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Create a project management tool or resource that will serve the needs of your designated mentor.

INTRODUCTION
Service learning is a process whereby students develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes through engaging in a thoughtful process of service to the community. We will employ a modified version of "service learning" in this course by developing a project management tool or resource that will serve the needs of a real world project manager, ideally one of the mentors participating in this course. (Alternatively, you can develop a tool or resource for another external client who is not serving as a mentor in this course.)

TASK
This task has the following components:

1. Working with your mentor (or designated client), identify a specific need for a project management tool or resource. Please prepare a brief contract for the development of the tool or resource and have it approved by Professor Reeves by March 3. A sample contract is available here.

2. Develop the tool or resource so that it can be shared with other participants in the course. This will usually mean that the tool or resource will be web-based. The following is an example of a project management resource: Project Estimator.

3. On the last night of class, you will have an opportunity to demonstrate your resource or tool. 

4. You will receive an assessment of the resource from your mentor or client as well as a formal assessment from Professor Reeves. 

This task is worth 35 points. 

Prototype tools or resources may be shared for review at any time. The final version should be done by April 28.

Assessment Rubric

Component Weak (0-2) Good (3-5) Outstanding (5-7)
Grammar
Numerous grammar, punctuation, or spelling errors. Some spelling mistakes, awkward or improper word choice, or punctuation problems. Everything is spelled correctly and all grammar is correct. No punctuation problems.
Visual Design
Visually unappealing. Showing little adherence to good design principles. Mostly adheres to good design principles, but includes some inappropriate elements. Clean, clear. Showing strong adherence to design principles. Visually appealing.
Functionality*
*if links included
Multiple broken links or other functional problems. Most links and other elements work properly, but there are a few problems. All technical aspects of the tool or resource work properly.
 Ease of Use*
*if relevant
Difficult to navigate around tool or resource. Navigation is adequate, but not particularly obvious. Navigation of the tool or resource  is user friendly and apparent.
 Utility 
Superficial effectiveness. Client expresses little satisfaction with the tool or resource.  Adequate effectiveness. Client expresses moderate satisfaction with the tool or resource.  Excellent effectiveness. Client expresses great satisfaction with the tool or resource.