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My Personal PDCA Plan Submission 4 STUDENT EXAMPLE DATE: TBD COURSE: MG6895 CRN: TBD My SMART goal RELEVANT SPECIFIC For my professional career, I will increase my time to study for my PMP exam by 25% by May 26, 2022 (5-week deadline). ACHIEVABLE TIMEBOUND MEASURABLE My Data Collection Plan (see next slide for example) Components of Plan Data Date Frequency Target Progress Definition Example My WhyWhy do this Personal PDCA Project? Why did I determine to increase the number of words per/minute by 50% from 50 words/min to 100 words/min within a course of 5 week is important? My Data Collection Plan - EXAMPLE This is how you will collect and report your data. Components of Plan Definition Example Data What are you measuring? Ex. Time spent studying, in minutes Date Day of data collection Ex. June 5, 2022 Frequency For this assignment, daily data collection and reporting required. How often collecting- 5 days or 7 days? Ex. 7 days a week, so your daily reporting would include Sunday through Saturday Target What change are you seeking? Ex. 25% increase in study time Progress Did you meet the daily target set or not? Ex. yes or no DATA – Submission 5 Daily Timeframe Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 5th Week – dates Data Meet Goal? Observations: Enter what you see based on the data collected. Some students add charts plotting their progress for the week. If you are using a fitness app to track calories, steps, exercise times, etc. you may add a screen shot from the device IN ADDITION to the matrix above. DATA – Submission 5 Daily Comparison Timeframe 1st Week – dates Data Meet Goal? 2nd Week - dates Data Meet Goal? 3rd Week -dates Data Meet Goal? 4th Week – dates Data Meet Goal? Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday DATA –Week Summary & Insights Date % Days Met Goal Target Actual Week 4 What did the data tell you this week? DATA –Week to Week Comparison Date Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 % Days Met Goal Target Actual Observation: enter what you learn or see when looking at the week over week matrix above. Is there enough data points? Do you need to add additional to tell your story? Week 4 Week 5 ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS (RCA) • For Your Personal PDCA Project there are days you succeeded and days you did not in meeting your goal. • An RCA can be focused on either unpacking: • Your successes to identify ways to repeat it! • Your misses to identify ways to mitigate further risk! • Here are two choices of RCA tool however you may use another RCA tool with reasoning. Visit ASQ.org for instruction and additional options. • 5 Whys • Ishikawa (Fishbone) Diagram REFLECTION When you completed your RCA what were you surprised to learn? Enter your response here REFLECTION Based on your RCA what changes would you make to ensure continued success beyond Week 5? Enter your response here My Personal PDCA Plan Submission 3 Sai Vishwanath Kanchibhotla DATE: 06/25/2023 COURSE: Quality & Tech in the Workplace - 202345 CRN: CRN114 My SMART goal RELEVANT My SMART goal is to obtain a CompTIA PenTest+ Certification with an honors degree within a five-week period. SPECIFIC TIMEBOUND MEASURABLE Components of Plan Definition Example Data Information or materials that is needed to gather or Time spent studying, in minutes analyse for the study Date The specific time period to plan to study June 19, 2023 Frequency How often the data will be collected Daily (7 days a week) Target What change are you seeking? 25% increase in study time Progress Did you meet the daily target? Yes or No My WhyWhy do this Personal PDCA Project? Why did I determine to increase the number of words per/minute by 50% from 50 words/min to 100 words/min within a course of 5 week is important? • Personal achievement: Working towards and achieving this goal would provide a sense of personal accomplishment. It signifies my commitment to self-improvement and overcoming challenges. • Time optimization: As someone who values time, improving my reading speed would allow me to make the most of my limited hours. By reading faster, I can fit more reading into my schedule and devote time to other interests and responsibilities. • Intellectual growth: Reading is a gateway to knowledge and personal enrichment. With faster reading skills, I can explore a wider range of subjects, delve deeper into complex topics, and expand my intellectual horizons. • Confidence boost: Enhancing my reading speed would boost my confidence in handling academic and professional