PJM410 MOD3 Critical Thinking 4 Page Essay APA Format

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Critical Thinking Assignment (70 Points)

Important! Read First

Choose one of the following two assignments to complete this week. Do
not do both assignments. Identify your assignment choice in the title
of your submission.

Option #1: Silver Fiddle Construction Case Study

You are the president of Silver Fiddle Construction (SFC), which
specializes in building high-quality, customized homes in the Grand
Junction, Colorado, area. You have just been hired by the Czopeks to
build their dream home. You operate as a general contractor and employ
only a part-time bookkeeper. You subcontract work to local trade
professionals. Housing construction in Grand Junction is booming, and
you are tentatively scheduled to complete 11 houses this year. You have
promised the Czopeks that the final costs will range from $450,000 to
$500,000, and that it will take five months to complete the house once
groundbreaking has begun. The Czopeks are willing to have the project
delayed in order to save costs.

You have just finished a preliminary scope statement for the project
(see below). You are now brainstorming potential risks associated with
the project.

1. Identify potential risks associated with this project. Try to come up with at least five different risks.
2. Use a risk assessment form similar to the example in Figure 1 below to analyze identified risks.
3.
Develop a risk response matrix similar to the example in Figure 2 below
to outline how you would deal with each of these risks.

PROJECT SCOPE STATEMENT

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

Construct a high-quality, custom home within five months at a cost not to exceed $500,000.

DELIVERABLES

  • A 2,500-square-foot, 2½-bath, 3-bedroom, finished home
  • A finished garage, insulated and sheet-rocked
  • Kitchen appliances to include range, oven, microwave, and dishwasher
  • High-efficiency gas furnace with programmable thermostat

MILESTONES

  1. Permits approved July 5
  2. Foundation poured July 12
  3. “Dry in” (including framing, sheathing, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical inspections) passed September 25
  4. Final inspection November 7

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Home must meet local building codes.
  2. All windows and doors must pass NFRC class 40 energy ratings.
  3. Exterior wall insulation must meet an “R” factor of 21.
  4. Ceiling insulation must meet an “R” factor of 38.
  5. Floor insulation must meet an “R” factor of 25.
  6. Garage will accommodate two cars and one 28-foot-long Winnebago.
  7. Structure must pass seismic stability codes.

LIMITS AND EXCLUSIONS

  1. The home will be built to the specifications and design of the original blueprints provided by the customer.
  2. Owner is responsible for landscaping.
  3. Refrigerator is not included among kitchen appliances.
  4. Air conditioning is not included, but the house is prewired for it.
  5. SFC reserves the right to contract out services.

CUSTOMER REVIEW

“Bolo” and Izabella Czopek

Figure 1:

Risk Event Likelihood Impact Detection Difficulty When
Interface problems 4 4 4 Conversion
System freezing 2 5 5 Start-up
User backlash 4 3 3 Post-installation
Hardware malfunctioning 1 5 5 Installation

(Source: Larson & Gray, 2017, Figure 7.6, p. 212)

Figure 2:

Risk Event Response Contingency Plan Trigger Who Is Responsible
Interface problems Mitigate: Test prototype Work around until help comes Not solved within 24 hours Nils
System freezing Mitigate: Test prototype Reinstall OS Still frozen after one hour Emmylou
User backlash Mitigate: Prototype demonstration Increase staff support Call from top management Eddie
Equipment malfunctions Mitigate: Select reliable vendor
Transfer: Warranty
Order replacement Equipment fails Jim

(Source: Larson & Gray, 2017, Figure 7.8, p. 217)

Be sure to properly organize your writing and include a cover page,
an introduction, headings / subheadings for the body of your work,
analysis and recommendations, a conclusion, an appendix, and a list of
references. Consult this assignment template for a more complete list of
requirements: http://csuglobal.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=21534702 (Links to an external site.).

Your paper should be 3-4 pages (900-1200 words) in length (not including the title and references pages) and conform to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA (Links to an external site.).
Include at least three scholarly references in addition to the course
textbook. The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these
references.

