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MIS608_Assessment_3_Brief_Case Study_Module 6.1 Page 1 of 6Task SummaryIn this group assignment, you are required to produce a 2500 words report for the organisationpresented in the case scenario.ContextAgile teams and agile ways of working are becoming more prevalent in workplaces and it is likelythat you will be a part of an agile team in your career. However, agile is very different from themore traditional ‘waterfall’ project management practice. This assessment will ensure that you arewell-versed in the philosophies and practice associated with Agile so that you have sufficientknowledge to join and agile team or implement agile practices in your future career.Task Instructions1. Team Formation and Registration• Form teams of 3-4 members.• The deadline for team registration is 11:45pm AEST Friday end of Module 1.2 (Week 2).• To register your team, you are required to send your Learning Facilitator an email with“[MIS608] Team Registration” in the subject line. In the body of that email, please list thenames and student ID numbers of all the members of your team.• You are required to send the registration email to your facilitator before the registrationdeadline. ASSESSMENT 3 BRIEFSubject Code and TitleMIS608 – Agile Project ManagementAssessmentAgile Case Study ReportIndividual/GroupGroupLength2 500 words (+/- 10%)Learning OutcomesThe Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successfulcompletion of the task below include:b) Discuss and demonstrate core concepts of agilemethodology within a context of a business case study.c) Communicate the benefits of an agile PM plan in thecontext of a business case to demonstrate a response to acomplex business need while aligning strategies to businesspriorities defined by changing business requirements.e) Develop and communicate a collaborative strategy whichembodies the principles of agile methodology tostakeholders of an organisation.SubmissionDue by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 6.1Weighting50%Total Marks100 marks MIS608_Assessment_3_Brief_Case Study_Module 6.1 Page 2 of 6• After the registration deadline, those students who are not in a team will be allocated to ateam by the Learning Facilitator.2. Team ContractPlease read the attached MIS608_Assessment 3_Team Contract.• Each team is required to complete their team contract as part of the Learning Activity forModule 2.1 (Week 3).3. Case StudyPlease read the attached MIS608_Assessment 3_Case Study.4. Kanban Boards• Each group is required to complete Kanban boards as part of learning activities from Module2.1 (Week 3) up to and including Module 5.2 (Week 10).• This will need to be included in the appendices of the assessment as evidence of practice.5. Final Group ReportWrite a 2500 words group report following the structure outlined below:Title pageShould include the subject code and subject name, assignment title, all student’s names andstudent numbers in the group and the lecturer’s name.Executive summary: While this report is brief – it will require an Executive Summary, whichdoes not form part of the overall word count.Introduction (300-350 words): will also serve as your statement of purpose for the report.This means that you will tell the reader what you are going to cover in your report. You willneed to inform the reader of:a. Your area of research and its contextb. The key concepts you will be addressing,c. What the reader can expect to find in the body of the reportBody of the report (1800 – 2000 words): will need to respond to the specific requirementsof the case study. The areas you will be required to cover are:a. Agile ceremoniesb. Agile requirementsc. Lean Startup tools used in Agiled. Agile estimating and planninge. Agile velocityf. Scaling Agile after initial successg. Release planning and cadenceThe conclusion (300-350 words): will summarise any findings or recommendations that thereport puts forward regarding the concepts covered in the report.AppendicesPlease include the following documents in the appendices:Team contractKanban boards from Module 2.1 (Week 3) up to and including Module 5.2 (Week 10).MIS608_Assessment_3_Brief_Case Study_Module 6.1 Page 3 of 66. Report Format and LayoutThe report should use font Arial or Calibri 11 point, should be line spaced at 1.5 for ease of readingand page numbers on the bottom of each page.If diagrams or tables are used, due attention should be given to pagination to avoid loss of meaningand continuity by unnecessarily splitting information over two pages. Diagrams must carry theappropriate captioning.7. ReferencingIt is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see moreinformation on referencing here http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencingSubmission InstructionsSubmit Assessment 3 via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in MIS608 Agile ProjectManagement. