Based on the project proposal chosen by the group, a group website must be created to regularly communicate all project activities including research outputs, meetings information, photographs of task boards, development of visual tools, etc.
The following aspects of visual management must be evident in your final report and supporting documentation (you should collaborate as a team regularly and meet with your class teacher to ensure research methods and observations are suitable):
• Different visual management tools have been selected using attributes of ‘good design’ to present research findings in professional and interesting manner using a variety of techniques and technologies.
• Problem solving using the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle
• Determine common content to be included on a visual management board
• Express the importance of visual management to help identify problems within a lean organisation
• Explain how visual management is used to guide decision making in lean organisations
• Use the A3 process for reporting, problem solving and other project based actions
• Plan and execute Kaizen and/orKaikaku process events
• Visual stream mapping and/or process flow diagrams to apply error reducing and proofing techniques to an existing process
• Create and monitor a lean improvement baseline and be able to manage regular reporting activities
Regular weekly uploads of project activities for the purpose of communication with each other and with other stakeholders, formatted using design principles. Website must be shared with your teacher.
Professionally printed in hard copy format in colour if applicable and bound – no plastic pockets and submitted directly to teacher to on level 7 assignment box. Electronic copies must also be submitted via turnitin.
Items to include in your report
• Evidence of Visual Management
• Student authorship statement(each student will write a brief summary of their individual contribution and a brief reflection on the lessons they learnt throughout the project , with a statement provided from the project leader, attached as the final appendix item to the report)
Report Format/Marking Guide
Title Page Should apply principles of ‘good design’ and should include the following; Program Name, Course Code and Name, Report Title, Teacher Name, Class Name, Semester, Full Student Names and IDs.
Table of Contents Use Automated Table of Contents – headings have correct styles applied to ensure they are visible in the contents.
Executive Summary Provides a clear summary of the whole report.
Introduction Purpose, context, background and rationale.
Discussion Each team member must contribute equally to these three sections.
The methodology will clearly explain exactly how all research was conducted and outlined how the data (from the business case) was collected and analysed.
The results/findings are to be presented as paragraphs – these are the facts with strictly no interpretations. You are encouraged to use suitable graphics to explain your findings (e.g. tables and graphs – also may refer to labelled appendix items for visual management tools used/developed).
The discussion will provide the team’s interpretation of the problem analysed with a clear evaluation of results. Your analysis should draw together varying aspects of the research findings, findings of other studies or sources of similar applications of visual management and literature where relevant to the discussion.
Conclusion Brief statement of what was found, no new information.
Recommendations Suggest suitable solution.
References Full bibliographic details of all references (including Internet and electronic databases) used in the report.
Appendix All attachments; evidence of visual management, service design/lean management tools used/developed, project Gantt chart, meeting notes, student authorship statement …