PROJ6003 – PROJECT EXECUTION AND CONTROL | My Assignment Tutor

WELCOME!The IceBreakerWeek 1PROJ6003 – PROJECT EXECUTION AND CONTROLIbrahim Abdallah[email protected]Learning FacilitatorMaster of Global Project ManagementToday’s ScheduleIntroductionsWho’s your LF?Who are you?Academic Expectations & IntegritySubject OverviewModule 1 – Reflection/DiscussionAssessments’ OverviewGetting to know each otherHere is a little something about myself…Education:▪ PhD RMIT university – Australia Banking Risks▪ Master of Business Administration – Monash university▪ MA accounting▪ MA banking finance – Supervised by head of Harvard business school▪ Bachelor in International Technology▪ Prince 2 Agile▪ MSP certificate▪ P3O▪ MoR ▪MoPCareer: ▪ 15+ years in the industry experience – Banking3Curiosities about me…• What is your name?• Where were you born?• Which degree are you currently studying? Why?• What are your goals for the future?• Expectations for the class? From yourself?• Any curiosity you’d like to add?• Favourite band/music?Tell us a bit about yourself…If online, Insert yourphoto on yourCollaborate UltraSessionOr Insert your avataron your CollaborateUltra session5▪I will be prepared for every class.▪I will try and understand yourconcerns and help you.▪I will explain in such a way thatyou understand the concepts.▪I will respond to your emails withinno longer than 24h.▪I will be fair and provide feedbackfor all of your work.What do I expect of myself and you▪You will be prepared and on time forevery class.▪You will be honest in your work andefforts.▪You will be fair to yourself andothers in the class.▪You will participate in all classactivities.▪You will ask if you do notunderstand.6▪ As a general approach, our classes will be divided in 3 parts:▪ PART 1: We’ll have content delivery – theoretical background.▪ PART 2: We’ll allocate time for some activities we might have for the week, or continuewith class discussions.▪ PART 3: At the end of each class there will be time allocated to discussing theassessments.▪ If you are not able to attend a class, don’t sweat!▪ Recordings will remain available throughout the trimester and will be shared withyou via Announcements weekly.▪ Discussion Forums are also available: Ask the Facilitator Forum, Student Forumand Class Discussion Forums (when indicated).Approach to the subject delivery7▪ Face-to-face classes are not recorded, but if you miss a class, a contentdelivery (Part 1) recording will be shared with your so you don’t miss this part.▪ However, it’s highly recommended that you attend both F2F and OL classesto participate in class activities, discussions, and to have an opportunityto talk to your Learning Facilitator.▪ OL Classes will also have a time scheduled and recordings will remainavailable in the Collaborate Ultra link as well as shared via announcements.▪ If, for any reason, an additional session is required to cover a content, arecording will be sent to you in advance and/or a time will be negotiated withyou to cover it.▪ Both OL and F2F classes will have discussions, activities and we expectthat students are proactive in their studies and come prepared for eachclass.Is there a difference between F2F and OL classes?8▪ I will send you weekly announcements with very important informationthat will help you in succeeding in this subject!▪ So, please make sure you have access to your: BB and Student email.▪ If you do not have access to your BB or Student email, please contact StudentServices immediately and communicate with your Learning Facilitator about it.▪ Attendance will be recorded and monitored as usual.▪ If on F2F class, this will be done manually by your LF.▪ If on OL class, this will be recorded automatically from Collaborate Ultra▪ The criteria below will apply for both types of classes:▪ Late: Has joined the class after 30 minutes▪ Absent: Has joined the class after 40 minutes, and remained in the class for less than80%Any questions so far?Communication & Attendance:9Let’s talk about critical thinking…Beetle Bailey by Mort WalkerExperiential learning through exchangeof knowledge is crucial!We’ll have class interactions, readings,research and assessmentsAttendance = expected at least 80% (bearin mind that some assessments may bedone in class!)Punctuality = ProfessionalismMobile Free Zone!!!!Create engaging learning environmentrequires your participation!!Academic Expectations & IntegrityMasters degree levelCritical ThinkingAbility to formulate own solutionsaccording to your research (high level ofresearch)Research sources – Library / GoogleScholar / PMI.orgPeer reviewed papersPublications (in full)Articles (in full)Emerging ideasReferencing (APA)In text citationsReferences listWhat