The research paper consists of three distinct assignments:  

 

1. Write a research paper on a selected topic of project management (example topics are listed below).  Submit the topic and outline in a presentation  2. Utilize the project management skill you learned so far, update your project schedule and print a dashboard export, remaining work report, and Gantt Chart, etc. using Microsoft Project to a PowerPoint/Word/pdf file.  Include a short paragraph summarizing the status and remaining activities of your group project in the report.  Submit the updated project schedule and report files .  

 10 -15 pages in content length plus cover page, references  12 font-size, 1” margins, double-spaced, including figures, tables, etc.  APA formatted   Minimum six (6) sources – at least four (4) from peer reviewed journals   Include an abstract, introduction, and conclusion   See rubric for more detailed grading criteria  APA Format Resource: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10  

Some good questions to ask yourself before turning in your research paper:   Is the paper clear and concise?   Is the title appropriate?   Is the paper of optimal length?  Is the paper well organized?  Does the abstract summarize well?   Are individual ideas assimilated well?   Are wording, punctuation, etc. correct?   Is the paper well motivated?   Is interesting problem/issue addressed?   Is knowledge of the area demonstrated?   Have all key reference been cited?   Are conclusions valid and appropriate?

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