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    Lorax
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    Folks,
    What’s the opinion around declaring a project complete?
    When do you stop monitoring it and move on to the next area?
    Is it when the processes performance reaches and stays at a particular level?
    Is it after a set period of time or when you feel the momentum and enthusiasm from the area has diminished?
    Lorax
     

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    #157852

    annon
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    I am not sure enthusiasm should be a factor in your control plan….It is not uncommon for you to complete your project (ie report out and hand over the control plan to the process owner for managing) and then close out the project at some point in the future, this is usually defined by a number of process cycles or period of time….three months, three quarters, etc.  This time frame is used to confirm the changes had the desired effects and to calculate project savings….although this depends on the policy of the program….Work with your process owner and MBB to determine a time frame appropriate to your process.  Good luck.

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    #157869

    Lorax
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    Good thoughts annon. I’ve had a bunch of advice on this one and this is what it seems to boil down to:
     
    The purpose of a person whose job is process improvement is to improve processes. They should spend their time either “Following-Up”  on past projects or starting new ones, whatever will bring the greatest good to the organization.
     
    A MBB or the initiative champion is the person who can make this call. Someone with a “Big-Picture” of what is going on. The individual BB doesn’t have too much say in the matter.
     
    Lorax

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