Task 1 – Gap Analysis Download the Gap Analysis Tool. Complete the

Task 1 – Gap Analysis

Download the Gap Analysis Tool.

Complete the Gap Analysis Tool for your project by following the instructions that accompany it.

Write a 350-word summary in which you:

Describe the differences between the current practices (current state) and the best practices (ideal state).

Assess the barriers that need to be addressed before successful implementation of best practices can occur.

Identify a SMART objective for each best practice identified in your gap analysis.

Task 2 – Project Charter and Scope Statement

Download the Project Charter Template and follow the instructions that accompany it. See the Project Charter Example for help filling out the template.

Complete each section thoroughly. Missing information will result in a reduction of points.

Note: Keep in mind that the information you put on the Project Charter is not set in stone. The Project Charter and the Project Scope Statement will be used as your guide for planning your project; it’s recommended that you revisit them often and make updates throughout the project.

Create a Scope Statement for your project. The Scope Statement provides a description of the project and defines the project deliverables. It defines what is in the scope of the project and what is not. The scope statement should be approximately 1 page and must include the following sections:

Project scope description

Project deliverables

Project acceptance criteria/metrics used to determine success

Project exclusions

Project constraints

Project assumptions

Assignment Deliverable

Your assignment deliverable will consist of the following components:

Completed Gap Analysis Tool

350-word summary of the differences (current and desired) and an assessment of the barriers that need to be addressed before successful implementation of best practices can occur

2-3 SMART objectives

Completed Project Charter template

1-page Project Scope Statement

Rubric

Gap Analysis Tool

10% of total grade

Accomplished

The Gap Analysis Tool was fully completed and provided a minimum of 3 best practices.

90 – 100%

Gap Analysis Summary – Gap between Current Practices and Best Practices

15% of total grade

Accomplished

The analysis thoroughly evidenced the differences between current practices and best practices.

90 – 100%

Gap Analysis Summary – Barriers

15% of total grade

Accomplished

Summary fully assessed the barriers that need to be addressed for successful implementation.

90 – 100%

SMART Objectives

10% of total grade

Accomplished

Developed a SMART objective for each best practice that fully met all the criteria of being specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time bound.

90 – 100%

Project Charter Completeness (Sections 1-6 of Project Charter Template)

10% of total grade

Accomplished

All fields/details were filled in and completed.

90 – 100%

Project Charter Content

10% of total grade

Accomplished

All content was substantial and appropriate for the project.

90 – 100%

Project Management Concepts

10% of total grade

Accomplished

Content indicated a strong understanding of project management concepts and of their project.

90 – 100%

Project Scope Statement

10% of total grade

Accomplished

All six sections of the Project Scope Statement were included and all content was substantial and appropriate.

90 – 100%

Applying Project Management Concepts

10% of total grade

Accomplished

Thoroughly understood project management concepts and adeptly applied them to the project.

90 – 100%