we expect:11The “no good” stuff…Experiential learning through exchangeof knowledge is crucial!We’ll have class interactions, readings,research and assessmentsAttendance = expected at least 80% (bearin mind that some assessments will bedone in class!)Punctuality = ProfessionalismMobile Free Zone!!!!Create engaging learning environmentrequires your participation!!Academic Expectations & IntegrityMasters degree levelCritical ThinkingAbility to formulate own solutionsaccording to your research (high level ofresearch)Research sources – Library / GoogleScholar / PMI.orgPeer reviewed papersPublications (in full)Articles (in full)Emerging ideasReferencing (APA)In text citationsReferences listWhat we expect:13Academic Expectations & IntegrityWhat is unacceptable:PlagiarismCopy from internet, book, article, video or presentationCopying another students workSimply not acknowledging the source of your researchCopying your own work form a previous assignmentCollusionInappropriately assisting other students in the productionof an assessment taskSubmitting work which is the same, or substantially thesame, as another student’s piece of work for the sameassessment taskAssisting another student to plagiarise materialTorrens Policy Academic Integrity Policy (and otherpolicies): https://www.torrens.edu.au/policies-and-formsGhostwritingOccurs where a person other than the student has authored,either wholly or in part, a piece of assessment.Other formsFabricated data; inventing references, quotes or sources;same work for different subjects.Avoid plagiarism by doing extensive researchand referencing where you sourced theinformation!!14Subject OverviewWhere are we in ProjectManagement…Subject Modules Module 1: Change Control Tools and TechniquesModule 2: Directing and Managing Project WorkModule 3: Quality Assurance and ControlModule 4: Risk and Communication ManagementModule 5: Progress and Performance Measurement ToolsModule 6: Project Closure 17Executing Process Group(PMI, 2017, p. 595)“The Executing ProcessGroup consists of thoseprocesses performed tocomplete the work definedin the project managementplan to satisfy the projectrequirements.” 18Monitoring and Controlling Process Group(PMI, 2017, p. 613)“The Monitoring &Controlling Process Groupconsists of those processesrequired to track, review,and regulate the progressand performance of theproject; identify any areasin which changes to theplan are required; andinitiate the correspondingchanges.”19Closing Process Group(PMI, 2017, p. 633)“The Closing ProcessGroup consists of theprocess(es) performedto formally complete orclose a project, phase,or contract.”20Subject TextbooksWhere to find them?– Key Learning Resources (Subject BB)– Library: https://library.torrens.edu.au/homeModule 1Change Control Tools & Techniques• We’ll go over Module 1’s content next class!• If needed, additional sessions/recordings will be negotiated.• But, please reflect for next class:• What is change in projects?• How do you believe we manage them?• What’s involved in the process?…Just KIDDING!!23Assessments OverviewAssessments Timeframes Assessment Task OverviewWeightDue DateAssessment 1 – Change Management PlanIntegrated Change Report (Individual Assessment)40%End of Module 3(Week 6)Assessment 2 – Risk and Communication ManagementRisk Management Report (Group Assessment)40%First Half of Module 5(Week 9)Assessment 3 – Project Status ReportingModule 4-5 Discussion Forum (Individual Assessment)20%First Half of Module 6(Week 11)Total for Subject:100% 25You will use it for all your Assessments…So start familiarising yourself with the Case Study from day 1!Prepare questions to discuss them as soon as possible!PROJ6003_Assessment Case Study_The Case ofIV Pumps in a Health Care CentreCase Study26Assessment 127Assessment 1 – Task SummaryIn this assessment, you are required to write an individual report of 2000 words(excluding tables, figures, and graphs) proposing a change to be implemented in thecase study, provided by the Learning Facilitator, addressing:• Change impact analysis,• Tools & techniques to manage the change,• Integrated change control process to submit the change,• Options to implement the change along with its associated risks.A change request form must also be submitted attached to the report demonstratinghow the change would be requested for the given project.The intention of this assessment is that you take a practical approach by consideringthis change to be submitted to key stakeholders of given case study.Please refer to the Task Instructions for details on how to complete this task.28Assessment 1 – Key RequirementsThe report should encompass a practical approach in addressing the following requirements:a) Identify