Refer to the Critical Thinking Assignment grading rubric below for more information on assignment expectations and grading.

Reference

Larson, E. W. & Gray, C. F. (2018). Case Study 7.2. In Project management the managerial process (5th ed., pp. 255-256). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

Option #2: Peak LAN Case Study

Trans Systems is a small information system consulting firm located
in Meridian, Louisiana. Trans has just been hired to design and install a
Local Area Network (LAN) for the city of Meridian’s social welfare
agency. You are the manager for the project, which includes one Trans
professional and two interns from a local university. You have just
finished a preliminary scope statement for the project (see below). You
are now brainstorming potential risks associated with the project.

  1. Identify potential risks associated with this project. Try to come up with at least five different risks.
  2. Use a risk assessment form similar to the example in Figure 1 below to analyze identified risks.
  3. Develop a risk response matrix similar to the example in Figure 2 below to outline how you would deal with each of the risks.

PROJECT SCOPE STATEMENT

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

Design and install a new Local Area Network (LAN) for the Meridian
Social Service Agency within one month, with a budget not to exceed
$90,000 and with minimum disruption to ongoing operations.

DELIVERABLES

  • Twenty workstations and twenty laptop computers
  • Server with dual-core processors
  • Two color laser printers
  • Windows R2 server and workstation operating system (Windows 10)
  • Migration of existing databases and programs to new system
  • Four hours of introductory training for client’s personnel
  • Sixteen hours of training for client network administrator
  • Fully operational LAN system

MILESTONES

  1. Hardware January 22
  2. Setting users’ priority and authorization January 26
  3. In-house whole network test completed February 1
  4. Client site test completed February 2
  5. Training completed February 16

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Workstations with 17-inch flat panel monitors, dual-core processors,
    4 GB RAM, 8X DVD+RW, wireless card, Ethernet card, and 500 GB hard
    drive.
  2. Laptops with 12-inch display monitor, dual-core processors, 2GB
    RAM, 8X DVD+RW, wireless card, Ethernet card, 500 GB hard drive, and
    weighing less than 4½ lbs.
  3. Wireless network interface cards and Ethernet connections.
  4. System must support Windows 11 platforms.
  5. System must provide secure external access for field workers.

LIMITS AND EXCLUSIONS

  1. Onsite work to be done after 8:00 p.m. and before 7:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday.
  2. System maintenance and repair only up to one month after final inspection.
  3. Warranties transferred to client.
  4. Only responsible for installing software designated by the client two weeks before the start of the project.
  5. Client will be billed for additional training beyond that prescribed in the contract.

CUSTOMER REVIEW

Director of the City of Meridian’s Social Service Agency

Figure 1:

Risk Event Likelihood Impact Detection Difficulty When
Interface problems 4 4 4 Conversion
System freezing 2 5 5 Start-up
User backlash 4 3 3 Post-installation
Hardware malfunctioning 1 5 5 Installation

(Source: Larson & Gray, 2017, Figure 7.6, p. 212)

Figure 2:

Risk Event Response Contingency Plan Trigger Who Is Responsible
Interface problems Mitigate: Test prototype Work around until help comes Not solved within 24 hours Nils
System freezing Mitigate: Test prototype Reinstall OS Still frozen after one hour Emmylou
User backlash Mitigate: Prototype demonstration Increase staff support Call from top management Eddie
Equipment malfunctions Mitigate: Select reliable vendor
Transfer: Warranty
Order replacement Equipment fails Jim

(Source: Larson & Gray, 2017, Figure 7.8, p. 217)

Be sure to properly organize your writing and include a cover page,
an introduction, headings / subheadings for the body of your work,
analysis and recommendations, a conclusion, an appendix, and a list of
references. Consult this assignment template for a more complete list of
requirements: http://csuglobal.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=21534702 (Links to an external site.).