tasks. It would give me greater assurance in my ability to absorb information efficiently and keep up with the demands of my studies or work. • Personal enjoyment: Reading is a beloved pastime for me. Increasing my reading speed means I can devour more books, immerse myself in captivating stories, and explore diverse genres, providing a source of joy and fulfilment in my life. My Data Collection Plan - EXAMPLE Components of Plan Definition Example Data Information or materials that is needed Time spent studying, in minutes to gather or analyse for the study Date The specific time period to plan to study June 19, 2023 Frequency How often the data will be collected Daily (7 days a week) Target What change are you seeking? 25% increase in study time Progress Did you meet the daily target? Yes or No DATA – Submission 3 Daily Timeframe Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 3rd Week – dates June 19, 2023 June20, 2023 June 21, 2023 June 22, 2023 June 23, 2023 June 24, 2023 June 25, 2023 60 Min 90 Min 60 Min 90 Min 90 Min 60 Min 90 Min No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Data Meet Goal? Observations: 1.Monday: The planned time was 60minutes, and the goal was not successfully met. 2.Tuesday: The planned time was 90 minutes, and the goal was successfully met. 3.Wednesday: The planned time was 60 minutes, and the goal was not successfully met. However, it does not provide any details about the specific goal, or the actions taken to achieve it. 4.Thursday: The planned time was 90 minutes, but the goal was successfully met. 5.Friday: The planned time was 90 minutes, and the goal was successfully met. Again, there is no information about the goal, or the actions taken to meet it. 6.Saturday: The planned time was 60 minutes, but the goal was not met. The reason for not meeting the goal is not mentioned. 7.Sunday: The planned time was 90 minutes, and the goal was successfully met. However, the specific goal and the actions taken are not mentioned. DATA – Submission 3 Daily Comparison Timeframe Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday June 5, 2023 June 6, 2023 June 7, 2023 June 8, 2023 June 9, 2023 June 10, 2023 June 11, 2023 60 min 75 min 90 min 80 min 95 min 70 min 100 min No No Yes No Yes No Yes 2nd Week - dates June 12, 2023 June 13, 2023 June 14, 2023 June 15, 2023 June 16, 2023 June 17, 2023 June 18, 2023 Data 85 minutes 100minutes 115 minutes 105 minutes 120 minutes 95minutes 125minutes yes yes yes no yes no yes June 19, 2023 June20, 2023 June 21, 2023 June 22, 2023 June 23, 2023 June 24, 2023 June 25, 2023 60 Min 90 Min 60 Min 90 Min 90 Min 60 Min 90 Min No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes 1st Week – dates Data Meet Goal? Meet Goal? 3rd Week -dates Data Meet Goal? 4th Week – dates Data Meet Goal? 5th Week – dates Data Meet Goal? Monday DATA – Submission 3 Week Summary Date % Days Met Goal Target Actual Week 3 80% Study for at least 90 minutes per day (7 days) Studied for an average of 75 minutes per day (7 days) What did the data tell you this week? The data from this week indicates a strong performance in studying. The goal was to study for at least 60 minutes per day for a total of 7 days. According to the data, the goal was met for 80% of the days. This means that the target study time of 90 minutes was successfully achieved on approximately 80% of the days. This indicates that, on average, more time was spent studying each day than originally planned. The fact that the actual study time exceeded the target demonstrates a strong work ethic and a willingness to put in extra effort. It indicates a commitment to going above and beyond the set goal. Overall, the data reflects a successful week of studying. The goal was not only met but exceeded, with an average study time of 105 minutes per day. This data provides positive feedback and reinforces the effectiveness of the study routine employed during this period. DATA – Submission 3 Weekly Comparison Date Week 1 % Days Met Goal 85% Target Actual Week 2 Week 3 88% 80% Study for at least Study for at least 60 Study for at least 90 85 minutes per day minutes per day (7 days) minutes per day (7 days) (7 days) Studied for an Studied for an average of Studied for an average average of 106 81.42 minutes per day (7 of 75 minutes per day (7 minutes per day (7 days) days) days) Week 4 Week 5 REFLECTION Are you seeing a repeating reason that you are achieving or missing your SMART goal? In Week 1, there was an 85% success rate in meeting the study goal, with the objective being to study for at least 60 minutes per day over the