Pre-Course Readings

Please read/watch the following articles and webcasts prior to attending the course:


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Week One Preparation

For the first week of the program, please come prepared with the following:

  • Title of your Quality Improvement Project
  • Why you selected this project (why it is important)
  • Who will be on the team
  • A simple global mission statement for your project
  • Preliminary data for project evaluation

These steps are the beginning steps of the quality project. You will use each of these steps on a Storyboard summarizing your project. During the fourth week each participant will present a storyboard illustrating their process improvement project and its results. Each presentation will be allotted 20 minutes (15 to present and 5 for questions) and will give fellow classmates a wide range of applications.

QI Project Homework Assignment

Please bring copies of all homework assignments for consultant review and feedback.

Excel Homework

The files you need for the homework are listed below. You will need to save the files to your hard drive. Right click on the file name and select "Save Target As" from the popup menu. This will save as a zipped file. You will need to run an extraction program (PKUNZIP or Compressed Folders Extraction Wizard) to extract the file to SPCMacrosAddInRev1.12.3.xla. Please open Excel Homework Tutorial 1 before beginning the homework.

To enable Excel Macro – SPC Macros AddIn rev. 1.12.3.xla
You may need to lower your Excel security to enable the 'macro'. To do this, open up Excel and go to TOOLS at the top of the window in the standard toolbar. Next, go to MACRO, SECURITY, SECURITY LEVELS and lower to MEDIUM. You can choose whether or not to run potentially unsafe macros. ** If you are using a Mac, you will need 2011 Office for Mac or newer.  @008 Office for Mac did not include Visual Basic and will not work with our macros.

The following are data files to be used within the homework assignment. Please refer to the tutorial for more information on how to use the files.

Session 1 Assignment

  • Create distributions and run charts for each of the datasets. 
  • Please print hard copies of your distributions and run charts and bring to the next session for consultant review.

Session 2 Assignment

  • Create control charts for each data set.
  • Please print hard copies of your distributions and run charts and bring to the next session for consultant review.
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