I have chosen to do my project on opening an affordable child care center for children with special needs in the Plainfield or Camby IN area. The center would have RN and LPN’S on staff always. Also, it would provide a feeding clinic (no matter how the child is to be feed), Early Intervention, speech, and therapy. Also, would have staff available for the parents to get answers to many medical problems for their child or refer them to where they would need to go to assist them with these problems.

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I have chosen to do my project on opening an affordable child care center for children with special needs in the Plainfield or Camby IN area. The center would have RN and LPN’S on staff always. Also, it would provide a feeding clinic (no matter how the child is to be feed), Early Intervention, speech, and therapy. Also, would have staff available for the parents to get answers to many medical problems for their child or refer them to where they would need to go to assist them with these problems.

  1. Utilize the needs assessment template to identify the needs of your project area.
  2. Refer to last week’s readings on pages 1-5 of this resource may help you formulate wording and to understand why a needs Assessment is a necessary component of a project.
  3. Include at least two additional resources.
  4. Complete and submit the Needs Assessment template.
  • Article Planning and Organizing Proposals and Technical Reports https://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20080628094326_727.pdf
  • My book is Project Planning and Management; A guide for nurses and interprofessional teams (2nd edition) by; James l. Harris, Linda Roussel, Catherine Dearman, and Patricia L. Thomas. 2016.

 

 

Needs Assessment

Explore the Need for the Current Situation

Identify your choice of project:
Identify concerns: Determine where to collect data:
List Major Deadlines or Priorities

Gather and Analyze Data

Determine the target population:
Define the need or needs of target population as it relates to the project Support need/s of population with data
Prioritize the Needs (only use if more than one need exists) Analyze cause of the need/s

Make Decisions

Set priorities for needs (if more than one exists
Identify Solutions (1 or more) ( Highlight the best solution if more than one exists: Propose a Brief Action Plan (3 points or less):

 

 

HCM4050_Capstone Project

Description:

The Capstone Project is a series of projects (assignments) that will build on each other to develop into your final project. This project should meet these criteria:

· Improves the health and/or wellbeing of community members

· Follows the four phases of the project life cycle (Pg. 6)

· Should be something that you are already familiar with or have knowledge of

For help with your topic choice, your textbook suggests assessing the needs of your community. For example, you notice your community needs a service that does not exist. Perhaps the community needs a facility? Keep in mind that projects are finite. The smaller and more detailed the goal or need, the easier it will be to create a solution. Your topic should do two things: 1) solve a problem, 2) are specific in nature.

Examples of previous projects:

· Open a housing facility dedicated to women battling addiction

· Create better transportation methods for the medically indigent to get to their appointments

· Amend the current continuity of care for Veterans to include a method that is more patient centric and that includes other Veteran volunteers

Project Agenda and Deliverables:

Phase Due: Points
Scope Week 3 50 Create a Needs Assessment
Week 3 40 Write a vision and mission statement
Plan and Implement Week 4 35 Program Objectives and Strategy Statements
Week 5 40 Create an Action Plan for Implementation (Gantt Chart)
Week 6 40 Create a Budget
Evaluate Week 7 40 SWOT Analysis
Week 8 40 Evaluation Survey
Week 10 20 Select Project Plan Template
Week 10 50 Create a Project Abstract
Final Project Week 11 150 Final Project & Presentation
Week 12 100 Final Project & Presentation
Capstone Total Points 575

Capstone Project – Needs Assessment

Instructions

1. Utilize the Needs Assessment template to identify the needs of your project area.

2. Refer to last week’s readings (Pg. 1-5) on planning and organizing reports. Link is available in Canvas.https://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20080628094326_727.pdf. This resource may help you formulate wording and to understand why a needs Assessment is a necessary component of a project.

3. Include at least two additional resources.

4. Complete and submit the Needs Assessment template.

Rubric: Needs Assessment

Criteria Points
Student answered all questions under “Explore the Need for the Current Situation”. 10
Student answered all questions under “Gather and Analyze Data”. 10
Student answered all questions under “Make Decisions”. 10
Student answered all questions in complete thought or sentence (may use bullet points). 10
Student incorporated two resources written in proper formatting. 10
Total Points 50

Capstone Project – Vision and Mission Statement

Instructions

View Vision and Mission Statements — a Roadmap of Where You Want to Go and How to Get There by Don Hofstrand.
Link is available in Canvas.

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/wholefarm/html/c5-09.html

1. Think about a project that you can create, implement and evaluate. The project should achieve these goals:

a. Helps to improve the health and/or well-being of community members

b. Follows the four phases of the project life cycle (Pg. 6)

c. A topic in which you are already familiar

2. Write a Vision Statement:

a. Create a short, declarative sentence that summarizes the point of the project and represents a broad view of the project as though the project has been completely implemented. Think: What do I want this project to look like when it is fully implemented?

b. Examples of visions statements:

i. Make-A-Wish: We are dedicated to making every eligible child’s wish come true.

ii. Special Olympics: To transform communities by inspiring people throughout the world to open their minds, accept and include people with intellectual disabilities and thereby anyone who is perceived as different.

