DUE DATE: 02 Dec 2017 DUE TIME: 20:00Hrs Budget: $20.00
This assignment is in two parts. Part 1: Trending in Project Management 1. Read the following article before writing your response: Castellano, S. (2011). Top 10 project management trends for 2011. T+D, 65(3), 23. The project management practitioners at ESI propose ten trends for the near future in project management. Discuss how these trends may influence or affect you in your career over the next 5 years? ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Part 2: 2. Project Need and Feasibility Focus Paper Using the Demonstrating Project Need and Feasibility for a Project of Annuity worksheet, select a well-known project from the past (Pyramids, Eiffel Tower, Panama Canal, Suez Canal, Chunnel, Golden Gate Bridge, etc.) and determine if the project should have been initiated based on the principles outlined in your worksheet.
Submit your assessment in the form of a focus paper of your findings. The objective of this Assignment is an analysis of your selected project with recommended courses of action to a problems or issues you found, and to present the recommended courses of action. Your focus paper should include the following components of a business proposal and in compliance with APA format:
Components ● Cover page (please see sample Assignment) ● Table of contents ● Executive summary ● Body of the proposal (use Headings to organize). ● Assess the core project concept. Determine the costs and benefits of the project. Assess if the project scope, risk and strategy was defined clearly. ● Conclusion stated as a recommendation for implementation of your recommended solutions or improvements. ● Reference page and any other data suitable for this section of the report (this includes your completed worksheet to be pasted in the document after the references). ● A minimum of three scholarly journal and textbook source references cited and credited according to APA format using a minimum of six intext citations. ● The paper should be focused and to the point and containing between 700 and 900 words from the Executive Summary to the end of your Conclusion. Checklist for Assignment ● Assess the core project concept ● Determine the costs and benefits of the project ● Assess if the project scope, risk and strategy is defined clearly ● Evaluate the quality of research associated with presentation materials
Project Need and Feasibility Focus Paper Points Possible Points Earned Content (50 pts) Response successfully answers the assignment question(s) as noted on the Worksheet: Demonstrating Project Need and Feasibility for a Project of Antiquity, with a thorough use of the textbook and other literature. Includes a strong thesis statement, introduction, and conclusion. The main points of the paper are developed clearly. All arguments are supported well (no errors in logic) using outside sources as assigned. 25 Sources are primarily academic journals, with thoughtful use web sources. References are applied substantively to the paper topic. Skillfully addresses counter-arguments and does not ignore data contradicting its claim. Refers to sources both in-text and in the reference page. 25 Analysis (30 pts) Response exhibits strong higher-order critical thinking and analysis (e.g., evaluation). Paper shows original thought. 10 Analysis includes proper classifications, explanations, comparisons, and inferences. 10 Critical thinking includes appropriate judgments, conclusions, and assessment based on evaluation and synthesis of information. 10 Writing (20 pts) Grammatical skills are strong with typically less than one error per page. Correct use of APA when assigned. 6 Appropriate to the Assignment, fresh (interesting to read), accurate, (no far-fetched, unsupported comments), precise (say what you mean), and concise (not wordy). 8 Project is in 12-point font. Narrative sections are double-spaced with a double space between. Project is free of serious errors; grammar, punctuation, and spelling help to clarify the meaning by following accepted conventions. 6