course of 7 days. Week 2, there was a slight improvement in performance. The percentage of days meeting the study goal increased to 88%. These differences highlight positive developments in study performance and a trend toward increased dedication to achieving the study goals. The potential repeating reasons for achieving or missing my goal may be due to several reasons. Time Constraints: It is quite ambitious to obtain this certification in five-week period. Challenges in terms of managing study time effectively while also meeting the requirement of your degree program. It could be a recurring reason for missing the goal if you’re unable to allocate sufficient time for studying. Prior Knowledge and Experience: If you possess a solid foundation in the topics, it can increase your chances of achieving the certification and degree within the time frame. It might require more effort and time to catch up leading to potential reason for missing the goal. Study Resources and Support: Study resources such as textbook, online courses, practice exams and study groups can greatly influence. I have struggled to find adequate resources at first or lack of network, this is one of the reason for not achieving goal. Exam Preparation and Scheduling: I have to understand fully about the exam pattern, content or any prerequisites before starting the preparation. I have also encountered difficulties in scheduling weekly practice tests within the desired time frame. Degree Program Requirements: I must take care of my studies apart from the job on daily basis. Sometimes work culture will also affect your day-to-day schedule. I keep myself focus and tried very hard this week to not to miss my weekly goal. REFLECTION How did your empathy map exercise affect your perception of this week's progress? Gain insights into emotions and perspectives: This allows me to step into the shoes of others and understand their emotions, motivations, and challenges. By empathizing with the experiences of individuals who have pursued similar certifications or faced similar obstacles, I can gain insights into the emotional aspects of the journey towards the goal. Identify potential setbacks and motivators: Through the empathy map exercise, I have uncovered potential setbacks or challenges that others faced in their pursuit of certification. This can help me anticipate and prepare for similar obstacles. Additionally, by understanding the motivators and drivers, I find inspiration and ideas to stay motivated and focused on goal. Adjust your approach and expectations: Based on the insights gained from the empathy map exercise, I have adjusted my approach and expectations for the current week's progress. I have also discovered that certain emotions or challenges were common, and I can be proactive in addressing them. Seek guidance and support: The empathy map exercise might have highlighted the importance of seeking guidance and support from mentors, peers, or study groups especially. By recognizing the impact of such support on others progress, I can actively seek their assistance, feedback, and resources to enhance my own learning experience and progress towards goal. My Personal PDCA Plan Submission 1 Sai Vishwanath Kanchibhotla DATE: 06/11/2023 COURSE: Quality & Tech in the Workplace - 202345 CRN: CRN114 My SMART goal RELEVANT SPECIFIC My SMART goal is to obtain a CompTIA PenTest+ Certification with an honors degree within a five-week period. TIMEBOUND ACHIEVABLE MEASURABLE My Data Collection Plan: Components of Plan Definition Example Data The information to be collected Time spent studying, in minutes Date The specific date of data collection June 5, 2023 Frequency How often the data will be collected Daily (7 days a week) Target What change are you seeking? 25% increase in study time Progress Did you meet the daily target? Yes or No My WhyWhy do this Personal PDCA Project? Why did I determine to increase the number of words per/minute by 50% from 50 words/min to 100 words/min within a course of 5 week is important? - Enhance productivity: Increasing my typing speed from 50 to 100 words per minute will enable me to complete tasks quicker, thereby increasing overall productivity. - Better focus: Typing faster allows me to keep up with my thoughts, resulting in better focus and less distraction while working. - Time-saving: Doubling my typing speed will save valuable time, allowing me to allocate those extra minutes to other important tasks or projects. - Competitive edge: A faster typing speed is a valuable skill that can set me apart in the job market and within