The project for this course is a portfolio management plan for a company of your choice. You may use your own employer or a public company you can research to provide necessary details. To get started, you need to know the company’s strategic plan and strategic capacity plan.
|Project Deliverables – To Be Submitted to Your Team’s Doc Sharing Area|
Your portfolio management plan should include the content below.
|Schedule and Grading Rubric|
Week 1 (by Wednesday): Team Questionnaire (not graded but required)
Week 2: Portfolio Plan Outline (not graded but required–please use an outline format rather than writing lengthy sentences and paragraphs)
Week 4: Draft is due in class week 4 (45 points)
Week 7: Final Portfolio Management Plan (250 points)
Weeks 7/8: Presentation (100 points)
Grading Rubrics for Draft
|Category||Points||Description (ROUGH DRAFTS OF THESE SECTIONS–9 points each)|
Grading Rubrics for Paper
|Organization’s strategic plan||20||8%||Overall mission, long-term goals, and principal methods for attaining those goals for the organization|
|Organization’s strategic capacity plan||20||8%||How organization matches resource requirements with available resources|
|Portfolio management process||20||8%||Overview of the entire PPM process|
|Project selection criteria||20||8%||Addresses both qualitative and quantitative criteria for selection|
|Program management plan||20||8%||Overall plan for how projects in the program will be managed (especially Quality, Scope, and Schedule)|
|Plan to Identify and resolve possible areas/sources of conflict related to cost, schedule, or quality||20||8%||You you’ll ensure that your stakeholders will be “on the same page” regarding priorities of cost/schedule/quality among the projects in the portfolio.|
|Change Management Plan: Develop a plan to manage organizational and cultural change and conflict that may occur due to project/program/ portfolio implementation||20||8%||NOTE: This is not a scope change management plan but a plan for promoting, communicating, and gaining acceptance of PMO, PPM within the organization.|
|Resource Utilization Plan:||20||8%||Analyze and plan resource utilization to achieve maximum /optimal capacity utilization|
|Content Total||160||64%||Contains All Project Portfolio Management Plan Deliverables|
|Documentation and Formatting||40||16%||Follows APA guidelines for citing sources. Paper may be in a professional business format, using good design and attractive formatting. Use of tables, graphics, charts, and other PM communication elements are encourage. Paper MUST be in a single MS Word document!|
|Organization and Cohesiveness||40||16%||Good flow and clear presentation of the 8 required content Deliverables.|
|Editing||10||4%||Corrections made as suggested in the first draft and appropriate peer reviewed changes made|
|Total||250||100%||A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.|
Below are best practices in preparing this paper.
The purpose of an introduction or opening is to
Include in the introduction a reason for the audience to read the paper. Also, include an overview of what you will cover and the importance of the material. (This should include or introduce the questions you are asked to answer in each assignment.)
Additional hints on preparing the best possible project are below.