Project Management

Assignment 08

BZ460 Project Management

Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading.  Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar.  Sources must be cited in APA format.  Refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.

Part A If you were asked to advise someone on how to prepare for and deliver an important presentation, what would you say? For each step listed, state why it is important.

Part B Why are progress reports an integral part of project communications? What should they include? How are they different from a final report?

Grading Rubric

Please refer to the rubric on the following page for the grading criteria for this assignment.

CATEGORYExemplarySatisfactoryUnsatisfactoryUnacceptable

20 points 10 points 8 points 5 points

Student provides a clear,

logical description of the

steps in preparing a

presentation.

Student provides a mostly

clear, logical description of

the steps in preparing a

presentation.

Student provides a partially

clear, logical description of

the steps in preparing a

presentation.

Student provides a weak or

unclear description of the

steps in preparing a

presentation.

10 points 8 points 5 points 2 points

Student provides a clear,

logical description of the

importance of each of the

steps in preparing a

presentation.

Student provides a mostly

clear, logical description of

the importance of each of

the steps in preparing a

presentation.

Student provides a partially

clear, logical description of

the importance of each of

the steps in preparing a

presentation.

Student provides a weak or

unclear description of the

importance of each of the

steps in preparing a

presentation.

10 points 8 points 5 points 2 points

Student provides a clear,

logical description of the

steps in delivering a

presentation.

Student provides a mostly

clear, logical description of

the steps in delivering a

presentation.

Student provides a partially

clear, logical description of

the steps in delivering a

presentation.

Student provides a weak or

unclear description of the

steps in delivering a

presentation.

10 points 8 points 5 points 2 points

Student provides a clear,

logical description of why

progress reports are an

integral part of project

communications.

Student provides a mostly

clear, logical description of

why progress reports are an

integral part of project

communications.

Student provides a partially

clear, logical description of

why progress reports are an

integral part of project

communications.

Student provides a weak or

unclear description of why

progress reports are an

integral part of project

communications.

20 points 10 points 8 points 5 points

Student provides a clear,

logical description of the

elements contained in a

progress report.

Student provides a mostly

clear, logical description of

the elements contained in a

progress report.

Student provides a partially

clear, logical description of

the elements contained in a

progress report.

Student provides a weak or

unclear description of the

elements contained in a

progress report.

10 points 8 points 5 points 2 points

Student provides a clear,

logical description of the

differences between a

progress report and a final

report.

Student provides a mostly

clear, logical description of

the differences between a

progress report and a final

report.

Student provides a partially

clear, logical description of

the differences between a

progress report and a final

report.

Student provides a weak or

unclear description of the

differences between a

progress report and a final

report.

10 points 8 points 5 points 2 points

Student makes no errors in

grammar or spelling that

distract the reader from the

content.

Student makes 1-2 errors in

grammar or spelling that

distract the reader from the

content.

Student makes 3-4 errors in

grammar or spelling that

distract the reader from the

content.

Student makes more than 4

errors in grammar or spelling

that distract the reader from

the content.

10 points 8 points 5 points 2 points

The paper is written in

proper format. All sources

used for quotes and facts are

credible and cited correctly.

Excellent organization,

including a variety of

thoughtful transitions.

The paper is written in

proper format with only 1-2

errors. All sources used for

quotes and facts are credible

and most are cited correctly.

Adequate organization

includes a variety of

appropriate transitions.

The paper is written in

proper format with only 3-5

errors. Most sources used for

quotes and facts are credible

and cited correctly. Essay is

poorly organized, but may

include a few effective

transitions.

The paper is not written in

proper format. Many sources

used for quotes and facts are

less than credible (suspect)

and/or are not cited

correctly. Essay is

disorganized and does not

include effective transitions.

Part B: Different from

Final Report

(10 Points)

Part B: Elements

(20 Points)

Format – APA Format,

Citations,

Organization,

Transitions (10 Points)

Part A: Preparation of

the Presentation

(20 Points)

Part A: Deliver the

Presentation

(10 Points)

Part B: Progress

Reports (10 Points)

Mechanics -Grammar,

Punctuation, Spelling

(10 Points)

Part A: Importance of

Each Step (10 Points)