CPMGT 300 Week 1 Project Charter
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Demonstrate that you can apply the week one learning objectives by writing a Project Charter for a project you have personally or professionally managed. You may also choose to write about a fictitious project if you feel uncomfortable about writing from personal experence. Smaller and more personal projects work best for this course, so please avoid attempting to write about large and complex projects like governmental initiatives, weapons systems development programs, Etc. I also recommend that you select a project you can use throughout this course on follow-on assignments.
See attached grading rubric for assignment details.
Demonstrate that you can apply the week one learning objectives by writing a Project Charter for a project you have personally or professionally managed. You may choose to write about a fictitious project if you get stuck for a topic. Smaller and more personal projects work best for this course, so please avoid large and complex projects like governmental initiatives, weapons systems development programs, and the like. I also recommend that you select a project you can use throughout this course on follow-on assignments,
Projects cost money, so the first step of any project is to find a willing sponsor to pay for the work. So, a sponsor must approve Project Charter (or Statement of Work) to fund a project before any can be started. A successful charter explains why a project is needed with a problem or opportunity statement, explains how the need will be satisfied by the product (or service) that shall be delivered by the project, and provides a “first blush” estimate of the time and resources (money) that will be required to do the work. The Charter should also convince the sponsor that a project is feasible, or in other words, it explains that the project has reasonable chance of success with an outline of a plausible project plan.
To sum it up, the charter defines a project by spelling out a statement of need and objectives, how the work will be managed (project scope), provides a high level overview of the goods or services the project will deliver (product scope), what a successful project looks like in terms of time, resources, and quality.
1) First and most importantly, if you get confused please do not hesitate ask me for help. Try contacting me via the classroom, but if your need is urgent give me a call (please, not after 9:00 PM Eastern time).
2) Papers need to address the assignment. Please pay close attention to this rubric to make sure your paper addresses the assigned topics and is relevant to the course learning goals.
3) Papers must be written in APA format using MS Word, and submitted via the UOP (University of Phoenix) classroom. Use of APA formatting is a UoP requirement/standard and is therefore not an option. If you have trouble with APA formatting, you can download RiverPoint Writer Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) that will perform hour APA formatting automatically. If using a new tool doesn’t work, the CWE also has a good sample paper you can download and use as a reference in the Tutorials & Guides section.
4) When writing an academic paper, you need to integrate course material to earn a top grade. The purpose of written assignments is to demonstrate that you have completed the assigned learning activities and are gaining mastery over the course concepts. Supporting your thoughts with references to the assigned course material is required in this class.
5) Make sure that you cite your sources to avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is often misunderstood. Cutting and pasting content without referencing the original source is something nobody is going to call you out for in the workplace, but it does not fly in the classroom. Using the ideas of others without citing the author is a serious offence of the UOP Student Code of Academic Integrity and will not be tolerated. I have posted three-minute video in the recommended exercises for week one, if you have any doubts please watch it!
6) I recommend that you submit your papers to the Plagiarism Checker, a free service that is available at the CWE for review before you submit. This is quick and easy step; will help you avoid any accidental plagiarism.