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A ssessment Brief
Program Bachelor of Business
Subject code MGT201A
Subject name Project Management
Assessment title Case Study
Group or individual assessment Individual
Length 750 word (+/- 10%)
Learning outcomes addressed A, B and C
Submission date
Week 5
Total marks 100 Marks
Weighting 15%
Assessment Brief:
National Geographic - Inside Rio Carnaval
Available at: https://youtu.be/xgaVj0wSw2A
This video goes behind the scenes of one of the most popular events in the world – Rio Carnaval. Mainly from the perspective of Syd Carvalho, an experienced carnaval designer and project manager, we get a glimpse into what it can be like managing and coordinating such a project. From Syd’s perspective, the assignment requires you to read this case report and search it for two items:
(1) The positives in this project (what went well from a project management perspective)
(2) The setbacks in this project (challenges and setbacks from a project management perspective)
There are several project management topics at play here (i.e. chartering projects, organizational culture and structure, scope planning, risk management, stakeholder management, time & scheduling management, etc).
You are not required to make any recommendations for improvement. Rather, you are reading the report to simply identify, list and discuss the positives and setbacks. Two (2) positives and two (2) setbacks are to be identified and detailed. Each positive or setback is detailed in 2 paragraphs where you identify the issue, why you think it went right (or wrong) and use references from the literature that discuss this weakness or strength in projects (at least 2 unique sources per topic). For example, if you identify that the budget for this project was exceeded, you will identify the cost overrun and cite references that discuss cost overruns being a common problem in projects. Some positives and setbacks are clear as they are easy to see, while others may be implied and will need you to think critically and make conclusions about those strengths or weaknesses.
The assignment takes the form of a report with the specified headings in the summary above –
Brief introduction (2 – 3 sentences)
Body – 2 positives (2 paragraphs each)
2 setbacks/challenges (2 paragraphs each) Conclusion (2 – 3 sentences)
*The 750 word count applies only to the body (2 positives and 2 setbacks)
The purpose of the report is to assess your ability to read a project case report, identify project management issues, and make reference to supporting project management literature on the topic.
Marking Criteria:
Student Name:
Structure
Excellent
3
Good
2
Averag
e 1.0 Not adequate
0.5
Poo
r 0
Overall alignment with assessment requirements
Reference to relevant literature
Applied project managementterminology
Sentence form and choice(s) are varied and appropriate
Well organised, logical
Balanced discussion of each topic
Strength of
argument(s)/reasoning for each topic
Comments: /21%
Style
Excellent
3
Good
2
Averag
e 1
Not adequate
0.5
Poor
0
Writing is clear and concise
Good paragraph structure
Overallpresentation
Comments: /9%
Referencing
Excellent
2.5
Good
2
Averag
e 1.5
Not adequate 1
Very Poor
0
Use of varied sources
Relating of references to effective project management
Proper APA style referencing
Quality of sources used
Comments: /10%
Content
Excellent
15
Good 12
Averag
e 8
Not adequate
5
Poor
0
Was the topic thoroughly discussed?
Matureunderstandingof project management topics
Understanding of relevance to project success
Independent thought used
Comments: /60%
Overall Comments:
Total Mark : /100%