PRO100_Assessment 1_Brief. Revised 27/11/2020 Page 1 of 5 ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEFSubject Code and TitlePRO100 Information Systems Project ManagementAssessmentWritten ReportIndividual/GroupIndividualLength1500 words (+/- 10%)Learning OutcomesThe Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successfulcompletion of the task below include:a) Describe and analyse PM knowledge areas andprocess groupsb) Differentiate between PM methodologies anddiscuss relevance for Information Systems (IS)SubmissionDue by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT end of Module 2.2 (Week 4)Weighting30%Total Marks100 marks Context:In the first two Modules of PRO100, you learnt some of the core concepts in project managementincluding the definition of a project, and how a project is different from repetitive and routine workas well as the environment in which a project operates, and how to select a project. You were alsointroduced to the processes in the initiating process group, and how to identify and categorisestakeholders and manage stakeholder engagement.In this assessment, you will demonstrate your understanding of:• the concept of a project;• the role of a project charter;• the concept of a stakeholder;as well as your ability to• identify a project and the objective of a project;• develop a project charter;• and perform a stakeholder analysis and develop a stakeholder register.PRO100_Assessment 1_Brief. Revised 27/11/2020 Page 2 of 5Instructions:1. Please read the PRO100_Real-World-Scenario-Project.2. Complete the following assessment tasks:Task 1.Develop a business case for this project in a Microsoft Word document using no more than 400words. The business case should include a cost and benefit analysis using the NPV model over thenext 10 years. Use 2% as the discounting factor. Apart from financial criteria, are there any othernon-financial criteria to consider?Please note that you are required to make reasonable assumptions about this project to develop abusiness case for it, for example, the initial investment of this project, the operating cost of thesystem, the cost the University would be able to save, etc.Task 2.You are now appointed as the project manager for this project and your first task is to develop aproject charter.The project charter (in a Microsoft Word document) must contain, as a minimum, the following:• Title page• Project purpose and justification• Project objectives and product characteristics• High-level requirements• Project assumptions, constraints, high-level descriptions and boundaries• Project success criteria• High-level risks• Summary schedule and key milestones• Summary budget• Stakeholder list and the type of each stakeholder• Project approval requirements and approval authority• Project manager assigned to project• Signatory blockYou are also required to identify key stakeholders in this project and compile a stakeholder register(in a Microsoft Excel document). The register must contain the following columns:• ID• Name• Organisation• Contact details• Internal/External• Unaware/Resistor/Neutral/Supportive/Leading• Role in the project• Interest level (1-5)• Impact level (1-5)PRO100_Assessment 1_Brief. Revised 27/11/2020 Page 3 of 5Please note that some of the information has not been explicitly outlined in the hypothetical projectcase study. You will need to make reasonable assumptions about such information.Task 3.Develop a WBS and the associated WBS dictionary. The WBS must have at least three layers. TheWBS dictionary needs to contain the following information for each of the node in the WBS.• WBS element ID• WBS element name• Work descriptionThe Microsoft Word document should contain a graphical representation of WBS and the WBSdictionary entries for each element in the WBS.Word Count and Layout• The total word count for the written assessment should be no more than 1200 words.• Please provide all your answers to the tasks in following format:Task 1Business case – Microsoft Word documentTask 2Project charter – Microsoft Word documentStakeholder register – Microsoft ExcelTask 3WBS dictionary – Microsoft Word documentReferencingIt 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/referencing.Submission InstructionsPlease submit ONE Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) consisting of the Business case, Projectcharter and WBS dictionary, and ONE Microsoft Excel document (WBS dictionary) via theAssessment link within Assessment 1.No Zipped files. Please do NOT zip the Microsoft Word document and the Microsoft Exceldocument, and submit them as one single zip/compressed file.PRO100_Assessment 1_Brief Page 4 of 5Learning Rubric: Assessment One AssessmentAttributesFail(Unacceptable)0-49%Pass(Functional)50-64%Credit(Proficient)65-74%Distinction(Advanced)75 -84%High Distinction(Exceptional)85-100%Business