and propose one (1) change you believe is required for the case study andjustify it by applying tools & techniques from quality management in identifying rootcause for the issues found in the case study.b) Critically analyse the impacts of your change proposal on scope, time, cost, quality ofthe project.c) Propose and justify tools & techniques used to manage the change.d) Explain what processes are involved in submitting your change request given thescale of your change proposal and address responsibilities considering the stakeholders fromyour case study.e) Identify and discuss options (at least 2) to satisfy the proposed change and any risksassociated with each of these options.f) Complete the Change Request Form (CRF) provided or one that is used from a workplace.29Submission InstructionsSubmit Assessment 1 via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in PROJ6003 –Project Execution and Control.The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal.Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.If submitting more than one document:Please note during the submission process: If you would like to include appendix items in yoursubmission, once your first item has been uploaded, click ‘Browse Your Computer’ to attachyour extra documents as an appendix. Then click Final Submit button.30Assessment 231Assessment 2 – Task SummaryIn this assessment, you will further analyse the case study that was introduced in Assessment1. You are required to write a group report of 1500 words per student (excluding tables,figures, graphs) demonstrating your understanding of Risk and Communication Managementby:• Identifying risks from the given case study and critically analysing their impact on the project• Using a Probability & Impact Matrix to assess these risks• Propose response strategies and actions to manage the identified risks• And identifying how stakeholders will be communicated about the risk management strategy.A complete Risk Register should also be submitted attached to the report demonstrating howthe team developed and applied this key output of project risk management.The intention of this assessment is that you take a practical approach by considering that thisrisk report will be submitted to key stakeholders of given case study, as well as it allows you topractice the soft skills required to work effectively in a team. Negotiation of roles andresponsibilities within the group are the responsibility of students.Please refer to the Task Instructions for details on how to complete this task.32Assessment 2 – Group FormationTo complete this assessment task, you must:Form groups of three (3) people.Groups will be formed by students themselves or assigned by the Learning Facilitator inconsultation with the students, if required.Only in exceptional situation a different group size may be approved by the LearningFacilitator.The deadline for team formation is 11:59pm AEST/AEDT Friday end of Module 2 (Week 4) tobe advised to the Learning Facilitator in class or via email.33Assessment 2 – Key RequirementsThe report should encompass a practical approach in addressing the following requirements:• Risk Identification and Impact Assessmenta) Identify possible risks for the case study and critically analyse the impact of these risks.b) Use a Risk Probability and Impact matrix to rate and prioritise risks.c) Develop appropriate response strategies, including a proposed course of action, toeffectively manage each identified risk.d) Create a complete Risk Register for the case study.• Risk Management Reportinge) Identify and explain how stakeholders will be communicated and engaged on the project’songoing risk management activities.Note: The Learning Facilitator will advise a minimal number of risks to be managedthroughout the report according to the group/class size.34Submission InstructionsOnly one submission per group is required.Nominate a group leader within your group and this group leader will submit theassessment on behalf of the group.Use the link available on Groups (go to your assigned group and click on GroupAssignment) to submit your assessment. Once a submission within the group has beencompleted, this will close off the submission for the rest of the group members.If opting for submitting directly from the main navigation menu:Submit Assessment 2 via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in PROJ6003 –Project Execution and Control. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the GradeCentre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.If submitting more than one document:Please note during the submission process: If you would like to include appendix items in yoursubmission, once your first item has been uploaded, click ‘Browse Your Computer’ to attachyour extra documents as an appendix. Then click Final Submit button.35Submission of your Assessments 1& 2▪ There is only ONE submission allowed.