PROJ6003 – Project Execution and Control | My Assignment Tutor

PROJ6003_Assessment_1_Brief_Report_Module 3 Page 1 of 6Task 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 the case study, provided by theLearning Facilitator, addressing:Change impact analysis, tools & techniques to manage the change, integrated change controlprocess to submit the change and options to implement the change along with its associated risks.A change request form must also be submitted attached to the report demonstrating how thechange would be requested for the given project.The intention of this assessment is that you take a practical approach by considering this change tobe submitted to key stakeholders of given case study.Please refer to the Task Instructions for details on how to complete this task.ContextDuring project execution, project managers ensure that project work is completed as specified in theProject Management Plan and according to project requirements. Requirements may changethroughout the course of a project. Changes need to be controlled, ensuring all of their impactsupon the project are managed effectively and are incorporated into existing management plans andproject baselines. ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEFSubject Code and TitlePROJ6003 – Project Execution and ControlAssessmentChange Management PlanIntegrated Change Control ReportIndividual/GroupIndividualLength2000 words (+/- 10%)Learning OutcomesThe Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successfulcompletion of the task below include:a) Draw on tools and techniques of sourcing project data, developa range of processes and measures to manage scope, changeand quality on complex global projects.SubmissionDue by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 3 (Week 6).Weighting40%Total Marks100 marks PROJ6003_Assessment_1_Brief_Report_Module 3 Page 2 of 6The process of directing and managing project work requires project managers to take on numerousresponsibilities and to exhibit characteristics such as attention to detail, constant communicationand effective leadership.Task InstructionsTo complete this assessment task, you must:1. Ensure that you have read the given case study and resources from the subject, as all as anyadditional research you may find relevant and that will add value to your report. Review yoursubject notes, as well the Lecture slides and any other information provided by the LearningFacilitator in support of this assessment.2. The 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 and justifyit by applying tools & techniques from quality management in identifying root-cause forthe issues found in the case study.b) Critically analyse the impacts of your change proposal on scope, time, cost, quality of theproject.c) Propose and justify tools & techniques used to manage the change.d) Explain what processes are involved in submitting your change request given the scale ofyour 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.3. The report should consist of the following structure:• A Title Page with subject code and name, assignment title, student’s name, student ID,lecturer’s name, word count and date submitted.• An Executive Summary (150 – 200 words) providing the summary of your report,containing key findings, tools & techniques used, methodology, constraints andrecommendations. This section allows the reader to rapidly become acquainted of alarge portion of your material. It is usually around 10% of your report and written last.• A Table of Contents with the structure of the report, including page numbers andheadings.• An Introduction (150 – 200 words) that will also serve as your statement of purpose forthe report—this means that you will tell the reader what you are going to cover in yourreport as well as provide:– Background of the case study and context of the report– What the reader can expect to find in the body of the report• The Body of the Report (1350- 1600 words) in which you will cover five (5) requirementslisted above (a to e). This section of your report will contain the information that isrequired to demonstrate your understanding of the case study and key ProjectManagement concepts under discussion by applying them into your report.– The report layout should be logical and lead the reader through a story whichidentifies the key points being discussed and takes the reader to your conclusion.PROJ6003_Assessment_1_Brief_Report_Module 3 Page 3 of 6• A Conclusion (150 – 200 words) summarising any findings or recommendations that thereport puts forward regarding the concepts covered in the report.– There should not be any new information in the conclusion.• A list of References providing every source cited within your report.– Only cited sources are listed in the References.– They should be listed alphabetically.– They need to be valid and linked with the topic/content provided within thereport.• An Appendix that can contemplate any additional tables or information that supportyour report.– Your Change Request Form (requirement f) should be contained in here.Format of the reportThe report should use font Arial or Calibri 11 point, be line spaced at 1.5 for ease of reading, andhave page numbers on the bottom of each page. If diagrams or tables are used, due attention shouldbe given to pagination to avoid loss of meaning and continuity by unnecessarily splitting informationover two pages. Diagrams must carry the appropriate captioning.ReferencingIt is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see moreinformation on referencing here in the Academic Writing Guide found via the Academic Skillswebsite.Submission InstructionsSubmit Assessment 1 via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in PROJ6003 – ProjectExecution and Control. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in theLMS 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 attach yourextra documents as an appendix. Then click Final Submit button.Academic IntegrityAll students are responsible for ensuring that all work submitted is their own and is appropriatelyreferenced and academically written according the Academic Writing Guide. Students also need tohave read and be aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure andsubsequent penalties for academic misconduct. These are viewable online.Students also must keep a copy of all submitted material and any assessment drafts.PROJ6003_Assessment_1_Brief_Report_Module 3 Page 4 of 6Assessment Rubric AssessmentAttributesFail(Yet to achieve minimumstandard)0-49%Pass(Functional)50-64%Credit(Proficient)65-74%Distinction(Advanced)75-84%High Distinction(Exceptional)85-100%Analysis andapplication of keyProject ManagementconceptsProposes and justifiesthe change proposalwith critical analysis ofits impacts on scopetime, cost, quality of thegiven project.Proposes and justifiestools & techniques usedto manage the change.Identifies and discussesoptions to satisfy theproposed change andany risks associatedwith each of theseoptions.Percentage for thiscriterion = 50%Demonstrates limitedanalysis of case study andlack of application ofProject Managementconcepts by• Lack of analysis andunderstanding of casestudy.