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Paul Roberts – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.
the creation and application of a self Assessment Process for new product introductionInternational Journal of Project Management, 2003Co-Authors: Charles Tennant, Paul RobertsAbstract:
Abstract The new product introduction (NPI) Process within the automotive sector is under constant pressure to deliver products with ever increasing levels of performance improvement, which is being compounded by the added complexity of organisational rationalisation through mergers and acquisitions. NPI Processes are often defined and implemented along common generic themes, whilst the detailed Process description and practices vary across organisations, often causing inconsistent application and Process conformance. The NPI Process implementation is often reviewed in a conventional audit mode, which does not tend to facilitate senior management and supplier involvement, or drive organisational learning to improve the Process. This paper presents a summary of research carried out to create a self-Assessment Process, based on the principles of Hoshin Kanri—policy deployment—for new product introduction. The self-Assessment Process was adapted and applied at Land Rover, resulting in the achievement of significantly improved programme performance measures on the Freelander compact sport utility vehicle programme. Because the project team owned the self-Assessment approach it created real-time organisational learning to simultaneously achieve rigorous Process deployment, and continuous improvement. This self-Assessment Process for new product introduction can be adapted and applied by organisations to evaluate their performance against best practice, and improve conformance through rigorous application.
Yongwu Miao – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.
Assessment in TENCompetence: Sharing Assessment Process Information, 2007Co-Authors: Yongwu MiaoAbstract:
Miao, Y. (2007). Assessment in TENCompetence: Sharing Assessment Process Information. Presented at JISC CETIS Assessment SIG meetig. September, 26, 2007, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
ICWL – Modeling Units of Assessment for Sharing Assessment Process Information: Towards an Assessment Process SpecificationAdvances in Web Based Learning – ICWL 2008, 1Co-Authors: Yongwu Miao, Peter Sloep, Rob KoperAbstract:
IMS Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) is an e-learning standard supporting interoperability and reusability of Assessment tests/items. However, it has insufficient expressiveness to specify various Assessment Processes, especially, the new forms of Assessment. In order to capture current educational practices in online Assessment from the perspectives of Assessment Process management, we extend QTI and IMS Learning Design (LD) with an additional layer that describes Assessment Processes in an interoperable, abstract, and efficient way. Our aim is an Assessment Process specification that can be used to model both classic and new forms of Assessment, and to align Assessment with learning and teaching activities. In this paper, the development of the Assessment Process specification and its benefits and requirements are described. A conceptual model, the core of the Assessment Process specification is presented. The proposed conceptual model has been subject to a first validation, which is also described.
James Beebe – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.
Rapid Assessment Process in Qualitative Inquiry, 2002Co-Authors: Charles Lee Cole, James BeebeAbstract:
James BEEBE presents a model for doing what he labels the Rapid Assessment Process (RAP). This review essay provides a critical review of and commentary on BEEBE’s text for qualitative researchers to use for applied evaluation projects. The RAP model is a systematic approach based upon collaborative inclusion of insider and outsider perspectives in building a research team that collectively conducts the research Process from beginning steps to final report. BEEBE’s text on how to use the RAP model is rich with descriptive illustrations from actual research projects he has done in various cultural settings.
Rapid Assessment Process, 2001Co-Authors: James BeebeAbstract:
g0005 bogus empowerment Letting people think they have control over outcomes and the power to act on their own judgments when they actually do not have this control or power; can be the unintended consequence of hyperbole about the democratic nature of a situation. g0010 ethnography A descriptive study of an intact cultural or social group or an individual or individuals within the group, based primarily on participant observation and open-ended interviews; based on learning from people as opposed to studying people. g0015 iterative Process A Process in which replications of a cycle produce results that approximate the desired result more and more closely. For rapid Assessment, the Process describes the cycle of data analysis and data collection, designed to produce a preliminary understanding of a situation from an insider’s perspective. g0020 participants Persons interviewed as part of the rapid Assessment Process. The term can be used interchangeably with ‘‘informants’’ or ‘‘respondents’’ when these terms are not modified with the words ‘‘individual’’ or ‘‘key.’’ The term ‘‘subjects’’ is generally avoided. g0025 rapid appraisal, rapid rural Assessment, rapid rural appraisal (RRA), participatory rural appraisal (PRA) Different types of rapid qualitative research based on small multidisciplinary teams using semistructured interviews and direct observations to collect information in Processes that can be completed in less than 6 weeks. As usually implemented, these approaches lack the methodological rigor of rapid Assessment. g0030 rapid Assessment Process (RAP), rapid Assessment Intensive, team-based qualitative inquiry using triangulation, iterative data analysis, and additional data collection to quickly develop a preliminary understanding of a situation from the insider’s perspective. g0035 triangulation A term from navigation and physical surveying that describes an operation for determining a position by use of bearings from two known fixed points. Triangulation is used as a metaphor by social scientists for the use of data from different sources, the use of several different researchers, the use of multiple perspectives to interpret a single set of data, and the use of multiple methods to study a single problem.