Assignment 4: Project Motorcycles – The Comprehensive Project Plan

Feb 16th, 2014
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Week 8 Assignment 4 Submission

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Assignment 4: Project Motorcycles – The Comprehensive Project Plan
Due Week 8 and worth 300 points

Note: This assignment is a continuation from Assignment 2.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

1.Describe the project scope and project management plan. Align your plan to the overall strategy that you had recommended to the senior executives in Assignment 2.

2.Analyze the type of staff that your company would need in order to make the manufacturing switch to motorcycles with larger motors.

3.Prepare four (4) team-building strategies for handling the newly formed team. Discuss the manner in which the strategies that you have prepared may positively or negatively affect productivity within the company. 

4.Analyze the role of the project manager that this project would require. Examine three (3) characteristics of an effective project manager that are relevant to this particular expansion project. Provide a rationale for the response.

5.Emphasize the importance of identifying critical path on projects and the manner in which one would allocate resources to all of the activities on the critical path.

6.Outline the elements of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and pricing and costing strategy.  Delineate the fundamental ways in which the project in question is composed. 7.Develop the following using designated project management software (e.g., Microsoft Project):

a.Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

b.Gantt chart 

c.Assigned ResourcesAttach the project file that contains the items that you have developed.

8.Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Apply the project manager’s critical skills, in terms of project leadership, team building, time management, conflict management, and effective communication with executive sponsors, peers, team members, and project clients. 
  • Evaluate the quality of planning throughout a project’s life cycle.
  • Construct project schedules using network techniques and reports for both internal and external presentation.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in project management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about project management using proper writing mechanics.

Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 300

Assignment 4: Project Motorcycles – The Comprehensive Project Plan

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Describe the project scope and project management plan. Align your plan to the overall strategy that you had recommended to the senior executives in Assignment 2.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely described the project scope and project management plan. Did not submit or incompletely aligned your plan to the overall strategy that you had recommended to the senior executives in Assignment 2.

Insufficiently described the project scope and project management plan. Insufficiently aligned your plan to the overall strategy that you had recommended to the senior executives in Assignment 2.

Partially described the project scope and project management plan. Partially aligned your plan to the overall strategy that you had recommended to the senior executives in Assignment 2.

Satisfactorily described the project scope and project management plan. Satisfactorily aligned your plan to the overall strategy that you had recommended to the senior executives in Assignment 2.

Thoroughly described the project scope and project management plan. Thoroughly aligned your plan to the overall strategy that you had recommended to the senior executives in Assignment 2.

2. Analyze the type of staff that your company would need in order to make the manufacturing switch to motorcycles with larger motors.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the type of staff that your company would need in order to make the manufacturing switch to motorcycles with larger motors.

Insufficiently analyzed the type of staff that your company would need in order to make the manufacturing switch to motorcycles with larger motors.

Partially analyzed the type of staff that your company would need in order to make the manufacturing switch to motorcycles with larger motors.

Satisfactorily analyzed the type of staff that your company would need in order to make the manufacturing switch to motorcycles with larger motors.

Thoroughly analyzed the type of staff that your company would need in order to make the manufacturing switch to motorcycles with larger motors.

3. Prepare four (4) team-building strategies for handling the newly formed team. Discuss the manner in which the strategies that you have prepared may positively or negatively affect productivity within the company.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely prepared four (4) team-building strategies for handling the newly formed team. Did not submit or incompletely discussed the manner in which the strategies that you have prepared may positively or negatively affect productivity within the company.

Insufficiently prepared four (4) team-building strategies for handling the newly formed team. Insufficiently discussed the manner in which the strategies that you have prepared may positively or negatively affect productivity within the company.

Partially prepared four (4) team-building strategies for handling the newly formed team. Partially discussed the manner in which the strategies that you have prepared may positively or negatively affect productivity within the company.

Satisfactorily prepared four (4) team- building strategies for handling the newly formed team. Satisfactorily discussed the manner in which the strategies that you have prepared may positively or negatively affect productivity within the company.

