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QSO 680 Milestone Two Guidelines and Rubric Paper
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QSO 680 Milestone Two Guidelines and Rubric

 

Overview: For the final project in the course, you will analyze the case study Value-Driven Project and Portfolio Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry and additional course resources to create a program performance report for a hypothetical organization. The completion of this assessment will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of program-level management and your ability to develop key executive reporting following standard frameworks.

 

There are two parts to this milestone. In the first part, you will create a project scope statement. In the second part, you will set up your project using MS Project software and create a work breakdown structure (WBS).

 

Prompt I: Thus far in the course, you have completed a case study overview and a project charter. In this milestone, you will develop a project scope statement using the template provided. A data set for this case study has also been provided for your benefit.

 

Your project scope statement should include the following critical elements:

 

  1. Introduction: A concise overview of the project.
  2. Purpose and Justification: How does the project support business goals and objectives?
  3. Scope Description: All known characteristics of the project’s product or service.
  4. High-Level Requirements: All known requirements of the project’s product or service.
  5. Boundaries: What should and should not be included in the project?
  6. Strategy: Strategy to be used by the project team to manage the project.
  7. Acceptance Criteria: Criteria that must be met for the project to be considered “complete.”
  8. Constraints: Limitations due to time, budget, technology, or other resources.
  9. Assumptions: Assumptions under which all stakeholders are making decisions.
  10. Cost Estimate: Estimate of funding needed to successfully complete the project.
  11. Cost/Benefit Analysis: Analysis of organizational costs versus organizational benefits.

 

Prompt II: Once you completed your scope statement, you will set up your project using MS Project software. As you do this, you will be creating a WBS. In your WBS, you will identify what tasks need to be developed and the relationship among the tasks. This WBS will be used in planning your project. There is no need to go any further than a Level 3 in creating your WBS.

 

As part of the MS Project assignment, include project milestones and create relationships with all tasks with a start-to-finish dependency; create a project start time and document any assumptions you make in the task note field. If you choose to use it, a MS Project file has been created for your benefit. You can start with this and modify it as necessary, or you can create your own project using the software.

 

 

As needed, use the following Atomic Learning tutorials to help you set up your project using MS Project software:

 

Atomic Learning: Project 2013 Training:

  1. Creating a Project
  2. Working with Tasks

 

Your MS Project file should be a WBS that includes the following critical elements:

 

  1. Project milestones
  2. Relationship of tasks to one another
  3. Notes in the task note field as necessary Save your file with a unique file name for submission.

Rubric

Guidelines for Submission: Your project scope statement must be submitted using the provided project scope statement template. All citations should be in APA format. In addition, you will submit an MS Project file (.mpp) saved with a unique name.

 

Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard. Students can view instructor feedback in the Grade Center. For more information, review these instructions.

 

Critical Elements

Proficient (100%)

Needs Improvement (75%)

Not Evident (0%)

Value

Introduction

Provides a concise overview of the project

Provides a concise overview of the project but overview lacks

organization and pertinent detail

Does not provide a concise overview of the project

7

Purpose and Justification

Discusses project purpose, background, and justification

Discusses project purpose,

background, and justification but lacks relevant detail

Does not discuss project purpose, background, and justification

7

Scope Description

Describes all known characteristics of the project’s product or service

Describes some characteristics of the project’s product or service but description is incomplete or

inaccurate

Does not describe characteristics of the project’s product or service

7

High-Level Requirements

Describes all known requirements of the project’s product or service

Describes all known requirements of the project’s product or service but description is incomplete or

inaccurate

Does not describe requirements of the project’s product or service

7

Boundaries

Identifies what should and should not

be included in the project

Identifies some of what should and

should not be included in the project

Does not identify what should and

should not be included in the project

7

 

 

Strategy

Identifies strategy to be used by the project team to manage the project

Identifies strategy to be used by the project team to manage the project but strategy is not a good fit for the

project

Does not identify strategy to be used by the project team to manage the project

7

Acceptance Criteria

Explains what criteria must be met for the project to be considered

“complete”

Explains what criteria must be met for the project to be considered

“complete” but information is

incomplete and/or inaccurate

Does not explain what criteria must be met for the project to be

considered “complete”

7

Constraints

Identifies limitations due to time, budget, technology, or other resources

Identifies limitations due to time, budget, technology, or other resources but lacks details and certain

information

Does not identify limitations due to time, budget, technology, or other resources

7

Assumptions

Identifies assumptions on which key decisions are based

Identifies assumptions on which key decisions are based but assumption

are illogical and/or irrelevant

Does not identify assumptions on which key decisions are based

7

Cost Estimate

Provides estimate of funding needed to successfully complete the project

Provides estimate of funding needed to successfully complete the project but estimates are illogical based on

facts of case study

Does not provide estimate of funding needed to successfully complete the project

7

Cost/Benefit Analysis

Analyzes organizational costs versus organizational benefits

Analyzes organizational costs versus

organizational benefits but analysis lacks detail and/or logic

Does not analyze organizational costs versus organizational benefits

7

MS Project: Milestones

WBS in MS Project specifies project

milestones

WBS in MS Project specifies some but

not all significant project milestones

WBS in MS Project does not specify

project milestones

7

MS Project: Relationship of Tasks

WBS in MS Project specifies relationship among tasks

WBS in MS Project specifies

relationship among tasks but is inaccurate and/or illogical

WBS in MS Project does not specify relationship among tasks

7

MS Project: Notes

WBS in MS Project utilizes notes section as deemed necessary by project

WBS in MS Project utilizes notes section as deemed necessary by project but contains gaps of

information

WBS in MS Project does not utilize notes section as deemed necessary by project

7

Articulation of Response

Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization

Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively

impact readability and articulation of main ideas

Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas

2

Total

100%

 

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