What are the best criteria for selecting a project? Does this change according to the type of project, the industry, or organizational structure?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 6:05 pm ad1c9bdddf
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1. What are the best criteria for selecting a project?
• Select Projects In-Line With Your Business Priorities (most important) e.g. based on company need (e.g., problem might present itself, or a needs assessment might turn up a specific problem using TOC, etc) (See Example 3 below).
• Projects should always have a business benefit. http://www.isixsigma.com/me/project_selection/
• It needs to the commitment of top management, as well as lower level employee commitment and willingness to change in order to be successful.
• Choose a method and be committed to the project e.g. using theory of constraints to determine project to pursue (see Example 2 below).
• E.g. use Six Sigma Projects criteria (see Example 1 below).
Example 1: Health care criteria for Six Sigma Projects
While each healthcare organization has specific needs and issues to resolve, the most successful Six Sigma projects usually share common characteristics:
• Feasibility from a resource and data standpoint
• Unambiguous parameters and clearly defined goals
• Alignment with critical hospital issues and strategic initiatives
• Provision of visible benefits for the customer
• Inclusion of a Green Belt or Black Belt working within the project area
• Ability to show measurable improvement
• Linkage with other projects for a combined effect
• Personal connection for the project leader
The human side of performance improvement - especially in a service industry such as healthcare - must not be overlooked. Since Six Sigma requires commitment and willingness to change, it's important that those who support or participate in the project recognize that a problem exists and that a solution must be found through objective methods. ...
This solution discusses the best criteria for selecting a project. It also explains if this changes according to the type of project, the industry, or organizational structure.