Are the organizations continuing to improve their project management maturity levels?

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The PMMM Helps Bring Success to SAP and Petrotrin

  • Jedd, M.  (2005, June). Growing up. PM Network, 19(6), 62-66.  Retrieved from ProQuest database. (Document ID: 858569891).  *Note: There are two articles titled “Growing Up” from PM Network, please review the one authored by Marcia Jedd; using the document ID will shorten search times.

Review the Jedd article from your assigned readings and write a 2 to 4 page (not including title and reference pages), APA style paper.  Use contextual (Level One) headings to organize your paper and your thoughts.

In your paper, discuss the following:

  • How has PMMM brought success to both SAP and Petrotrin’s overall enterprise?  Use current financial, operational, and strategic news to support the article details for either SAP or Petrotrin to describe their recent results.
  • Are the organizations continuing to improve their project management maturity levels?
  • Do you believe their focus on Project Management has made them successful?  Validate your beliefs.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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Total Possible Score: 5.00

PMMM and SAP/Petrotrin

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Provides a fully developed and expertly crafted discussion of how PMMM has brought success to each organization’s overall enterprise.  The student uses current financial, operational, and strategic news to support the article details for either SAP or Petrotrin to describe the recent results.

Proficient – Provides an adequate discussion of how PMMM has brought success to each organization’s overall enterprise.  The student uses current financial, operational, and strategic news to support the article details for either SAP or Petrotrin to describe the recent results; however, some relevant details and ideas are not fully developed.

Basic – Provides a discussion of how PMMM has brought success to each organization’s overall enterprise.  The student uses most of the following in the discussion: current financial, operational, and strategic news to support the article details for either SAP or Petrotrin to describe the recent results.  Relevant information related to PMMM is missing from the discussion.

Below Expectations – Attempts to provide a discussion of how PMMM has brought success to each organization’s overall enterprise.  The student uses a few of the following in their discussion:  current financial, operational, and strategic news to support the article details for either SAP or Petrotrin to describe their recent results.

Non-Performance – The discussion of how PMMM has brought success to organizations and the description of SAP/Petrotrin results is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Continuing to Improve Maturity Levels and Focus on PM

Total: 2.00

Distinguished – Provides a thorough explanation about how the organizations are continuing to improve their project management maturity levels and their level of successful Project Management focus. Expertly applies appropriate concepts as outlined in the text, while demonstrating a thorough understanding of PMMM.

Proficient – Provides an explanation about how the organizations are continuing to improve their project management maturity levels and their level of successful Project Management focus.  Appropriate concepts from the text are provided, but relevant details are missing.

Basic – Gives a brief explanation about how the organizations are continuing to improve their project management maturity levels and their level of successful Project Management focus.  Does not identify specific concepts from the text.

Below Expectations – Gives a brief explanation about how the organizations are continuing to improve their project management maturity levels and their level of successful Project Management focus.  Fails to show an adequate understanding of the concepts from the text.

Non-Performance – The explanation about how the organizations are continuing to improve their project management maturity levels and their level of successful Project Management focus is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Validation of Beliefs

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Validation of beliefs is clearly articulated and supported with abundant details relevant to PMMM.

Proficient – Validation of beliefs is articulated and somewhat supported with details relevant to PMMM.

Basic – Validation of beliefs is identified, but few specific supporting details relevant to PMMM are provided.

Below Expectations – Validation of beliefs lacks clarity and focus and provides no specific supporting details relevant to PMMM.

Non-Performance – The validation of beliefs is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for full understanding.

Proficient – Clearly explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.

Basic – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.

Below Expectations – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, but may not deliver additional information necessary for a basic understanding.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension or syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

APA Formatting

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title and reference page.

Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper, however, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic – Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper.  Layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting.  There are frequent errors making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Page Requirement

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – The paper meets the specific page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Proficient – The paper closely meets the page requirements predetermined in the assignment description.

Basic – The paper meets over half of the page requirement.

Below Expectations – A fraction of the page requirement is completed.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Resource Requirement

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – Provides ample resources and uses the correct amount of sources from the specified search agent.

Proficient – Provides the approximate number of sources, while using some of the correct search agents specified in the assignment instructions.

Basic – Provides over half of the  sources required in the assignment instructions.

Below Expectations – Barely provides adequate resources and unable to include sources from specified search agent.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

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