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Subject Title Project Management
Subject Code BUS304
Assessment Title Team Project Plan
Graduate Capabilities 1. Professional Expertise
2. Innovative Problem Solving
3. Technology and Information Literacy
4. Global Citizenship
5. Skilled Collaboration
6. Agile Leadership
7. Independent Self-Management
Learning Outcome/s (found in the Subject Outline) b. Formulate the lifecycle of a project with prioritized project components
c. Recommend project management tools, techniques and skills to be an effective project management team member
d. Solve project variations
Assessment type (group or individual) Groups of 3 – 4 Students
Weighting % 30%
Word count 4000 (+/- 10%)
Due day Week 11 Sunday 23.55
Submission type Turnitin
Peer Evl ?
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Format / Layout of Assessment Report:
ICMS Cover Page ?
Table of Contents
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Introduction
Findings ?
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Conclusion
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Assessment instructions Your project proposal has been approved. You now have the go ahead to plan for the project. As an extension of your assessment 2 project proposal, you will form student teams to proceed with one of your project plans from initiation to execution.
Your group project plan should include a plan that covers the full project life cycle and transition from each stage.
*It is expected that you make full use of the different templates that are provided for each topic as visual elements to support and communicate the merits of your project proposal.
A. Introductory contextual information about the project (provide a brief description of the project which includes the project title, project purpose and objectives, project priorities and the selected scope for this assessment).
B. Stakeholder analysis, engagement and communication plan
C. Project Scope and Work Breakdown Structure
D. Develop a network plan and identify the critical path
E. Develop and analyse the project schedule
F. Outline the project budget and resource requirements
G. Design a risk management plan (the major risks for your project and develop a risk response plan).
H. Outline the leadership requirements for this project (managing project teams)
I. Project close requirements and plans
At the start of your group work, you should complete a team charter (a guide can be found in the assessment section). Ensure that all team members contribute to this and that each has a final copy. Also provide the completed and signed charter to your lecturer.
Each student is also required to submit a peer evaluation that will be taken into consideration in awarding individual marks.
Readings for the assessment Project Success in a Global Context https://hbsp.harvard.edu/product/BEP479-PDF-
ENG?Ntt=project+management&itemFindingMethod=Search Planning a Project https://hbsp.harvard.edu/product/BEP460-PDF- ENG?Ntt=project+management&itemFindingMethod=Search
Project Management Institute (2013). A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). (5thed.). Pennsylvania: Project Management Institute. ISBN: 9781935589679
Stackpole, C. (2013). A user's manual to the PMBOK Guide. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. ISBN: 9781118431078
Grading Criteria / Rubric
Enter Assessment?Number and Title – Marking Rubric
Criteria HD
(85-100) D
(75-84) CR
(65-74) PASS
(50-64) FAIL
(0-49)
Research to support project plan The focus for the research
question(s) or basis for project is exceptionally clear. The The focus for the research
question(s) or basis for project is very clear. The rationale for The focus for the research
question(s) or basis for project is clear. The rationale The focus for the research
question(s) or basis for project is reasonably clear. The focus for the research
question(s) or basis for the project is unclear. The
Rationale for the research the research methodology is for the research methodology The rationale for the research rationale for the research
30% methodology is compared and compared with alternatives is stated and appropriate for methodology is appropriate methodology is inappropriate
evaluated against alternatives and the chosen method is the research for the research for the research
and the chosen method is appropriate for the research question/project. question/project. question/project.
appropriate for the research question/project.
question/project.
Project Management Knowledge
40% Understands and identifies key strategic elements of small to large projects and sets goals and deliverables.
Ensures resources are available, and where change is Demonstrates capability to manage larger, more complex projects, including:
• Identifies required resources and can effectively manage Demonstrates capability to manage small to large rprojects, including:
• Monitors progress.
• Manages change.
• Manages resources including utilisation of technology. Develops project plans. Prepares business cases. Tracks progress. Takes corrective action as needed. Ensures quality outcomes. Reviews projects. Limited knowledge, skill and/or experience in project management, including progression of project, changes required to a project, assurance of quality and needed communication.
Needed. Expertly negotiates these.
adjustments to milestones and deliverables.
Incorporates sustainability into he project implementation.
Communicates all updates effectively to all stakeholders.
Harnesses information and foresees new opportunities. • Undertakes risk identification and mitigation.
Communicates updates effectively to one or more stakeholder. Communicates updates to stakeholder.
Effective Communication
15% 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
Effective use of diverse presentation aids, including
graphics and multi-media. Information, arguments and evidence are very well presented; the presentation is logical, clear and well supported by evidence.
Demonstrates cultural sensitivity. Information, arguments and evidence are well presented, mostly clear flow of ideas and arguments.
Line of reasoning is easy to follow. Information, arguments and evidence are presented in a way that is not always clear and logical.
Line of reasoning is often difficult to follow. Difficult to understand for audience, no logical/clear structure, poor flow of ideas, argument lacks supporting evidence.
Audience cannot follow the line of reasoning.
Correct citation of key resources and evidence
15% Demonstrates use of high- quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and position statements. Shows evidence of wide scope within and without the organization
for sourcing evidence Demonstrates use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and statements. Shows evidence of wide scope within the organization for sourcing
evidence Demonstrates use of high quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas. Demonstrates use of credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well developed. Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas.

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