case (Task 1)A cost and benefitanalysis using the NPVmodel.Consideration of nonfinancial criteria.Lack of understanding ofNPV. No interpretation ofthe NPV result. Lack ofdiscussion of non-financialcriteria. The criteriadiscussed are not relevantto the case.Correct calculation of NPVwith limited interpretationof the NPV result. Briefdiscussion of a few nonfinancial criteria, but not allof them are relevant to thecase.Correct calculation of NPV.There is much room forimprovement in theinterpretation of the NPVresults. Discussion of a fewnon-financial criteria in detail.Correct calculation of NPVwith a thoroughinterpretation of the NPVresult. Discussion of nonfinancial criteria that areclosely relevant to the case.Correct calculation of NPV,and a robust interpretationof the NPV result.A well-developed discussionon non-financial criteriathat are relevant to thecase.20%Project Charter (Task 2)Understanding of theProject Managers’ rolewith all requiredinclusions.40%Lack of understanding ofthe Project Managers’role. Many of the keyinclusions are missing inthe project charter. Theproject charter is notrelevant to the case.Limited understanding ofthe Project Managers’ role.The project charter hasmost of the inclusions. Someof the inclusions are toobrief and/or not relevant tothe case.The project charterdemonstrates an adequateunderstanding of the ProjectManagers’ role. The projectcharter has all the inclusionsof a project charter. A few ofthe inclusions are too brief ornot relevant to the case.The project charter iscomplete and demonstratesthorough understanding ofthe Project Managers’ role.It has all the inclusions of aproject charter.The project charterdemonstrates anexceptional understandingof the Project Managers’role. It has all requiredinclusions and is expertlywritten with an appropriatelevel of detail.WBS and WBSdictionary (Task 3)Appropriate use of WBSstructure and completeWBS diagram.30%Limited knowledge of WBSand WBS dictionary. TheWBS structure iscompletely wrong orirrelevant to the case. TheWBS diagram shows asignificant lack ofunderstanding of the roleof WBS and the case. TheWBS dictionary containssome WBS elements witha very limited description.Limited knowledge of WBSand WBS dictionary.The WBS structure hasmajor mistakes. The WBSdiagram does notdemonstrate a completeand accurate understandingof the role of WBS and thecase. The WBS dictionarycontains most WBSelements, but with a limiteddescription.Adequate knowledge of WBSand WBS dictionary.The WBS structure has fewmistakes. The WBS diagramdemonstrates an almostcomplete and somewhataccurate understanding of therole of WBS and the case.The WBS dictionary containsalmost all WBS elements.Advanced knowledge ofWBS and WBS dictionary.Correct WBS structure withvery minor mistakes.The WBS diagramdemonstrates a completeand accurate understandingof the role of WBS and thecase. The WBS dictionarycontains all WBS elementsand is somewhatcomprehensive.Exceptional knowledge ofWBS and WBS dictionary.Correct WBS structure.The WBS diagram iscomplete and demonstratesan accurate understandingof the role of WBS and thecase. The WBS dictionarycontains all WBS elementsand is comprehensive. PRO100_Assessment 1_Brief. Revised 27/11/2020 Page 5 of 5 AssessmentAttributesFail(Unacceptable)0-49%Pass(Functional)50-64%Credit(Proficient)65-74%Distinction(Advanced)75 -84%High Distinction(Exceptional)85-100%Use of academic anddiscipline conventionsSpelling, grammar,sentence construction,appropriate use ofcredible resources.Correct citation of keyresources using APAstyle of referencing.10%Poorly written with errorsin spelling and grammar. Itdemonstrates inconsistentuse of good quality,credible and relevantresources to support anddevelop ideas. There aremistakes in using the APAstyle.Written according toacademic genre and hasaccurate spelling, grammar,sentence and paragraphconstruction. Demonstratesconsistent use of credibleand relevant researchsources to support anddevelop ideas, but these arenot always explicit or welldeveloped. There are somemistakes in using APA style.Written according to theacademic genre.Demonstrates consistent useof credible and relevantresearch sources to supportand develop ideas. There areno mistakes in using the APAstyle.Well written, and adheres tothe academic genre.Consistently demonstratesexpert use of good quality,credible and relevantresearch sources to supportand develop appropriatearguments and statements.Shows evidence of readingbeyond the key readings.There are no mistakes inusing the APA style.Expertly written, andadheres to the academicgenre. Demonstrates expertuse of high-quality credibleand relevant researchsources to support anddevelop arguments andposition statements. Showsextensive evidence ofreading beyond the keyreading. There are nomistakes in using the APAstyle.
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