Examine the importance of a project charter and its role in preventing scope creep.

Your new knowledge of project management and experience at Roto Air has earned you a promotion to a senior project manager. Roto Air has recently purchased a smaller company that is the current supplier of electro-mechanical assemblies used in the Quick Drop 100. After your first visit to the new company you find that there is no formal project management system in use and that local management is not aware of the advantages of using project management principles. Your assignment is to educate the new management team and prepare them to welcome and integrate project management skills and tools into their operations. To do so, you will prepare a persuasive, factual report that:
Defines a project and project management and differentiates routine operations.
Explains the benefits to the business of using project management methodology.
Describes the role and importance of a project sponsor.
Examines the benefits of using project teams and methods of developing them and improving communications.
Outlines the project life cycle.
Examines the importance of a project charter and its role in preventing scope creep.
Justifies the need for using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
Explains the importance of holding a kick off meeting.
Summarizes the benefits and uses of project management software.
Examines the benefits of professional certification and the role of ethics in project management.
Describes the importance of identifying and mitigating risk in projects.
Relates and gives examples of data driven decision making.
Recommends whether a PMO is needed.
Discusses the role of collecting and publicizing lessons learned.
Summarize your recommendations.
Your paper must be 3500 to 4500 words in length (not including title and reference pages) and must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide. Contextual (Level One) headings must be used to organize your paper and your thoughts. You must cite at least eight professional and/or scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Description:
Total Possible Score: 25.00
Defines a Project and Project Management, Explains the Benefits to the Business, and Describes the Role of a Project Sponsor
Total: 4.00
Distinguished – Fully defines a project and project management, thoroughly explains the benefits to the business, and comprehensively describes the role of a project sponsor.
Proficient – Defines a project and project management, explains the benefits to the business, and describes the role of a project sponsor. One of these items is underdeveloped.
Basic – Defines a project and project management, explains the benefits to the business, and describes the role of a project sponsor. Two of these items are underdeveloped.
Below Expectations – Defines a project and project management, explains the benefits to the business, and describes the role of a project sponsor. All of these items are underdeveloped.
Non-Performance – The definition, explanation, and description are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.
Examines the Benefits of Using Project Teams, Outlines the Project Life Cycle, and Examines the Importance of a Project Charter
Total: 4.00
Distinguished – Thoroughly examines the benefits of using project teams, fully outlines the project life cycle, and comprehensively examines the importance of a project charter.
Proficient – Examines the benefits of using project teams, outlines the project life cycle, and examines the importance of a project charter. One of these items is underdeveloped.
Basic – Examines the benefits of using project teams, outlines the project life cycle, and examines the importance of a project charter. Two of these items are underdeveloped.
Below Expectations – Examines the benefits of using project teams, outlines the project life cycle, and examines the importance of a project charter. All of these items are underdeveloped.
Non-Performance – The examination of the benefits, the outline of project life cycle, and the examination of the importance of a project charter are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.
Justifies the Need for a WBS, Explains the Importance of Holding a Kick Off Meeting, and Summarizes the Benefits of Project Management Software
Total: 4.00
Distinguished – Fully justifies the need for a WBS, comprehensively explains the importance of holding a kick off meeting, and thoroughly summarizes the benefits of project management software.
Proficient – Justifies the need for a WBS, explains the importance of holding a kick off meeting, and summarizes the benefits of project management software. One of these items is underdeveloped.
Basic – Justifies the need for a WBS, explains the importance of holding a kick off meeting, and summarizes the benefits of project management software. Two of these items are underdeveloped.
Below Expectations – Justifies the need for a WBS, explains the importance of holding a kick off meeting, and summarizes the benefits of project management software. All of these items are underdeveloped.
Non-Performance – The justification, explanation, and summary are either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.
Examines the Benefits of Professional Certification and the Role of Ethics in Project Management, Describes the Importance of Identifying and Mitigating Risk in Projects, and Relates and Gives Examples of Data Driven Decision Making
Total: 4.00
Distinguished – Completely examines the benefits of professional certification and the role of ethics in project management, thoroughly describes the importance of identifying and mitigating risk in projects, and fully relates and gives examples of data driven decision making.
