Week 8 – Final Project – Operational Plan Due: Sun May 1,

Week 8 – Final Project – Operational Plan
Due: Sun May 1, 2022 11:59pmDue: Sun May 1, 2022 11:59pm
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Assignment Objective
The goal of this project is to identify an operational problem, and launch a project to solve the problem, build an solution, action plan, deployment and sustainment plan.
In week 2 you identified an operational problem, which is the premise of building your operational plan. 
The operational plan should answer the following questions:
What is the problem we are trying to solve?
Where are we now?
Where do we want to be?
How do we get there?
How do we measure progress?
How to we ensure the progress is sustained?
Required Elements of your final paper
Abstract (this is where you do a high level overview of the problem and project)
Project charter (Week 2 – Build a Project Charter)
Budget, outlining the ROI – this does not have to be a gain in revenue
Problem solving method  (Week 3 – Designing a Study)
Balanced Scorecard ( Week 6 – Balanced Score Card Assignment)
Value Stream Map (Week 4 – Value Stream Map)
Use of one statistical tool that you used to help understand the operational problem and assisted you in finding a solution during your project.  Refer to Chapter 7 for examples of statistical tools.  You must actually build a tool and discuss how you used it in your project. 
Solution, which includes the Implementation Plan.
Outcomes – including if you met your ROI and if not, why.
Sustainment Plan – Ongoing monitoring of plan to ensure it is being sustained.
Conclusion
You are allowed to use the sections you built throughout the course in the paper. 
Paper Requirements
Paper APA Format
10-page minimum 
Meeting all required elements of the paper
Supporting tools should be in the appendix and not the body of the paper – please make sure you understand, per APA guidelines what should be in the appendix v. the actual paper.  
4 credible references 
 
 
 
 
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Final Project Rubric (MHA 615)
Final Project Rubric (MHA 615)
Criteria
Ratings
Pts
Key Requirements
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50 to >35 pts
Content
Student addresses all items of the assignment. Strong, rich supporting details and examples that prove operational problem.
35 to >20 pts
Content
Student addresses most, but not all items of the assignment. Contains operational problem but with inconsistent focus. Generalized supporting details.
20 to >0 pts
Content
Student fails to address most items of the assignment. Operational problem lacks clarity and focus. Inadequate or missing supporting details.
/ 50 pts
Project Charter
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20 to >18 pts
Project Charter
20.0 pts Student addresses all items of the assignment. Exceptionally clear, focused, and engaging operational problem. All the elements of the project charter are included in the assignment. Charter is labeled and clear to follow.
18 to >12 pts
Project Charter
Student addresses all items of the assignment. Clear operational problem which maintains a consistent focus from beginning to end. Specific supporting details are present. A clear conclusion is provided.
12 to >0 pts
Project Charter
Student addresses most, but not all items of the assignment. Contains operational problem but with inconsistent focus. All the elements of the project charter are not laid out, unclear on the timeline and process of the project plan.
0 pts
Project Charter
Student fails to address most items of the assignment. Operational problem not defined. Inadequate or missing supporting details.
/ 20 pts
Scorecard
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20 pts
Exceptional
Student addresses all items of the assignment. Visually provides a balanced scorecard with clear key metrics, along with a key which describes the goal v. actual metrics. Metrics are labeled clearly with the range laid out with red/yellow/green. A clear explanation of the metrics is provided.
18 pts
Clear
Student addresses some of the items of the assignment. Visually provides a balanced scorecard with clear key metrics, along with a key which describes the goal v. actual metrics. Metrics are labeled with the range laid out with red/yellow/green. An explanation of the metrics is provided.
12 pts
Inconsistent
Student addresses some but not all items of the assignment. Visually provides a balanced scorecard with key metrics, along with a key which describes the goal v. actual metrics. Metrics are labeled clearly with the range laid out with red/yellow/green. An explanation of the metrics is provided. The elements above are not fully articulated.
0 pts
Inadequate
Student fails to meet the requirements of the assignment.
/ 20 pts
Organization
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20 pts
Strong introduction and conclusion. Coherent and logical progression of ideas. Uses clear and skillful transitions between ideas.
18 pts
Clear introduction and conclusion. Illustrates consistency and shows some logical progression. Uses clear transitions between ideas.
16 pts
Introduction and conclusion are present. Shows some attempt of consistency and order. Attempt to create transitions between ideas is present, but weak.
14 pts
Unable to clearly identify introduction and conclusion. Lack of consistency and order. Little or no attempt of transitions between ideas.
/ 20 pts
Sources/Format
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20 pts
Work represents an example for others in respect to assignment format. Follows APA guidelines for citations when respected sources are used to support ideas.
18 pts
Work follows the appropriate format of the assignment. Follows APA guidelines for citations with very few exceptions.
16 pts
Work attempts to follow the appropriate format of the assignment. Inconsistent use of APA citation guidelines when respected sources are used to support ideas.
14 pts
Work does not follow the appropriate format of the assignment. No cited sources are used to support ideas, little or no parenthetical documentation.
/ 20 pts
Writing Style
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10 pts
Written in audience-appropriate language (avoids inappropriate language completely). Elaborate and colorful language. Written in student’s own words with direct quotes supporting student’s ideas. Superior editing: rare spelling and mechanical errors, correct usage and grammar.
9 pts
Majority of language is appropriate for the intended audience and appropriate to the topic. Majority of assignment reflects student’s own ideas with direct quotes supporting student’s ideas. Careful editing: very few spelling and mechanical errors, correct usage and grammar.
8 pts
Some use of audience-appropriate language recognized; inappropriate language is dominant. Most language is appropriate to topic. Able to get vague idea of message. Some evidence of editing: spelling and grammatical errors present.
7 pts
Paper frequently uses language not suitable for the intended audience. Language is not appropriate to topic. Message is unclear. Majority of paper is plagiarized. Poor editing: spelling and grammatical errors make it difficult to read.
/ 10 pts
Problem Solving and Statistical Tools
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40 pts
Exceptional
Student addresses all items of the assignment. Exceptionally clear and focused hypothesis. Strong, rich supporting details. Data points are clearly stated, explanation as to what is being collected, how it is being collected and who is collecting it. Data is quantitative. A meaningful conclusion and future applications are included.
30 pts
Clear
Student addresses all items of the assignment. Clear hypothesis which maintains a consistent focus from beginning to end. Specific supporting details are present. Explanation on data points, method of collection and who is collecting it. A clear introduction and conclusion is provided.
15 pts
Inconsistent
addresses all items of the assignment. Clear hypothesis which maintains a consistent focus from beginning to end. Specific supporting details are present. Explanation on data points, method of collection and who is collecting it. A clear introduction and conclusion is provided. 14.0 pts Student addresses most, but not all items of the assignment. Contains hypothesis, but with inconsistent focus. Generalized supporting details that mention the data being collected, data points, how it is being collected and who is collecting it. Introduction and Conclusion tends to summarize knowledge.
0 pts
Inadequate
Student fails to address most items of the assignment. Thesis statement lacks clarity and focus. Inadequate or missing supporting details. Missing a summarizing conclusion.
/ 40 pts
Operational Plan Sustainment
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20 pts
Exceptional
Clearly and exceptionally lays out problems plan with short and long term plan of monitoring and sustainment.
18 pts
Clear
Clearly lays out problems plan with short and long term plan of monitoring and sustainment.
18 pts
Incomplete
Alludes to a sustainment plan but not complete.
0 pts
Inadequate
Monitoring and sustainment plan was not included.
/ 20 pts
Total Points: 0
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