Topic: Lean Project: Final Paper

Description

Theory and Context
The beginning of a well-written project is the selection of an appropriate project. This activity involves selecting a project and getting the approval of your instructor.

Consider a lean project at work or home that you could write about. This must be an original project that has not been accomplished yet or is not currently in process. Two examples of projects are: 1) 5-S an area of the department or one’s garage or 2) implement a kanban in the reordering processes for supplies at work or at home.

The project must be large enough to include other people. For example, doing a 5-S project on one’s work area is not a proper project, but doing a 5-S project on the family garage which requires assistance from all family members to maintain, would be acceptable.

Resources
Fourprinciples. (2012). Four principles lean management – Get lean in 90 seconds [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfsRAZUnonI

Instructions
1. Read the information above to gain familiarization with the requirements for this project.
2. Select a project around your home, at work, for your church, to help a public service provider, or other.
3. Make sure the project can benefit from a lean implementation.
4. The project requires you to include others to complete the process.

Instructions
1. Last week you considered a lean project at work or at home to write about. Now it is time to develop
2. The areas covered in the Week Six paper should be:
a. Describe the current condition or status. Also in this section describe the problems associated with the current situation.
b. Describe the desired lean improvement to be made. Use lean terminology.
c. Discuss the desired outcome of this change. What are the benefits? Use supporting expert opinion to validate your expectations of the project.
d. Describe how this would be successfully implemented. The best plans fail due to poor implementation. Prior assignments in this course should aid your development of this section of the paper.
e. Describe how this lean improvement will be maintained. Without a system in place to monitor and maintain, old habits creep back in. What will be done to prevent this from happening?
3. To achieve maximum points for content and analysis of the final project, the following elements should be thoroughly addressed:
a. Describe the current condition
b. Describe the desired lean improvement to be made
c. Discuss the desired outcome from this change. Support this with expert opinion.
d. Describe how this would be implemented successfully.
e. Describe how this lean improvement will be maintained.
4. Meet expectations provided in Final Project rubric located in the syllabus and in the Week Six Student Guide.
5. The final paper is not an outline, but requires standard APA paper formatting.
6. Provide at least four academic resources.

Instructions
1. Ensure that your paper includes all following elements, and meets the criteria for content and analysis provided in the outline below and in the project rubric.
a. Describe the current condition or status. Also in this section describe the problems associated with the current situation.
b. Describe the desired lean improvement to be made. Use lean terminology.
c. Discuss the desired outcome of this change. What are the benefits? Use supporting expert opinion to validate your expectations of the project.
d. Describe how this would be successfully implemented. The best plans fail due to poor implementation. Prior assignments in this course should aid your development of this section of the paper.
e. Describe how this lean improvement will be maintained. Without a system in place to monitor and maintain, old habits creep back in. What will be done to prevent this from happening?

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