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Stage #1: Align the Project

INTRODUCTION

Our contemporary framework for project management of performance improvement projects has five iterative Stages named Align, Plan, Execute, Check/Act and Confirm with the respective number of processes for each, in parentheses, inside each symbol as displayed in Figure 5.1.

Recall from Chapter 2 that our contemporary framework has done the following: (1) adds a new Stage to the traditional continual improvement cycle (called Align) before the Plan Stage; (2) combines two Stages (Check and Act) after the Plan Stage (called Check/Act); and (3) adds another new Stage at the end of the cycle (called Confirm).

This new framework of five Stages is also similar to the traditional project management framework, ...

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