Milestones Schedule and Critical Risks Assessment
Create the Milestones Schedule and Critical Risks Assessment for your organization (500 word maximum). Refer to chapter 9 in the textbook and the topic material resources for additional information.
1. Describe the preferred timing and objectives for your business plan. Include an Excel spreadsheet with critical decisions and dates. A Gantt chart, network diagram, or task list format is appropriate. Refer to the resources on charting and diagramming project progress in the topic materials for additional information on creating your Milestone Schedule.
2. Create contingency plans to address major problems or setbacks as they occur.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is/is not required.
Milestones Schedule and Critical Risks Assessment for the Capstone Project
Less than Satisfactory
40.0 %Describe the preferred timing and objectives for your business plan. The description of the preferred timing and objectives for the business plan is missing or not discernible by the reader. The description of the preferred timing and objectives for the business plan is vague. The visual depicting critical decisions and dates is confusing. The description of the preferred timing and objectives for the business plan and the visual depicting critical decisions and dates are understandable, with effort. The description of the preferred timing and objectives for the business plan and the visual depicting critical decisions and dates are clear. The description of the preferred timing and objectives for the business plan and the visual depicting critical decisions and dates are clear and explained in detail.
30.0 %Create contingency plans to address major problems or setbacks Contingency plans are missing or not discernible by the reader. Contingency plans are incomplete or unrealistic. Contingency plans are complete, although cursory, and some may be unrealistic to implement. Contingency plans are complete, thorough, and appear realistic to implement. Contingency plans are complete, rich in detail, insightful, and appear realistic to implement.
20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
7.0 %Thesis Development and Purpose Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim. Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear. Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose. Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose. Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
8.0 %Argument Logic and Construction Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources. Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility. Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Argument shows logical progression. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative. Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) and/or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
5.0 %Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment) Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly. Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent. Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present. Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style. All format elements are correct.
5.0 %Research Citations (in-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and style) No reference page is included. No citations are used. Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used. Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually correct. In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.
100 %Total Weightage