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14 itech 7401 project management blog 2021-07.docxAssessment 4 –ITECH 7401 Leadership in IT Project ManagementTask NameTeam Leadership BlogPurposeTo encourage students to expand their thinking through reading and sharing of their ideas in aweb 2.0 format used by many project managers.Timelines and ExpectationsPercentage Value of Task: 10% (30 marks).Due: Week 11 – Sunday 6 June 2021, 23:59 pmMinimum time expectation: This task will take approximately 10 hours to complete.Learning Outcomes AssessedThe following learning outcomes are assessed by completing this assessment: K5, S2, S3, andA1.Assessment DetailsBackgroundA blog is a discussion or informational site published on the web consisting of regular entries orposts in chronological order. A blog features diary-type commentary and links to articles on otherwebsites. Many blogs focus on a particular topic; team blogs will focus on an area of projectmanagement leadership.Blogs are useful for first time and experienced project managers, and are widely used in theindustry. The purpose of your project management leadership blog is to share the results of yourresearch and investigations with other members of your team, and gather their feedbackregarding your thoughts and ideas.For some examples project management blogs see: itech 7401 project management blog 2021-07.docxRequirementsEach individual student is required to select one (1) peer reviewed journal article from the list offour (4) journal articles provided on project management leadership related to the course (seebelow). Each individual student is required to write a blog critically analysing their selected journalarticle, including an introduction, summary, analysis, and conclusion (approximately 1200–1500words). The review should be supported by references from the literature, demonstrating widerreading and critical thinking (approximately 6–10 references).In addition, each individual student will be required to review one (1) other student’s blog(approximately 100-150 words per review). Reviews should provide a deep analysis of thecritique as well as suggesting applications and consequences of the ideas presented.Select one (1) of the following articles:• Cullen, C., & Leavy, B. (2017). The lived experience of project leadership in a looselycoupled transient context. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 10(3),600-620.• Mihalache, A. (2017). Project management tools for agile teams. Informatica Economica,21(4), 85-93. .• Abulalqader, F. A., & Ali, A. W. (2018, November). Comparing Different EstimationMethods for Software Effort. In 2018 1st Annual International Conference on Informationand Sciences (AiCIS) (pp. 13-22). IEEE.• Zuofa, T., & Ochieng, E. G. (2017). Working separately but together: appraising virtualproject team challenges. Team Performance Management: An International Journal,23(5/6), 227-242. quality project management blog will be clearly articulated and professionally presented. Itshould demonstrate analysis, and a synthesis of content, knowledge, skills, and ideas acquiredfrom lectures, tutorials and academic authors. It will include a well written introduction whichcatches the reader’s attention, sets the scope of the blog, indicates the aims of the blog, andprovides an overall plan for the blog. The summary should include a brief outline of the mainideas of the paper. The analysis should explain both the strengths and weaknesses of the keyarguments and should be supported by evidence. The conclusion should revise the main ideasand include clear implications of your findings.34 itech 7401 project management blog 2021-07.docxAcademic PresentationPlease note a title page and table of contents are NOT required for this assessment. Blogsshould be presented in accordance with:• Helpsheets:• Writing guides:• Layout and appearance: lists and in-text references should be presented in APA format:• See FedCite – referencing tool: blog will be created for you in Moodle (check with your course lecturer/tutor). Do NOT attach aWord document to your blog. Copy and paste your text into the message box in Moodle. Makesure you include your review post.FeedbackThis assessment task will be marked by the course coordinator, lecturer and/or tutors. Feedbackand marks will be provided in Moodle. Marks will also be available in FDL Marks.PlagiarismPlagiarism is the presentation of the expressed thought or work of another person as though it isone’s own without properly acknowledging that person. You must not allow other students to copyyour work and must take care to safeguard against this happening. More information about theplagiarism policy and procedure for the university can be found at refer to the Course Description for information regarding late assignments, extensions,and special consideration. A reminder all academic regulations can be accessed via theuniversity’s website, see: itech 7401 project management blog 2021-07.docxMarking Criteria/Rubric Assessment CriteriaMarking ScalePoor Excellent1 5Quality of introduction and conclusion0Quality of summary0Quality of analysis0Academic presentation – length, writing and presentation0Evidence of research – in-text referencing and bibliography0Quality of review of another blog conducted and included0Total Mark [30 marks]0.0Total Worth [10%]0.0%


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