Proficient – Examines the benefits of professional certification and the role of ethics in project management, describes the importance of identifying and mitigating risk in projects, and relates and gives examples of data driven decision making. One of these items is underdeveloped.
Basic – Examines the benefits of professional certification and the role of ethics in project management, describes the importance of identifying and mitigating risk in projects, and relates and gives examples of data driven decision making. Two of these items are underdeveloped.
Below Expectations – Examines the benefits of professional certification and the role of ethics in project management, describes the importance of identifying and mitigating risk in projects, and relates and gives examples of data driven decision making. All of these items are underdeveloped.
Non-Performance – The benefits, description, and examples are either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.
Recommends Whether a PMO is Needed, Discusses the Role of Collecting and Publicizing Lessons Learned and Summarizes the Recommendations
Total: 4.00
Distinguished – Thoroughly recommends whether a PMO is needed, comprehensively discusses the role of collecting and publicizing lessons learned and fully summarizes the recommendations.
Proficient – Recommends whether a PMO is needed, discusses the role of collecting and publicizing lessons learned and summarizes the recommendations. One of these items is underdeveloped.
Basic – Recommends whether a PMO is needed, discusses the role of collecting and publicizing lessons learned and summarizes the recommendations. Two of these items are underdeveloped.
Below Expectations – Recommends whether a PMO is needed, discusses the role of collecting and publicizing lessons learned and summarizes the recommendations. All of these items are underdeveloped.
Non-Performance – The recommendation, discussion, and summary are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.
Written Communication: Evidence and Sources
Total: 0.63
Distinguished – Demonstrates consistent use of reliable, appropriate sources and/or evidence to support ideas that are situated within the discipline and genre of the writing.
Proficient – Demonstrates mostly consistent use of reliable sources that are appropriate to the discipline and genre of the writing. Sources offer some support to the ideas in the writing.
Basic – Demonstrates somewhat inconsistent use of sources that are mostly reliable to the discipline and genre of the writing. Sources offer little support to the ideas in the writing.
Below Expectations – Inconsistently utilizes sources and/or evidence that may be unrelated and offer little support to the ideas in the writing.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Creative Thinking: Solving Problems
Total: 0.63
Distinguished – Develops a logical, consistent plan to solve a problem. Identifies consequences of the solution and clearly communicates the reason for choosing the solution.
Proficient – Carefully chooses among alternatives and develops a logical, consistent approach to problem solving.
Basic – Takes into account and eliminates less acceptable approaches to problem solving.
Below Expectations – Takes into account a single approach and uses the approach to problem solve.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Integrative Learning: Transfer
Total: 0.62
Distinguished – Adapts and employs skills, abilities, theories, and/or methodologies gained in one situation to new situations. Solves difficult problems and/or explores complex issues in original ways.
Proficient – Utilizes skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies gained in one situation to new situations, contributing to an understanding of problems or issues.
Basic – Minimally utilizes skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies gained in one situation to a new situation.
Below Expectations – Attempts to utilize skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies gained in one situation in a new situation; however, the attempts are ineffective.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Quantitative Literacy: Communication
Total: 0.62
Distinguished – Uses quantitative information in association with the argument or purpose of the work, presents it in an effective format, and explains it accurately and with meaning.
Proficient – Uses quantitative information in association with the argument or purpose of the work, though data is presented in a less than completely effective format or some parts of the explanation may be uneven.
Basic – Uses quantitative information, but does not effectively associate it to the argument or purpose of the work.
Below Expectations – Attempts to present an argument for which quantitative evidence would be pertinent, but does not provide adequate explicit numerical support.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics
Total: 0.63
Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors and is very easy to understand.
Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors and is mostly easy to understand.
Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors which may slightly distract the reader.
Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors which distract the reader.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Written Communication: APA Formatting
Total: 0.63
Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.
Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.
Basic – Exhibits limited knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.
Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Written Communication: Page Requirement
Total: 0.62
Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.
Proficient – The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.
Basic – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.
Below Expectations – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Written Communication: Resource Requirement
Total: 0.62
Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.
Proficient – Uses the required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.
Basic – Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.
Below Expectations – Uses an inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
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