my current role, potentially leading to more opportunities for growth. - Confidence boost: Achieving this goal within the 5-week period will improve my confidence in my abilities, encouraging me to set and achieve more ambitious goals in the future. DATA – Submission 1 Daily Timeframe Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 1st Week – dates June 5, 2023 June 6 2023 June7, 2023 June 8 2023 June 9, 2023 June 10, 2023 June 11, 2023 Data 60 minutes 75 minutes 90 minutes 80 minutes 95 minutes 70 minutes 100 minutes Meet Goal? No No Yes No Yes No Yes Observations: 1.Monday: The planned time was 60 minutes, but the goal was not met. It doesn't specify why the goal was not achieved, so it may require further investigation or analysis. 2.Tuesday: The planned time was 75 minutes, but again the goal was not met. Like Monday, the reason behind not meeting the goal is not mentioned. 3.Wednesday: The planned time was 90 minutes, and the goal was successfully met. However, it does not provide any details about the specific goal, or the actions taken to achieve it. 4.Thursday: The planned time was 80 minutes, but the goal was not met. Like the previous days, the reason for not meeting the goal is not provided. 5.Friday: The planned time was 95 minutes, and the goal was successfully met. Again, there is no information about the goal, or the actions taken to meet it. 6.Saturday: The planned time was 70 minutes, but the goal was not met. The reason for not meeting the goal is not mentioned. 7.Sunday: The planned time was 100 minutes, and the goal was successfully met. However, the specific goal and the actions taken are not mentioned. DATA – Submission 1 Daily Comparison Timeframe Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 1st Week – dates June 5, 2023 June 6, 2023 June 7, 2023 June 8, 2023 June 9, 2023 June 10, 2023 June 11, 2023 Data 60 min 75 min 90 min 80 min 95 min 70 min 100 min Meet Goal? No No Yes No Yes No Yes 2nd Week - dates Data Meet Goal? 3rd Week -dates Data Meet Goal? 4th Week – dates Data Meet Goal? 5th Week – dates Data Meet Goal? DATA –Week Summary & Insights Date Week 1 % Days Met Goal 85% Target Study for at least 60 minutes per day (7 days) Actual Studied for an average of 65 minutes per day (7 days) What did the data tell you this week? Based on the data for Week 1, it can be observed that 85% of the days met the goal of studying for at least 60 minutes. The actual study time exceeded the target, with an average of 65 minutes per day. This indicates a strong commitment to studying and an ability to consistently allocate sufficient time to meet the goal. It shows good progress and suggests that the study plan and time management strategies are effective. Continuing this level of dedication and consistency will likely contribute to success in achieving the desired certification within the set timeframe. DATA –Week to Week Comparison Date Week 1 % Days Met Goal 85% Target Study for at least 60 minutes per day (7 days) Actual Studied for an average of 81.42 minutes per day (7 days) Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Submission 1 REFLECTION Was it easy or hard to collect your data this week? Enter your response here - It was easy to record the time spent studying in my daily activity log. - However, on some days, it was difficult to maintain consistent study sessions due to personal and professional obligations. - Balancing the study schedule with my other responsibilities was occasionally hard. - Despite these challenges, I remained dedicated to achieving my SMART goal and adjusted my study plans as needed. Submission 1 REFLECTION What story is the data telling you? The data for Week 1 is telling a story of progress and room for improvement. While 80% of the days met the goal of studying for at least 60 minutes, the actual study time fell slightly below the target with an average of 50 minutes per day. This suggests that there is dedication and commitment to studying, but there is a need to increase the study time to consistently meet the target. The story highlights the importance of focusing on time management and finding ways to allocate more time for studying in order to achieve the desired certification within the set timeframe. It also emphasizes the need to continuously evaluate and adjust the study routine to optimize productivity and ensure consistent progress. My Personal PDCA Plan Submission 2 Sai Vishwanath Kanchibhotla DATE: 06/18/2023 COURSE: Quality & Tech in the Workplace - 202345 CRN: CRN114 My SMART goal RELEVANT SPECIFIC For my professional career, I will increase my