Project Closeout Paper

Project Closeout Paper Grading Rubric

CPMGT/300 Version 10.2
Project Management


Individual Assignment: Project Closeout Paper

Purpose of Assignment

Show what you have learned about closing a project. Project closure involves identifying the final deliverables, customer acceptance, and some version of an “after action” or post-implementation review. The paper needs to focus on how stakeholders should be involved in the close out process, extracting lessons learned, and how the project team should be disbanded.
Grading Rubric


Content and Organization 70 Percent Percent Earned: Percent Possible: Comments:
The paper is 1,050- to 1,400s word in length
The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points. 14.00% 14.00%
Describe the sort of criteria do you think must be met for the customer to agree that the project is successfully completed. 15.00% 15.00%
Explain the final approval process. 3.00% 3.00%
Provide a list of questions you would ask of the project team when the project is completed to elicit lessons learned. 10.00% 10.00%
Explain how you would handle team “roll off”. What sort of criteria should be met before the PM allows stakeholders to roll off the project? 15.00% 15.00%
The paper links theory to relevant examples of current experience and industry practice and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly. Assigned reading is cited a minimum of three times. 10.00% 10.00%
The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points. 3.00% 3.00%

Readability and Mechanics – 30 Percent Percent Earned: Percent Possible: Comments:
The paper—including tables and graphs, headings, title page, and reference page—is consistent with APA formatting guidelines and meets course-level requirements. 4.00% 4.00%
Intellectual property is recognized with in-text citations and a reference page. 5.00% 5.00%
Paragraph and sentence transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper. 3.00% 3.00%
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. 9.00% 9.00%
Rules of grammar and usage are followed including spelling and punctuation. 9.00% 9.00%
Total 100 Percent Percent Earned: Percent Possible: Comments:
100.00% 100.00%
Deduction for late paper (if applicable)
Points Possible Percent Earned x Points Possible Points earned:
10 100.00% 10.00

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