The Role of Performance Evaluation

Description Wk 1 Paper: The Role of Performance Evaluation Assignment Overview: For this assignment, you will write a 2 – 3 page paper providing an overview of the role of performance evaluation. Well-written papers will provide a complete, yet concise overview of the topic and address all the key points outlined below in the assignment details. This paper is a good opportunity for you to begin developing a strong grasp of the important role that performance evaluation plays. Learning Connection: This paper provides a baseline understanding to the course topics, and is directly related to this week’s learning objectives: Define project evaluation Understand the purpose of project evaluation Understand different lens for evaluating project Understand the project evaluation process In addition to these key learning outcomes, you will also have the opportunity to evidence the following skills through completing this assignment: Ability to follow APA 6 writing guidelines Reflect on the relevance of performance evaluation relative to a project’s objectives Critically analyze the role and value of performance evaluation Assignment Instructions: For this assignment, you need to write a 2 – 3-page paper that answers the following key topical questions: What is the role and purpose of performance evaluation in a project environment? How might one approach performance evaluation through different perspectives? What kind of feedback can performance evaluation provide? Please note that these are prompts for you to address within your paper. Your paper should be written as an essay with topical headers; it should not be formatted in a Q&A format according to the above questions. These questions represent the minimal items that you would want to address. From your readings and your lectures, you will be exposed to other topics that may be relevant to the paper, and you would do well to consider those in writing the essay. Additionally, you are required to cite at least two sources outside the course materials in writing this paper. As part of my evaluation process (see attached rubric), papers which cite peer-reviewed sources as opposed to general websites or articles are considered a higher quality of the source. Below are some key guidelines you will want to ensure you follow in writing the paper. Think of this list as a quality control checklist, along with the attached grading rubric. Paper is 2 – 3 pages in length Paper format complies with APA 6 guidelines If you are unfamiliar with APA 6 guidelines, please review the sample paper at the following link: Also, you will find additional resources listed in the syllabus No more than 15 percent of paper is comprised of outside sources or direct quotes Paper fully addresses the three topical questions listed above Paper is not written in a Question and Answer format, but makes appropriate use of headers and formating in compliance with APA 6 guidelines Paper evidences reflection of the individual author relative to the broader discipline Paper is free of grammatical errors Paper is submitted by 11:59 pm (PST time), Sunday, using the Week 1 Paper assignment link below these instructions. 

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