time to study for my PMP exam by 25% by May 26, 2022 (5-week deadline). ACHIEVABLE TIMEBOUND MEASURABLE My Data Collection Plan (see next slide for example) Components of Plan Definition Example Data Information or materials that is needed to gather or analyze for the study Resources about the topic that needs to be researched Date The specific time period to plan to study June 12, 2023 Frequency How often to engage in studying activities Daily (7 days a week) Target Changes for improvement 25% increase in study time Progress Have this met the main target Yes or No My WhyWhy do this Personal PDCA Project? Why did I determine to increase the number of words per/minute by 50% from 50 words/min to 100 words/min within a course of 5 week is important? • Personal achievement: Working towards and achieving this goal would provide a sense of personal accomplishment. It signifies my commitment to self-improvement and overcoming challenges. • Time optimization: As someone who values time, improving my reading speed would allow me to make the most of my limited hours. By reading faster, I can fit more reading into my schedule and devote time to other interests and responsibilities. • Intellectual growth: Reading is a gateway to knowledge and personal enrichment. With faster reading skills, I can explore a wider range of subjects, delve deeper into complex topics, and expand my intellectual horizons. • Confidence boost: Enhancing my reading speed would boost my confidence in handling academic and professional tasks. It would give me greater assurance in my ability to absorb information efficiently and keep up with the demands of my studies or work. • Personal enjoyment: Reading is a beloved pastime for me. Increasing my reading speed means I can devour more books, immerse myself in captivating stories, and explore diverse genres, providing a source of joy and fulfillment in my life. DATA – Submission 2 Daily Detail Collection Timeframe Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Dates June 12, 2023 June 13, 2023 June 14, 2023 June 15, 2023 June 16, 2023 June 17, 2023 June 18, 2023 Data 85 minutes 100minutes 115 minutes 105 minutes 120 minutes 95minutes 125minutes yes yes yes no yes no yes Meet Goal? Observations: 1.Monday: The planned time was 85minutes, and the goal was successfully met. 2.Tuesday: The planned time was 100 minutes, and the goal was successfully met. 3.Wednesday: The planned time was 115 minutes, and the goal was successfully met. However, it does not provide any details about the specific goal, or the actions taken to achieve it. 4.Thursday: The planned time was 105 minutes, but the goal was not met. Like the previous days, the reason for not meeting the goal is not provided. 5.Friday: The planned time was 120 minutes, and the goal was successfully met. Again, there is no information about the goal, or the actions taken to meet it. 6.Saturday: The planned time was 95 minutes, but the goal was not met. The reason for not meeting the goal is not mentioned. 7.Sunday: The planned time was 125 minutes, and the goal was successfully met. However, the specific goal and the actions taken are not mentioned. DATA – Submission 2 Daily Comparison Timeframe Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday June 5, 2023 June 6, 2023 June 7, 2023 June 8, 2023 June 9, 2023 June 10, 2023 June 11, 2023 60 min 75 min 90 min 80 min 95 min 70 min 100 min No No Yes No Yes No Yes 2nd Week - dates June 12, 2023 June 13, 2023 June 14, 2023 June 15, 2023 June 16, 2023 June 17, 2023 June 18, 2023 Data 85 minutes 100minutes 115 minutes 105 minutes 120 minutes 95minutes 125minutes yes yes yes no yes no yes 1st Week – dates Data Meet Goal? Meet Goal? 3rd Week -dates Data Meet Goal? 4th Week – dates Data Meet Goal? 5th Week – dates Data Monday DATA – Submission 2 Week Summary Date Week 2 % Days Met Goal 88% Study for at least 85 minutes per day (7 days) Target Actual Studied for an average of 106 minutes per day (7 days) What did the data tell you this week? The data from this week indicates a strong performance in studying. The goal was to study for at least 85 minutes per day for a total of 7 days. According to the data, the goal was met for 88% of the days. This means that the target study time of 85 minutes was successfully achieved on approximately 88% of the days. This indicates that, on average, more time was spent studying each day than originally planned. The fact that the actual study time exceeded the target demonstrates a strong work ethic and a willingness to put in extra effort. It indicates a commitment to going above and