Strategies for Presenting Executives a Project Proposal

Mar 4th, 2014
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Week 6 Assignment 3 Submission

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Assignment 3: Selling Executives on Project Management 
Due Week 6 and worth 100 points

Read the Chapter 10 Case titled “Selling Executives on Project Management.” Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you:

  1. Analyze the fundamental reasons why the executives in the case refused to listen to their own employees but were willing to listen to a consultant. Discuss the main reasons why the executives still seemed apprehensive even after the consultant’s presentation.
  2. Imagine that you are the consultant from the case study. Speculate on three (3) strategies that you could employ to get the executives to understand your point of view and thus support your project management recommendations.
  3. 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:

  • Analyze the role of executive management in the life of a project.
  • 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.
  • 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: 100

Assignment 3: Selling Executives on Project Management

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Analyze the fundamental reasons why the executives in the case refused to listen to their own employees but were willing to listen to a consultant. Discuss the main reasons why the executives still seemed apprehensive even after the consultant’s presentation.

Weight: 45%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the fundamental reasons why the executives in the case refused to listen to their own employees but were willing to listen to a consultant. Did not submit or incompletely discussed the main reasons why the executives still seemed apprehensive even after the consultant’s presentation.

Insufficiently analyzed the fundamental reasons why the executives in the case refused to listen to their own employees but were willing to listen to a consultant. Insufficiently discussed the main reasons why the executives still seemed apprehensive even after the consultant’s presentation.

Partially analyzed the fundamental reasons why the executives in the case refused to listen to their own employees but were willing to listen to a consultant. Partially discussed the main reasons why the executives still seemed apprehensive even after the consultant’s presentation.

Satisfactorily analyzed the fundamental reasons why the executives in the case refused to listen to their own employees but were willing to listen to a consultant. Satisfactorily discussed the main reasons why the executives still seemed apprehensive even after the consultant’s presentation.

Thoroughly analyzed the fundamental reasons why the executives in the case refused to listen to their own employees but were willing to listen to a consultant. Thoroughly discussed the main reasons why the executives still seemed apprehensive even after the consultant’s presentation.

2. Imagine that you are the consultant from the case study. Speculate on three (3) strategies that you could employ to get the executives to understand your point of view and thus support your project management recommendations.
Weight: 40%

Did not submit or incompletely imagined that you are the consultant from the case study. Did not submit or incompletely speculated on three (3) strategies that you could employ to get the executives to understand your point of view and thus support your project management recommenda- tions.

Insufficiently imagined that you are the consultant from the case study. Insufficiently speculated on three (3) strategies that you could employ to get the executives to understand your point of view and thus support your project management recommendati- ons.

Partially imagined that you are the consultant from the case study. Partially speculated on three (3) strategies that you could employ to get the executives to understand your point of view and thus support your project management recommendat- ions.

Satisfactorily imagined that you are the consultant from the case study. Satisfactorily speculated on three (3) strategies that you could employ to get the executives to understand your point of view and thus support your project management recommend- ations.

Thoroughly imagined that you are the consultant from the case study. Thoroughly speculated on three (3) strategies that you could employ to get the executives to understand your point of view and thus support your project management recommendat- ions.

3. 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.

4. 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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