Thoroughly prepared four (4) team- building strategies for handling the newly formed team. Thoroughly discussed the manner in which the strategies that you have prepared may positively or negatively affect productivity within the company.

4. Analyze the role of the project manager that this project would require. Examine three (3) characteristics of an effective project manager that are relevant to this particular expansion project. Provide a rationale forth response.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the role of the project manager that this project would require. Did not submit or incompletely examined three (3) characteristics of an effective project manager that are relevant to this particular expansion project. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for the response.

Insufficiently analyzed the role of the project manager that this project would require. Insufficiently examined three (3) characteristics of an effective project manager that are relevant to this particular expansion project. Insufficiently provided a rationale for the response.

Partially analyzed the role of the project manager that this project would require. Partially examined three (3) characteristics of an effective project manager that are relevant to this particular expansion project. Partially provided a rationale for the response.

Satisfactorily analyzed the role of the project manager that this project would require. Satisfactorily examined three (3) characteristics of an effective project manager that are relevant to this particular expansion project. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for the response.

Thoroughly analyzed the role of the project manager that this project would require. Thoroughly examined three (3) characteristics of an effective project manager that are relevant to this particular expansion project. Thoroughly provided a rationale for the response.

5. Emphasize the importance of identifying critical path on projects and the manner in which one would allocate resources to all of the activities on the critical path.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely emphasized the importance of identifying critical path on projects and the manner in which one would allocate resources to all of the activities on the critical path.

Insufficiently emphasized the importance of identifying critical path on projects and the manner in which one would allocate resources to all of the activities on the critical path.

Partially emphasized the importance of identifying critical path on projects and the manner in which one would allocate resources to all of the activities on the critical path.

Satisfactorily emphasized the importance of identifying critical path on projects and the manner in which one would allocate resources to all of the activities on the critical path.

Thoroughly emphasized the importance of identifying critical path on projects and the manner in which one would allocate resources to all of the activities on the critical path.

6. Outline the elements of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and pricing and costing strategy. Delineate the fundamental ways in which the project in question is composed.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely outlined the elements of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and pricing and costing strategy.  Did not submit or incompletely delineated the fundamental ways in which the project in question is composed.

Insufficiently outlined the elements of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and pricing and costing strategy.  Insufficiently delineated the fundamental ways in which the project in question is composed.

Partially outlined the elements of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and pricing and costing strategy.  Partially delineated the fundamental ways in which the project in question is composed.

Satisfactorily outlined the elements of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and pricing and costing strategy.  Satisfactorily delineated the fundamental ways in which the project in question is composed.

Thoroughly outlined the elements of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and pricing and costing strategy.  Thoroughly delineated the fundamental ways in which the project in question is composed.

7a. Develop a work breakdown structure (WBS) using designated project management software. (e.g., Microsoft Project).

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely developed a work breakdown structure (WBS) using designated project management software.

Insufficiently developed a work breakdown structure (WBS) using designated project management software.

Partially developed a work breakdown structure (WBS) using designated project management software.

Satisfactorily developed a work breakdown structure (WBS) using designated project management software.

Thoroughly developed a work breakdown structure (WBS) using designated project management software.

7b. Develop a Gantt chart using designated project management software (e.g., Microsoft Project).

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely developed a Gantt chart using designated project management software.

Insufficiently developed a Gantt chart using designated project management software.

Partially developed a Gantt chart using designated project management software.

Satisfactorily developed a Gantt chart using designated project management software.

Thoroughly developed a Gantt chart using designated project management software.

7c. Develop assigned resources using designated project management software. (e.g., Microsoft Project).

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely developed assigned resources using designated project management software.

Insufficiently developed assigned resources using designated project management software.

Partially developed assigned resources using designated project management software.

Satisfactorily developed assigned resources using designated project management software.

Thoroughly developed assigned resources using designated project management software.

8. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

9. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present


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