Your paper should be 3-4 pages (900-1200 words) in length (not including the title and references pages) and conform to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA (Links to an external site.).
Include at least three scholarly references in addition to the course
textbook. The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these
references.

Refer to the Critical Thinking Assignment grading rubric below for more information on assignment expectations and grading.

Reference

Larson, E. W. & Gray, C. F. (2018). Case Study 7.3. In Project management the managerial process (5th ed., pp. 256-257). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

Rubric

PJM410 Mod 3 CT

PJM410 Mod 3 CT

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Requirements

10.0
to >8.0 pts
Meets Expectation

Includes all of the required components, as specified in the assignment.

8.0
to >6.0 pts
Approaches Expectation

Includes most of the required components, as specified in the assignment.

6.0
to >4.0 pts
Below Expectation

Includes some of the required components, as specified in the assignment.

4.0
to >0 pts
Limited Evidence

Includes few of the required components, as specified in the assignment.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Content

15.0
to >12.0 pts
Meets Expectation

Demonstrates strong or adequate knowledge of risk assessment; correctly represents knowledge from the readings and sources.

12.0
to >9.0 pts
Approaches Expectation

Some significant, but not major, errors or omissions in demonstrating knowledge of risk assessment.

9.0
to >6.0 pts
Below Expectation

Major errors or omissions in demonstrating knowledge of risk assessment.

6.0
to >0 pts
Limited Evidence

Fails to demonstrate knowledge of the materials.

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Critical Analysis

20.0
to >16.0 pts
Meets Expectation

Demonstrates strong critical analysis in creating a risk assessment form and risk response matrix.

16.0
to >12.0 pts
Approaches Expectation

Some
significant, but not major, errors or omissions in analysis and
interpretation in creating a risk assessment form and risk response
matrix.

12.0
to >8.0 pts
Below Expectation

Major errors or omissions in analysis and interpretation in creating a risk assessment form and risk response matrix.

8.0
to >0 pts
Limited Evidence

Fails to provide critical analysis and interpretation of the information given.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Sources/Examples

5.0
to >4.0 pts
Meets Expectation

Sources
or examples meet required criteria and are well chosen to provide
substance and perspectives on the issue under examination.

4.0
to >3.0 pts
Approaches Expectation

Sources
or examples meet required criteria, but are less than adequately chosen
to provide substance and perspectives on the issue under examination.

3.0
to >2.0 pts
Below Expectation

Sources
or examples meet required criteria, but are poorly chosen to provide
substance and perspectives on the issue under examination.

2.0
to >0 pts
Limited Evidence

Source or example selection and integration of knowledge from the course are clearly deficient.

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Demonstrates College-level Proficiency in Organization, Grammar, and Style

10.0
to >8.0 pts
Meets Expectation

Project
is clearly organized, well written, and in proper format as outlined in
the assignment. Strong sentence and paragraph structure; few errors in
grammar and spelling.

8.0
to >6.0 pts
Approaches Expectation

Project
is fairly well organized and written, and is in proper format as
outlined in the assignment. Reasonably good sentence and paragraph
structure; significant number of errors in grammar and spelling.

6.0
to >4.0 pts
Below Expectation

Project
is poorly organized; does not follow proper format. Inconsistent to
inadequate sentence and paragraph development; numerous errors in
grammar and spelling.

4.0
to >0 pts
Limited Evidence

Project
is not well organized or written and is not in proper format. Poor
quality work; unacceptable in terms of grammar and spelling.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Demonstrates Proper Use of APA Style

10.0
to >8.0 pts
Meets Expectation

Project
contains proper APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to
Writing & APA, with no more than one significant error.

8.0
to >6.0 pts
Approaches Expectation

Few
errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing
& APA, with no more than two to three significant errors.

6.0
to >4.0 pts
Below Expectation

Significant
errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing
& APA, with four to five significant errors.

4.0
to >0 pts
Limited Evidence

Numerous
errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing
& APA, with more than five significant errors.

10.0 pts

Total Points:
70.0

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