MT400 full course – All discussions, assignments and Quizzes – May 2016

MT 400 unit 1 discussion
Business Process Examples

This Discussion should help prepare
you for the Assignment in Unit 2, in which you will select the process that you
may be using for subsequent Assignments. As part of your preparation, also read
the Assignment instructions.

Take extra time this week to read
what kinds of processes are being described by your classmates. Use the
Discussion to focus on a good selection for your Assignment.

For this Discussion topic, do the
following:

Describe two examples of a business
process from your professional experience. For each process, follow this format
and number your sections for each example as you clearly state the following:

  1. The objective.
  2. The scope (where the process begins and ends).
  3. A brief description of those involved. (Is this a
    one-person process, or do multiple people get involved?)
  4. How BPM would help in this process.

As you progress through the course,
you will need to analyze elements such as the connection of this process to
company strategy, metrics and goals of the process, stakeholders and team
members involved, etc.

Use this Discussion topic as a
preparation for the Assignment. Try to pick two examples that will provide you
with enough information without being too general. Your instructor will provide
you with additional guidelines and feedback. If you have found a good example
in this Discussion, you will be ready to complete the Assignment.

 

MT 400 unit 2 discussion
Strategy Alignment

Using BPM to change a process (or
processes) or to development new processes must first begin with a
comprehensive understanding of the organization’s strategy. If the proposed new
process does not align with the organization’s strategy, the entire modeling
process may be doomed to failure.

Different business strategies
require different approaches, which means the business processes must be
aligned to accomplish the goals set by the strategy. A business process may
appear to be working well, but if it does not support the strategy of the
company; it will have a negative impact on the business.

For this Discussion, give an example
in which a process, although itself not broken, does not match a company’s
strategy. Then describe the problems that arise because of this. Chapter 13 has
a discussion of various business strategies, and Table 13.2 shows the
characteristics of various strategies. You will also find a lot of information
on various business strategies through your own research. Your examples can
come from this research or your observations, but your arguments must be well
supported using sources.

Please note that the point here is
to explore a fit between strategy and process; you are not trying to identify
bad or broken processes. Rather, you are looking for processes that are fine in
and of themselves but that do not fit what the company is trying to accomplish
and hence are an obstacle. Giving examples of process that are clearly broken
will not satisfy this question.

Use the following template:

  1. Briefly describe a company and its business strategy
    (must be one of the three strategies from Figure 13.19 or one specified in
    the Seminar).
  2. Briefly identify a business process used by the company
    that does not match the company’s strategy.
  3. Explain how this causes problems.
  4. Why/how do you think this mismatch has occurred and
    continues to take place?


MT 400 unit 3 discussion
Launch Pad Phase

Now that the foundation has been set
for the BPM project, it is time to launch. The Launch Pad phase is where the
project is scoped, established, and launched.

According to your book, the first
two results that should be expected from the Launch Pad phase will include:

  1. Definition of stakeholders involved or associated with
    the project.
  2. Stakeholder engagement and commitment, and documented
    and agreed upon expectations.

The first five steps in this phase
are all about ensuring this is done properly. Even though the project team is
engaged and working hard, it is possible to fail in a project when the
stakeholders or executive management is not properly engaged. In fact, this is
one of the most commonly cited reasons for failed projects and an often
discussed cause for frustration for all involved.

For this Discussion topic, search
for and discuss a news article or a case study in which a company has failed in
a project due to lack of stakeholder engagement. Answer the following
questions, copying the numbered format.

  1. Describe what the project/situation was.
  2. List who the stakeholders were.
  3. Describe why they were not properly engaged. What
    happened?
  4. Describe how this impacted the outcome of the project.

Do not forget to cite and reference
your sources in APA format (use the Writing Center for APA help).

 

MT 400 unit 4 discussion

Determining Targets Through Root
Cause Analysis

It is important to identify what
issues will be targeted before revision can begin in the upcoming Innovate
phase. In the Understand phase, you conduct root cause analysis, which not only
helps to determine the right problems to attack, but also to gather an
understanding of where you are currently and where you need to be. Correct
identification will allow you to make quick improvements, which would not be
possible if you only treated the symptoms.

