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ASSESSMENT BRIEF 01
Subject Code and Title
MPGM PROJ-6006: Organisational Behaviour and People Management
Assessment
01: Case Study
Individual/Group
Individual
Length
800-1,000 words
Learning Outcomes
1, 2
Submission
End of Module 2
Weighting
25%
Total Marks
25 marks
Context:
In this assessment, students are required to analyse a case study that describes an organisation facing the launch several projects designed to address three specific goals. In later modules, students work in groups to analyse the actual projects. In this assessment, they lay the groundwork for that latter analysis by first analysing the leadership styles/approaches they believe to be appropriate for project leadership in this environment.
Identifying and analysing leadership styles helps students to prepare for the management of the efforts of individuals who contribute to a project. This also introduces the concepts of power, and how the appropriate use of power can influence these efforts.
Instructions:
Address questions for case study
Students will read the case study and address the following:
• Explain why you might choose one of the leadership styles discussed in this module’s learning resources over another style when managing the highlighted project team.
• Describe which tools and techniques discussed in the resources you might use as a PM to influence this project team.
• Explain which of the 5 types of power (as described in Shenoy web article) you would employ to:
1) influence the project team,
2) motivate the team members to work collaboratively, and

3) impact the project’s success.
• Explain your reasons for selecting these approaches, referencing any insight you have gained from your interaction with colleagues in the Module 1 Discussion.
• Describe the steps you might take, as project manager, to alleviate challenges faced by your project team before those challenges grow so large that they damage the work environment or the final product. Explain why.

Learning Rubrics
Assessment Attributes
Fail (Unacceptable) (0-49%) Pass (Functional) (50-64%) Credit (Proficient) (65-74%) Distinction (Advanced) (75-84%) High Distinction (Exceptional) (85-100%)
Knowledge and understanding of the management of stakeholder objectives and the impact this has on the agency of project teams
30% Shows limited understanding of the management of stakeholder objectives and the impact this has on the agency of project teams.
Does not address key components of stakeholder objectives. Resembles a recall or summary of key ideas about stakeholder objectives.
Addresses the impact of stakeholder objectives on project teams. Demonstrates clear understanding of the concept of agency.
Supports personal opinion and information substantiated by evidence from the research materials.
Explains management of stakeholder objectives and applies to the concept of project teams. Elaborates clearly the relationship between managing stakeholder objectives and the agency of project teams.
Discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research materials. Critically discriminates between stakeholder objectives, their management, and the impact these have on the agency of project teams.
Supports personal opinion and information by robust evidence from the research materials and extended reading.
Identification and analysis to alleviate challenges
30% Does not identify a range of strategic issues or insufficiently analyses challenges identified. Demonstrates limited awareness of a range of challenges or analyses minimally the risk. Identifies a range of pertinent challenges and competently analyses the risk. Integrates understanding of the range of challenges in presenting a coherent risk analysis. Demonstrates innovation in the range of challenges identified and communicates a critical understanding of risk analysis.
Analysis and application of leadership and communication strategies for project success
30% Limited synthesis and analysis of communication strategies to achieve project success and/or insufficient identification of stakeholders.
Limited application/recommendations Demonstrates analysis and synthesis of communication strategies to achieve project success.
Applies recommendations for leadership strategies Well-developed analysis and synthesis of communication strategies with application of recommendations to achieve project success linked to analysis/synthesis. Thoroughly developed and creative analysis and synthesis of communication and/or leadership strategies to achieve project success. Sophisticated and/or creative analysis, synthesising new and existing knowledge of communication and leadership strategies to achieve project success.

for leadership strategies to achieve project success. to achieve project success.
However insufficiently identifies all stakeholders and their relation to project success. Applies recommendations for leadership strategies to achieve project success.
Sufficiently identified stakeholders in relation to the project success. Well demonstrated identification and analysis of stakeholders. Critically analysed relationship of stakeholders in relation to project success.
Recommendations are clearly justified based on the analysis/synthesis of project success.
Use of academic and discipline conventions and sources of evidence
10% Poorly written with errors in spelling, grammar.
Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas.
There are mistakes in using the APA style. Is written according to academic genre (e.g. with introduction, conclusion or summary) and has accurate spelling, grammar, sentence and paragraph construction.
Demonstrates consistent use of credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well developed.
There are no mistakes in using the APA style. Is well-written and adheres to the academic genre (e.g. with introduction, conclusion or summary).
Demonstrates consistent use of high quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas.
There are no mistakes in using the APA style. Is very well-written and adheres to the academic genre.
Consistently demonstrates expert use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop appropriate arguments and statements. Shows evidence of reading beyond the key reading
There are no mistakes in using the APA style. Expertly written and adheres to the academic genre.
Demonstrates expert use of high-quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop arguments and position statements. Shows extensive evidence of reading beyond the key reading
There are no mistakes in using the APA Style.

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