Overview: The purpose of this assessment is to further your understanding of the

Overview: The purpose of this assessment is to further your understanding of the directive approach for analyzing your chosen project. You will review the quality standards and critique the communication and resource plans with clarity that offers further assistance for effective review. You are expected to gather information from both the course and outside resources to assist in preparation for your thorough assessment of all knowledge areas at the end of the course. Once complete, this milestone will become a component of the final project. 
 
Prompt: Assess project control techniques, analyze the communication plan, and make recommendations regarding resource management. 
 
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed: 
 
VII. In this section, you will assess the project control techniques utilized during the project, specifically: A. Determine the quality auditing tools and techniques executed during control.  B. Recommend specific reporting metrics from which the project could have benefited, considering how elements of Earned Value Management were used to help control the project. 
 
VIII. In this section, you will break down the communication plan used during the project, including its elements (e.g., frequency of meetings, types of meetings, and tools used), specifically: A. Critique the communication tactics chosen for the project.  B. Propose communication strategies that would have been more appropriate for the project, providing reasoning for your proposal. 
 
IX. Resource Management A. Describe the resource conflict within the project and how it was handled.  B. Recommend best practices in resource management that could have been used in this project, including those related to staffing needs and ways to avoid resource conflict. 
 
Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Your paper should be a 4- to 5-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format. 

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