Describe the method of determining when the project has met its objectives and the method of determining when the project will be terminated
This course has major project assignments that will be due in Weeks 3 and 5. This course also has portions of the final project due each week, as previously noted in the Week 1 assignment. It will take more than a week’s effort to adequately complete them. Plan time to start the research and other work for those assignments earlier than the week in which they are due.
Final Project Part V: Final Plan and Presentation
This week, your final project is due for submission. The deliverables for Week 5 are:
- The project control plan
- The project closeout plan
- The final presentation and paper
The project control plan: Describe the reports and control mechanisms that the project manager and the team will use to track the project. The plan should include the details of performance measurement that defines which variables will be measured, how they will be measured, and when they will be measured. The measurable objectives should be identified as milestones on the Gantt chart. You may use Microsoft Project to develop a baseline for your project plan. Project evaluation and reporting will also explain how a project manager will communicate performance evaluation results to management and to the customer. This will include the results of performing the cost and schedule variance analyses and a risk analysis, formulating cost or schedule or performance alternatives, forecasting budget and schedule completion, employing the methods of taking corrective actions, and managing expectations.
The project closeout plan: The plan should describe the method of determining when the project has met its objectives and the method of determining when the project will be terminated. In the closeout plan, discuss the closing of the project, reassigning personnel, and delivering materials purchased under the contract. Include a summary of lessons learned in developing the project management plan along with recommendations and propose follow-up work, as required.
Compile your final project plan to include all incremental submissions from Weeks 1 to 4. The final submission will be a multipage Microsoft Word document with supporting Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Project files, and any other documentation, as needed.
Your final project should adhere to the following guidelines:
- The paper should have fifteen to twenty pages.
- The paper must have a title or cover page.
- The title or cover page must be followed by an abstract of 100–200 words.
- The paper must use the proper APA style for citing sources and references.
The instructor’s feedback must be incorporated into your paper. Create a 10–15–slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that can be presented to an executive decision maker for an approval of this project. The slides should generally follow the twelve elements of the assignment as depicted in assignment guidance in Week 1.