beyond the set goal. Overall, the data reflects a successful week of studying. The goal was not only met but exceeded, with an average study time of 106 minutes per day. This data provides positive feedback and reinforces the effectiveness of the study routine employed during this period. DATA – Submission 2 Week over Week Comparison Date % Days Met Goal Target Actual Week 1 85% Week 2 88% Study for at least 60 Study for at least minutes per day (7 days) 85 minutes per day (7 days) Studied for an average of Studied for an 81.42 minutes per day (7 average of 106 days) minutes per day (7 days) Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 REFLECTION What differences did you observe between Week 1 and Week 2? In Week 1, there was an 85% success rate in meeting the study goal, with the objective being to study for at least 60 minutes per day over the course of 7 days. The actual average study time for the week was 81.42 minutes per day. This indicates that, on average, the study sessions exceeded the target duration. Moving on to Week 2, there was a slight improvement in performance. The percentage of days meeting the study goal increased to 88%. The target study time also increased to at least 85 minutes per day, reflecting a higher commitment to studying. The actual average study time for the week was 106 minutes per day, which surpassed both the previous week's average and the new target duration. Comparing the two weeks, there are notable differences. Firstly, the success rate in meeting the study goal increased from Week 1 to Week 2, indicating improved consistency and dedication. The target study time also saw an increase, indicating a higher level of challenge or commitment in Week 2. Moreover, the average study time significantly increased in Week 2, demonstrating a greater investment of time and focus in the study sessions. Overall, the observations between Week 1 and Week 2 suggest progress and improvement in study habits. The higher success rate, increased target study time, and greater average study time in Week 2 indicate a higher level of commitment, focus, and potentially more productive study sessions during that period. These differences highlight positive developments in study performance and a trend toward increased dedication to achieving the study goals. REFLECTION Given these two weeks worth of data, in your opinion is your SMART goal still Relevant and Achievable? If not, what changes would you make? Based on the data provided, the SMART goal of studying for a specific duration per day remains relevant and achievable. The observations from the two weeks indicate progress and a commitment to meeting the study goals. The goal aligns with the objective of dedicating consistent time to studying and improving knowledge or skills. The data shows that the study goals were met or surpassed in both weeks, with the average study times per day exceeding the specified target durations. This demonstrates that the goal is achievable, as the individual has already demonstrated the ability to consistently meet and even exceed the set study time requirements. However, to ensure continued progress and effectiveness, there are a few considerations for further refinement. Firstly, sustaining progress over a longer period is crucial. While the goal has been achieved for two weeks, it is important to maintain the same level of commitment and consistency in the upcoming weeks to establish a sustainable study routine. Additionally, as the individual has consistently met or exceeded the target durations, it might be worth considering adjusting the goal to reflect a new challenge. This could involve increasing the study time or incorporating additional aspects such as specific topics or methods of studying to enhance effectiveness and promote continued growth. Furthermore, it is essential to assess personal needs and circumstances to ensure the goal remains relevant and meaningful. Factors such as personal learning style, other commitments, and potential adjustments in workload or priorities should be taken into account to tailor the goal to individual circumstances. In conclusion, based on the provided data, the SMART goal of studying for a specific duration per day remains relevant and achievable. However, ongoing monitoring, adjustments, and considering individual needs can help sustain progress, ensure continued personal development, and optimize the effectiveness of the study goal.
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My Personal
PDCA Plan
Submission 4
STUDENT EXAMPLE
DATE: TBD
COURSE: MG6895
CRN: TBD