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal.Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.Academic Integrity DeclarationWe declare that except where we have referenced, the work we are submitting for this assessmenttask is our own work. We have read and are aware of Torrens University Australia Academic IntegrityPolicy and Procedure viewable online at http://www.torrens.edu.au/policies-and-formsWe are aware that we need to keep a copy of all submitted material and their drafts, and we will doso accordingly.MIS608_Assessment_3_Brief_Case Study_Module 6.1 Page 4 of 6Assessment Rubric Assessment AttributesFail(Yet to achieve minimumstandard)0-49%Pass(Functional)50-64%Credit(Proficient)65-74%Distinction(Advanced)75-84%High Distinction(Exceptional)85-100%Visual appeal, writingstyle and presentationof contentTitle page. Font,spacing and format arein accordance with therequirements of theassignment briefAppropriate use ofparagraphs, sentenceconstruction, spellingand grammar. Adheresto the word countrequirement30%No title page is included.Incorrect font and size isused with poor linespacing and large gaps inpagination or tables ordiagrams run over ontothe next pageunnecessarily.No introductionattempted. Conclusionnot attempted. Report iswritten as a block of textwith no breaks in betweenideas. Separate ideascannot be clearlydiscerned. Many errors inspelling or grammarobscure meaning of whatstudent has written. Doesnot adhere to the wordcount requirement.Title page is included but ismissing most information.Either incorrect font and sizeis used or poor line spacingand large gaps in pagination.Introduction attempted butvery generic does not clearlystate the purpose of thereport and what the readershould expect to find in thebody of the report.Conclusion attempted butdoes not include summationof key concepts discussed inthe report and/or keyconclusions orrecommendations.Paragraphs are used but largeblocks of text with longsentences make it difficult tounderstand the ideas beingconveyed. Spelling orgrammar has errors butmeaning remains clear. Doesnot adheres to the wordcount requirement.Title page is included but ismissing key information.Some errors in font use andline spacing. Somepagination problems.Sound use of theintroduction but does notclearly state either thepurpose of the report orwhat the reader shouldexpect to find in the bodyof the report. Conclusionsucceeds in either thesummation of key conceptsdiscussed, or keyconclusions orrecommendations, but notboth.One idea or concept perparagraph. Someparagraphs could be moresuccinctly written. Minorspelling or grammar errors.Adheres to the word countrequirement.Title page is included withmost required information.Minor errors in font,spacing and format.Good use of theintroduction which clearlystates the purpose of thereport and what the readershould expect to find in thebody of the report.Conclusion succeeds insummation of key conceptsdiscussed and keyconclusions orrecommendations.One idea or concept perparagraph with 3-4 wellconstructed sentences perparagraph. No errors inspelling or grammar.Adheres to the word countrequirement.Title page is included withall required information.Font, spacing and formatare in accordance with therequirements of theassignment brief.Excellent use of theintroduction which securesthe attention of the reader,clearly states the purposeof the report and what thereader should expect tofind in the body of thereport. Conclusionsucceeds in confidentsummation of key conceptsand conclusions and givesthe reader a clear sense ofnext steps required.Expert use of paragraphswith 3-4 well constructedsentences per paragraphwhich follow logically fromeach other. No errors inspelling or grammar.Adheres to the word countrequirement. MIS608_Assessment_3_Brief_Case Study_Module 6.1 Page 5 of 6 Knowledge andunderstandingDiscuss core concepts ofagile methodology.Understanding of Agiletools and techniques30%Demonstrates littlecapability to understandthe core concepts of agilemethodology. Low or nounderstanding of the toolsand techniques of Agile isevidenced in the reportGrasps the fundamentals ofthe core concepts of agilemethodology but does notshow ability to align to abusiness case. Understandsthe fundamentals of the toolsand techniques of Agile is butno examples are included.Grasps the fundamentals ofthe core concepts of agilemethodology and reflectsan example of how they canbe aligned to a businesscase. Sound understandingof the tools and techniquesof Agile is demonstratedGood perspectives on thecore concepts of agilemethodology, and aligns tothe business need. Verygood understanding of thetools and techniques ofAgileWell-developedperspectives on the