2011 Demonstration of Program Outcomes
MSIT - Project Management

Source: Aggregated outcome assessment results from 2011 capstone courses.


Lead and manage people and resources.

2% Non-Performance: Does not demonstrate proficiency in managing people and technology resources.

0% Basic: Demonstrates some proficiency in managing people and technology resources.

1% Proficient: Demonstrates proficiency in managing people and technology resources.

97% Distinguished: Demonstrates excellence in managing people and technology resources through creative resolutions for resource-related problems.

Applies concepts for communicating effectively with project teams, stakeholders, and sponsors.

1% Non-Performance: Does not demonstrate alignment between business needs and project outcomes.

0% Basic: Demonstrates partial strategic alignment between business needs and project outcomes. Describes where alignment occurs, but not how it was achieved.

2% Proficient: Demonstrates a strategic alignment between business needs and project outcomes. Clearly shows where and how alignment was achieved.

97% Distinguished: Demonstrates and recommends improvements for achieving strategic alignment between business needs and project outcomes. Clearly shows where and how alignment was achieved. Recommends improvements based on evidence.

Demonstrates a strategic alignment between business needs and project outcomes.

0% Non-Performance: Does not demonstrate alignment between business needs and project outcomes.

0% Basic: Demonstrates partial strategic alignment between business needs and project outcomes. Describes where alignment occurs, but not how it was achieved.

1% Proficient: Demonstrates a strategic alignment between business needs and project outcomes. Clearly shows where and how alignment was achieved.

99% Distinguished: Demonstrates and recommends improvements for achieving strategic alignment between business needs and project outcomes. Clearly shows where and how alignment was achieved. Recommends improvements based on evidence.

Assesses project risks.

0% Non-Performance: Does not describe project risks.

1% Basic: Describes project risks, but does not indicate how risk management processes were used.

2% Proficient: Assesses project risks, using risk management planning, identification, analysis, response planning, monitoring, and control.

97% Distinguished: Assesses project risks and recommends mitigation strategies, using risk management planning, identification, analysis, response planning, monitoring, and control.

Demonstrates compliance with legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities.

2% Non-Performance: Does not demonstrate an understanding of legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities.

0% Basic: Demonstrates an understanding of legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities. Generally describes how compliance could impact project decisions.

2% Proficient: Demonstrates compliance with legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities. Shows how compliance is achieved, providing examples of its effect on a project.

96% Distinguished: Integrates business objectives and compliance with legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities. Clearly shows how compliance and business objectives are achieved.

Can apply concepts for planning, executing, and controlling project activities to assure outcomes that meet stakeholder expectations.

0% Non-Performance: Does not know the concepts for planning, executing, and controlling project activities that contribute to outcomes that meet stakeholder expectations.

0% Basic: Knows the concepts for planning, executing, and controlling project activities that contribute to outcomes that meet expectations. Describes concepts and tasks for meeting expectations.

1% Proficient: Can apply concepts for planning, executing, and controlling project activities to assure outcomes that meet expectations. Analyzes and applies tasks and strategies for meeting expectations.

99% Distinguished: Can apply and analyze the impact of concepts for planning, executing, and controlling project activities to assure outcomes that meet expectations, based on evidence.