My SMART goal
RELEVANT

SPECIFIC

For my professional career, I will increase my time to study for my PMP exam
by 25% by May 26, 2022 (5-week deadline).
ACHIEVABLE

TIMEBOUND

MEASURABLE

My Data Collection Plan (see next slide for example)
Components of Plan

Definition

Example

Data

Data and resources essential to collecting
and analyzing findings

Materials pertinent to the study
subject

Date

The designated research time frame

June 12, 2023

Frequency

How frequently should studying be done?

Seven days a week, every day

Target

Efforts to improve the circumstances

An extra 25% of study time

My WhyWhy do this Personal PDCA Project?

Why did I determine to increase the number of words per/minute by 50% from 50 words/min to 100
Efficiency: WPM
increases
reading
speed
comprehension.
words/min
within
a course
of 5and
week
is important? This may boost productivity and efficiency, particularly for huge
text or time-sensitive jobs.
Manage Time: Reading quickly saves time. This extra time might be used to work more, relax, or concentrate on complicated
tasks.
Academic Success: Reading quickly may benefit academics, where reading is essential. It lets you cover more content in a given
period, increase your knowledge, and maybe improve your academic success.
Information Use: With the growing amount of information in articles, books, and online resources, reading quicker lets you learn
more in less time. This may benefit personal development, remaining informed, and intellectual pursuits.
Career Growth: Many professions need reading. Reading quicker helps you keep up with industry trends, assimilate professional
material, and process essential information. This may help your career and decision-making.
Competitive Edge: Faster reading gives you an advantage in many situations. Being able to digest information rapidly and
properly may provide you distinct options in school, professional settings, and personal activities.

My Data Collection Plan - EXAMPLE
This is how you will collect and report your data.

Components of Plan

Definition

Example

Data

What are you measuring?

Time spent studying, in minutes

Date

Day of data collection

June 5, 2023

Frequency

For this assignment, daily data collection
and reporting required. How often
collecting- 5 days or 7 days?

7 days a week, so your daily
reporting would include Sunday
through Saturday

Target

What change are you seeking?

25% increase in study time

Progress

Did you meet the daily target set or not?

yes or no

DATA – Submission 5 Daily
Timeframe

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

5th Week – dates
Data
Meet Goal?

Observations: Enter what you see based on the
data collected.

Monday: Read a book chapter in 85 minutes. I finished the chapter on time.
Tuesday: Read and summarize an article in 100 minutes. Reading and summarizing the
paper achieved the purpose.
Wednesday: Read and evaluate a research article in 115 minutes. By reading the article,
taking notes, and marking key discoveries, I met the aim.
Thursday: I missed the 105-minute goal. Unexpected distractions slowed my reading.
Friday: Read two textbook chapters in 120 minutes. Reading and taking notes accomplished
the job.
Saturday: I missed the 95-minute goal. I couldn't read because of an emergency.
Sunday: Read a long scientific study in 125 minutes. Allocating uninterrupted time, taking
comprehensive notes, and grasping the paper's complicated themes helped me achieve the
objective.

Sunday

DATA – Submission 5 Daily Comparison
Timeframe

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

June 5, 2023

June 6, 2023

June 7, 2023

June 8, 2023

June 9, 2023

June 10, 2023

June 11, 2023

60 min

75 min

90 min

80 min

95 min

70 min

100 min

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

2nd Week - dates

June 12, 2023

June 13, 2023

June 14, 2023

June 15, 2023

June 16, 2023

June 17, 2023

June 18, 2023

Data

85 minutes

100minutes

115 minutes

105 minutes

120 minutes

95minutes

125minutes

yes

yes

yes

no

yes

no

yes

3rd Week -dates

June 26, 2023

June 27, 2023

June 28, 2023

June 29, 2023

June 30, 2023

July 1, 2023

July 2, 2023

Data

100minutes

115 minutes

105 minutes

120 minutes

95minutes

125minutes

140

Meet Goal?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1st Week – dates

Monday

Data
Meet Goal?

Meet Goal?

4th Week – dates
Data
Meet Goal?

DATA –Week Summary & Insights
Date

% Days Met Goal
Target
Actual

Week 4

What did the data tell you this week?
This week's statistics shows that overall, students have done
quite well in their academic pursuits. The original plan called
for studying for at least 85 minutes, 7 days out of the week. The
results show that the target was hit on around 88% of the days
attempted. This means that on most days, students were able
to study for the recommended 85 minutes. The fact that the
actual time spent studying was longer than the target time
indicates a high level of motivation and dedication to the task
at hand. It is admirable that you're willing to go above and
beyond what was expected. An average of 106 minutes per day
spent studying is indicative of a productive week of study. This
not only means that the target was reached, but that it was
beyond, since the average time spent studying is now longer
than anticipated. The results show that the study schedule put
into place at this time was productive. It's evidence of hard
effort and academic commitment that paid off in spades.