3. Write a Mission Statement:

a. Create one, declarative sentence that describes a general vision of how you will achieve your vision. Think: How will I get from where I am now to the vision for my project?

b. Examples of some vision statements are:

i. Make-A-Wish: To grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. (https://worldwish.org/en/make-a-wish-story)

ii. Special Olympics : The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. (http://resources.specialolympics.org/Topics/General_Rules/Article_01.aspx)

Rubric: Vision and Mission Statement

Vision Statement is one sentence in length, declarative and grammar is correct 10
Vision Statement summarizes the big picture of what is to be accomplished through the project 10
Mission Statement is one sentence in length, declarative and grammar is correct 10
Mission Statement is a general statement of how the vision will be achieved. 10
Total Points 40

Capstone Project – Objectives and Strategies

View Developing Program Goals and Measurable Objectives.

Links are available in Canvas.

https://www.cdc.gov/std/Program/pupestd/Developing%20Program%20Goals%20and%20Objectives.pdf

View article, Overview of Strategic Planning. http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/structure/strategic-planning/vmosa/main

Instructions

1. List your mission and vision statement.

2. Create at least two project objectives that have a measurable component. Example of a program objective: “Successfully launch 3 new products in the next 2 years.”

3. Create a timeline for each project objective. Include the month and year of completion for each item. Example, “By December…” or “In the 2018 Fiscal year…”.

4. Create at least one program strategy statement to accompany each project objective that you create.

5. Think: How will the project reach its objective?

6. In each statement, include specific details about who will complete each objective and how. Example of a program strategy statement: “Marketing and research will launch one new product each six month for trial”. You may choose to even get more in depth with specific names of your personnel if you know those details.

Rubric: Project Objectives and Strategies

Mission and Vision Statements are present. 5
Student delivered two program objectives. 8
Program objectives include measurable outcomes, dates of completion, and includes how the project will achieve the mission. 4
Student delivered at least one project strategy statement for each program objective. 10
Program strategy statements include who and how the task will be accomplished. 4
Student utilized proper grammar, spelling, and work is generally free of typos. 4
Total 35

Capstone Project – GANTT Chart

Instructions

1. Open the Excel GANTT Chart template. Link is available in Canvas.

2. Choose at least 5-10 activities that you would like to plan for you project. Map these activities out on the Gantt Chart.

3. Estimate the length of time needed to complete each planned activity.

4. Write at least one paragraph that states how you may show the “actual” time spent on each activity. *All dates and time projections are fictional.

Student utilized Gantt Chart template. 10
Student provides 5-10 planned activities. 10
Student used key colors (yellow) to signify when activities are planned. 10
A detailed paragraph states the “actual” time for activities if not fictional. 10
Total 40

Capstone Project – Idea Mapping for Budgeting

Idea mapping is a great way to brainstorm ideas and put them in order.

Instructions. For this assignment, think about the budget for your project. Then complete these steps:

1. Use https://bubbl.us/ to create an idea map for the flow of your project.

2. Put a ($) symbol next to each step that requires a budget line item.

3. Make sure you create at least five items that require a budget line.

4. Save your image using the “Save As” button (may save as a JPG file).

Example Idea Map:

image1.png

Rubric: Mind Mapping

Student created a mind map using Bubbl. 10
Student includes at least five items that require a budget line. 10
Total 20

Capstone Project – Project Budget

Instructions

1. Prepare a budget for the problem/opportunity/challenge have been identified.

a. Determine if you need a fixed or flexible budget.

b. Develop a budget plan that includes these items:

c. Utilize the “Project Worksheet” and document the major costs, dividing them into fixed and variable categories.

d. Categorize each expense (wages, supplies, equipment, marketing, etc.).

e. Indirect costs and any identified cost sharing strategies

2. Write a short budget narrative that highlights the main areas of the budget.

3. Submit two items:

a. a budget worksheet prepared in table format or in an Excel Spreadsheet.

b. the budget narrative.

Rubric: Project Budget

Student utilized the project budget worksheet. 10
Student documented variable and fixed budget categories. 10
The budget includes at least 1 indirect cost. 10
Student submitted a short budget narrative that highlights the budget. 10
Total 40

Capstone Project – SWOT Analysis

Instructions

Use the grid below to create a SWOT Analysis.

Internal Threats External Threats
Helpful Strengths Opportunities
Harmful Weaknesses Threats

1. Watch the video to learn about characteristics of a SWOT analysis. Video is in Canvas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_6AVRGLXGA

2. Refer to Chapter 6 in your textbook for more information.

3. Include bullet points with short phrases that explain any important details. Example: THREATS for a project plan that concerns increasing the number of flu vaccines given to hospital and clinic patients:

i. Availability- vendors of vaccines have limited supplies.

ii. Lowered effectiveness- cited by study XYZ in the New York Times on 10/1/17.

iii. Cost- pharmacies able to offer vaccine at lower cost than hospital clinics.

