Week 2: signature assignment – research and presentation

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SIGNATURE ASSIGNMENT 

We will be utilizing Microsoft® Project ® to create our Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) in Week 3, and will continue to use this software for a method to control the project schedule, costs, and resources. However, many other software tools are in the market to help with the management process of a project including the control of the schedule, resources, and costs. You are to find another project management tool other than Microsoft Project and research the tool. Then you will prepare a PowerPoint® presentation with your recorded voice that reflects your research and adequately compares and contrast the tool with Microsoft® Project ®. You will conclude with your appraisal of the software along with your recommendation to keep Microsoft® Project ® or use the researched tool. Provide solid reasons for your conclusion and include a resources slide or frame at the end. You will need to set the voice playback (sound) and the slide transitions to automatic in PowerPoint®. You may wish to convert the presentation to a MP4 video. Either you will submit the PowerPoint® presentation with automatic slide transitions and sound playback, or you will submit the converted video this week. Canvas will automatically assign you two other students’ video or PowerPoint® presentation to complete the peer reviews in the next week.

Reminder: You should use at least two scholarly resources to validate your presentation and present all resources in a slide or frame near the end of your presentation. This listing should be in APA format.

This assignment is a signature assignment, as you will utilize a digitized and dynamic method of communicating your research results with an open mindedness towards adaptability towards change and evaluating such change with the expectation of receiving feedback from your peers (people). This assignment will present you into a role in investigating new innovative processes and specializing in how it compares and contrasts to the current known processes. It will help address the ability to investigate adaptive systems to respond to the dynamic needs of an organization for the management of strategic projects (process and data). Finally, you will utilize technology and systems to communicate from your location to the location of others that is necessary for a globalize business world (devices).

 

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CriteriaRatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResearchConducted Research and found another tool besides Microsoft Project that can be utilized to manage and control projects.

10.0 to >8.9 ptsExcellent
Student research and discovered at least three alternatives that are tools that could be utilized instead of Microsoft Project and then identify one that they will compare/contrast with Microsoft Project.

8.9 to >6.9 ptsCompetent
Student research and discovered at least two alternatives that are tools that could be utilized instead of Microsoft Project and then identify one that they will compare/contrast with Microsoft Project.

6.9 to >3.9 ptsFair
Student research and discovered at least two alternatives that are tools that could be utilized instead of Microsoft Project but failed to identify one that they will compare/contrast with Microsoft Project.

3.9 to >0.9 ptsPoor
Student research and discovered only one alternatives that are tools that could be utilized instead of Microsoft Project that they will compare/contrast with Microsoft Project.

0.9 to >0 ptsNo Marks

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePresentationThe presentation adequately compares and contrast the tool with Microsoft Project.

40.0 to >34.9 ptsExcellent
Through synthesis and analysis, the student fully shows the comparisons and contrast of the selected tool with Microsoft Project in how each tool helps with the management process of a project including the creation of the WBS and overall control of the schedule, resources, and costs. This includes details as to how the tool compares with Microsoft Project in planning for project tasks, budget and resource requirements.

34.9 to >27.9 ptsCompetent
Through synthesis and analysis, the student adequately shows the comparisons and contrast of the selected tool with Microsoft Project in how each tool helps with the management process of a project including the creation of the WBS and overall control of the schedule, resources, and costs. However, the student could have expanded upon their comparisons and contrasts. The details as to how the tool compares with Microsoft Project in planning for project tasks, budget and resource requirements was mostly presented but did not fully include all of these aspects.

27.9 to >19.9 ptsFair
Through synthesis and analysis, the student somewhat shows the comparisons and contrast of the selected tool with Microsoft Project in how each tool helps with the management process of a project including the creation of the WBS and overall control of the schedule, resources, and costs. However, the student could have expanded upon their comparisons and contrasts. The details as to how the tool compares with Microsoft Project in planning for project tasks, budget and resource requirements was very limited .

19.9 to >0.9 ptsPoor
The student does a comparison and contrast of the two tools but it is not well organized, poorly presented, and only scratches the surface.

0.9 to >0 ptsNo Marks

40.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusionThe presentation concludes with an appraisal of the software along with the recommendation to keep Microsoft Project or use the researched tool.

30.0 to >26.9 ptsExcellent
The student fully appraises the software with solid reasons as to recommend Microsoft Project or the Researched Software tool. At least three strong arguments supporting the student’s final choice.

26.9 to >23.9 ptsCompetent
The student fully appraises the software with solid reasons as to recommend Microsoft Project or the Researched Software tool. There are two strong arguments supporting the student’s final choice.

23.9 to >17.9 ptsFair
The student fully appraises the software with solid reasons as to recommend Microsoft Project or the Researched Software tool. There is only one argument supporting the student’s final choice.

17.9 to >0.9 ptsPoor
The student fully appraises the software and has a recommendation for either Microsoft Project or the Researched Software tool. However, there are not any solid reasons/arguments presented supporting the student’s final choice.

0.9 to >0 ptsNo Marks

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeNarrationPowerPoint or Video Presentation created that is well structured and organized with voice narration.

10.0 to >8.9 ptsExcellent
PowerPoint or Video Presentation created that includes voice narrations where the voice automatically plays with automatic transitions of slides or frames, along with being structured well and very organized with virtually no errors made.

8.9 to >6.9 ptsCompetent
PowerPoint or Video Presentation created that includes voice narrations where the voice automatically plays with automatic transitions of slides or frames, along with being structured and organized with some minor errors made.

6.9 to >3.9 ptsFair
PowerPoint or Video Presentation created that includes voice narrations but the voice does not automatically play with automatic transitions of slides or frames, along with being structured and organized with some minor errors made. Either the slides are not automatic or the voice is not automatic, or both.

3.9 to >0.9 ptsPoor
PowerPoint or Video Presentation does not include any voice narration but still can be view self-sufficient without voice narration; or the voice narration exists but there are several errors or the presentation is poorly organized and structured.

0.9 to >0 ptsNo Marks

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeScholarly ResourcesThe presentation includes at least two scholarly resources to validate the presentation and presented all resources in a slide or frame near the end of the presentation. This listing should be in APA format.

10.0 to >8.9 ptsExcellent
This presentation includes a reference listing with at least two scholarly resources that is peered reviewed and not from the textbook. The listing of references are listed near the end of the slide presentation and is in proper APA format.

8.9 to >6.9 ptsCompetent
This presentation includes a reference listing with at least two scholarly resources that is peered reviewed and not from the textbook. The listing of references is not in proper APA format and/or not located at the end of the presentation.

6.9 to >3.9 ptsFair
This presentation includes a reference listing with at least one scholarly resources that is peered reviewed and not from the textbook. The listing of references The listing of references may not in proper APA format and/or not located at the end of the presentation.

3.9 to >0.9 ptsPoor
This presentation includes a reference listing the references do not reflect scholarly resources that is peered reviewed and not from the textbook. The listing of references is may not in proper APA format and/or not located at the end of the presentation.

0.9 to >0 ptsNo Marks

10.0 pts

Total Points: 100.0