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  1. American Society for Qualitywww.asq.org How to Enter the Team Excellence Award Process

  2. International Team Excellence Award Process 746 teams have participated from inception (1985) to date Countries represented: Canada, China, Costa Rica, India, Japan, Mexico and United States

  3. Why Did They Enter? Improve business performance National and international recognition Self-assessment and improvement; benchmark against the best Encourage individuals, teams and organizations to excel in quality through participation practices Growth and development (individuals and “The Team”) Build relationships with partners/customers To have some fun!

  4. Bottom Line Achievements of 2005 Finalist Teams • Cash flow savings of $25 million & cost reduction of $2 million • Saved $20 million by developing risk management procedures • 76% improvement in accuracy of contract deliverables using lead six sigma • Reduction of reject rates from 50% to 0% • 0% VAP rates – savings over $1.4 million

  5. Self-Assessment & Improvement • Feedback reports in both preliminary and final round competition • Scoresheet • How you performed in each of the 37 criteria areas • Identify strengths • Identify opportunities for improvement • Samples available http://wcqi.asq.org/team-competition/index.html

  6. OVERVIEW OF THE TEAM EXCELLENCE AWARD PROCESS Prepare/submit 30-minute video/DVD and application form ( by early December), pay fee ($600/700) Form Team Understand criteria Work the problem/issue Announce award winners (at World Conference) Judge’s training Preliminary round judging (January/ February) Select finalists (Early March) Prepare/issue feedback reports Live presentation (at World Conference) Teams prepare live presentation

  7. “How to Enter”: Step 1“Read Guidelines Booklet” Download the 2005-06 Guidelines and Criteria Booklet http://wcqi.asq.org/team-competition/index.html Entry fee (2005-2006) ASQ member Non-ASQ member $600 $700 Include check with “Entry Form” or call ASQ Customer Care Phone:1-800-248-1946 (credit card)

  8. “How to Enter”: Step 2Work the Problem

  9. “How to Enter”: Step 3Complete Entry Form/Other • Simple form including information release & checklist http://wcqi.asq.org/docs/team_ex_entry_form_checklist.doc • E-mail 5 x 7 horizontal color photo showing team members • E-mail color logo of your company • Two copies of 30-minute videotape/DVD • 2 sets of supporting documentation (hard copy of slides used in the team’s video)

  10. TEAM TIPS • Develop a good understanding of the evaluation criteria • Team members and/or internal team facilitators attend World Conference and watch presentations by finalists: • Alternatively, watch presentations of past winners • Sample presentations & case studies available http://wcqi.asq.org/team-competition/index.html • Qualify an internal facilitator, team leader, or team member as an ITEA judge • Use evaluation criteria from the beginning (don’t “back in”)

  11. TEAM TIPS (Cont’d.) • Focus video/DVD application on content, not high-tech/fancy production • Limit background/company-related info to only what is relevant to this project • Beware of jargon judges may not know • Consider deleting “interesting,” but not critical data/analysis/ information/steps • Think “exceeds” • Heed advice in Preliminary Round feedback report • Understand time commitment (team members and managers)

  12. Current Partners • California & Western Region • Florida • Iowa • Kansas • Michigan • New Jersey & NE Region • Mexico • Honda Supplier Conference

  13. Current Evaluation Criteria Project Selection & Purpose (9 items- 27 points) Current Situation Analysis (6 items -27 points) Solution Development (9 items – 27 points) Project Implementation & Results (9 items – 27 points) Team Management & Project Presentation (4 items -18 points)

  14. 2005-06 Timeline Criteria/guidelines/ judges application available by September 2005 Preliminary Judges selection completed by November 2005 Team video/DVD entries due - December 19, 2005 Preliminary round judging – Jan/Feb 2006 Teams notified of results – March 3, 2006 Final round Judges selected – March 2006 Final round competition at ASQ’s World Conference on Quality & Improvement, Milwaukee, WI, May 1-3, 2006. Gold, Silver and Bronze winners selected.

  15. Recent Winners 2005, Baxter Healthcare (NC) 2004, Fidelity Investments (KY) 2003, Fidelity Investments (KY) 2002, Merrill Lynch (NJ) 2001, Blue Cross & Blue Shield (FL) 2000, Emerson Electric (TN) 1999, Solectron Technology, Inc.(NC)

  16. 2005 Winners Gold Baxter Healthcare (NC) Silver Reliance Industries Limited India -Hazira Manufacturing Division Bronze United Space Alliance (TX) Their winning presentations and case studies can be downloaded from http://wcqi.asq.org/team-competition/index.html

  17. More Information Geetha Balagopal, Team Excellence Process Administrator Phone: 800-248-1946 x7303, or 919-844-2971 E-mail: gbalagopal@asq.org