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PROJECT SELECTION CHECKLIST
If you have selected and defined an appropriate project, you should be able to check most, if not all,
items listed below. If you can't check all of these items, you may want to reevaluate your choice.
The process or project is related to key business issues.
The process targeted for improvement has direct impact on the Coast Guard's internal
or external customers.
The process or work area has high visibility within the appropriate level of the
The managers concerned with this process -- at the appropriate level of the organization
-- agree that it is important to study and improve this process.
Enough managers, supervisors, and operators in this area will cooperate to make this
project a success.
This process is not currently being changed in any way, nor is it scheduled to be
overhauled in the near future. (This criterion does not apply if the project team is being
commissioned to study how the change might occur.)
The project's scope is limited to one clearly defined process that has easily identified
starting and ending points.
This process is not being studied by any other group.
One cycle of the process is completed each day or two. (That is, there is quick
turnaround time. Again, this is most important when selecting initial projects. Once a
team has some experience, it can tackle longer, more complex processes.)
______10. The charter (mission statement) for this team describes a problem to be studied, or an
improvement opportunity to be tried.
______11. We have adequate representation from appropriate parts of the organization with this
process. The customer is represented.
(NOTE: Text taken from THE TEAM HANDBOOK, by Peter Scholtes, page 3-4.)