1-page single space
Overview and Rationale
This paper is a good opportunity for you to begin developing a strong grasp of the important role
that performance evaluation plays in project management.
Program and Course Outcomes
This paper provides a baseline understanding to the course topics, and is directly related to this
lesson’s learning objectives:
LO1: Review and critique the role of performance evaluation by:
For this assignment, write a 2 – 3-page paper providing an overview of the role of performance evaluation. The pager must answer the following key topical questions:
Well-written papers will provide a complete, yet concise overview of the topic and address all the key points outlined above in the assignment details. These questions represent the minimal items that you would want to address.
From your readings and your lectures, you will be exposed to other topics that may be relevant to the paper, and you would do well to consider those in writing the essay.
Please note that the above questions are prompts for you to address within your paper. Your paper should be written as an essay with topical headers; it should not be formatted in a Q&A format according to the above questions.
Additionally, you are required to cite at least two sources outside the course materials in writing this paper. As part of the evaluation process (see attached rubric), papers which cite peer reviewed sources as opposed to general websites or articles are considered a higher quality of source.
Below are some key guidelines you will want to ensure you follow in writing the paper. Think of
this list as a quality control checklist, along with the attached grading rubric.
headers and formatting in compliance with APA 6 guidelines
Above Standard (100-95%)
Meets Standards (94.9 – 84%)
(83.9 – 77%)
Below Standard (76.9 – 70%)
Not Evident (69.9 – 0%)
Topical Content (30%)
Paper fully addresses the three key topical areas, shows thoughtful consideration of the integration between the related topics from the course readings and student’s independent research, and evidences a clear comprehension of the importance of performance evaluation to the project manager’s task
Paper fully addresses the three key topical areas and shows thoughtful consideration of the integration between the related topics from the course readings and student’s independent research, including the citation of two peer reviewed sources
Paper fully addresses the three key topical questions in a thorough manner and makes good use of research
Paper only partially addresses some or all of the three key topical areas
Paper does not fully address any of the three key topical areas and only address the areas partially
Sources & Citations (20%)
Integrates and properly cites two peer reviewed sources
Uses and properly cites two peer reviewed sources
Cites at least two non- course sources, but does not cite two peer reviewed sources or at least sources are incorrectly cited
Cites only in-class sources or does not cite sources correctly
Does not cite appropriate number of external sources, peer reviewed or otherwise
Paper is written as a seamless essay with topical headers indicating a change in content focus
Paper is written and formatted as an essay with topical headers for each topic
Paper is written in essay format with topical headers, but each topic is not well-connected to previous/following topics.
Paper is written in essay form, but addresses each topic separately and addressed as a separate essay
Paper is not written in an essay format.
Critical Thinking (15%)
Professional insights into depth and breadth of assignment – goes WELL beyond assignment requirements to explore performance evaluation and Comprehensive explanation of the issue; exploration of expert viewpoints and use of evidence to inform interpretation and analysis;
thorough evaluation the Includes an explanation of the issue; exploration of expert viewpoints and use of evidence to inform interpretation and analysis; includes a Includes a general explanation of the issue but is vague is not clearly linked to the identified risks; includes some exploration of expert viewpoints and use of
Does not explain the issue; explore expert viewpoints or use evidence to inform interpretation and analysis; does not provide an evaluation the context appropriate relevant new techniques context (historical, ethical, cultural, environmental or circumstantial settings), and self and others’ assumptions and perspectives when stating a position; well- informed conclusions based on methodically prioritised evidence and perspectives.
Evaluation the context (historical, ethical, cultural, environmental or circumstantial settings), and self and others’ assumptions and perspectives when stating a position; conclusions are based on methodically prioritised evidence and perspectives.
Evidence to inform interpretation and analysis; includes a general evaluation the context (historical, ethical, cultural, environmental or circumstantial settings), and self and others’ assumptions and perspectives when stating a position, but lack specificity;
conclusions are based on prioritised evidence and perspectives (historical, ethical, cultural, environmental or circumstantial settings), and self and others’ assumptions and perspectives when stating a position; conclusions are not based on prioritised evidence and perspectives.
Grammar & Clarity (15%)
All work grammatically corrects with no misspellings or grammatical mistakes. Expresses ideas and opinions clearly and concisely in a manner appropriate to the assignment.
All work grammatically corrects with rare misspellings.
Minimal errors in spelling, grammar, sentence structure and/or other writing conventions but the reader is able to understand what the writer meant.
Frequent errors in spelling, grammar, sentence structure, and/or other writing conventions that distract the reader.
Writing contains numerous errors in spelling, grammar, sentence structure, etc. that interfere with comprehension. The reader is unable to understand some of the intended meaning.
Running head: Full Title of Your Paper In Caps On One Line 1
Abbreviated Title of Your Paper 5
Abstracts begin flush left and identify your findings and implications.
Keywords: the key words themselves are lowercase and are not italicised. Use three to five words that someone might use to look up this work in a search engine. [“Keywords” is indented and italicised and the actual key words are not italicised and are not indented if they go beyond one line].
Please note: The title page, abstract and reference page does not count toward your overall paper length. If the assignment requires 2-3 pages, the page count begins with the introduction section and ends with the conclusion.
Include an introduction for your paper that introduces the reader to what the paper will discuss. Example: In this paper, a description of a potential research topic will be introduced along with highlighting key characteristics of the intended audience. Then, in order to reach the targeted audience, a description of a venue will be provided along with relevance to the research topic. Finally, the process required to submit as well as participate in the venue will be explored.
Topic / Question Title 1
In the second paragraph, begin addressing your first topic or question. This should directly align to what you stated you were going to talk about in the first sentence of the introduction. When citing sources, be sure to follow APA 6th edition.
Example: As an educator and a practitioner within the project management profession, the importance of transformation that is occurring in the workplace, specifically the adoption of digital strategies and technology is becoming increasingly relevant (Sundararajan, 2017).
Topic / Question Title 2
Please follow the same pattern as above.
Topic / Question Title 3
Please follow the same pattern as above.
Here is where you summarise your work. The conclusion should inform the reader of what they just read. Example: As the field of project management continues to evolve, it will be important to capture the voices of participants within the profession. To do this effectively will require engaging research participants throughout the entire process.
Methods such as co-constructive interviews and subsequent dialogue will ensure participants are actively engaged and their voices to be heard further shaping the professional abilities of students and future project managers.
The last item is the reference page. The reference list begins on a separate page.
It is critical that you know, understand, and apply the knowledge that APA requires that EACH reference cited in the text or body of your paper MUST appear in the reference list. Chapter seven in the APA manual gives you reference examples. Everything is double-spaced and there is a hanging indent.
You will need to use the APA Publication Manual to ensure that your reference list is correct. This information may be different than what you remember from your undergraduate days. Each reference cited in the text or body of your paper must appear in the reference list and each entry in the reference list must appear in the text.
Example references are below:
Project Management Institute. (2017). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide). Newtown Square, PA, USA: Project Management Institute.
Project Management Institute. (n.d.). Global conference overview. Retrieved from https://www.pmi.org/global-conference.
Project Management institute. (2018). PMI global conference champions of change. Retrieved from https://www.eiseverywhere.com/eSites/2018globalconference/Homepage.
Sundararajan, A. (2017). The future of work. Finance & Development, Vol. 54, No. 2
Thiry, M. (2013). The future of project management in a digitised economy. Paper presented at PMI® Global Congress 2013—EMEA, Istanbul, Turkey. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute.