Subject Code and Title PROJ 6000: Principles of Project Management
Assessment Assessment 4 – Personal Reflection
Length 1500 words
Learning Outcomes Successful completion of this assignment will result in achievement of the following subject learning outcomes:
1. Understand PMBOK knowledge areas and process groups and their role, relevance and impact on project management best practice and PMI’s Code of Ethics.
2. Critically compare and contrast project management approaches and their appropriateness for managing a variety of project types.
3. Apply appropriate project management tools and techniques, paying particular attention to risk management.
4. Critically reflect on the leadership styles necessary to succeed in a range of project management situations, and their personal capacity to succeed in those situations.
Submission By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday First Half of Module 6
Total Marks 20 marks
At the beginning of your learning journey on this subject, you were encouraged to reflect on your learning experience and knowledge obtained from the learning modules through discussions and participation. This assessment will provide an opportunity for you to reflect on your learning, document lessons learned, identify global project management practices you hope to adopt in your career. In short, your reflection is a tool for developing knowledge and professionalism in all matters relevant to you as a project manager and leader.
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By the first half of Module 6, you will be required to submit a 1500-word reflection of your learning throughout the subject using the given/approved case study.
NOTE: Master of Business Information Systems students must use an IT project as an example in this assessment.
Your reflection should include project management knowledge you have gained throughout the previous learning modules in this subject and appropriate use of additional resources related to this assessment.
Based on what you have learnt in this subject, describe project management practices, implementation and competencies of the project team that result in success and/or failure in the given project. Critically analyse how you could do to enhance or improve success rate of the project.
Include references to readings and additional resources discovered.
Output and Submission:
Submit your completed assessment at the first half of Module 6.
This assessment will be graded using the Learning Rubric below. It is worth 20% of the marks available for this subject.
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Assessment Attributes Fail (0-49) Pass (50-64) Credit (65-74) Distinction (75-84) High Distinction (85-100)
Difficult to understand for audience, no logical/clear structure, poor flow of ideas, argument lacks supporting evidence.
No effort is made to keep audience engaged, audience cannot follow the line of reasoning.
Information, arguments and evidence are presented in a way that is not always clear and logical.
Attempts are made to keep the audience engaged, but not always successful. Line of reasoning is often difficult to follow.
Information, arguments and evidence are well presented, mostly clear flow of ideas and arguments.
The audience is mostly engaged.
Line of reasoning is easy to follow.
Information, arguments and evidence are very well presented, the presentation is logical, clear and well supported by evidence.
Engages the audience, demonstrates cultural sensitivity. Expertly presented; the presentation is logical, persuasive, and well supported by evidence, demonstrating a clear flow of ideas and arguments.
Engages and sustains audience’s interest in the topic, demonstrates high levels of cultural sensitivity.
Limited understanding of required
concepts and knowledge
Key components of the assignment are not addressed.
Knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline.
Resembles a recall or summary of key ideas.
Often conflates/confuses assertion of personal opinion with information Thorough knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline/s. Supports personal opinion and information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials. Highly developed understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course A sophisticated understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course
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substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.
Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts. materials and extended reading.
Well demonstrated capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts. materials and extended reading.
Mastery of concepts
and application to new
No attempt to demonstrate connections to previous learning or experience.
Little to no attempt to demonstrate connections between learning experience and material.
Analysis is defensive or lack of depth.
Inconsistently draws connections between the experience and materials.
Sometimes defensive or onesided in analysis.
The reflection demonstrates connections between the experience and materials.
Demonstrates a nondefensive ability to critically appraise and discuss on the topics.
The reflection demonstrates connections between the experience and material from other courses; past experiences; and/or personal goals.
Demonstrates an open, non-defensive
ability to critically appraise and discuss on the topics.
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