Final Analysis Paper Instructions
FINAL ANALYSIS INDIVIDUAL PAPER INSTRUCTIONS
Due December 15, 9 pm – see Muddle. Submit it in Unit 11.
Note: For time management purposes, students are strongly advised to submit their assignments by the due date above.
Paper Topic (REQUIRED)
You are required to submit a research paper on one of the project management topics listed below. Select a topic and do the research about it. Then compose your paper and submit it.
DMAIC Project Management
PRINCE2 Project Management
Waterfall Project Management
Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM)
Capability Maturity Model
Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3)
Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
New Product Development
Paper Content (REQUIRED)
The intent of this paper is for you to delve deeper into a particular topic, analyze and synthesize the material in a concise manner, and demonstrate critical thinking. It is about you ADDING VALUE to course content, not repeating it.
Students are to think of it as a mini literature review with an organizational example included to consider the usefulness of scholarly work.
You are to summarize, analyze and synthesize the literature that exists about the case you have selected.
This is primarily about reporting back on what the literature says–it is not an (student’s) opinion piece.
You are encouraged and expected to critique the literature (what you think of it based on what you learned in the course), but you must FIRST talk about the related theories you have learned in the course, then you can offer your critique on it and what you recommend to change and why.
You are to report the sources you have used in the REFERENCE section of the paper.
Paper Structure (REQUIRED)
For the structure of the paper see the attached document named “Final Analysis Paper Structure” – the TEMPLATE for FAP. Required: Use the Template to prepare the submission file for the FAP.
Paper Organization Requirements (REQUIRED)
The paper is to follow APA rules and guidelines.
Paper MUST have a Title Page.
You must have at least 4 academic sources, maximum two of which can be the course textbooks; the remaining must be peer reviewed articles.
The paper must have a title and references at the end. It is expected to follow the proposed structure attached with this document. It is expected that the introduction comprises no more than 10% of the paper, the research body is to be roughly 70% of the paper, and the remaining 20% to be conclusion with application/reflection.
The paper is to be– no 6 – 6.5 pages (not including references).
Students are strongly advised to structure their work after the instructions given for preparing and submitting the FAP.