▪ Once you submit the assessment, you cannot resubmit it.Assessment 337Assessment 3 – Task SummaryIn this assessment, you will further analyse the case study that was introduced in Assessments 1and 2. You will participate in the discussion with your classmates demonstrating yourunderstanding of Project Status reporting by:• Identifying effective project status reports and discussing their challenges and pitfalls,• Explaining the difference between the status reports provided for teams, sponsors, andsteering committee considering their unique needs,• As well as creating and justifying a sample of a status report that would be submitted to achosen stakeholder of the project from the given case study.This assessment allows you to practice professional communication with peers, either face-toface or virtually.Note: At the discretion of the Learning Facilitator, this assessment can be delivered inclass as a presentation/discussion, using recordings or writing directly on the discussionforum. This might require to initiate the task ahead of the submission deadline and will becommunicate by the Learning Facilitator.Please refer to the Task Instructions for details on how to complete this task.38Assessment 3 – Key RequirementsThis assessment can be delivered via a presentation in class (Option 1) or as a discussion onBlackboard (Option 2), to be advised by the Learning Facilitator based on the group/classsize.To complete this assessment task, you must:PART 1Prepare a script/essay for the main post/presentation to be submitted on the discussion forumof 850 words (+/-10%) containing:a) Identify, at least 3, effective status reports used in project management.b) Discuss challenges and pitfalls of these status reports.c) Explain the difference between the status reports provided for teams, sponsors, andsteering committee considering their unique needs.d) Create and justify a sample of a project status report that would be submitted to achosen stakeholder of the project from the given case study.39Assessment 3 – Key Requirements Cont’dPART 2OPTION 1 – Discussion in class – Presentation & ResponsesIf presenting in class (F2F/Virtual/Online):You will, then, present your script and respond to at least one (1) other classmate in class.OPTION 2 – Discussion in writing or as recording on Blackboard – Presentation & ResponsesIf submitting on the discussion forum – recording/written post (F2F/Virtual/Online):You will, then, present your script and respond to at least one (1) other classmate on thediscussion forum directly, either in writing or as a recording, as instructed by the LearningFacilitator.Please refer to the Task Instructions for details on how to complete this task.The Learning Facilitator will advise well in advance which will be the option for yourclass.40Submission InstructionsIn submitting the written portion of your Assessment 3, you will use the Assessment link in themain navigation menu in PROJ6003 – Project Execution and Control.The link will take you to the discussion forum where you will select the existing thread createdby the Learning Facilitator and reply to the first post by the Learning Facilitator and writedirectly on the forum (do not attach files).The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal.Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.If submitting recording/pictures:If your submission includes items (illustrations, recordings), you may attached them by clickedto add content and selecting to insert local files, click ‘Browse Your Computer’ to attach yourextra files.41Checking your Originality Report▪ What is it?▪ It is a tool.▪ It compares submitted assignments against a set of academic papers toidentify areas of overlap between the submitted assignment and existingworks.▪ It is not a plagiarism tool.▪ The scores represent the percentage of probability of matching texts.▪ So, what it means in reality?▪ Is there a specific score acceptable? NO!▪ All work submitted is dully analysed.▪ LF’s may call upon the support of a third party that is not linked with thesubject, the Academic Integrity Officer (AIO), to check the assessmentand contact the student to discuss it.SafeAssign Originality Report43Any Questions or Concerns?PROJ6003 – PROJECT EXECUTION AND CONTROLDon’t forget!I’m here to facilitate your journey, the rest is up to you!But, when in need, don’t hesitate to contact me via theAsk the Facilitator Forum or at [email protected]

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