others, APA guidelines for in­text citations and references apply.
Minimum Weekly DB Expectations
Post an original and thoughtful Main Post to the DB prompt.
Respond to at least 2 other posts from learners and/or the instructor (Response Posts).
The first contribution (Main Post or Response Post) must be posted before midnight (Central time) on Friday of each week.
Two additional responses are required after Friday of each week.
For DB assignment prompts with a Part One and Part Two, Part One should be addressed in the first week of the unit with a Main Post and minimum of 2 Response
Posts, and Part Two should be addressed in the second week of the unit with a Main Post and a minimum of 2 Response Posts.
More on DBs
At the end of each unit, DB participation is assessed based on level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion. DBs allow learners to learn through
sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content. Because it is not possible to engage in two­way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB are
accepted after the end of the unit. Learners must demonstrate an appropriate depth of understanding of course content to receive credit for having submitted substantive posts.
Typically, this is achieved with 3–4 strong paragraphs for Main Posts and 2–3 strong paragraphs for Response Posts.
Assignment Details
This assignment has 4 parts:

  1. What questions do you have about the overarching Unit 5 assignment? Although it is not due until the end of the class, it is important that you begin planning for this
    project early in the course. What are your initial thoughts about how you will approach this assignment? Explain.
  2. What is benchmarking and how can it be used to support continuous improvement efforts and an organization’s ability to achieve optimum performance?
  3. What is the PDSA cycle and how is it used to support continuous improvement?
  4. Given scarce resources and competing demands, how do businesses prioritize areas for improvement?
    In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.
    For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
    Your assignment will be graded in accordance with the following criteria. Click here to view the grading rubric.
    Reading Assignment
    Goetsch & Davis Chpts. 1, 19, 20 & 21
    Please review the course resources from the online MGT656 Library Guide.
    Assignment Objectives
    Describe management quality initiatives such as TQM and Six Sigma.
    Evaluate the quality control tools used to analyze and improve processes.
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    Unit 2 ­ Discussion Board
    Assignment Overview
    Unit: Continual Improvement
    Due Date: Tue,10/27/20
    Grading Type: Numeric
    Points Possible: 60
    Points Earned:
    Deliverable Length: See assignment details Substantive initial and response posts
    Type: Discussion Board
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    Assignment Details
    Learning Materials
    Reading Assignment
    My Work:
    Online Deliverables: Discussion Board
    8:13 PM (CDT)
    Assignment Details
    Assignment Description
    Graduate Programs Discussion Boards
    Discussion Boards (DB) are a key component of online learning. They foster active participation of learners and dialog with fellow learners and instructors. Graduate­level courses
    require learners to create original posts to course DBs and to engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the course. Original posts and responses
    should be substantive, and if references are made to the works of others, APA guidelines for in­text citations and references apply.
    Minimum Weekly DB Expectations
    Post an original and thoughtful Main Post to the DB prompt.
    Respond to at least 2 other posts from learners and/or the instructor (Response Posts).
    The first contribution (Main Post or Response Post) must be posted before midnight (Central time) on Friday of each week.
    Two additional responses are required after Friday of each week.
    For DB assignment prompts with a Part One and Part Two, Part One should be addressed in the first week of the unit with a Main Post and minimum of 2 Response
    Posts, and Part Two should be addressed in the second week of the unit with a Main Post and a minimum of 2 Response Posts.
    More on DBs
    At the end of each unit, DB participation is assessed based on level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion. DBs allow learners to learn through
    sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content. Because it is not possible to engage in two­way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB are
    accepted after the end of the unit. Learners must demonstrate an appropriate depth of understanding of course content to receive credit for having submitted substantive posts.
    Typically, this is achieved with 3–4 strong paragraphs for Main Posts and 2–3 strong paragraphs for Response Posts.
    Assignment Details
    This assignment has 4 parts:
  5. What questions do you have about the overarching Unit 5 assignment? Although it is not due until the end of the class, it is important that you begin planning for this
    project early in the course. What are your initial thoughts about how you will approach this assignment? Explain.
  6. What is benchmarking and how can it be used to support continuous improvement efforts and an organization’s ability to achieve optimum performance?
  7. What is the PDSA cycle and how is it used to support continuous improvement?
  8. Given scarce resources and competing demands, how do businesses prioritize areas for improvement?
    In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.
    For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
    Your assignment will be graded in accordance with the following criteria. Click here to view the grading rubric.
    Reading Assignment
    Goetsch & Davis Chpts. 1, 19, 20 & 21
    Please review the course resources from the online MGT656 Library Guide.
    Assignment Objectives
    Describe management quality initiatives such as TQM and Six Sigma.
    Evaluate the quality control tools used to analyze and improve processes.
    Other Information
    There is no additional information to display at this time.
    Legend
    Extra Credit View Assignment Rubric
    Privacy Policy Terms of Use About Our Ads Contact Us
    © 2020 American InterContinental University.
    All Rights Reserved. Authorized Users Only.
    Unit 2 ­ Discussion Board
    Assignment Overview
    Unit: Continual Improvement
    Due Date: Tue,10/27/20
    Grading Type: Numeric
    Points Possible: 60
    Points Earned:
    Deliverable Length: See assignment details Substantive initial and response posts
    Type: Discussion Board
    Go To:
    Looking for tutoring? Go to Smarthinking
    Assignment Details
    Learning Materials
    Reading Assignment
    My Work:
    Online Deliverables: Discussion Board

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