PJM 6125 Project Evaluation and Assessment : Identify and Analyze Stakeholders

Overview and Rationale

For this assignment, you will establish some evaluation goals for your project based on the method and lens covered in this week’s lecture.

Program and Course Outcomes

This assignment is directly linked to the following key learning outcomes from the course syllabus:

LO1: Identify and analyze stakeholders associated with performance evaluation. 

LO2: Design an evaluation goals matrix incorporating the differences between impact, efficiency, and effectiveness

LO6: Compare change management procedures needed to respond to the results of both tactical and non-tactical performance evaluation

L07: Plan and conduct a tactical evaluation using both qualitative and quantitative measures

Essential Components & Instructions

This assignment is completed in two parts. First, using your chosen project that you submitted as part of Lesson 1, complete the following items:

Stakeholder Register / Analysis:

Create a stakeholder register / analysis that includes the following minimum columns:

 

Stakeholder

Stakeholder Position / Role

Type of Stakeholder (internal or external)

Stakeholder expectation (high level needs or expectations of project)

Stakeholder interest (high / medium / low)

Stakeholder influence level (high / medium / low)

Stakeholder view of project (supportive / neutral / opposed)

Stakeholder Management strategy (approach to engaging stakeholder to support success of project)

 

Once you create the register, create entries for a minimumof 12 – 15 project stakeholders, performing a full analysis for each of them.

Part 2: Evaluation Goals Matrix:

After completing the stakeholder register, you will create an evaluation goals matrix, as illustrated in Lesson 2, with an additional column entitled stakeholder. Once you have designed the evaluation goal matrix, you will need to list at least four evaluation goals for each category: efficiency, effectiveness, and impact, which will result in a total of 12 metrics / goals.

You will be assess on the clarity of the metrics, the concreteness of the measures (Example: increased performance by 12 percent (concrete) vs. increase performance (not concrete, as no specific measurement of increase)), and how well the metric will measure the success of project relative to the overview of the project you provided as a case study.

Format

Below are some key guidelines you will want to ensure you follow in all three elements of this assignment. Think of this short list as a quality control checklist, along with the attached grading rubric.

  • Part 1 and Part 2 (stakeholder analysis and evaluation matrix) should be submitted as a single file (MsWord or .pdf)
  • You should include a cover page
  • You should format the documents professionally
  • The tables should be readable without having to zoom in on small text
  • You should follow the formats given in the lesson and referenced above, plus the additional column requested
  • You should include the appropriate number of evaluation goals and metrics from each category

Please be sure to review the attached rubric. It along with these assignment instructions will ensure you have a solid understanding of the assignment requirements.