2015 University of Management and Technology 1
MGT 279. Management of Major Programs
Performance Work Statement (PWS)
Performance requirements summary: Develop a performance requirements summary
for the following items, following the examples provided in Module 4. Your performance
work summaries should contain: 1) a high level requirement (outcome), 2) performance
objective, and 3) performance standard and AQL.
Item A: You are given responsibility to convert three former office rooms into training
classrooms. Each will be a plain vanilla classroom designed to accommodate 25 students.
It will not be used for computer training.
Item B: You are organizing a reception for senior executives. The CEO’s executive
secretary has indicated that the CEO would like the reception to be a dinner on a river
cruise boat. It should accommodate twenty-five senior executives and their partners. It
will be held on a weekday night. At the dinner, awards will be offered to top performing
executives for exemplary performance in the previous twelve months.
Item C: You work in your organization’s marketing department. You want an engineer
from your new product development group to write up a short one-page description of the
features of a new state-of-the art desktop digital clock that offers verbal messages
reminding you of appointments.
Performance work statement (PWS). You will add a deck onto the back of your house.
Your adult brother and sister, who live in your neighborhood, have volunteered to work
with you on building the deck on weekends. The deck is on the ground floor of your
house. It is accessible through a sliding glass door in your downstairs family room. It
leads into your backyard garden. You obtain the deck drawings and instructions for
building a deck from You Can Build a Deck, which you picked up at your local Home
Create a performance work statement to capture key elements of the project effort
described immediately above. Use the Wright Brothers PWS example found in Module
4A as a guide to the approach you should take. Your PWS should be no longer than three