Question;Course Project: Part 2 ?;Kaizen or Balanced Score Card Research Paper(due at;the end of Week 5);Objectives | Guidelines | Grading Rubrics | Best Practices;Objectives;Back to Top;This;project involves researching and writing a short research paper on your choice;of Kaizen or Balanced Score Card. Our text addresses many of the areas in the;management and control of quality and provides a great amount of information on;a number of different quality concepts. However, the authors give only brief;attention to Kaizen and no attention to the performance measurement system;known as Balanced Scorecard. Prepare a 600-word paper on one of the following;two choices: 1. The history and application of Kaizen to Process Improvement or;2. The history, application, and benefits of the Balanced Score Card as a tool;for Performance Measurement. You should not limit your research to online;materials. There are an abundance of scholarly books and articles;available on these topics. Submit the completed paper to your Dropbox.;You will;research your choice of these topics and work to determine the impact they have;had in the areas of process improvement and performance measurement.;The;project will require sustained research effort until the paper is;submitted. You are encouraged to begin work on the project during Week;4 and be prepared to submit the required project deliverables by the;end of Week 5. A basic APA tutorial can be found in the webliography, and a;paper template can be found in Doc Sharing.;Guidelines;Back to Top;The paper;will be a short research paper on your choice of either Kaizen as a process;improvement methodology or the Balanced Scorecard method of performance;measurement. It will adhere to the grading specifications as described below.;The student will submit a paper of at least 600 words, not including title page;and references, by the end of class Week 5. The student will use at least two;sources plus the course textbook, for a minimum of three references. All;references are to be from academic journals, professional or academic;textbooks, authored websites, or standard business publications such as The;Wall Street Journal. Not more that 30% of the content will be from direct;quotations. The final score will be reduced by one point for each;percentage point when the direct quotations are over 30% of the content.;NOTE;Wikipedia and unauthored websites are not acceptable sources. Do not use these;types of sources, otherwise, you will lose points.;The;format of the paper should conform to the Publication Manual for the American;Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition, for the title page, text;citations, references, and so forth. A basic APA tutorial can be found in the;Webliography, and a template for the paper can be found in Doc Sharing.;Completed papers will be submitted to your Dropbox as MS Word documents. All;graphics will be a part of the Word document and submitted as a file. Documents;authored in other applications such as WordPerfect or MS Works will not be;accepted.;This;project is to be accomplished individually and will reflect the work of each;student. All DeVry University policies are in effect, including the plagiarism;policy. Late papers will not be accepted without prior permission.;Submit;your Kaizen or balanced score card research paper to the Dropbox located on the;silver tab at the top of this page by the end of Week 5. For;instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions;or watch this Dropbox Tutorial.;See the;Syllabus section "Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due date;information.;Grading Rubrics;Back to Top;Category;Points;%;Description;Content;and Organization;30;50%;Description;5;All key;elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.;Introduction;Background;History;Applications;Conclusion;Sources;and references;5;The;content is comprehensive, accurate, and/or persuasive. The paper develops a central;theme or idea that is directed toward the appropriate audience.;5;The;paper links theory to relevant examples of current experience and industry;practice and correctly uses the vocabulary of the theory.;5;Content;addresses key questions;What;ideas form the core of these methodologies?What;are the implications of these methodologies for the future of TQM?;5;The;primary work and significant applications provide sufficient background on;each topic.;5;The conclusion;is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.;Readability;and Style;15;25%;Description;3;Paragraph;transitions are present, logical and maintain the flow throughout the paper.;3;The tone;is appropriate to the content and assignment.;3;Sentences;are complete, clear, and concise.;3;Sentences;are well constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.;3;Sentence;transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.;Mechanics;15;25%;Description;3;The;paper, including the title page, reference page, tables, and appendices;follows APA guidelines for format.;3;Citations;of original works within the body of the paper follow APA guidelines.;3;The paper;is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.;3;Rules;of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.;3;Spelling;is correct.;Total;50;100%;A;quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.;Best Practices;Back to Top;The;following are the best practices in preparing this paper. Sample papers, using;APA format, are located in Doc Sharing. Other useful information has also been;provided there, including an APA paper template.;Cover page: Include the person you;prepared the paper for, who prepared it, and the date.Introduction: In APA format, the;introduction is understood to be the first content of your;work, thus, it does NOT require a title.The;purpose of an introduction or opening;Introduce the subject and;why the subject is important.Preview the main ideas and;the order in which they will be covered.Establish the tone of;the document.Include in the introduction;a reason for the audience to read the paper. Also, include an overview of;what you are going to cover in your paper and the importance of the;material. (This should include or introduce the questions you are asked;to answer on each assignment.)Body of your work: Include titles to identify;different areas that you address. State the main ideas, major points in;each idea, and supporting information. Break down each main idea you will;use in the body of your paper. Show some type of division, like separate;sections that are labeled, separate groups of paragraphs, or headers. You;would include the information you found during your research and;investigation.Summary and conclusion: Summarizing is similar to;paraphrasing, but it presents the gist of the material in fewer words;than the original. An effective summary identifies the main ideas and;major support points from the body of your report. Minor details are left;out.Additional;hints on preparing the best possible project;Apply a three-step process;of writing: plan, write, and complete.Prepare an outline of your;research paper before you go forward.Complete a first draft, and;then go back to edit, evaluate, and make any changes required.Use visual communication if;it will help clarify and support your work. Any material that can be;removed and not affect the clarity of your work is essentially filler and;should be avoided. Filler distracts from the flow of your work and will;most likely cause you to lose points.References: APA formatted references;are required for this assignment.
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