For this Discussion topic, first:

  • Explain, in your own words, the difference between root
    cause analysis and simply identifying issues in a process.

Then, research and describe an
article or a case study where a company has performed a successful root cause
analysis. This means they went deeper than identifying just the symptoms.

  • Explain what the symptoms were and what root causes
    they identified as the culprits.
  • How did this analysis help the company create
    quantifiable, specific targets/objectives in their improvement efforts?

Make sure to describe how they
accomplished this; there are various specific methodologies beyond sitting and
talking in a room that can be used for this purpose. For example, root cause
analysis is part of Six Sigma, which has specific tools for carrying this out.

If you cannot clearly show the
distinction between the root causes and symptoms in the case, then you do not
have the right case. You are not looking for cases where someone just
identified problems by talking to people — root cause analysis is a very
specific term that describes using formal methodologies to go beyond the most
obvious issues. Your example should demonstrate this in-depth analysis.

 

MT 400 unit 5 discussion

Innovate Phase

Your book suggests that the purpose
of the Innovate phase is to make the process(es) within the scope of the
project as efficient and effective as possible. Further, it says that the best
way to develop the new process options and alternatives is through the use of
various workshops. The practice of using workshops and group input to examine
processes and identify potential avenues for improvement has been well
researched (see step 7 in your text for some discussion). There are various
potential obstacles in this effort and many methods have been suggested to
handle them.

For this Discussion, do the
following:

  • Research and describe one methodology suggested for
    improving the efficiency of innovate workshops for evaluating processes
    and recommending improvements. The book contains a list of various
    innovation activities.
  • Describe your experience with such a process where you
    were part of a process improvement effort. What kinds of difficulties did
    you experience and how were these resolved, if at all?

You may find that you will need to
do additional research using the virtual library or the Internet.

Do not forget to cite and reference
your sources in APA format (use the Writing Center for APA help).


MT 400 unit 6 discussion

Performance Management

When it comes to performance
management and measurement, it is said that “you get what you measure” or “you
get what you set.” When studying issues in this area, it is very useful to see
cases where management motivated the unintended behavior from employees.

For this Discussion, research and
summarize an article that discusses a situation in which the performance
management and measurement systems put into place either failed to promote the
desired behavior, or outright backfired. Include the following details:

  1. Brief description of the situation.
  2. The desired outcome.
  3. The actual outcome.
  4. Reasons why the effort failed.


MT 400 unit 7 discussion

Implement Phase Strategies

Table 20.1 lists four strategies for
implementing projects. As with other strategies, each approach may work or fail
depending on the specific situation. For this Discussion, select one of the
four strategies. Then, using the Library or the Internet, find an
example of a real-world implementation that used this strategy. After you
describe the example, analyze why you think they went with the strategy they
selected and provide your assessment of whether they made the right selection.


MT 400 unit 8 discussion

Realize Value Phase

The chapter on the Realize Value
phase describes the steps that must be taken to ensure targeted business
benefits are realized. While these steps are all listed in this chapter, they
are meant to be carried out during the earlier phases. These will tie the
revision to a focused effort on accomplishing the clear and justifiable goals
set in the beginning of the project.

For this Discussion, research news
articles and give an example in which a BPM project failed to provide the
expected benefits due to skipping one or more of these steps.

  1. Describe the situation.
  2. Assess which of the steps listed in the chapter appear
    not to have been carried out properly.
  3. Were there clear metrics and justifiable goals in this
    project? Why were these goals not achieved?

 

MT 400 unit 9 discussion
Balanced Score Card

In step 3 of the Sustainable
Performance phase, balanced score card (BSC) is discussed as one way of
embedding ongoing performance measurement into management. BSC is used quite a
bit in organizations that want to ensure that their strategies are reflected in
the performance metrics.

For this discussion:

  1. Research and describe a real-world implementation of
    balanced score card.
  2. Discuss how BCS is used for sustaining performance as
    described in this chapter.

This connection between the BSC
implementation and sustainable performance is the key to this discussion, so
make sure your example demonstrates this connection.

