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PROJ6000_Assessment 1 Brief_180216.Docx Page 1 of 7 ASSESSMENT BRIEFSubject Code and TitlePROJ6000 Principles of Project ManagementAssessmentAssessment 1 – Statement of Work for a business case (2parts)Individual/GroupIndividualLength1000 – 1200 wordsLearning OutcomesSuccessful completion of this assignment will result inachievement of the following subject learningoutcomes:1. Understand PMBOK knowledge areas and processgroups and their role, relevance and impact onproject management best practice and PMI’sCode of Ethics.SubmissionBy 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 2Weighting25%Total Marks100 marks for each part Context:A project is a temporary endeavour undertaken to provide an expected and beneficialoutcome. A project life cycle is the series of phases that a project passes through from itsinitiation to its closure. Project goals should align with organisational goals such as improvedoperations or increased revenues, reducing costs or improving efficiencies.Before resources can be committed to a project, the reason for its proposal and the benefitsit is expected to deliver need to be understood by people in positions empowered to makedecisions about the expenditure of an organisation’s resources. Such information should beprovided in a Business Case, itself requiring resources for its creation.The selection of organisational projects is typically performed through a method ofclassification and review of the project’s business case. That method of course should beapplied consistently to all project proposals.A project Statement of Work (SoW) provides a description of outcomes expected to bedelivered by a project, be it internal eg. a business case, or external eg. a contract.PROJ6000_Assessment 1 Brief_180216.Docx Page 2 of 7Instructions:For this assessment, you examine project management from a project initiation andselection perspective and describe different methods of selecting projects. You alsoconsider the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guide’s life cycle stages andprocesses. More specifically, you explore project selection and statements of work.This assessment has two parts.Part A – Statement of Work (80%)To begin, select a project management environment or case study that you can referencethroughout this assessment.To do this, identify an organisation and a project with which you are familiar. This may be aproject you have worked on for a current or previous employer, a project you have been apart of as a volunteer, or even a project and environment you have observed closely. Theproject should be simple in scope and short in duration.As you have discovered in your learning resources, a Statement of Work (SOW) is often usedto capture the basic description of a project. Using the template provided, create a SOW forthe development of a business case for your chosen project.Describe how this is different to the SOW for the project itself and where within the PMBOKthe SOW and Business Cases are used for project initiation.Part B – Project Selection (20%)Describe methods of project selection within organisations and impacts of not having aBusiness Case for a project.Your assessment should contain 1000–1200 words.Output and Submission:Submit your completed assessment by the end of module 2.Learning Resources:Burke, R. (2010). Project Management Techniques (College ed.). US: Burke Publishing. Chapter 4, Feasibility Study.Chapter 5, Project Selection. Government of Tasmania (n. d.). PM-902 Business Case (Small) Template & Guide. Retrievedfromhttp://www.egovernment.tas.gov.au/project_management/getting_started_in_project_managementPROJ6000_Assessment 1 Brief_180216.Docx Page 3 of 7Laureate Education (Producer). (2013a) The practice of project management [Video file].Baltimore, MD: Author.Learning and Academic Skills Unit. (2016). Academic Writing Guide. APA 6th ed. Sydney,Australia: Laureate Australia.Project Management Institute. (2013a). A guide to the project management body ofknowledge (PMBOK guide) (5th ed.). Newtown Square, PA: Author [Vital Source e-reader]. Chapter 1 ‘Introduction’Chapter 2 ‘Organisational Influences and Project Life Cycle’.Section 4.1 ‘Develop Project Charter’ Herman, B. and Siegelaub, J. (2009). Is this really worth the effort?: The need for a businesscase. Retrievedfrom http://www.pmi.org/learning/need-business-case-6730 (PDF)Project Management Institute. (n.d.). Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Retrievedfrom http://www.pmi.org/About-Us/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics.aspxWysocki, R. K. (2014). Effective project management: Traditional, agile, extreme (7th ed.).Indianapolis, IN: Wiley [Vital Source e-reader].‘Introduction’ Chapter 1, ‘What Is a Project?’Chapter 2, ‘What Is Project Management?’  