PROJ 420 Course Project
For this course, you will complete several weekly assignments and compile a course project paper. This paper involves the development of a Risk Management Plan, commonly called an RMP, throughout the course.
While the weekly assignments are the basis for what you will be doing for the RMP, they are not the RMP itself. Your weekly assignments will assist you in the development of an RMP by completing some of the essential parts of the final paper. These various sections, which will follow your weekly assignments, have been developed according to the Deliverables schedule, below.
Remember: Your weekly assignments are built around the project that you will choose during Week 1.
The assignments for Weeks 1-6 are the basis of your project; the final paper, however, which is due in Week 7, will be built following the template on page 197 in Appendix A within the Practical Project Risk Management: The ATOM Methodology text. In addition, your final paper will focus on the top 20 risks you have identified.
Refer to the Deliverables section below for a comprehensive outline and schedule for your course project. Also See Syllabus/”Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.
Week 1: Selecting a Project
During Week 1, you will select a project for your risk management plan course project. The project can be one that you are working on as part of your regular job, a case study you have completed in the past, or a project that you want to plan, either business or personal. You will choose your own project so that you will be very familiar with the project and understand all of its various elements. The project request will be submitted as a graded assignment.
To select your project, submit a description of your project using the Week 1 Course Project Proposal & Outline Template (PROJ420_W1_ProposalAndOutline.docx) in Doc Sharing.
Submit your assignment to the Week 1 Course Project Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read theseStep-by-Step Instructions or watch thisDropbox Tutorial. See Syllabus/”Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.
You will receive a post in your Dropbox that will indicate approval to proceed.
This submission must be well presented because this is a required assignment that will receive a grade in Gradebook. The project paper is a required item for successful completion of this class. If you do not submit a project selection, you will not be able to proceed with assignments, as each week builds upon the last. We will discuss the various steps in developing the RMP for your project in our weekly threaded discussions. All submissions for a grade will also be evaluated for grammar and spelling.
Week 2: Project Sizing and Stakeholder Analysis
Your course project milestone for Week 2 will be to develop your Project Sizing and Stakeholder Analysis.
To do this, use the Week 2 Course Project Assignment Template (PROJ420_W2_AssignmentTemplate.docx) in Doc Sharing.
Week 3: Project Risk Breakdown Structure
For your third course project milestone, develop a Risk Breakdown Structure.
To do this, use the Week 3 Course Project Assignment Template (PROJ420_W3_AssignmentTemplate.docx) in Doc Sharing.
In order to keep the RBS manageable, identify ten risks from your project to be included in your RBS.
Week 4: Probability-Impact Matrix
This week for your course project milestone, submit a Probability-Impact Matrix for the project you selected based on the top ten risks you identified in your RBS in Week 3.
To do this, use the Week 4 Course Project Assignment Template (PROJ420_W4_PIMatrixTemplate.xlsx) in Doc Sharing.
Week 5: Risk Register
Develop and submit a Risk Register based on the ten risks you have assessed within the project you selected. Your Register should have four sections:
Note that there is no template for this week’s assignment.Week 6: Summary Risk Report
This week, you are to develop a Summary Risk Report based on the project you have selected and have been assessing.
Refer to Figure B-14 in Appendix B on page 221 in your Practical Project Risk Management: The ATOM Methodology text. The report is a summary, so please keep your assignment in that format. Five pages is the suggested maximum length.
Submit your assignment to the Week 6 Course Project Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read theseStep-by-Step Instructions or watch thisDropbox Tutorial. See Syllabus/”Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.
Week 7: Course Project Final Paper (The RMP)
Your final paper for the course project (the RMP) is due in Week 7.
Please reference the template found in Appendix A, page 197, of the Practical Project Risk Management: The ATOM Methodologytext.
The course project paper is your Risk Management Plan (RMP).
Note the “Guidelines” section below for additional requirements for your final paper.
Just a few reminders on your final course project paper:
Submit your final course project paper to the Week 7 Course Project Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read theseStep-by-Step Instructions or watch thisDropbox Tutorial. See Syllabus/”Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.
The following is the grading rubric for the final course project paper:
|Format: Cover page, Table of Contents, Introduction||15||Approx. 8.6%|
|Project Description||20||Approx. 11.4%|
|Project Sizing||20||Approx. 11.4%|
|Stakeholder Analysis||20||Approx. 11.4%|
|Probability-Impact Matrix||20||Approx. 11.4%|
|Risk Register||20||Approx. 11.4%|
|Summary Risk Report||20||Approx. 11.4%|
|Conclusion and Reference page||20||Approx. 11.4%|
The following are the best practices in preparing this paper.
The purpose of an introduction or opening:
Include in the introduction a reason for the audience to read the paper. Also include an overview of what you are going to cover in your paper and the importance of the material. This should include or introduce the questions you are asked to answer on each assignment.
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