 

MT 400 unit 10 discussion
BPM in the Global Marketplace

Throughout this course, many
discussion opportunities come up where you need to respond to other people’s
opinions and comments. After you have completed your reading, respond to your
Discussion topic in the Discussion Board. Then read the responses of your
fellow students and comment on their postings.

For companies whose operations span
the globe, BPM can be a strong tool in implementing change or establishing
standards across all operations. These efforts are very challenging, however,
since the scale is so large and the project is so difficult to coordinate.

For this Discussion, research and
summarize an article about a global company executing a BPM project either
successfully or unsuccessfully. Include the following elements:

  1. Summarize the situation and the company.
  2. What were the motivations for the effort? How did the
    company expect the BPM project to help with their global competitiveness?
  3. What were some challenges they faced in this project?
  4. Were they successful? If they did well, what were the
    critical success factors they were able to implement? If they failed, what
    were the risks they failed to mitigate?

 

 

 

 

 

MT 400 unit 2 assignment

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MT 400 Unit 2 Assignment

Unit 2 Assignment

Unit 2 Assignment: Business
Processes and Strategy–Process Alignment

About selecting your business
process for use in the Assignments

Your book proposes a business
process management (BPM) model that consists of 10 phases. As you learn about
each of these phases, you will be applying the concepts to a specific business
process. You will select the process you will use in this Assignment.

You will prepare the foundation for
your project by identifying a real -world organization that would benefit from
applying the business process management

(BPM) model in the workplace. You
may select the organization where you currently workORwhere you previously
worked. If possible, you should strive to choose an organization and process
that you have knowledge about. If you select an organization that you do not
have direct contact with, be sure you can gather sufficient information (via
the library, the Internet, or by interview) about the organization and its
operations.

It is important to select a process
that will provide a good basis for applying the various phases that you will be
learning. As you learn further topics and complete subsequent Assignments, you
will use this process to answer questions such as:

• What are the strategies/goals of
your company and how does your selected process support/fit them?

• Who are the stakeholders in the
process, what are their expectations, and what are the goals of the process?

• What are some specific metrics for
measuring the performance of your process now and later? What are some quick
wins for your project?

• What are the risks for your
project, ways to mitigate them, and the best leader type for this project?

• What is the best implementation
strategy for your process, pilots, and contingency plans for your project?

In order to be able to answer these
questions, you will need to select a business process that has strategic
significance in the organization, involves multiple people, and has sufficient
complexity to require measurement and planning. If you pick a process that is
too limited, not strategic, or too vague, you will not be able to analyze these
elements later on.

To gain a better understanding of what
is coming up, carefully read the 2-1/2 page summary of the 10 phases that
starts on p. 106. This will give you an idea of what type of questions you will
be asking about the process you select.

Instructions for Assignment 1

 

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For this Assignment, write a paper
that includes the following components (use the subheadings below):

Part 1: Information About the
Organization You Selected

Identify and provide details
regarding the organization for which you will be presenting information about
the BPM model.

Basic information: Company name,
location, size, and primary business area

(What does the business do?). Also,
describe what connection you have to the organization, if any. If not, explain
how you will gather information about their operations.

Implementation strategy: (Use the
model by Treacy and Wiersma in Chapter 13 and identify which one of the three
strategic options fits the company’s approach the best; explain how and why).

Part 2: Information About the
Process you Selected

Describe the specific business
process that you have selected to analyze in your Assignments. Clearly state:

1. The objective of the process.

2. The scope: Where the process
begins and ends.

3. A brief description of those
involved.

Explain each item:

● Significance: Does this process
have some strategic significance or a significant impact on the operations of
the organization? Would company executives care about changes to the process?
Explain your answers.

● Scope: Does this process have
various stakeholders, in addition to multiple people involved in its execution?
List both the stakeholders and the various people involved in carrying out the
process.

● Clarity: Is it possible to
identify and list the steps in this process, from beginning to end? Briefly
list at least five steps, including who executes them.

● Outcomes: Are there specific goals
and deliverables associated with this process that can be listed and measured?
Describe at least two.

