MGT8022 PROJECT-BASED MANAGEMENT
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MGT8022 ASSIGNMENT 2 MARK SHEET – PROJECT-BASED MANAGEMENT
(Note to markers – indicate level of achievement for each row by highlighting relevant text or cell - do not provide a numerical score for each row)
Non-compliant Poor/inadequate Basic Adequate Good Excellent Mark
ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS (out of 70) 0 0 to 29 30 to 38 39 to 44 45 to 50 51 to 60 /60
Executive summary (ES) to indicate the nature of the assignment, background details, research findings and recommendations where appropriate, and to function as a stand-alone document No ES provided. Poor quality ES that does not provide the required information Basic ES that provides limited information, or does not provide information in a clear and concise manner Adequate ES that provides sufficient information Good ES providing the required information in a clear and concise manner Comprehensive ES providing the required information in a clear and concise manner, and able to function as a stand-alone document and/or presentation to a CEO
1. Introduction – why your report has been prepared, what project is being analysed, and how your assignment is structured No introduction provided Poor introduction provided, or irrelevant information Basic introduction provided Adequate introduction provided Good clear introduction provided Clear, concise and comprehensive introduction providing essential details
2. Background and environment of project – enough detail for the reader to understand the nature and objectives of the project and its sponsor No background provided Inadequate information provided Basic or limited background information provided Appropriate level of detail provided Good level of detail provided Clear, concise and comprehensive background providing essential details
3. Critical analysis of the management of chosen project:
• Using the PMBOK knowledge areas as a framework, write a critical analysis of how your project is being managed (or was managed if it has been completed). No discussion on the topic Poor or inadequate discussion on the topic Basic discussion on the topic, with limited use of theory to support the discussion Adequate discussion on topic using appropriate theory Good discussion on topic using appropriate theory Clear, concise and comprehensive discussion on the topic, supported by appropriate theory, figures and tables.
• Use of the PMBOK knowledge areas PMBOK framework not used at all Poor or inadequate use of PMBOK framework Part or all of the PMBOK framework used to some extent. All PMBOK knowledge areas covered in good detail.
4. Conclusions – Summarise your findings from the analysis of your chosen project. What did you find out? Are the project management practices consistent with recognised theory? What issues are important and are of significance to project outcomes? What are the strengths and its weaknesses of the project management practices? No conclusions provided Poor or inadequate conclusions provided Basic conclusions provided Adequate conclusions derived from the preceding analysis Good conclusions derived from the preceding analysis Clear, concise and comprehensive conclusions derived from, and justifiably supported by, the preceding analysis
7. Recommendations – What are your recommendations flowing from this analysis of the management of your project? What changes should be made for better management of this project (or similar future projects)? Address the shortcomings identified in the conclusions. No recommendations provided Poor or inadequate recommendations provided Basic recommendations provided Adequate recommendations provided Good recommendations provided Clear, concise and comprehensive recommendations, addressing the conclusions.
RESEARCH & ACADEMIC THEORY (out of 30) 0 0 to 14 15-22 23 to 30 /30
Critical analysis uses appropriate theoretical principles as a framework for analysis No use of theoretical principles Poor or inadequate use of theoretical principles Basic use of theoretical principles Adequate use of theoretical principles Good use of theoretical principles Extensive use of theoretical principles and appropriate application to the project and its environment
Argument is well structured, logical, and well reasoned (compelling) No logical argument provided Poor or inadequate structure and argument Basic structure and argument Appropriate structure and argument Good structure and argument Well structured, logical, and well reasoned
Figures and tables are effectively used and adapted in the analysis to clearly illustrate/compare/contrast theoretical principles with project practices. No use of tables and/or figures where their inclusion was justified Poor or inadequate usage of figures and tables Basic usage of figures and tables Adequate usage of figures and tables Good usage of figures and tables Excellent usage and adaptation of figures and tables
Evidence of research is provided to support the analysis and argument. No evidence of research into the topic Poor or inadequate evidence of research Basic evidence of research Adequate evidence of research beyond the study materials and set text Good evidence of research beyond the study materials and set text Evidence of extensive research beyond the study materials and set text to support the analysis and argument
Evidence of knowledge of study materials and general knowledge of the project management domain is provided No indication of knowledge of study materials Poor or inadequate indication of knowledge of study materials Basic indication of knowledge of study materials Indication of adequate knowledge of study materials Indication of good knowledge of study materials Evidence of extensive knowledge of study materials and of PM domain
Quality of resources – evidence of use of research resources from quality sources (e.g. journal articles, texts, conference papers, etc) No use of research resources Poor quality sources of reference materials (e.g. websites, Wikipedia, etc) Basic quality sources of reference materials (e.g. websites, Wikipedia, etc) Adequate quality of sources of research Good quality of sources of research Excellent sources of research resources, including journals, texts, conference papers, etc.
Citations are effectively and appropriately provided (and consistent with the Harvard referencing system) No use of citations Poor or inadequate use of citations within the text Basic use of citations within the text Adequate use of citations within the text Good use of citations within the text Extensive and appropriate use of citations to reflect use of theory in analysis and argument
List of references is provided and shows quality sources No list of references Poor or inadequate list of references ( 10) Basic list of references ( 10) Adequate list of references ( 10) Good list of references ( 10) Comprehensive list of relevant references
Harvard referencing system is used and conforms to Harvard style as defined on USQ Library website (e.g. alphabetical order) No use of Harvard referencing system Poor or inadequate use of Harvard system of referencing Basic use of Harvard system of referencing Adequate use of Harvard system Good use of Harvard system Comprehensive use of Harvard system in accordance with conventions of AGPS 6 style
PRESENTATION OF REPORT (out of 10) 0 0 to 4 5 to 7 8 to 10 /10
Section Numbering - section and sub-section numbering to comply with normal conventions (e.g. set text by Summers & Smith - Communications Skills Handbook) No section numbering at all Little or no effective usage of section numbering Adequate usage of section numbering Excellent usage section numbering
Page Numbering - page numbering to comply with normal conventions (e.g. set text by Summers & Smith - Communications Skills Handbook) No page numbering at all Incorrect use of page numbering Adequate use of page numbering Correct use of page numbering
Table of contents – includes executive summary and all sections and subsections, list of references, list of appendices, list of figures and list of tables, all with page numbering No table of contents provided Incorrect or incomplete use of Table of contents Adequate use of Table of contents Correct use of table of contents
Language Skills - grammar, spelling, clear and concise writing style, correct punctuation Very poor language skills Poor language skills Basic language skills Adequate language skills Good language skills Excellent language skills
Word count Significantly over or under nominated word count Slightly over or under word count margins (+/- 10%) Within word count margins
* Total Assessment Mark (out of 100)
Penalties applied to... Marks to be deducted for... Range of penalty Actual deduction
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Turnitin Report – to be submitted with assignment No Turnitin originality report
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* Total Assessment Mark (TAM)
** Total Deducted Mark (TDM)
Final Assignment Mark = TAM – TDM (capped at 1/100 until Turnitin originality report received)
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