Subject Code and Title PROJ6000 Principles of Project Management
Assessment Assessment 3 – Visual Presentation: Project
Management Processes, Methodologies and Knowledge Areas
Length 6 -10 slides
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.
3. Apply appropriate project management tools and techniques, paying particular attention to risk management.
Submission By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday End of module 5
Total Marks 30 Marks
Leading organisations across sectors and geographic borders have been steadily embracing project management as a means of controlling spending and improving project results. These, and other desirable outcomes have been achieved through the application of project management methodologies, standards, and maturity models, which has understandably been embraced by many contemporary organisations.
Project managers of course are an integral part of delivering successful projects, and as such, have many responsibilities to discharge throughout a project’s lifecycle.
Create a visual presentation describing the application of effective project management processes, methodologies and knowledge areas. Describe how project management relates to project success/failure and the possible consequences when project management practices are not effectively implemented in projects.
Your presentation will contain 6 – 10 slides using a technology of your choice (e.g. MS PowerPoint or similar). Please follow the presentation guidelines attached as a PDF to this assessment brief.
Output and Submission
Submit your completed assessment by the end of module 5.
General Guidelines for Successful Presentations.
Project Management Institute (2010). The Value of Project Management. Retrieved from https://www.essaybishop.com/write-my-essay/pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Business-Solutions/Value of Project ManagementFINAL.ashx
Project Management Institute (2015). Capturing the Value of Project Management Through Knowledge Transfer. Retrieved from https://www.essaybishop.com/write-my-essay/pmi.org/~/media/pdf/learning/translations/2015/capture-value-knowledge-transfer-uk.ashx
Project Management Institute (n.d.). Real-world risk management. Retrieved from https://www.essaybishop.com/write-my-essay/pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Business-Solutions/Risk ManagementFINAL.ashx
Project Management Institute. (2013). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide) (5th ed.). Newtown Square, PA: PMI.
Project Management Institute. (2017). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide) (6th ed.). Newtown Square, PA: PMI.
Wysocki, R. K. (2014). Effective project management: Traditional, agile, extreme (7th ed.). Indianapolis, IN: Wiley.
This assessment will be graded using the Learning Rubric below, and is worth 30% of the total for the subject.
(75-84) High Distinction
communication Difficult to understand for audience, no logical/clear structure, poor flow of ideas, no reference to supporting evidence. Information, arguments and evidence are presented in a way that is Information, arguments and evidence are well presented, mostly clear Information, arguments and evidence are very Expertly presented; the presentation is logical, persuasive, and well
30% No effort is made to keep audience engaged, audience cannot follow the line of not always clear and logical. flow of ideas and arguments. well presented, the presentation is logical, clear and well supported by evidence, demonstrating a clear flow of ideas and
reasoning. Attempts are made to keep the audience The audience is mostly engaged, line of supported by evidence. arguments.
Little use of presentation aids, or the engaged, but not always reasoning is easy to Engages and sustains
presentation aids and material used are successful. Line of follow. Engages the audience’s interest in
irrelevant. reasoning is often difficult to follow. Effective use of presentation aids. audience, demonstrates cultural sensitivity. the topic, demonstrates high levels of cultural sensitivity
Presentation aids are used more for effect than relevance.
Knowledge and Limited understanding of required concepts Knowledge or Thorough knowledge or Highly developed A sophisticated
understanding and knowledge. understanding of the field understanding of the field understanding of the understanding of the
40% Key components of the assignment are not or discipline. or discipline/s. Supports personal opinion and field or discipline/s. field or discipline/s.
addressed. Resembles a recall or information substantiated Discriminates Systematically and
summary of key ideas. by evidence from the research/course between assertion of personal opinion and critically discriminates between assertion of
Often conflates/confuses assertion of personal materials. information substantiated by personal opinion and information
opinion with information Demonstrates a capacity robust evidence from substantiated by robust
substantiated by evidence to explain and apply the research/course evidence from the
from the research/course materials. relevant concepts. materials and extended reading. research/course materials and extended reading.
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capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts. Mastery of concepts and application to new situations/further learning.
Presentation Aid Little or no evidence of use of resource Presentation slides Presentation slides are Presentation slides Presentation slides are
guidelines in creation of the presentation indicate lack of structured and display are structured and structured and meet all
30% slides. understanding of resource guidelines or understanding and application of resource meet most resource guidelines. resource guidelines.
Understanding of subject matter is not well lack of effort in their guidelines. Clear understanding of
Subject matter displayed is not always consistent with the oral Understanding of subject matter is well demonstrated. Clear understanding of subject matter is demonstrated.
Content perfectly subject matter is demonstrated.
Content perfectly aligns with the oral
presentation. Most of the content is in alignment with the oral presentation. aligns with the oral presentation. presentation.