In order to ensure the process you
select is rich enough to support this project, your answer to the items in the
preceding checklist must be “yes.” If you find that you cannot answer the
questions above, you will need to pick another process.

Otherwise you will have difficulty
with subsequent Assignments.

Part 3: Strategic Justification

1.Why should the company undertake a
BPM project on this process? (What

 

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are some triggers based on Table
4.1?)

2.How can this business or
organization benefit from a BPM effort?

Part 4: Alignment of the Process to
the Company Strategy

Based on the concepts in Chapter 13,
assess the following elements:

1. How well does the process you
selected support strategic choice (based on

#1–3 above)? Your analysis should be
specific to the selected business process and not a general discussion of the
business.

2. Where in Table 13.6 would this
process fall with respect to the BPM activity and approach? Explain.

Grading note:In the grading rubric below, you will see a section on
analysis andcritical thinking. The points in this section will partly be based
on your ability to apply the concepts discussed in your Assignment to the
specific circumstances and details of the process/organization you selected.
Writing in general terms, without applying the concepts and analyzing your
specific project, may get you points in the content section, but you will lose
points in the analysis section.

Directions for Submitting Your
Assignment

Compose your Assignment as a
Microsoft Word document and save it as Username-MT 400 Assignment-Unit#.docx
(Example: TAllen-MT 400 Assignment-Unit 2.docx). Submit your file by selecting
the Unit 2: Assignment Dropbox by the end of Unit 2.

Review the grading rubric below
before beginning this Activity.

Assignment grading rubric = 120
points

Unit 2 Assignment: Strategy–Process
Alignment

Content,
Focus, Use of Text, and
Points Points
Research Possible Earned
Provided
the required information about the
20
selected
process
Provided
the required information about the
20
justification
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Analyzed
the company’s strategy in
20
sufficient
detail
Evaluated
the alignment of the selected
20
process
with the company’s strategy and
process
characteristics
Analysis
and Critical Thinking
Responses
demonstrated critical thinking
20
and
analysis and exhibited application of
information
Spelling,
Grammar, APA Format
Clear
business writing; spelling and
20
grammar
acceptable; effective use of
APA;
followed the required format and
instructions
Total

 

 

 

 

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MT 400 unit 4 assignment

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MT
400
 Unit
4 Assignment

Unit
4 Assignment

Unit
4 Assignment: Stakeholders, Metrics, and Quick Wins

In
this Assignment, you are going to evaluate a specific business process based
on criteria detailed below. If you already have selected a business process,
continue using that and skip to the next paragraph. If you have not
yet selected the business process
you will use for these Assignments, then
begin by selecting one. Email your instructor and clearly describe the
objective of this process, the participants, and the strategic significance
for the company. The business process you select must have a clear beginning
and an end, with identifiable, specific steps. Your instructor will confirm
that the process you selected is suitable or will ask you to select another
one.

Part
1: The Stakeholders

Answer
the following questions:

1)
Who are the stakeholders in your selected business process, besides those
that are directly involved in the execution of it? List at least two
people/groups and explain their relationship/ connection to the process. Also
describe what they expect from this project.

2)
What is this process intended to accomplish? What constitutes success? Focus
on the selected process, not the organization in general. Be specific about
both of these elements (definition of goals and success).

Part
2: Metrics

List
three metrics that you think can help you quantify the performance of the
selected business process currently. List and define the metrics clearly,
explain why each metric is important in the assessment of the process, and
then give an example of the statistic units. For example, if your metric is
“speed of processing,” it may be defined by how quickly each employee audits
a tax form, and the example would be that “on average you would expect eight
tax forms audited per hour.”

Metric
1:

1.
Definition

2.
Significance in assessment

3.
Example

Repeat
this format for all three.

Part
3: Quick Wins

Identify
two quick wins for your process. For each, describe (a) what they are, (b)
how they can be accomplished quickly and (c) why they will provide a boost to
the project.

