project management major paper

due 03/17/17, no plagirism , apa format

Project Proposal—Option #1

The Capstone Project for this course is a practical example of your skills developed throughout the entire Master’s course of study in project management. Module lecture information is a refresher for information you learned in the entire program of study, so you will not be able to simply use the modules to complete your Capstone Project. The format for the Capstone Project follows the project management documentation of process groups from the 5th edition of the PMBOK® Guide. It is strongly suggested that students use the PMBOK® Guide as a resource during the development of the Capstone Project. It is expected that you will revise and improve upon work completed each week culminating in a final Capstone Project in Week 8. Review the Capstone Project description and grading rubric in the Module 8 area in Schoology. Each week, your Critical Thinking (CT) Assignment and your Capstone Project Milestone will complement each other, with your CT Assignment showing your academic mastery of project management process groups, while your Capstone Project Milestone shows your ability to apply your knowledge.

In this option, you will develop, compile, and write important project documents for a service type project with an international component in a company or non-profit organization that you have selected. You must clearly detail the international component of your selected project. It may be that the project is executed in a country other than the United States, or that the supplier is hired from a company headquartered outside the United States. The company or organization can be one that you work for, one with which you are familiar, or one you find through research. The project must be a real project, not yet started, for delivery of a service. Service projects may include IT software development, healthcare delivery, or fundraising, among many others. The project must be a new project that you will plan and must not be an existing project within the organization, nor one you have used in any previous courses in the program. Your instructor will use Turnitin to ensure all work is your own (<20% match in Turnitin) for this section of this course. You must select a project that is complex enough to allow you to demonstrate an understanding of the learning objectives for this course, and one that allows you to deliver on all the project management components required in this Capstone Project.

Your assignment milestone is as follows:

Project Initiation—Your project plan must include an introduction of the company and the scope of the project. Your project initiation portion of the Capstone Project is to include an explanation of those inputs, tools, and techniques that result in a project charter and stakeholder register. It is strongly suggested that you consult Chapters 4.1 and 13.1 from the PMBOK® Guide for further detail on the deliverables for this section of your Capstone Project.

You must include the following subsections:

  • Project Statement of Work (SOW)—including the business need, service scope description, and the strategic plan to show how the project aligns with the organization’s vision, goals, and mission.
  • Business case—including information relative to the market demand, organizational need, customer request, technological advance, legal requirement, ecological impact, and social need.
  • Agreements—which define the initial intentions captured in a memorandum of understanding, service level agreement, letters of intent, or other written or verbal understanding of the project.
  • Enterprise environmental factors—including governmental standards, organizational culture, organizational structure, and market considerations.
  • Organizational process assets—including organizational standards, policies, templates, or processes, and historical information that informs the project team.
  • Tools and techniques—including expert judgement and facilitation techniques.
  • Project charter—which will formally authorize the project and use of resources.
  • Stakeholder analysis—including analysis of relationships, the quantitative and qualitative information regarding interests of the parties, and documentation in a power/interest grid, power/influence grid, influence/impact grid, or salience model.
  • Meetings—including information describing the profile analysis meetings.
  • Stakeholder register—including the identification information, assessment information, and stakeholder classification.

Project Planning—It is strongly suggested that you consult Chapters 5.1-5.4, 6.1-6.6, 7.1-7.3, 8.1, 9.1, 10.1, 11.1-11.5, 12.1, and 13.2 from the PMBOK® Guide for further detail on the deliverables for this section of your Capstone Project. To finalize your work in order to deliver the requirements for this portion of your Capstone Project, you must include the following subsections:

  • Traceability matrix—including information on project requirements, rationale for inclusion, source, priority, and status.
  • Project scope statement—including scope description, acceptance criteria, deliverable, exclusions, constraints, or assumptions.
  • Human resource management—including organizational charts and position descriptions.
  • Stakeholder management—including desired engagement levels for key stakeholders, and an engagement assessment matrix.

Your draft paper must meet the following requirements:

  • 2-4 pages in length, not including cover, references page, and appendices.
  • Supporting documents must appear in appendices.
  • The paper must be supported by at least two quality sources, one of which must be a current, scholarly resource. For this assignment, current, scholarly sources are peer-reviewed journal articles published within the most recent three years and accessed from the library databases or other academic sources. Textbooks will not count toward peer-reviewed requirements, but may be used as quality sources if published within the most recent three years. The use of the PMBOK® Guide as a quality source is strongly suggested. The PMBOK® Guide is not a scholarly resource.
  • Formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA

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