Maintaining High Process Capability in a Student Project Course

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Maintaining High Process Capability in a Student Project Course
We have provided a focus on process management and improvement as a basis for conducting student group projects. This paper summarises the lessons learnt from eight years of experience in improvement-focussed projects. The approach has been based upon the establishment of the course as a separate and identifiable organization unit, with its own set of process assets. The responsibility for establishment of these assets resides with the students. Assessment for the course is based on an intensive assessment of the capability of the processes implemented by the project team. The project was assessed on three criteria: the process capability achieved; the achievement against a target capability profile defined by the student team in an Improvement Plan; and the comparison of the capability achieved compared to previous year's achievements We have found that it has been quite possible for the student project to achieve capabilities equivalent to Level 3 (as defined in ISO 15504) for ...
Terence P. Rout, John Seagrott
Added 18 Oct 2010
Updated 18 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Where CSEE
Authors Terence P. Rout, John Seagrott
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