HS2061 IT Project Management
Assignment 2 Group Assessment
Assessment Weight: 25%
Due: Weeks 11
This assessment item relates to the unit learning outcomes as in the Unit of Study Guide. This assessment is designed to give students Further skills in the planning and monitoring stages of Project Management, particularly in the “Planning” process group, and the “Monitoring and Controlling” process group as defined by the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guide.
This assignment is based on the same semester Case Study as you used for the first assignment. The case Study is located in the document HIS2061-CaseStudy. You need to make sure you have read and understood all the implications in this case study carefully.
This is a group assignment and all students will be allocated to a group. Each group will have a group folder in Blackboard, and within this group folder you can set up discussion boards, swap files and send emails to the group members. You should take advantage of the collaboration tools available to you within this folder. One way to proceed is to nominate one member of the group as the Project Manager who will be responsible for coordinating all the activities of the group. This is not mandatory
Once you read the case study Your task is to create the following documents
• Project Management Plan (Main document to be created)
All other documents required will be embedded within the project management plan and these will include
• Updated scope management plan including the updated WBS (by reviewing the documents from assignment 1 of all individual team members)
• Updated requirements document
• Schedule Management Plan
• Cost Management Plan
• Risk Management Plan
• Stakeholder Engagement Plan
If your group has more than 3 members, you are also to supply
• Quality Management Plan
• Communication Management Plan
Note on Group Work:
As this is a group assignment, by default all members of the group will receive the same grade. However, this is assuming that all members of the group contribute equally. If during the course of the assignment a group member is not contributing their fair share of work, for whatever reason, the group should contact their unit coordinator or tutor as soon as possible. Arrangements will then be made to grade each member differently based on input to the project. If the group is satisfied with the level of input from each member, then there is no need to contact the unit coordinator or tutor. In the absence of any advice from the group members on such matters, all members will receive the same final grade.
It may be possible that the unit coordinator or tutor will decide to grade the group members differently based on their own observations of contact, file sharing and messaging within the group folder.
Your document should be a single MS Word or OpenOffice document containing your report. Do not use PDF as a submission format,
All submissions will be submitted through the safeAssign facility in Blackboard. Submission boxes linked to SafeAssign will be set up in the Units Blackboard Shell. Assignments not submitted through these submission links will not be considered.
Submissions must be made by the due date and time (which will be in the session detailed above) and determined by your Unit coordinator. Submissions made after the due date and time will be penalized per day late (including weekend days) according to Holmes Institute policies.
The SafeAssign similarity score will be used in determining the level, if any, of plagiarism. SafeAssign will check conference web-sites, Journal articles, the Web and your own class members submissions for plagiarism. You can see your SafeAssign similarity score (or match) when you submit your assignment to the appropriate drop-box. If this is a concern you will have a chance to change your assignment and resubmit. However, re-submission is only allowed prior to the submission due date and time. After the due date and time have elapsed your assignment will be graded as late. Submitted assignments that indicate a high level of plagiarism will be penalized according to the Holmes Academic Misconduct policy, there will be no exceptions. Thus, plan early and submit early to take advantage of the re-submission feature. You can make multiple submissions, but please remember we grade only the last submission, and the date and time you submitted will be taken from that submission.
Holmes Institute is committed to ensuring and upholding Academic Integrity, as Academic Integrity is integral to maintaining academic quality and the reputation of Holmes’ graduates. Accordingly, all assessment tasks need to comply with academic integrity guidelines. Table 1 identifies the six categories of Academic Integrity breaches. If you have any questions about Academic Integrity issues related to your assessment tasks, please consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines and support resources. Many of these resources can also be found through the Study Sills link on Blackboard.
Academic Integrity breaches are a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from deduction of marks, failure of the assessment task or unit involved, suspension of course enrolment, or cancellation of course enrolment.
Table 1: Six categories of Academic Integrity breaches
Plagiarism Reproducing the work of someone else without attribution. When a student submits their own work on multiple occasions this is known as self-plagiarism.
Collusion Working with one or more other individuals to complete an assignment, in a way that is not authorised.
Copying Reproducing and submitting the work of another student, with or without their knowledge. If a student fails to take reasonable precautions to prevent their own original work from being copied, this may also be considered an offence.
Impersonation Falsely presenting oneself, or engaging someone else to present as oneself, in an in-person examination.
Contract cheating Contracting a third party to complete an assessment task, generally in exchange for money or other manner of payment.
Data fabrication and falsification Manipulating or inventing data with the intent of supporting false conclusions, including manipulating images.
Source: INQAAHE, 2020