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Assessment 3 Information
Subject Code: MBA642
Subject Name: Project Initiation, Planning and Execution
Assessment Title: Project Management Plan
Assessment Type: Length: Individual, Written Proposal 8 pages (no more)
Weighting: 40%
Total Marks:
Submission: 100
Online
Due Date: Week 13
Your task
Individually, you are required to prepare an eight-page project management plan for a company based on the assessment instructions below.
Assessment Description.
The purpose of this individual assessment is to give students an opportunity to create an integrated project management plan that meets industry standards and objectives. In analysing the organisational factors that promote effective project management, students will also consider factors that may give rise to ethical compromises.
Assessment Instructions
Presume that you have just been employed by one of the companies listed below to manage an opening of a new office in Canberra.
Little Bang Brewery
Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters
Quany’s Gym
Sparkyologists
Qantum Bicycles
For the purposes of this assessment, you are to assume the office/venue in Canberra will be an identical model and operations, with the location being entirely sustainable (without goods/services being shared between the two locations).
Within your research consider the size, location, and requirements of the new office in Canberra and make sure you identify the unique operational, management and procurement needs of the company you select. When considering your plan, think about the various operational and logistical needs of your chosen company to begin operations in Canberra.
Your final proposal must include the following:
• A one-page executive summary that covers all of the significant proposal items (not included in the page limit)
• A one-page overview of the company, its operations and identification of the essential requirements for the move.
• The following original documents as part of your Word document submission (not in pdf or other formats):
o Work Breakdown Structure, highlighting the main tasks and elements of your project.
o A Gantt chart, showing the main tasks and overall schedule of your project.
o A scheduling flowchart, showing the links and connections between your various tasks.
o Risk assessment matrix, highlighting the risks and their potential impact (likelihood and severity) on your project.
Your plan should detail everything that is required to have an open, functioning location of the same standards and specifications as the existing location. You do not, however, need to consider any elements relating to marketing, communications or other methods of gaining new customers for this location.
In preparing this proposal, you will need to utilise relevant theories and concepts covered in weeks 1 to 12 and use at least 10 sources of information and reference these in accordance with the Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style. These may include websites, government publications, industry reports, census data, journal articles, and newspaper articles. These references should be presented as in-text citations and a reference list at the end of your proposal. Wikipedia and other ‘popular’ sites are not to be used.
Assessment Submission
This file must be submitted as a ‘Word’ document to avoid any technical issues that may occur from incorrect file format upload. Uploaded files with a virus will not be considered as a legitimate submission. Turnitin will notify you if there is an issue with the submitted file. In this case, you must contact your workshop facilitator via email and provide a brief description of the problem and a screenshot of the Turnitin error message. You are also encouraged to submit your work well in advance of the deadline to avoid any possible delay with the Turnitin similarity report or any other technical difficulties.
Late assignment submission penalties
Penalties will be imposed on late assignment submissions in accordance with Kaplan Business School “late assignment submission penalties” Policy.
Number of days Penalty
1* - 9 days 5% per day for each calendar day late deducted from the total marks available
10 - 14 days 50% deducted from the total marks available.
After 14 days Assignments that are submitted more than 14 calendar days after the due date will not be accepted, and the student will receive a mark of zero for the assignment(s).
Note Notwithstanding the above penalty rules, assignments will also be given a mark of zero if they are submitted after assignments have been returned to students
*Assignments submitted at any stage within the first 24 hours after the deadline will be considered to be one day late and therefore subject to the associated penalty
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MBA642 Assessment 3 Marking Rubric – Project Management Plan 40%
Marking
Criteria (__/100) F (Fail)
0 – 49% P (Pass) 50 – 64% C (Credit) 65 – 74% D (Distinction) 75 – 84% HD (High Distinction) 85 – 100%
Executive Summary
__/5 marks You have written a summary that is unclear and/or vague. It does not cover the significant proposal items. You have written a basic summary that partially covers the significant proposal items. You have written an enhanced executive summary that covers most of the significant proposal items. You have written a detailed executive summary that covers all of the significant proposal items. You have written a comprehensive executive summary that covers all of the significant proposal items.
