QSO 640 Milestone One Guidelines and Rubric

Overview: In the final project, you will develop a complete project plan for a hypothetical organization. Each milestone assignment will help you complete
portions of the final project. In this milestone, you will analyze the Fabricant Manufacturing Project (case study available in MindEdge) and begin tasks related
to initiation. You will first define the project in the project charter during the project initiation phase.

Prompt: The goal of this milestone is to apply project management skills acquired in the first three modules to a real-world project or situation. The analysis of
the Fabricant Manufacturing Project case study (in Mindedge) should include an evaluation of the selection criteria, alignment with the organization strategic
goals, project charter elements, project initiation approval, and stakeholder analysis (Template).

Specifically the following critical elements must be addressed:

I. Project Initiation
A. Identify the economic, technical, and organizational feasibility of the project. For instance, how is the project a viable fit within the organization?
B. Explain how the project aligns to the organization’s strategic goals utilizing the traceability matrix (in Mindedge).
C. Develop a project charter that includes a high-level scope of what is to be accomplished.
D. Create a high-level timeline and cost estimate to complete the project.
E. Identify the concerns of the internal and external key project stakeholders.
F. Compare the level of support from all key project stakeholders to inform the course of action resulting in success of the project.
G. Complete the stakeholder analysis template.

Guidelines for Submission: Your draft of the Project Initiation portion of your final project should adhere to the following formatting requirements: 3–4 pages,
double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins. Utilize table(s) within your document as you create the high-level timeline and cost
estimate. You should use current APA-style guidelines for your citations and a reference list with a minimum of two sources.

Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (75%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Project Initiation:

Feasibility
Identifies the economic, technical,
and organizational feasibility of the
project and how the project is a
viable fit within the organization

Identifies the economic, technical,
and organizational feasibility of the
project, but does not discuss how the
project is a viable fit within the
organization or is inaccurate or
cursory

Does not identify the economic,
technical, and organizational
feasibility of the project

10

Project Initiation:
Strategic Goals

Explains how the project aligns to the
organization’s strategic goals

Explains how the project aligns to the
organization’s strategic goals, but
explanation is inaccurate or cursory

Does not describe how the project
aligns to the organization’s strategic
goals

15

Project Initiation:
Project Charter

Develops a project charter that
includes a high-level scope of what is
to be accomplished and is detailed
appropriately

Develops a project charter, but does
not include a high-level scope of
what is to be accomplished

Does not develop a project charter 15

Project Initiation:
High-Level Timeline

Creates a high-level timeline and
estimate of cost to complete the
project

Creates a high-level timeline and
estimate of cost to complete the
project, but response contains
inaccuracies

Does not create a high-level timeline
or estimate of cost to complete the
project

15

Project Initiation: Key
Project Stakeholders

Identifies the concerns of key project
internal and external stakeholders

Identifies the concerns of key project
internal and external stakeholders,
but response either contains
inaccuracies or is overgeneralized

Does not identify the concerns of key
project stakeholders

10

Project Initiation:
Support

Compares the level of support from
all key stakeholders to inform the
course of action of the project

Compares the level of support from
all key stakeholders, but discussion
contains gaps or inaccuracies

Does not compare the level of
support from all key stakeholders

15

Project Initiation:
Stakeholder Analysis

Template

Completes the stakeholder analysis
template

Completes the stakeholder analysis
template, but template contains
inaccuracies

Does not complete the stakeholder
analysis template

10

Articulation of
Response

Submission has no major errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization

Submission has major errors related
to citations, grammar, spelling,
syntax, or organization that
negatively impact readability and
articulation of main ideas

Submission has critical errors related
to citations, grammar, spelling,
syntax, or organization that prevent
understanding of ideas

10

Total 100%

Stakeholder Analysis Template

Name

Role

Interest

Power

Classification