Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.OverviewAs you have already learned in your Discussion Board this week, quality assurance in any project might be the most important but overlooked aspect of a project. Lack of quality management, however, can cause an entire project to fail if the final project deliverables do not meet customer expectations and standards. Implementing quality assurance throughout the project improves overall performance of tasks and minimizes the risk of nonacceptance at the end of the project. In this course, you are asked to develop a Quality Management Integration Plan that allows you to select and integrate quality management tools, models, and techniques in the overall performance of the project. You will select a project that you may have developed in a previous class or a known project in an organization to create this plan for.Throughout this course, you will be working on developing several components of final Key Assignment. Additional information and the deliverables for each Individual Project will be provided in the assignment description for this project.In this first Individual Project, you are asked to develop the outline of the sections that will be included in the Quality Management Integration Plan document and a draft of a proposal to submit to your instructor. The other information you will include is a high-level description of the project that you will be developing a quality implementation strategy for.You will also be setting up the Final Key Assignment outline that you will add to each week. The combined Individual Project (IP) assignments will be your final Key Assignment deliverable.Project SelectionThe first step will be to select a project that you to develop a Quality Management Integration Plan for. This project will be used as the basis for each of the assignments throughout the course and should conform to the following guidelines:Nontrivial: The selected project candidate should reflect a real-life project.Domain knowledge: You will be applying knowledge of this project to address assignments related to quality management, integration, and performance.Select a project that fits these requirements, and submit your proposal to your instructor before proceeding further with the assignments in the course. Approval should be sought within the first few days of the course. Your instructor will tell you how to submit this proposal and what notification will be given for project approval.AssignmentYour first task in this process will be to select a project to use as the basis of your Key Assignment. You will also create the shell document for the final project Key Assignment document deliverable that you will be working on throughout the course. As you proceed through each project phase, you will add content to each section of the final document to progressively complete the final project delivery which is the Quality Management Integration Plan.The project deliverables are as follows:Submit the project proposal to your instructor for approvalQuality Management Integration PlanUse WordTitle pageCourse number and nameProject nameYour nameDateTable of Contents (TOC)Use an autogenerated TOC.This should be on a separate page.This should be a maximum of 3 levels deep.Be sure to update the fields of the TOC so that it is up-to-date before submitting your project.Section Headings (create each heading on a new page with “TBD” as content, except for Week 1)Week 1: Project OutlineWeek 1: Organizational Readiness for Quality ManagementWeek 1: Quality Systems AnalysisWeek 2: Quality Dimensions and CriteriaWeek 3: Quality Process Improvement Tools and TechniquesWeek 4: Quality Performance Monitoring and ControlWeek 5: Three Levels of Quality ManagementWeek 5: Quality Performance Communication PlanCreate the following sections for Week 1:Project OutlineInclude a brief description of the project.Describe the overall project deliverables.Material can be taken from the approved proposal that you submitted to the instructor. This may serve as the draft for the proposal.Be sure that this project is approved by the instructor.Organizational Readiness for Quality ManagementDiscuss which quality systems the organization employs today.Discuss the organization’s readiness to incorporate in the selected project.Include additional support that might be required to incorporate quality management (e.g., a knowledgeable quality champion).Quality Systems AnalysisDiscuss the pros and cons of at least 3 quality systems (e.g., ISO 9000, Six Sigma, plan-do-check-act or plan-do-study-act, capability maturity model integration [CMMI], organizational project management maturity model [OPM3], Malcolm Baldrige).Identify which one or combination is most appropriate for this project, and discuss why.Name the document ‘LastName_FirstName_MPM357_IP1.doc.’


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