• Lack of application ofkey ProjectManagementconcepts to providethe change proposal.• No analysis of changeimpact is provided.• No tools & techniquesto manage thechange are provided.• Key components ofthe assessment arenot addressed.Demonstrates knowledge ofIntegrated Change control by• Proposing a changerequest that is not clearor ill-developed.• Little analysis of thechange impact isprovided or is superficial.• Tools & techniques arenot fully addressed byidentifying them withoutjustification.• Options to satisfy changeare ill-developed with norisks associated withoptions identified.Demonstrates proficientknowledge of IntegratedChange Control by• Proposing a changethat is suitable to theproject and clear.• Analysis of the changeimpact is provided.• Tools & techniques tomanage the change areidentified and justified.• Options and risksassociated areidentified.Demonstrates advancedknowledge of IntegratedChange Control by• Proposing a changethat is suitable to theproject, clear and withestimations of time tocomplete it.• Presents a coherentimpact analysis of thechange.• Tools & techniques tomanage the change areidentified, justified andapplication isdemonstrated.• Options and risksassociated areidentified and assessedtheir impact on projectoutcome and success.Demonstrates exceptionalknowledge of IntegratedChange Control by• Proposing a changethat is innovative andsuitable to the project,clear and with projectschedule and costestimations tocomplete this task.• Develops a criticalanalysis and evaluationof the impact ofchange.• A diverse range of tools& techniques tomanage the changeare identified, justifiedand application isdemonstrated.• Options and risksassociated areidentified, assessedand aligned withproject outcomes andstakeholder wishes, to PROJ6003_Assessment_1_Brief_Report_Module 3 Page 5 of 6 satisfy projectoutcomes.Knowledge andunderstanding ofIntegrated ChangeControl processExplains processesinvolved in submittingthe change request andaddressesresponsibilities.Provides a ChangeRequest Form (CRF)that is aligned withPercentage for thiscriterion = 20%Demonstrates lack ofunderstanding ofIntegrated Change Controlprocess by• Providing informationthat refers toOrganisationalChangeManagement.• Lack of analysis ofscale of changeproposal to proposean appropriateprocess to managethe change in thegiven case study.• CRF was not providedor the information isnot aligned with thecontent within thereport.• CRF is ill-developed.Demonstrates a functionalknowledge of IntegratedChange Control process by• Providing informationthat resembles a recall orsummary of key ideasand does not align it withthe case study.• CRF provided aligns withcontent within the reportwith some errors in fillingout the report.Demonstrates proficientknowledge of IntegratedChange Control process by• Demonstrating acapacity to explain thechange control processand apply it to the casestudy.• Responsibilities areaddressed but aregeneric and not wellalign with thestakeholders of theproject.• CRF provided alignswith content within thereport.Demonstrates advancedknowledge of IntegratedChange Control process by• Well demonstratedcapacity to explain andjustify the changecontrol process andapply it to the casestudy.• Addressesresponsibilities that arealigned with thestakeholders of theproject.• CRF provided alignswith content within thereport and is welldeveloped.Demonstrates exceptionalknowledge of IntegratedChange Control process by• Highly sophisticatedand creativeexplanation of atailored change controlprocess developed tosuit the needs of theproject in the givencase study.• Addressesresponsibilities that arealigned with thestakeholders of theproject, includingexploring furtherstakeholders andproviding assumptionsof how these would fitinto the process.• CRF provided alignswith content within thereport and is very welldeveloped.EffectiveCommunicationSpecialised language andterminology from ProjectManagement is rarely orinaccurately employed.Generally, employsspecialised language andterminology from ProjectManagement with accuracy.Accurately employsspecialised language andterminology from ProjectManagement.Accurately employs a widerange of specialisedlanguage and terminologyfrom Project Management.Discerningly selects andprecisely employs a widerange of specialised PROJ6003_Assessment_1_Brief_Report_Module 3 Page 6 of 6 Adheres to structure ofreport and word countrequirements.Appropriate use ofterminology,paragraphs, sentenceconstruction, spelling,and grammar.Percentage for thiscriterion = 20%Meaning is repeatedlyobscured by errors in thecommunication of ideas,including errors instructure, sequence,spelling, grammar,punctuation and/or theacknowledgment ofsources.Meaning is sometimesdifficult to follow.Information, arguments andevidence are structured andsequenced in a way that isnot always clear and logical.Some errors are evident inspelling, grammar and/orpunctuation.Meaning is easy to follow.Information, arguments andevidence are structured andsequenced in a way that isclear and logical.Occasional minor errorspresent in spelling,grammar and/orpunctuation.Engages audience interest.Information, arguments andevidence are structured andsequenced in a way that is,clear and persuasive.Spelling, grammar, andpunctuation are free fromerrors.language and terminologyfrom Project Management.Engages and sustainsaudience’s interest.Information, argumentsand evidence are insightful,persuasive and expertlypresented.Spelling, grammar andpunctuation are free fromerrors.Correct citation of keyresources and evidencePercentage for thiscriterion = 10%Demonstratesinconsistent use of goodquality, credible andrelevant resources tosupport and developideas.Referencing is omitted ordoes not resemble APA.Different formats areprovided, and referencesdo not align with content.Demonstrates use of credibleand relevant resources tosupport and develop ideas,but these are not alwaysexplicit or well developed.Referencing resembles APA,with frequent or repeatederrors.Different formats areprovided and references don’talign with content.Demonstrates use ofcredible resources tosupport and develop ideas.Referencing resembles APA,with occasional errors.References align withcontent.Demonstrates use of goodquality, credible andrelevant resources tosupport and developarguments and statements.Shows evidence of widescope within theorganisation for sourcingevidence.APA referencing is freefrom errors.References align withcontent.Demonstrates use of highquality, credible andrelevant resources tosupport and developarguments and positionstatements.Shows evidence of widescope within and withoutthe organisation forsourcing evidence.APA referencing is freefrom errors.References align withcontent.


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