Published on June 24, 2015
Week 6 Focus of the Final Paper The final paper will be a comprehensive research review of the significant principles of project management and how to use project management as a discipline to successfully achieve organizational objectives. This is an assignment with a minimum of eight pages that should integrate the reading, multi-media and class discussion boards, and also reflect on professional experience where possible. It is mandatory to have research from the classroom text, as well as three sources from the internet or online library to support your views. Consider the validity of your resources carefully before using them in academic papers. Use at least one project you have been a team member or a project management as an example to describe the topics below: The following topics must be reviewed in order for the paper to be complete: a. Project life-cycle management and the benefits of project management to an organization. b. Project organizations and the importance of leadership and sponsorship c. Project team building, including techniques of successful team building d. Techniques for project scope definition and the importance of managing scope throughout a project. e. Creation of a work breakdown structure, and how and project manager breaks down the overall project into packages. f. Comment on the need for contingency planning and why it can help keep a project on schedule. g. Concept of a phase review and why it is important to sponsors. h. The need for PM software in large integrated programs and the benefits to the overall project management organization. Include examples from projects in which you were a team member, project manager or from the examples from class readings and discussion boards. Writing the Final Paper The Final Paper: 1. Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. 2. Must include a title page with the following: a. Title of paper b. Student’s name c. Course name and number d. Instructor’s name e. Date submitted 3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. 4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. 5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. 6. Must use at least five scholarly sources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford Online Library. 7. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. 8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.