4. Provide at least 3 points for each section of the SWOT grid.

Rubric: SWOT

Student included short phrases that highlighted important details. 10
Student included at least three descriptors for each SWOT category. 10
Student shows understand of the topic and the SWOT. 10
Student shows evidence of critical thinking and problem solving. 10
Total 40

Capstone Project – Evaluation Survey

Instructions

1. Use Survey Monkey (https://www.surveymonkey.com) to create a free survey to evaluate your project.

a. Create at least 5 questions that are quantitative in nature.

b. Examples of questions:

i. One a 1-5 scale, measure how well the mission statement “Helping our Community Eat Better” was fulfilled through this project.

ii. Use the scale to state how well each team member implemented the planned due dates of the project.

2. Submit a screen shot or URL (My Surveys > Collect > Web Link> Copy/Paste web link) of your finished survey.

Rubric: Evaluation

Student created a survey using Survey Monkey. 10
Student included five quantitative questions in the survey. 25
Student included a screen shot or URL of their survey. 5
Total 40

Capstone Project – Proposal Template

Instructions

In a career setting, it is very common to complete several project proposals for clients. For this reason, most project managers, have templates that they reuse and modify for each client/proposal.

1. Choose a preexisting or create a custom project proposal template.

a. Search online for preexisting templates.

b. This resource is one of many websites to find templates.

2. Your template must be appropriate for the contents of your project.

3. Your template must include section headings for each category of your project.

4. Consider the Capstone Project sections before you make a decision:

5. Title or Title Page

6. Project Summary/Abstract

7. Needs Assessment

a. The nature and extent of the problem/opportunity/challenge

b. Factors contributing to the problem/opportunity/challenge

c. The impact of the problem/opportunity/challenge

d. Data to support the project including promising approach

8. Vision and Mission Statement/Objectives and Strategies

a. The satisfactory condition that will exist if the situation is eliminated, prevented, or improved

b. The overall, long-term condition desires for our program recipient

c. The mission of the organization

d. Organization strengths

9. Action Plan

a. Project plan narrative

b. Scope of work form

10. Budget

a. Major costs divided into fixed and variable categories

b. Indirect costs and cost sharing strategies

c. Budget narrative

d. Budget worksheet

11. SWOT Analysis

12. Evaluation Plan

a. Evaluation goals

b. Evaluation design

c. Reporting procedures

Rubric: Template

Template is appropriate for the sections and categories of the project. 10
Template includes labels for each section as appropriate for the categories in the project. 10
Total 20

Capstone Project – Project Abstract

Instructions

1. Utilize the article, How to write an Abstract, for guidance on project abstract: http://hsp.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/HOW%20TO%20WRITE%20AN%20ABSTRACT.pdf

2. Write a two-paragraph abstract about your project that includes:

a. The problem

b. Approach to solving the problem

c. The envisioned results if the project was implemented

d. Conclusion and why the reader should buy in

Rubric: Project Abstract

Abstract includes a two-paragraph synopsis of the program. 10
Student utilized sentences, proper grammar, and formatting. 10
Abstract includes a problem statement. 5
Abstract includes the approach to solving the problem. 5
Abstract includes the desired outcome. 5
Abstract includes a conclusion that states why the reader should buy-in. 5
Total 50

Capstone Project – Final Written Proposal

Instructions

1. Submit your Capstone Project.

2. The final submission should include:

a. A compilation of all previously submitted entries/sections of your Capstone Project.

b. Text and content that has been proofread and edited for typos, grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

c. Properly formatted text, tables, graphs (if applicable).

d. Citations for any source(s).

3. Required project sections:

a. Title or Title Page

b. Project Summary/Abstract

c. Needs Assessment

i. The nature and extent of the problem/opportunity/challenge

ii. Factors contributing to the problem/opportunity/challenge

iii. The impact of the problem/opportunity/challenge

iv. Data to support the project including promising approach

4. Vision and Mission Statement/Objectives and Strategies

a. The satisfactory condition that will exist if the situation is eliminated, prevented, or improved

b. The overall, long-term condition desires for our program recipient

c. The mission of the organization

d. Organization strengths

5. Action Plan

a. Project plan narrative

b. Scope of work form

6. Budget

a. Major costs divided into fixed and variable categories

b. Indirect costs and cost sharing strategies

c. Budget narrative

d. Budget worksheet

7. SWOT Analysis

8. Evaluation Plan

a. Evaluation goals

b. Evaluation design

c. Reporting procedures

Capstone Project – Presentation

Instructions

1. Submit your Capstone Project Presentation.

2. The final presentation should include:

a. 10-15 PowerPoint Slides that include these items:

b. Introduction that clearly summarizes the project

c. Vision, mission, objectives, and strategies

d. Summary of the needs assessment

e. Summary of the budget (at least one figure, graph, or chart)

f. Short explanation of your action plan

g. SWOT table

h. Short explanation of the evaluation plan

3. Text and content that has been proofread and edited for typos, grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

4. Properly formatted text, tables, graphs (if applicable).

5. Images, graphs, tables, etc. as appropriate

6. Citations for any source(s).

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