coreconcepts of agilemethodology and alignswell to the business need.Excellent understanding ofthe tools and techniques ofAgile.Analysis andapplication withsynthesis of newknowledgePlan in context of acase. Respond tocomplex business needAlign strategies tobusiness priorities20%Limited synthesis andanalysis. Limitedrecommendations basedupon analysis.Demonstrated analysis andsynthesis of new knowledgewith application. Shows theability to interpret relevantinformation and literaturefrom more than one source.Well-developed analysisand synthesis withapplication ofrecommendations linked toanalysis/synthesis.Thoroughly developed andcreative analysis andsynthesis with applicationof pretested models and /or independentlydeveloped models andjustified recommendationslinked to analysis/synthesis.Highly sophisticated andcreative analysis, synthesisof new with existingknowledge.Recommendations areclearly justified based onthe analysis and synthesisof the knowledge of AgileProject Management andthe cases.Use of academic anddiscipline conventionsFormal tone. Meets theassignment briefregarding introduction,body and conclusion.No use of first partyperspectiveAppropriate use ofcredible resources,Poorly written withinformal tone. Does notadhere the requirementsfor a short businessreport. No introductionattempted. Conclusionnot attempted.Demonstratesinconsistent andinadequate use of goodquality, credible andWritten according toacademic genre. Minorerrors in the use of firstperson pronouns.Introduction does not clearlystate the purpose of thereport and what the readershould expect to find in thebody of the report.Conclusion does not includesummation of key conceptsdiscussed in the reportWritten according toacademic genre. Consistentuse of credible and relevantresearch sources to supportand develop ideas. Sounduse of the introduction butdoes not clearly state eitherthe purpose of the reportor what the reader shouldexpect to find in the bodyof the report. Conclusionsucceeds in either theWell-written. Adheres tothe academic genre. Expertuse of good quality,credible and relevantresearch sources to supportand develop appropriatearguments and statements.Shows evidence of readingbeyond the key reading.Introduction clearly statesthe purpose of the reportExpertly written. Adheresto the academic genre.Expert use of high-qualitycredible and relevantresearch sources to supportand develop arguments andposition statements.Evidence of reading beyondthe key reading.Introduction which securesthe attention of the reader, MIS608_Assessment_3_Brief_Case Study_Module 6.1 Page 6 of 6 Correct citation of keyresources using APAstyle of referencing10%relevant resources tosupport and developideas. No use of in-textreferences, or noreference list at the closeof the report. There aremany mistakes in usingthe APA style.and/or key conclusions orrecommendations.Consistent use of credibleand relevant researchsources to support anddevelop ideas, but these arenot always explicit or welldeveloped. Little use of intext referencing, orinadequate referencesconsulted and added toreferences at the close of thereport. There are somemistakes in using APA style.summation of key conceptsdiscussed, or keyconclusions orrecommendations, but notboth.Good use of in-textreferencing andappropriate number ofreferences used and listedin the reference list. Thereare only minor errors inusing the APA style.and what the reader shouldexpect to find in the bodyof the report. Conclusionsucceeds in summation ofkey concepts discussed andkey conclusions orrecommendations.Very good use of in-textreferencing. All in-textreferences match withreferences listed. There areno mistakes in using theAPA style.clearly states the purposeof the report and what thereader should expect tofind in the body of thereport. Conclusionsucceeds in confidentsummation of key conceptsand conclusions and givesthe reader a clear sense ofnext steps required.Excellent and meticuloususe of in-text referencingwith all in-text referencesmatching with referenceslisted. There are nomistakes in using the APAstyle.Team WorkCompletion of Kanbansreflects steady andprogressive work by theteam to achieverequired outcomes10%Kanban Boards are notcompleted, team isunprepared.Kanban board is completed;however, insufficientconsideration has been givento items on the scrum board.Kanban board is completeand there is evidence thatthe team have appliedeffort, but further workneeds to be done toimprove techniqueKanban board is completeand shows that the teamhave a good grasp on whatitems are waiting in theirbacklog and are makingheadway in getting itemscompleted.Kanban board is completeand reflects that the teamis progressing well withtheir project with all teammembers actively engagedin collaborative activity.


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