Unit 1 Assignment: Project Need and Feasibility Focus Paper
In this assignment, you will be assessed based on the following Outcome:
GM591-1: Determine the feasibility of projects.
The objective of this assignment is an analysis of your selected project with recommended courses of action to problems or issues you found, and to present the recommended courses of action.
Select a well-known project from the past (Pyramids, Eiffel Tower, Panama Canal, Suez Canal, Chunnel, Golden Gate Bridge, etc.) and determine if the project should have been initiated. The deliverable is a focus paper where you provide your recommendation. This focus paper should include the following components of a business proposal and should be written in current APA formatting style:
Title page formatted in current APA style with the following information: Title of the paper, your name, course number and section number, and date.
A table of contents using the following headers: Executive Summary, Introduction (3–5 sentences including thesis statement), Project Overview, Analysis of Project (Assess the core project concept. Determine the costs and benefits of the project. Assess if the project scope, risk, and strategy was defined clearly.), Recommendation and Course of Action, Conclusion (4–8 sentences stating your recommended solutions in terms of project management techniques and tools), and References.
A minimum of three scholarly journal and textbook source references cited and credited according to current APA formatting style using a minimum of six in-text citations.
The paper should be focused and to the point, containing between 600–800 words from the Executive Summary to the end of your Conclusion.
As you write this focus paper, please consider the following:
Was the project goal defined clearly? If not, discuss the areas for improvement.
Did the sponsor provide the necessary funds? If not, how were the financial goals met?
Was the scope defined thoroughly? Did the project experience scope creep?
Were the project risks anticipated? Were there any Unknown Unknowns? In other words, were some risks unexpected?
Checklist for Assignment
Assess the core project concept
Determine the costs and benefits of the project
Assess if the project scope, risk, and strategy is defined clearly
Evaluate the quality of research associated with presentation materials For more information on “Feasibility of Projects” Golden Gate Bridge Check: https://worldwidescience.org/topicpages/e/economic+technical+feasibility.html