Option #1: Project Plan: Service Type Project
The goal of Portfolio Project Option 1 is to develop a project plan that could be used by a project manager to successfully execute a project.
In this option, you will develop, compile, and write important project documents for a service type project in a company or non-profit organization that you have selected. The company or organization can be one that you work for, one with which you are familiar, or one you find through research. The project should be a real project, not yet started, and for delivery of a service. Service projects may include IT software development, healthcare delivery, or fundraising, among many others. You should select a project that is complex enough to allow you to demonstrate an understanding of the learning objectives for this course, and that allows you to deliver on all the project management components required in this Portfolio Project.
By the end of this week you will turn in your final course paper. The elements included are the following:
Overview of chosen project as it relates to a project, program, and portfolio domain:
Give a descriptive overview of the chosen project and the management of each of the domains of project, program, and portfolio and how each domain (project, program, and portfolio) differs in the way it contributes to organizational strategic goals as discussed in Module 02.
Project Initiation Section:
- Introduction of the project
- Project scope.
Project Planning Section:
- Staffing management plan (identify the stakeholders and project team)
- Work breakdown structure (WBS)
- Project schedule (network diagram with, duration, and critical path).
Risk Management, Project Execution, and Control Section:
- Risk management plan and risk register
- Communication management plan
- Change management plan
- Project budget
- Resource constraints
- Skills that you and the team must acquire for a successful project.
Your well-written Portfolio Project should be clear, engaging, original, and focused with ideas and content that are richly developed with details and examples. The project should be presented coherently to move the reader through the details of the project plan.
Your submission must meet the following requirements:
- Be 8-10 pages in length, not including the required cover page, references page(s), and appendices. While your specific plans, WBS, and network diagram may be included in your text portion, your clarification of calculations and other supporting documents should appear in appendices.
- Format your entire paper according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing APA (Links to an external site.).
- Cite a minimum of five sources–four of which should be current academic, peer-reviewed scholarly sources–to support your responses, demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course, and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly this course material. The CSU-Global library is a great place to find these resources.
Note: Current research in this class means the most recent five-year period. Although research older than five years may be used, it will not count toward the assignment requirement. Additionally, in the lecture material for Module 1, you were reminded of what constitutes academic, peer-reviewed scholarly sources, and how to find them in the CSU Global Library.