Directions
for Submitting Your Assignment

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MT
400
 Unit
4 Assignment

Compose
your Assignment as a Microsoft Word document and save it as Username-MT 400 –
Assignment-Unit#.docx (Example: TAllen-MT 400 Assignment-Unit 4.docx).
Submit your file by selecting the Unit 4: Assignment Dropbox by the end of
Unit 4.

Grading
note:
In
the grading rubric below, you will see a section on analysis and
criticalthinking. The points in this section will partly be based on your
ability to apply the concepts discussed in your Assignment to the specific
circumstances and details of the process/organization you selected. Writing
in general terms without applying the concepts and analyzing your specific
project may get you points for content section, but you will lose points in
the analysis section.

Review
the grading rubric below before beginning this Activity.

Assignment
grading rubric = 120 points

Unit
4 Assignment: Stakeholders, Metrics and Quick Wins

Content,
Focus, Use of Text,
Points Points
and
Research
Possible Earned
Described
the stakeholders in the
20
process,
their relationship, and their
expectations
Described
goals for this project and
20
how
success would be defined
Identified
three metrics that can be
20
used
in assessing the process
Identified
two quick wins
20
Analysis
and Critical Thinking
Responses
demonstrated critical
20
thinking
and analysis and exhibited
application
of information.
Spelling,
Grammar, APA Format
Clear
business writing; spelling and
20
grammar
acceptable; effective use of
APA;
followed the required format
and
instructions
Total

 

 

 

 

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MT 400 unit 6 assignment

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MT
400
 Unit
6 Assignment

Unit
6 Assignment Rubric

Unit
6 Assignment: Innovation, RASCI Models and Performance Management

In
this Assignment, you are going to evaluate a specific business process
based on criteria detailed below. If you have already selected a business
process, continue using that and skip to the next paragraph. If you
have not yet selected the
 business processyou will use for
these Assignments, then begin by selectingone. Email your instructor and
clearly describe the objective of this process, the participants, and the
strategic significance for the company. The business process you select
must have a clear beginning and an end, with identifiable, specific steps.
Your instructor will confirm that the process you selected is suitable or
will ask you to select another one.

For
this Assignment, write a paper that answers the following questions (use
the subheadings/numbered questions below to organize your paper):

Part
1: Innovation Activities

There
are many different activities for creating solutions identified in the
Understand phase. The effectiveness of these activities depends on many
factors, including the organizational makeup and the circumstances of the
process. Describe an innovation activity to generate improvement ideas that
you think will work best for your selected organization. Include the
following details:

1.
Describe the activity; how is it tied to the activities in your selected
process?

2.
Describe the objectives of the activity; how will it improve the
deficiencies in your selected process?

3.
Who should be participating, and why?

Part
2: RASCI Model

In
any process, it is important to have a clear definition of who is
responsible for the activity and to whom they are accountable, in addition
to identifying those that may be in support positions. Following the RASCI
model described on p. 362, create a table similar to 18.2 that defines
these roles for your selected process.

Begin
by describing at least 4 steps in your selected process. Be specific about
who does what in each step. Then fill out the table to denote the roles. In
addition to including the table, describe each role briefly.

Part
3: Performance Management

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As
you explored in the Discussion Board, the performance measures play a large
role in determining the actions of the employees involved in the process.
Identify three performance management metrics you will use to promote
effective behavior from those involved in your selected process. Clearly
explain:

1.
How the metric will be assessed,

2.
What the expected targets would be, and

3.
How the metrics fit the process objectives.

Directions
for Submitting Your Assignment

Compose
your Assignment as a Microsoft Word document and save it as Username-MT 400-
Assignment-Unit#.docx (Example: TAllen-MT 400 Assignment-Unit
6.docx
). Submit your file by selecting the Unit 6: Assignment

Dropbox
by the end of Unit 6.

Grading
note:
In
the grading rubric below, you will see a section on analysis andcritical
thinking. The points in this section will partly be based on your ability
to apply the concepts discussed in your Assignment to the specific
circumstances and details of the process/organization you selected. Writing
in general terms without applying the concepts and analyzing your specific
project may get you points for content section, but you will lose points in
the analysis section.

Review
the grading rubric below before beginning this Activity.