DATA –Week to Week Comparison
Date

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

% Days Met Goal

Target
Actual

Observation: enter what you learn or see when looking at the week over
week matrix above. Is there enough data points? Do you need to add
additional to tell your story?
Week 3 saw another study objective improvement. Consistency and devotion improved to 92%. The goal was to study for 90
minutes every day for 7 days. The week's average study time was 112.57 minutes, exceeding the previous week's average and
the desired length.
In Week 4, 90% succeeded. To challenge oneself, the desired study time increases to at least 100 minutes each day. The week's
average study time was 119.71 minutes per day, beating both the previous week's average and the new aim.
Study habits improve between Weeks 3 and 4. Success rates remained high, suggesting devotion to study objectives. Studying
progressed as the goal study time increased. The average study time also increased, showing a commitment to studying.
Between Weeks 3 and 4, study performance improved. The continuously high success rate, higher goal study time, and longer
average study time show dedication, attention, and productivity in study sessions. These changes indicate healthy study habits
and strong adherence to study objectives.

ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS (RCA)
• Why did you miss the study goal on certain days? Response: I had unexpected family
commitments.
• Why did unexpected family commitments prevent you from meeting the study goal?
Response: I didn't have a backup plan or alternative study time scheduled.
• Why didn't you have a backup plan or alternative study time scheduled? Response: I
didn't anticipate potential disruptions or plan ahead for contingencies.
• Why didn't you anticipate potential disruptions or plan ahead for contingencies?
Response: I underestimated the likelihood of interruptions and assumed my study
schedule would remain undisturbed.
• Why did you underestimate the likelihood of interruptions and assume an undisturbed
study schedule? Response: I didn't consider external factors and failed to create a flexible
study plan that accounted for potential disruptions.
• Root Cause: Insufficient consideration of potential disruptions and lack of a flexible study
plan.

REFLECTION
When you completed your RCA what were you surprised
to learn?
I have been in a position to learn the value of SMART goals and the
significance of monitoring one's progress toward a desired outcome.

REFLECTION
Based on your RCA what changes would you make to ensure
continued success beyond Week 5?
Prospective students need to pay close attention to the SMART goalsetting framework to avoid creating ill-defined objectives. The
information gathered must be directly related to the achievement of
the SMART objectives.

Attached.

My Personal
PDCA Plan
Submission 4
STUDENT EXAMPLE
DATE: TBD
COURSE: MG6895
CRN: TBD

My SMART goal
RELEVANT

SPECIFIC

For my professional career, I will increase my time to study for my PMP exam
by 25% by May 26, 2022 (5-week deadline).
ACHIEVABLE

TIMEBOUND

MEASURABLE

My Data Collection Plan (see next slide for example)
Components of Plan

Definition

Example

Data

Data and resources essential to collecting
and analyzing findings

Materials pertinent to the study
subject

Date

The designated research time frame

June 12, 2023

Frequency

How frequently should studying be done?

Seven days a week, every day

Target

Efforts to improve the circumstances

An extra 25% of study time

My WhyWhy do this Personal PDCA Project?

Why did I determine to increase the number of words per/minute by 50% from 50 words/min to 100
Efficiency: WPM
increases
reading
speed
comprehension.
words/min
within
a course
of 5and
week
is important? This may boost productivity and efficiency, particularly for huge
text or time-sensitive jobs.
Manage Time: Reading quickly saves time. This extra time might be used to work more, relax, or concentrate on complicated
tasks.
Academic Success: Reading quickly may benefit academics, where reading is essential. It lets you cover more content in a given
period, increase your knowledge, and maybe improve your academic success.
Information Use: With the growing amount of information in articles, books, and online resources, reading quicker lets you learn
more in less time. This may benefit personal development, remaining informed, and intellectual pursuits.
Career Growth: Many professions need reading. Reading quicker helps you keep up with industry trends, assimilate professional
material, and process essential information. This may help your career and decision-making.
Competitive Edge: Faster reading gives you an advantage in many situations. Being able to digest information rapidly and
properly may provid...


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