Create an 8- to 10-page Practicum Project Proposal. Your proposal should incorporate

Create an 8- to 10-page Practicum Project Proposal. Your proposal should incorporate the work you have completed in the previous 4 weeks. It should answer the 5 W’s (who, what, when, where, and why) and H (how) regarding your project:

Why is there a need for the project?

What is the project, and what do you intend to accomplish with it?

Who will participate in it, and who will be impacted by it (i.e., stakeholders)?

Where will the project take place?

When will it take place?

How will you implement the project, and how will you evaluate if the intervention addresses the need?

The aim of the proposal is to secure the buy-in from your project stakeholders. The proposal should sell itself. The more comprehensive a plan you present in the proposal, the greater the odds of buy-in. You will want to use this at your kick-off meeting to gain consensus among all stakeholders and set the expectations and common objectives for your project.

Your final practicum proposal should contain the following elements:

Title page

Table of contents

Introduction

How the project aligns to the organization’s vision and mission statement

Background of project’s impetus

Literature review/synthesis

Gap analysis

Project charter, scope, and objectives

Implementation plan

Define the best practices to be implemented.

Define the task, actions, deliverables.

Define the metrics that will determine success. How will you know that change is an improvement?

Timeline and schedule

Budget

Cost-benefit analysis

Identification of all resources needed (tangible and intangible)

Risk management plan

References page

Appendices

Note: The expected length of the final practicum proposal document is 8 to 10 pages, not including the title page, table of contents, references page, and any appendices. You may incorporate some of the tools you completed into your narrative or as appendices to strengthen your proposal. All remaining work that you completed for your project should be included as appendices to the proposal.

Provide in-text citations and references for all sources cited.

Format your paper, including the references page, according to APA guidelines.

Rubric

. Introduction

20% of total grade

Accomplished

The proposal addressed the “who, what, why, when, where, and how” questions of the project adeptly and entirely; skillfully conveyed the information clearly such that a person unfamiliar with the project would easily understand and likely buy-in.

90 – 100%

Literature Synthesis

10% of total grade

Accomplished

Conducted a comprehensive literature synthesis containing 5 pages and 15 peer-reviewed articles that robustly supported the project focus and validated best practices.

90 – 100%

Gap Analysis

10% of total grade

Accomplished

Gap analysis was thorough and expertly conducted resulting in identification of 3 or more best practices for implementation to close the gap.

90 – 100%

Project Charter, Scope and Objectives

10% of total grade

Accomplished

All project charter components were thoroughly defined; scope was clearly manageable for the practicum; 3 or more project objectives were expertly defined, highly relevant, and measurable.

90 – 100%

Implementation Plan

10% of total grade

Accomplished

Project implementation plan was comprehensively explained and seamlessly integrated the elements for successful implementation (e.g., tasks, processes/protocols, resources, training, products) for all chosen best practices.

Measurement Tools and Metrics

10% of total grade

Accomplished

Clearly provided diverse metrics and measures for selected tasks and tools along with a specific measurement tool for the project’s success.

90 – 100%

Timeline and Schedule

10% of total grade

Accomplished

Developed a comprehensive timeline and schedule of project activities/tasks with realistic due dates throughout; identified important project milestones.

Budget and Cost-Benefit Analysis

10% of total grade

Accomplished

Developed an accurate and realistic budget that was itemized and within the scope of the project; all costs were accounted for; direct and indirect resources and costs were comprehensively determined; benefits (tangible and intangible) were fully identified and compared to costs to determine a cost-benefit ratio that was clearly presented.

90 – 100%

Risk Management Plan

5% of total grade

Accomplished

Accurately identified the greatest risks to the project; realistically estimated the probability and severity of all risks; thoroughly considered various options to mitigate all risks identified; selected appropriate mitigating actions for each risk; developed a clear and thorough contingency plan.

90 – 100%

APA Format

5% of total grade

Accomplished

The assignment was fully formatted according to APA guidelines, and it included correct APA citation of sources.

90 – 100%