There are several steps a Project Manager can take to enhance the chances of a successful project outcome. One of these is through periodic auditing. Auditing projects, in terms of meeting the expected outcomes, covers several areas. These areas all revolve around the likelihood of meeting the approved project scope, budget, and schedule.
In a two- to four-page paper:
- describe eight to ten activities or areas of concern that will provide meaningful information toward determining the health and status of your project. These can include areas of interest related to the team, the stakeholders, vendors, etc.
- include four to five areas that are related to earned value analysis. These can include EV, CPI, etc.
- a description of each identified area;
- an explanation of why it is relative to project auditing; and
- an explanation of how each might be used both by the organization management team and the PM in enhancing the chances for a successful project outcome.
- Your well-written paper should be two to four pages in length, not including cover and references pages and appendix. Appendices should be included at the end of the paper after the references page(s).
- Format your paper according to CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA (Links to an external site.).
- Cite a minimum of three sources–two of which should be current academic peer-reviewed scholarly sources–to support your responses, demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course, and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic.
NOTE: Current research in this class means the most recent five-year period. Although research older than five years may be used, it will not count toward the assignment requirement. Additionally, in the lecture material for Module 1, you were reminded of what constitutes academic peer-reviewed scholarly sources, and how to find them in the CSU-Global Library.
Refer to the Critical Thinking assignment rubric available in the Module 5 folder for more information on assignment expectations and grading.