SOLUTION AT Academic Writers Bay
WHY: The purpose of TP2 Action Plan and PM Tools is to analyze the results of the TP1 Interview; develop an action plan for getting the organization to the next level/phase of the PM Maturity Model; and to utilize project management tools in doing so. Students will demonstrate autonomy, accountability, adaptability, and judgment to manage complex professional and technical activities (per page 2 of the course syllabus, specifically program outcome 4).
WHO: Students must work individually on this assignment.
WHAT: Upon completion of the TP1 Interview Assignment, you will follow the methodology outlined in “How to Analyze a Case in 16 Steps” to write a term paper including an action plan with recommendations on getting the organization to the next level/phase. This action plan is to include PM tools such as a schedule, budget, resources, and defined levels of quality. The action plan is to address characteristics of the respective level as well as common roadblocks which are provided in the text. You are to cite the text as much as possible as the rationale behind your action plan which will provide credibility to your recommendations. In other words, you are not just making up the recommendations based on your own level of understanding prior to taking this course.
Grading Rubric Criteria
10 points – Assignment is submitted on time in MS Word or PDF
5 points – Student either followed the suggested format in “How to Analyze a Case in 16 Steps” (table of contents, summary of findings, background information, problem statement, analysis of alternatives, detailed recommendations, implementation, evaluation, and maintenance plan, and appendices) or used a similarly logical format.
25 points – Student created and provided the required PM Tools as appendices
5 points – Student provided a legible view of their schedule (not the MS Project file)
5 points – Student provided a budget that aligns with their implementation plan
5 points – Student provided a resource management plan
5 points – Student provided a quality plan that aligns with their implementation plan
5 points – Student provided and completed approval templates
10 points – Problem statement was clear and concise
10 points – Student explored at least 3 alternatives
10 points – Student provided detailed recommendations for the alternatives
10 points – Student provided an implementation plan
10 points – Student provided an evaluation plan for their recommendations
10 points – Assignment is of a quality like the two best practice examples provided to the student