Select a well-known project from the past (Pyramids, Eiffel Tower, Panama Canal, Suez Canal,
Chunnel, Golden Gate Bridge, etc.) and determine if the project should have been initiated. The
deliverable is a focus paper where you provide your recommendation. This focus paper should
include the following components of a business proposal and should be written in APA 6
● Title page formatted in APA 6
th edition style with the following information: Title of the paper,
your name, course number and section number, and date.
● A table of contents using the following headers: Executive Summary, Introduction (3–5
sentences including thesis statement), Project Overview, Analysis of Project (Assess the core
project concept. Determine the costs and benefits of the project. Assess if the project scope,
risk, and strategy was defined clearly.), Recommendation and Course of Action, Conclusion
(4–8 sentences stating your recommended solutions in terms of project management
techniques and tools), and References.
● A minimum of three scholarly journal and textbook source references cited and credited
according to APA 6
th edition formatting style using a minimum of six in-text citations.
● The paper should be focused and to the point, containing between 600–800 words from the
Executive Summary to the end of your Conclusion.
As you write this focus paper, please consider the following:
Was the project goal defined clearly? If not, discuss the areas for improvement.
Did the sponsor provide the necessary funds? If not, how were the financial goals met?
Was the scope defined thoroughly? Did the project experience scope creep?
Were the project risks anticipated? Were there any Unknown Unknowns? In other words, were
some risks unexpected?