Assessment 1: Individual
Required Length: 1,500 words
Format: Written report, Word document
Marks Allocated: 25
Assessment 1 instructions
Assessment 1 Instructions:
Please read the information in -Licola Village- case study. You are a consultant to Mr Wallaby, the project manager of an Australian Not-for-Profit Organisation that wants to replicate the idea and success of the Licola Village in a town in Fiji.
Assume you are at the start of a new project in Fiji and have been appointed by the project manager (Mr Wallaby) to assist in planning the execution of this project. Your first task is to put together a Project Execution Plan framework so that the project manager can discuss his approach with the CEO before proceeding with further work. This Plan and the associated Business Case will be the main documents on which the NGO's board bases its approval decision. Also, the NGO is planning to approach the Fiji government for funding support and will require a sound Project Execution Plan in addition to the Business Case (the Business Case is not part of this task).
At this point, you should have done some research on the type of project execution plans that are in use in various industries. As a minimum, having worked through Modules 1 and 2, you should know the major sections in the project execution plan. You may have noticed through your research that regardless of the industry sector from which the project execution plan comes, the format, (i.e., section headings) is roughly the same.
If you feel out of your depth with too many unknowns and uncertainties or even a feeling of ‘I don’t know what I am doing’- welcome to the world of project management. It is not uncommon that a manager ventures into a discipline that he/she is not familiar with and has to learn ‘on the run’. Between the PMBoK reference, the Module’s notes and your own research, there should be more than sufficient information for you to tackle this task. We are looking for the thinking that supports your decisions and/or recommendations, and the underpinning logic, not how well you can repeat what you have been taught or have read.
The scope of the task
Mt Wallaby requires only an outline of all the section and subsection headings of the project execution plan. For example, the plan begins with an Executive summary, Project description and then the Project management plan with the relevant sub-plans. Under each heading and subheading that you have chosen to include in the Plan, within the context of the Fiji and Licola village style project, explain the reason why these sections are needed and the issues that you believe are important to address, with reference to academic and/or professional publications. Similarly, if you have excluded certain sections from the Plan, why they are omitted and what could be the potential risk of not including them, again with references to the published work.
Preparing your submissions
Prepare your submission as a Word document, up to 1,500 words, +/- 10% and excluding list of references. Make sure you include at least six references to academic publications, using the Harvard referencing style. Refer to the Assessment 1 marking rubric before starting work on this assessment.
NOTE: I have attached my workbook which gives us information about the work to be done and some information and references which you can refer too. Please make sure all the things are included. We need to ensure what all components are we including in this plan and whatnot( the ones which we are not including why aren't we including them )