Assignment
grading rubric = 120 points

Unit
6 Assignment: RASCI Model and Performance Management

Content, Focus, Use of Text, and Points Points Earned
Research Possible
Described
an appropriate innovate
30
activity
to generate solutions
Completed
a RASCI table properly
30
Developed
performance measurement
20
metrics

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400
 Unit
6 Assignment

Analysis and Critical Thinking
Responses
demonstrated critical
20
thinking
and analysis and exhibited
application
of information.
Spelling, Grammar, APA Format
Clear
business writing; spelling and
20
grammar
acceptable; effective use of
APA;
followed the required format and
instructions
Total

 

 

 

 

MT 400 unit 8 assignment

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Business

MT 400 Unit 8 Assignment

Establishing Baselines and
Assessing Success

In
this Assignment, through the development of pilot studies and contingency
plans, you will engage in developing the following professional
competencies:


Write an action plan

In
this Assignment, you are going to evaluate a specific business process
based on criteria detailed below. If you already have selected a business
process, continue using that and skip to the next paragraph. If
you have not yet selected the
 business processyou will
use for these Assignments, then begin by selectingone. E-mail your instructor
and clearly describe the objective of this process, the participants, and
the strategic significance for the company. The business process you
select must have a clear beginning and an end, with identifiable,
specific steps. Your instructor will confirm that the process you
selected is suitable, or ask you to select another one.

For
this Assignment, write a paper that answers the following questions (use
the subheadings/numbered questions below to organize your paper):

PART 1 – IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES

In
the first section, you will use critical thinking skills to tackle the
problem of revised process implementation. You will evaluate various
implementation strategies and pick the best option for your project.

Analyze
the suitability of the four implementation strategies discussed in your
book to your project, determine the best one and describe how you would
design the implementation for your specific process based on this
strategy.

● For
each strategy
explain the specific pros and cons of using it for
yourproject. Do not simply repeat the generic pros/cons from the book-
your analysis should be based on how each strategy applies to the process
you selected and the nature of your selected organization. Discuss the
makeup of your organization as well as the requirements of your process
and anticipate how each strategy may experience difficulties.


Select the one you think will work the best in your situation. Justify
your selection.


Explain how this strategy must be customized for your selected process.

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How
would you design the rollout process? What would be required for the
success of this strategy when implementing your revised process?

PART 2 – ESTABLISHING BASELINES

To
begin with, list three metrics that you think can help you quantify the
performance of the current process. List and define the metrics clearly,
explain why each metric is important in the assessment of the process and
then give an example of the statistic units. For example, if your metric
is “speed of processing” it may be defined by how quickly each employee
audits a tax form, and the example would be that “on average you would
expect 8 tax forms audited per hour.” If you have already done this in a
previous Assignment, you may copy and paste a summary from that
Assignment.

Then,
revisit the metrics that you selected for your baseline. For each metric,
clearly discuss the following:

1)
Describe what the metric is: how is it calculated and used currently?

2)
As far as being used as a justifiable project goal, what kind of a change
in this metric would constitute success? How did you arrive at this
figure? If this target change figure is not possible to estimate now,
then describe how you would compute it if you were actually carrying out
this project: who would be involved and where would the data come from?

PART 3 – CASE ANALYSIS

Read
the following case study and answer the questions at the end.

In
2009 it was decided that ABC Tire Company would implement a BPM project
with the following goals:


Decrease the labor cost per tire and


Increase profit from each tire sold by 5%.

To
track the success (or failure) of the project they determined the following
baseline data for 2009.

