Controlling Project Performance and Project Closure

Develop a three to five (3–5) page paper that addresses the following:

  • Illustrate two (2) advantages and two (2) challenges associated with fast tracking and provide examples based on your own experience (not examples from the text).
  • Discuss both what it means and possible causes for a project with a CPI of 1.2 and an SPI of 0.8 (include hypothetical figures for PV, AC, and EV in your discussion).
  • Discuss the benefit of effective project closure using examples to support your answer.
  • Recommend two (2) best practices concerning project closure that would apply to almost any project.

The format of the paper is to be as follows:

  • Typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one-inch margins on all sides (APA format).
  • Use headers for each of the subjects being covered, followed by your response.
  • In addition to the three to five (3–5) pages required, a title page is to be included. The title page is to contain the title of the assignment, your name, the instructor’s name, the course title, and the date.

Note: You will be graded on the quality of your answers, the logic/organization of the report, your language skills, and your writing skills.

The assignment will be graded using the following rubric:

Outcomes Assessed

  • Describe how project schedules are modified to account for time and resource constraints.
  • Evaluate processes and tools for monitoring and controlling project performance.
  • Discuss the process of project closure.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in managing project teams.

Grading Rubric for Assignment 5 — Controlling Project Performance and Project Closure

Criteria

0
Unacceptable

10
Developing

20
Competent

30
Exemplary

1. Illustrate two (2) advantages and two (2) challenges associated with fast tracking and provide examples based on your own experience (not examples from the text).

Did not complete the assignment or did not illustrate two (2) advantages and two (2) challenges associated with fast tracking and provide examples based on your own experience (not examples from the text); omitted key information and/or included irrelevant information. Completed with less than 60% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.

Partially illustrated two (2) advantages and two (2) challenges associated with fast tracking and provided examples based on your own experience (not examples from the text); omitted some key information. Completed with 60-79% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.

Sufficiently illustrated two (2) advantages and two (2) challenges associated with fast tracking and provided examples based on your own experience (not examples from the text). Completed with 80-89% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.

Fully illustrated two (2) advantages and two (2) challenges associated with fast tracking and provided examples based on your own experience (not examples from the text). Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.

2. Discuss both what it means and possible causes for a project with a CPI of 1.2 and an SPI of 0.8 (include hypothetical figures for PV, AC, and EV in your discussion).

Did not complete the assignment or did not discuss both what it means and possible causes for a project with a CPI of 1.2 and an SPI of 0.8; omitted key information and/or included irrelevant information. Completed with less than 60% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.

Partially discussed both what it means and possible causes for a project with a CPI of 1.2 and an SPI of 0.8; omitted some key information. Completed with 60-79% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.

Sufficiently discussed both what it means and possible causes for a project with a CPI of 1.2 and an SPI of 0.8. Completed with 80-89% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.

Fully discussed both what it means and possible causes for a project with a CPI of 1.2 and an SPI of 0.8. Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.

3. Discuss the benefit of effective project closure using examples to support your answer.

Did not complete the assignment or did not discuss the benefit of effective project closure using examples to support your answer; omitted key information and/or included irrelevant information. Completed with less than 60% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.

Partially discussed the benefit of effective project closure using examples to support your answer; omitted some key information. Completed with 60-79% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.

Sufficiently discussed the benefit of effective project closure using examples to support your answer. Completed with 80-89% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.

Fully discussed the benefit of effective project closure using examples to support your answer. Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.

4. Recommend two (2) best practices concerning project closure that would apply to almost any project.

Did not complete the assignment or did not recommend two (2) best practices concerning project closure that would apply to almost any project; omitted key information and/or included irrelevant information. Completed with less than 60% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.

Partially recommended two (2) best practices concerning project closure that would apply to almost any project; omitted some key information. Completed with 60-79% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.

Sufficiently recommended two (2) best practices concerning project closure that would apply to almost any project. Completed with 80-89% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.

Fully recommended two (2) best practices concerning project closure that would apply to almost any project. Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.

5. Clarity

Did not complete the assignment or explanations are unclear and not organized.
(Major issues)

Explanations generally unclear and not well organized.
(Many issues)

Explanations generally clear and/or organized. (Minor issues)

Explanations very clear and well organized.
(Added helpful details)

6. Writing – Grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, punctuation, APA usage.

Did not complete the assignment or had 8 or more different errors in grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, punctuation, or APA usage. (Major issues)

Had 6–7 different errors in grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, punctuation, or APA usage. (Many issues)

Had 4–5 different errors in grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, punctuation, or APA usage. (Minor issues)

Had 0–3 different errors in grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, punctuation, or APA usage.

 
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