What risks or challenges might a manager encounter if he or she has not mastered these objectives?

In this course, students will explore the philosophy and tools for quality management and the continuous improvement of products and processes. Using data collection and problem-solving techniques, students will examine the design of quality practices. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Apply critical thinking skills to analyze business situations. Appropriately use effective communication techniques. Calculate the costs associated with quality. Construct a process improvement by mapping, analyzing, and redesigning the process. Describe management quality initiatives such as TQM and Six Sigma. Discuss the opportunities provided by technology for businesses. Evaluate the quality control tools used to analyze and improve processes. Explain time study methods and work sampling, and perform calculations. Recognize situations that present potential ethical and legal issues, and develop solutions for those issues. Reading Assignment Goetsch & Davis Chpts. 1, 2, 10, 11 & 12

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Assignment Description
Graduate Programs Discussion Boards
Discussion Boards (DB) are a key component of online learning. They foster active participation of learners and dialog with fellow learners and instructors. Graduate­level courses
require learners to create original posts to course DBs and to engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the course. Original posts and responses
should be substantive, and if references are made to the works of others, APA guidelines for in­text citations and references apply.
Minimum Weekly DB Expectations
Post an original and thoughtful Main Post to the DB prompt.
Respond to at least 2 other posts from learners and/or the instructor (Response Posts).
The first contribution (Main Post or Response Post) must be posted before midnight (Central time) on Friday of each week.
Two additional responses are required after Friday of each week.
For DB assignment prompts with a Part One and Part Two, Part One should be addressed in the first week of the unit with a Main Post and minimum of 2 Response
Posts, and Part Two should be addressed in the second week of the unit with a Main Post and a minimum of 2 Response Posts.
More on DBs
At the end of each unit, DB participation is assessed based on level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion. DBs allow learners to learn through
sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content. Because it is not possible to engage in two­way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB are
accepted after the end of the unit. Learners must demonstrate an appropriate depth of understanding of course content to receive credit for having submitted substantive posts.
Typically, this is achieved with 3–4 strong paragraphs for Main Posts and 2–3 strong paragraphs for Response Posts.
Assignment Details
This assignment has 4 parts:

  1. Review the Terminal Course Objectives, which can be accessed by clicking on the Course Information tab at the top of your screen, scrolling down to Course Objectives,
    and then selecting View Class Objectives. Answer the following questions:
    How will accomplishing these objectives support your success in management?
    What risks or challenges might a manager encounter if he or she has not mastered these objectives? Explain.
  2. What is continuous improvement and how does it affect the cost of quality?
  3. What are some examples of process improvement tools and approaches? How are they used?
  4. What are some examples of management quality initiatives? How do they help organizations achieve and maintain competitive advantage?
    In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.
    For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
    Your assignment will be graded in accordance with the following criteria. Click here to view the grading rubric.
    Reading Assignment
    Goetsch & Davis Chpts. 1, 2, 10, 11 & 12
    Please review the course resources from the online MGT656 Library Guide.
    Assignment Objectives
    Calculate the costs associated with quality.
    Construct a process improvement by mapping, analyzing, and redesigning the process.
    Describe management quality initiatives such as TQM and Six Sigma.
    Discuss the opportunities provided by technology for businesses.
    Evaluate the quality control tools used to analyze and improve processes.

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