Overview
__/10 marks You have provided an unclear or no overview of the company, its
operations and identification of the essential requirements for the move. You have provided a basic overview of the company, its
operations and identification of the essential requirements for the move. You have provided a mostly detailed overview of the company, its operations and identification of the essential requirements for the move. You have provided a detailed overview of the company, its
operations and identification of the essential requirements for the move. You have provided a comprehensive overview of the company, its operations and identification of the essential requirements for the move.
WBS, Gantt,
Flowchart, and Risk
Matrix
__/40 marks You have provided an unclear or incoherent plan that does not
represent the overall schedule of your
project with limited or no consideration of the main tasks and elements of the project that demonstrate no links and connections between various tasks and does not highlight the risk and their likelihood. You have created a basic plan that partially represents the overall schedule of your project by
considering the main tasks and elements of the project that
demonstrate links and connections between various tasks and
highlights the risk and their likelihood. You have created a mostly detailed plan that represents the
overall schedule of your project by
considering the main tasks and elements of the project that
demonstrate links and connections between various tasks and
highlights the risk and their likelihood. You have created a detailed plan that represents the overall
schedule of your project by
considering the main tasks and elements of the project that
demonstrate links and connections between various tasks and
highlights the risk and their likelihood. You have created a comprehensive plan that
represents the overall schedule of your project by considering the
main tasks and elements of the
project that demonstrate links and connections between various
tasks and highlights the risk and their likelihood.
Theory/Concept Application
__/20 marks Your proposal applies minimal or none of the relevant MBA642 theories and concepts from weeks 1 to 12. You have applied some of the relevant MBA642 theories and concepts from weeks 1 to 12. You have applied many of the relevant MBA642 theories and concepts from weeks 1 to 12. You have applied most of the relevant MBA642 theories and concepts from weeks 1 to 12. You have comprehensively applied all of the relevant MBA642 theories and concepts from weeks 1 to 12 and did so convincingly.
Research
__/10 marks Your research lacks focus and/or you have chosen unsuitable or bogus sources, which do not link to the required assessment task. You have demonstrated a basic level of research, which is
supported by a reasonable selection of sources. You have demonstrated substantial research, which is supported by a reasonable selection of sources. You have demonstrated substantial research, which is supported by an appropriate selection and range of sources. You have demonstrated extensive research, which is supported by an appropriate selection and range of sources.
Grammar/Spelling
__/5 marks Spelling and/or grammar is consistently incorrect. It impacts on the flow and readability of your proposal. Though there are some errors in grammar and spelling, these do not detract from the readability and flow of your proposal. Mostly correct grammar and spelling but any errors do not
impact on the readability and flow of your proposal. Errors in grammar and spelling are rare, which enhances the
readability and flow of your proposal. Perfect grammar and spelling throughout, which enhances the readability and flow of your proposal.
Format
__/5 marks The format chosen for your proposal is inappropriate and/or lacks thought and consideration for the intended audience. The format chosen for your proposal is appropriate, but further attention to detail would improve its presentation. The format chosen for your proposal is appropriate, but minor changes would enhance its presentation. Your proposal is professionally presented and has been submitted in the appropriate format. Your proposal is professionally presented and exceeds
expectations for what is suitable for a business environment.
In-text Citations and
Referencing
__/5 marks Neither in-text referencing and reference list adhere to Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style. In-text referencing or the resultant reference list adheres to Kaplan
Harvard Referencing Style, with some errors. Both, in-text referencing and the resultant reference list adhere to
Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style, with some errors. Both, in-text referencing and the resultant reference list adhere to
Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style, with only occasional minor errors. Both, in-text referencing and the resultant reference list adhere strictly to Kaplan Harvard
Referencing Style, with no errors.
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