“Critical Thinking Assignment (125 Points)

Important! Read First
Choose one of the following two assignments to complete this week. Do not do both assignments. Identify your assignment choice in the title of your submission.

Common Assignment Requirements 
Project management (PM) assessment and project auditing enable the project management office (PMO) infrastructure management and technical support. The purpose of this assignment is for you to understand and synthesize the application of PM assessment as an enabling infrastructure for PMO sustainable success.
For this assignment, address the following items:

In your own words including scholarly reference support, 

Define PM assessment in context of the PMO infrastructure management.
Describe the primary domains encompassing PMO assessment.

In your own words including scholarly reference support, 

Define project auditing context of the PMO technical support.
Describe the main functions encompassing PMO project auditing.

Explain the distinction between PMO assessment and auditing.
Based on the TD Bank N.A.’s enterprise-wide PMO (Links to an external site.) (2013) case study, identify how PMO assessment and auditing played a role in the firm’s successful growth. Include specific assignment tools and/or techniques used to measure effectiveness.
Summarize how the PM assessment improves PMO success and business results while recognizing ethical considerations and challenges unique to an international PMO.

Option #1: PMO Assessment for Advancement Essay 
For the assignment Option #1, write an essay to address the Module 5 Common Assignment Requirements.
Submit your Module 5 Critical Thinking assignment as a single Microsoft Word document to the submissions area established for this purpose.
Your essay should address the following requirements:

Your well-written PMO recommendation essay thesis should be 5  pages in length, which does not include the title, reference, or appendix pages. You need to add headings subheadings associated with each of the bullet points listed in the common assignment requirements.
Format your paper per the CSU Global Guide to Writing & APA (Links to an external site.) standards, which includes an introduction and conclusion.
Include title and reference pages.
In addition to your course textbook and the designated case study, cite at least four current (published within the past 5 years) scholarly resources (peer-reviewed, official governmental reports, and other scholarly sources) to support your suppositions, assertions, and conclusions. To enhance your learning experience, scholarly resources are available from the CSU Global library.
Include an appendix for tables and figures as appropriate.

Please write clearly, concisely, and cohesively; use section level headers to organize the key elements of your thesis.
Consult the assignment template (Links to an external site.) for a more complete list of requirements. If you need assistance with your writing style or you need writing tips or tutorials, visit the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.). Review the grading rubric to see how you will be graded for this assignment.

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