Combine the outputs of the communication plan, implementation summary, closure checklist and reflection to assemble a project implementation plan and reflection for an identified project.

Project overview

Performance descriptors Marks
  • Project identity section is complete
  • Succinct and clear statement of project objectives and deliverables of a standard that can be used to run a project
4 – 5
  • Project identity section lists most elements including: project name, project manager, plan owner (if applicable), beginning and completion dates of the project, list of key stakeholders and version date.
  • Project objectives and deliverables stated, but not all are sufficiently clear or measurable for the purposes of developing an effective implementation plan.
2 – 3
  • Project identity section is incomplete or missing
  • Project objectives and deliverables are not clear or missing.
0 – 1

Communication plan matrix

Performance descriptors Marks
  • Overview section is complete
  • Five (5) – six (6) appropriate communication activities are specifically identified.
  • The date (or frequency ) of activity is identified.
  • Someone has responsibility for each communication activity.
  • The target audience is identified and appropriate.
  • The media used for communications are identified and appropriate.
  • Key message points are appropriate.
4 – 5
  • Overview section is complete
  • Three (3) – four (4) appropriate communication activities are identified
  • Someone has responsibility for each communication activity.
  • The target audience is identified.
  • The media used for communications is identified but not always appropriate.
  • Key message points are included, but not always appropriate.
2 – 3
  • Overview section is incomplete or missing
  • Less than three appropriate communication activities are identified.
  • Responsibility for any communication activity is not clear or appropriate
  • The target audience is not identified in all cases or missing.
  • The media used for communications is not identified and / or not appropriate.
  • The date (or frequency ) of activity is incomplete or missing
0 – 1

Implementation summary

Performance descriptors Marks
  • The task / element to be monitored is appropriate.
  • A clear timeline is identified for the task activities with at least 2 ‘in progress’ measures as well as a completion date
  • The identified metrics are appropriate and justified.
  • Criteria and related corrective action to be undertaken is clear, and the responsibility for taking action is identified.
4 – 5
  • The logic for selection of monitored activity is not explicit or appropriate
  • Only a single in progress measure is appropriate and justified
  • Criteria and related corrective action to be undertaken is unclear, and / or the responsibility for taking action is not identified
2 – 3
  • The monitored activity has no contingency (i.e. it is not connected to another activity)
  • Progress measure is not adequately incorporated or scheduled
  • Criteria and related corrective action to be undertaken not included, and/ or no responsibility identified
0 – 1

Change control template

Performance descriptors Marks
  • A change control process and correctly completed document is provided.
  • Clear responsibility for completion of change control process is identified.
  • The implication of the required change is discussed coherently
  • An appropriate authority for approval is named.
  • A timetable for new completion (and monitoring) is included.
4 – 5
  • Change control document completed, however process not explicit
  • Responsibility for change control process is not clear or appropriate.
  • Discussion of implication of the required change is provided, but not sufficiently coherent.
  • Authority for approval is named, but may not be the appropriate level.
  • The timetable for new completion (and monitoring) included is incomplete / incorrect.
2 – 3
  • Insufficient change control document and process.
  • No responsibility identified / not appropriate.
  • Implication of the change not discussed / not appropriate.
  • Authority for approval missing.
  • Timetable or monitoring missing.
0 – 1

Project closure checklist

Performance descriptors Marks
  • Seven (7) to eight (8) sections of closure checklist completed correctly.
4 – 5
  • Five (5) to six (6) sections closure checklist completed correctly.
2 – 3
  • Four (4) or less sections of the closure checklist completed correctly.
0 – 1

Reflection

Performance descriptors Marks
  • The reflection describes two successes and two areas for improvement from a project.
  • The reflection describes practical and appropriate changes to future behaviour or processes.
  • The challenge faced by the applicant in planning (or implementing) the project is specific. Practical, appropriate and useful advice is offered.
4 – 5
  • The successes and challenges are described but the future behaviour is not explicit, practical or appropriate.
  • The challenge and advice identified by the applicant is generic .
2 – 3
  • Fewer than two (2) success and two (2) challenges from the project are identified.
  • No future behaviour is discussed or is irrelevant or impractical.
  • No challenge related to planning (or implementation) or is irrelevant. Recommendation is not practical.
0 – 1

Professional presentation and formatting

Performance descriptors Marks
  • Excellent use of language.
  • All information is clearly communicated.
  • Appropriate for a business audience.
  • Document is very well presented, with clear sections, relevant headings and consistent use of styles.
  • Objective of the document is clearly stated.
  • No noticeable spelling or grammatical errors.
4 – 5
  • Language is understandable.
  • Nearly all information is clearly communicated.
  • Appropriate for a business audience.
  • Document is well presented; sections are apparent and headings make sense. A few inconsistencies in document styles.
  • Objective is apparent.
  • Very few spelling or grammatical errors.
2 – 3
  • Language lacks clarity.
  • Some information missing.
  • Generally appropriate / not appropriate for a business audience.
  • Separate sections are apparent and/or document styles are inconsistent.
  • Objective is ambiguous.
  • Many spelling or grammatical errors.
0 – 1

Coherence of report

Performance descriptors Marks
  • All sections of the report are fully integrated and in no way contradict each other.
  • The overall plan is complete and is comprehensive enough to guide the project.
4 – 5
  • There are clear relationships between the sections of the plan.
  • Some minor gaps are evident.
  • The plan is complete enough to give general direction to the project.
2 – 3
  • All the sections required are present; there is some linkage between the plans but significant gaps exist.
  • The project will require significant additional guidance to align with its objectives and scope.
0 – 1