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Total # of Materials Labor Average Average
Tires Sold Cost Per Cost Per Retail Profit Per
Tire Tire Price Tire
Per Tire
22,594 $21.23 $12.67 $119.00 $85.10

After
implementing the BPM project ABC Tire Company reviewed the value of the
project after a year and identified the following information:

Total # of Total Materials Total Labor Average
Tires Cost Cost Retail
Sold Price Per
Tire
27,669 $533,450.00 $397,555.00 $122.13

Using
the data provided above, calculate and fill in the following table (show
all your work; completing the table without the calculations will result
in no credit):

Materials Labor Average % Increase % Increase % Increase
Cost Per Cost Profit Per or or or Decrease
Tire Per Tire Decrease in Decrease in in Average
Tire Materials Labor cost Profit Per
cost Per Per Tire Tire
Tire

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After
the table is complete, address the following questions:

1.
Why is it important to ensure that the baseline data is accurate?

2.
Was the project successful? Why or why not?

Directions for Submitting Your
Project

Compose
your Assignment as a Microsoft Word document and save it as

Username-MT 400
– Assignment-Unit#.docx (Example: TAllen-MT 400 Assignment-Unit
8.docx
). Submit your file by selecting the Unit 8: Assignment

Dropbox
by the end of Unit 8.

Grading note:In the grading
rubric below, you will see a section on analysis andcritical thinking.
The points in this section will partly be based on your ability to apply
the concepts discussed in your Assignment to the specific circumstances
and details of the process/organization you selected. Writing in general
terms without applying the concepts and analyzing your specific project
may get you points for content section, but you will lose points in the
analysis section.

Review
the grading rubric below before beginning this activity.

Assignment grading rubric = 120
points

Unit 8 Assignment: Establishing
Baselines and Assessing Success

Content, Focus, Use of Text and
Research
:
Points Points
Possible Earned
Analyzed
the pros and cons of all four implementation
30
strategies
with respect to selected process and justified the
best
fit.
Selected
and justified metrics to be used for establishing a
20
baseline.
Calculated
the correct values for the table in question 3.
15
Answered
the questions correctly in question 3.
15

University School of
Business

MT 400 Unit 8 Assignment
Analysis and Critical Thinking
Responses
demonstrated critical thinking and analysis and
20
exhibited
application of information.
Spelling, Grammar, APA Format
Clear
business writing. Spelling and grammar are
20
acceptable.
Effective use of APA. Followed the required
format
and instructions.
Total

 

 

 

 

 

MT 400 unit 10 assignment

University School of
Business

MT 400 Unit
10 Assignment

Unit 10 Assignment Rubric

Unit 10 Assignment: BPM and
Global Competitiveness

For
this Assignment, respond using the critical elements below:

Critical
Elements:


Write your original response in Standard English, paying special
attention to grammar, style, and mechanics.


Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific
examples of both the expected benefits and the risks/issues.


Ensure that your viewpoint and purpose are clearly stated.


Demonstrate logical and appropriate transitions from one idea to
another.


Your paper should be highly organized, logical, and focused.

In
this Assignment, you will analyze Case 1 from the chapter and respond
to questions related to the role of BPM in global competitiveness.

Case 1: GACC

Case
1 describes a global automotive component company. There were issues
that limited the company’s ability to be more competitive in the global
marketplace, and they were able to address these through a BPM project.

1. What were the
issues they were trying to improve? What were the expected benefits
from BPM to help them become more competitive globally?

1. What were
some of the risks that could result in the failure of this project?

1. Which of the
phases you have learned do you think would be most critical in ensuring
success in this project? Why? Describe some of the steps in the phase
you selected and explain how those steps would mitigate the potential
risks for failure.

Directions for Submitting Your
Project

Compose
your Assignment as a Microsoft Word document and save it as
Username-MT 400 – Assignment-Unit#.docx (Example: TAllen-MT 400
Assignment-Unit 10.docx
). Submit your file by selecting the Unit
10: Assignment Dropbox by the end of Unit 10.

University School of
Business

MT 400 Unit
10 Assignment

Grading note:In the
grading rubric below, you will see a section on analysis and critical
thinking.The points in this section will partly be based on your
ability to apply the concepts discussed in your Assignment to the
specific circumstances and details of the process/organization you
selected. Writing in general terms without applying the concepts and
analyzing your specific project may get you points for content section,
but you will lose points in the analysis section.

Review
the grading rubric below before beginning this Activity.

Assignment grading rubric = 60
points

Unit 10 Assignment: BPM and
Global Competitiveness

Content, Focus,
Use of Text, and
Points Points
Research Possible Earned
Described a
benefit that can be expected
10