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|Final Project – Project Management|
|Description||3 Individual Assignments (IAs) – Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3: Part 1 (IA): Business Case (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation, equivalent to 2,500 words): 40% To complete the PowerPoint presentation: (I will sent you Individual Assignments from Units 1-5 to revise and compile into Powerpoint) – Compile your Individual Assignment entries from Units 1���5 into a single PowerPoint document Unit 1: A definition of the project scope, aims and objectives (1���2 PowerPoint slides) Unit 2: An analysis of stakeholder groups, stakeholder issues and stakeholder management strategies (1���2 PowerPoint slides) Unit 3: An analysis of project tasks and phases using key project management planning tools (2���4 PowerPoint slides) Unit 4: Proposed key performance indicators that could be used to monitor the project���s performance (1���2 PowerPoint slides) Unit 5: An analysis of risks involved in the project and proposed risk mitigation strategies (1���2 PowerPoint slides) – Add a final 1���2 slide summary of what you have learned from completing your Individual Assignments entries, highlighting specific attributes that would help in securing funding for your project plan. – References in Harvard Format Part 2 (IA): Critique of two project management planning tools (Microsoft Word): 25% (I will send you assignments from Unit 3 to review/revise) Refer back to the two project management planning tools you analysed in the Shared Activity in Unit 3. To complete the critique, compose an essay of approximately 1,500 words that includes: – An introduction explaining what project management planning tools are and how they can positively and negatively impact a project. – A description of the two project management planning tools you selected, including a brief explanation of why you find these tools interesting or relevant to your work. – An analysis and critique of the two tools, including: Strengths: How the tools you selected might aid your understanding and experiences with managing projects. Limitations: How the tools might make managing projects more challenging, and ways to overcome those challenges. A comparison of the two tools as appropriate. – A conclusion summarising your thoughts on the project management planning tools you selected, including any insights gained from completing your critique. References in Harvard format. Part 3 (IA): Critical review of a current debate in project management literature (Microsoft Word): 15% Select a current debate in project management literature. Identify a relevant article about a current debate in the project management literature. Compose an essay of approximately 1,000 words that includes: – An introductory paragraph identifying the current debate you selected and why it interests you. – A section critically reviewing the debate as presented in the article. – A conclusion explaining how you think the current debate could be resolved in the future. References in Harvard Format. Examples of current debates in project management you might address are found in readings throughout the unit. Some of these include: – Projects as a temporary organisation – Stakeholder involvement in project management – Impact of organisational structure and/or culture on projects – Project risk drivers – Project completion – Project planning tools In many cases, different authors use the same terms to describe different concepts, or different terms to mean what are essentially very similar ideas. Do not let terminology worry you; discuss your chosen concepts or theories in specific, descriptive language, without too much jargon. 3 Responses to Blog Posts – Final Reflection (Microsoft Word): The purpose of these Blog posts is to Reflect on all the assignments from Units 1-5: Throughout this module, you have explored important concepts and processes that can help you be successful in managing projects. Although some of the concepts and processes presented in the units may have been new to you, you should now have a solid understanding of what is involved in the project life cycle. You have also learned about your fellow students, and possibly developed some relationships along the way. This is characteristic of a transformational journey. Think about how you have changed throughout the course of the module and what impact the key concepts and processes have had on your attitudes towards and knowledge of project management. Consider concepts and processes you think will have the most influence on your future. This self-reflection will allow you to focus your educational journey or career path and achieve long-term success. Blog Post 1: Final Reflection Throughout the journey of last several weeks, I have explored the concepts of project life cycle, project scope, project stakeholders, organizational environments, project planning tools, project performance, risk management and project completion. I have renewed my learning about project management as an important organizational activity concerned with the planning and management of resources to deliver the required project outcome within defined quality, time and cost constraints. Below is summary of learning during this module: Systematically review and evaluate the concepts of managing projects and a critical awareness of the key factors involved in successful project management. Understanding the organizational context of projects and critically analyze important factors affecting the success or failure of a project. Analyze and apply appropriate techniques to each stage of a project���s life cycle. Assess the role and skill set required by a project manager; in particular leading, negotiating, communicating and cooperating. Reflecting upon individual and team performance in project management. Important Concepts Learned The most important concepts I learned are project closure, post-implementation review (PIR) and impact of organizational environment on team roles and on project success. Project closure happens when project stakeholders accepts and validates that the deliverables identified with the project manager at the beginning of the project have been completed. Many authors have identified the importance of project closure as; project closure is a set of activities that are required to formally end the project (Sanghera, 2006); for a project, it is very important ���knowing when to pull the plug��� (Staw and Ross, 2005: 65); Nicholas captured the importance of project closure in the statement that, ���a bungled closure can bungle the project��� (2001: 423). Post-implementation review (PIR) is a formal examination of the results received after the project has been delivered (Lewinson, 2011). During project closure, the project team needs to conduct a review/lessons-learned meeting to capture items such as ���what went well���, ���what could have been done better��� and ���what went wrong���. The outcome of the review meeting along with the estimation, planning and other project documents serve as a reference for future projects. In my current organization which is public entity; formal project closure and post-implementation review are not considered important steps of project life cycle. In future projects I will focus on formal project closure and PIR and will convince management about their benefits for coming projects and also will include adequate time while preparing project plan. Successful analysis of organizational environment is most important job for an IT project manager. If organization and management is more concerned about quantity but project manager is more focusing on quality and vice versa, then at the end he may fail to fulfill organizational expectations. It is more critical when defining project team roles because ���a team is not a bunch of people with job titles, but a congregation of individuals, each of whom has a role which is understood by other members. Members of a team seek out certain roles and they perform most effectively in the ones that are most natural to them��� (Belbin Associates, 2012). In a recent project of e-Transformation, management was expecting phased and module based project approach but in actual design, modules were dependent and team roles were assigned accordingly. When there was delay in project launching due to resources unavailability and other reasons, top management asked to go live with whatever modules are ready but because of design it was not possible which made top management unhappy and put project manager���s job at risk. In my opinion it was mistake of project manager that he did not communicate properly about project plan and also fail to read and understand management and organizational expectations and environment. Influence on Career Module shared activities played a vital role to understand different concepts and at the end I am very thankful to all my classmates and instructor for posting their thoughts and their questions which added great value in my learning. After completing this program I will be looking for a managerial position, so I am very hopeful that the concepts of project life cycle, project scope, project stakeholders, organizational environments, project planning tools, project performance, risk management and project completion will provide great help in my future endeavors. References Belbin Associates, (2012) Belbin Team Roles, Available at: https://www.essaybishop.com/write-my-essay/belbin.com/rte.asp