Measuring Progress and Requirements
The IT department is more than halfway through the completion of the skills gap project. The project stakeholders want to make sure the project deliverables meet their requirements and the goals of the project. The stakeholders are most concerned with the quality of courses, employee usage of courses, the integration with employees’ annual review HR software, ease of use for managers and the HR department, and the expansion of skills for employees. The stakeholders for the project have asked you to create evaluation criteria that will be used to judge the project at its completion, 3 months into its usage, and 12 months after being launched. You may want to review the case study as you complete this assignment.
Complete the following in a 3½- to 4½-page Microsoft Word document. Use the following template:
Week 5 Measuring Progress and Requirements – Template.docx
Develop a list of 6 to 8 standards or requirements for your project that you will use to evaluate its success.
Write a brief description of each standard or requirement. For example, a requirement might be that 90 percent of employees have logged in to an assigned course within 3 months.
Write an explanation based on the list of standards and requirements on how you will measure progress at its completion, 3 months into its usage, and 12 months after being launched. Discuss why the evaluation requirements change over time. Support your answer with 1 credible source outside of the course materials.
Additionally, as a project comes close to being completed, project management doesn’t end. It is always important for each project to end by identifying lessons learned and how those lessons can be used by the organization in the future.
Write a discussion on how to close a project and the value of creating a list of lessons learned. Consider how properly closing out projects can help an organization in the future.