PROGRESS REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION REPORT DRAFT ASSIGNMENT
A progress report is an informational report designed to track the progress of a particular project. Managers
use progress reports to determine how to allocate workers, equipment, time, and money, or to determine
whether a project should continue or be canceled.
Your group will create a progress report that details the status of the ongoing group project. Each group will
submit a progress report that provides a reasonably clear, comprehensive, and objective account of the
The audience for this assignment is described in the RFP, but it is often composed of professional clients
who will pay your group to develop an instructional solution.
REQUIREMENTS AND FORMATTING
2-4-page limit/600-1200-word limit
Memorandum format with a defined organizational structure. May incorporate one of two patterns:
Introduction: a brief articulation of the proposal (i.e. remind your readers of the purpose of your project).
Activity Update: A clear and complete account of finished activities (i.e. the work that has already been
done), plus a forecast of the remaining stages of the project (i.e. the work that still needs to be done).
Breakdown of the division of labor (i.e. who is doing what): Tasks accomplished and to be accomplished by
Conclusion: an evaluation of the project’s overall status and team collaboration
Draft of recommendation report as described below.
Professional contact information for all team members.
Each individual member must:
Contribute to at least three sections of document
Submit a document that contains all sections the individual wrote (authored) or contributed to.
Complete a Team Member Evaluation Form for other team members. Evaluation forms will ONLY BE
SHARED WITH THE INSTRUCTOR and should provide feedback on other team member contributions. SUBMISSION & DUE DATE
Progress reports are a hybrid of group and individual assignments. Group will collaborate on a single
document. Group will share the score for the document.
Each member must submit the following documents to Blackboard:
Full Progress Report completed by group
A document that contains all sections completed by the individual member as proof of contributions. This
document will impact the individual members’ contribution score.
Team Member Evaluation Form. This document will impact the individual members’ contribution score.
Documents must be submitted as Word documents, with .doc, .docx, or .rtf extension, by the end of class
on the due date and time posted in Blackboard.
Total points possible: 100 – Score will be shared by the team.
Does Not Meet Req.
Introduction that reminds readers of the purpose
A clear and complete account of finished activities (the work that has already been done),
Forecast of the remaining stages of the project (the work that still needs to be done).
Breakdown of the division of labor (who is doing what).
An account of individual contributions.Request for Proposal (RFP)
Virus Transmission Prevention Guide
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30329-4027
June 1, 2020
Summary and Background
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is “one of the major operating components of the
Department of Health and Human Services” ( About CDC 24/7 ) “As the nation’s health protection agency,
CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical
science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health
threats, and responds when these arise.” ( About CDC 24/7 ).
The CDC has launched a new site on infectious virus prevention and protection guidelines for the public.
The CDC wishes to tailor this content to commuter college students. To aid the CDC in presenting this
content to college students, the CDC Public Outreach team is requesting assistance from an experienced
technical writer or writing team to develop an improved version of the virus prevention and protection
guidelines that will help students:
1. Properly wash their hands and maintain personal hygiene
2. Make a protective face covering
3. Clean and disinfect surfaces
The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to:
● Solicit proposals from various individuals,
● Conduct a fair and extensive evaluation based on the criteria listed herein, and
● Select the technical writer or writing team whose proposal best meets UMMS’s needs.
This Request for Proposal presents the requirements for an open and competitive process. Proposals must
● A project scope that provides a brief overview of the purpose of the instructions
● Background research that shows you are knowledgeable in best practices for writing
effective instructions (citing 5-6 sources)
● Your qualifications to write about the CDC and virus prevention and protection.
● A project schedule
The Project Scope should identify:
● the intended title for the instructions,
● an intended audience
● an intended purpose
In describing your qualifications, respond to the following questions: 2
Request for Proposal s
● Why do you think we should trust your team’s ability to write about the CDC and virus
● What particular perspective and knowledge of virus prevention and protection, public
health outreach, and support can you harness for this document?
● What is your past and current experience with this process? Be specific.
The background research you will include in your proposal will show CDC that you are knowledgeable
about writing an effective instructional document. Before we can accept your proposal and offer you a cash
advance to develop the document, we must trust that you understand the following concepts:
● Technical writing and grammar
● User-centered design
Including information on effective instruction writing and design will help us determine whether you have
the educational background and knowledge to write these instructions for the college.
You should include a project schedule, in the form of a Gantt chart or table, that includes future dates for at
least the following activities:
● Proposal submission
● Instructions draft writing and submission
● Usability Testing
● Draft revision
● Final instructions submission