Chapter 3, ‘What Are the Project Management Process Groups’Document: Statement of Work Template (Word document)Document: Guidelines for Statement of Work (PDF)Assessment Criteria:Parts A and B of the assessment will be graded using the Learning Rubrics below. Part A isworth 80% of the marks available from this assessment. Part B is worth 20% of the marksavailable from this assessment.PROJ6000_assessment 1 brief_180216.docx Page 4 of 7Learning Rubrics – Part A Assessment AttributesFail(0-49)Pass(50-64)Credit(65-74)Distinction(75-84)High Distinction(85-100)Content, Audience andPurpose10%Demonstrates no awareness ofcontext and/or purpose of theassignment.Demonstrateslimited awarenessof context and/orpurpose of theassignmentDemonstratesconsistentawareness ofcontext and/orpurpose of theassignment.Demonstrates anadvanced and integratedunderstanding of contextand/or purpose of theassignment.Consistently demonstratesa systematic and criticalunderstanding of contextand purpose of theassignment.Correct citation of keyresources and evidence10%Demonstrates inconsistent use ofgood quality, credible and relevantresources to support and developideas.There are mistakes in the APA style.Demonstrates useof credible andrelevant resourcesto support anddevelop ideas, butthese are notalways explicit orwell developed.There are nomistakes in theAPA style.Demonstrates useof high quality,credible andrelevant resourcesto support anddevelop ideas.There are nomistakes in theAPA style.Demonstrates use of goodquality, credible andrelevant resources tosupport and developarguments andstatements. Showsevidence of wide scopewithin the organisation forsourcing evidenceThere are no mistakes inthe APA style.Demonstrates use of highquality, credible andrelevant resources tosupport and developarguments and positionstatements. Showsevidence of wide scopewithin and without theorganisation for sourcingevidenceThere are no mistakes inthe APA style.EffectiveCommunication30%Difficult to understand foraudience, no logical/clearstructure, poor flow of ideas,argument lacks supportingevidence.Audience cannot follow the line ofreasoning.Information,arguments andevidence arepresented in a waythat is not alwaysclear and logical.Line of reasoning isoften difficult tofollow.Information,arguments andevidence are wellpresented, mostlyclear flow of ideasand arguments.Line of reasoning iseasy to follow.Information, argumentsand evidence are very wellpresented; thepresentation is logical,clear and well supportedby evidence.Demonstrates culturalsensitivity.Expertly presented; thepresentation is logical,persuasive, and wellsupported by evidence,demonstrating a clear flowof ideas and arguments.Engages and sustainsaudience’s interest in thetopic, demonstrates high PROJ6000_assessment 1 brief_180216.docx Page 5 of 7 levels of cultural sensitivityEffective use of diversepresentation aids,including graphics andmulti-media.Knowledge andunderstanding50%Limited understanding of requiredconcepts and knowledge ie. Abusiness case and the differing usesof a SoW.Key components of the assignmentare not addressed.Knowledge orunderstanding ofthe field ordiscipline (businesscase and thediffering uses of aSoW).Resembles a recallor summary of keyideas.Oftenconflates/confusesassertion ofpersonal opinionwith informationsubstantiated byevidence from theresearch/coursematerials.Thoroughknowledge orunderstanding ofthe field ordiscipline/s(business case andthe differing usesof a SoW).Supports personalopinion andinformationsubstantiated byevidence from theresearch/coursematerials.Demonstrates acapacity to explainand apply relevantconcepts.Highly developedunderstanding of the fieldor discipline/s (businesscase and the differing usesof a SoW).Discriminates betweenassertion of personalopinion and informationsubstantiated by robustevidence from theresearch/course materialsand extended reading.Well demonstratedcapacity to explain andapply relevant concepts.A sophisticatedunderstanding of the fieldor discipline/s (businesscase and the differing usesof a SoW).Systematically andcritically discriminatesbetween assertion ofpersonal opinion andinformation substantiatedby robust evidence fromthe research/coursematerials and extendedreading.Mastery of concepts andapplication to newsituations/furtherlearning. PROJ6000_assessment 1 brief_180216.docx Page 6 of 7Learning Rubrics – Part B Assessment AttributesFail(0-49)Pass(50-64)Credit(65-74)Distinction(75-84)High Distinction(85-100)Content, Audience andPurpose10%Demonstrates no awareness ofcontext and/or purpose of theassignment.Demonstrateslimited awarenessof context and/orpurpose of theassignmentDemonstratesconsistentawareness ofcontext and/orpurpose of theassignment.Demonstrates anadvanced and integratedunderstanding of contextand/or purpose of theassignment.Consistently demonstratesa systematic and criticalunderstanding of contextand purpose of theassignment.Correct citation of keyresources and evidence10%Demonstrates inconsistent use ofgood quality, credible and relevantresources to support and developideas.There are mistakes in the APA style.Demonstrates useof credible andrelevant resourcesto support anddevelop ideas, butthese are notalways explicit orwell developed.There are nomistakes in theAPA style.Demonstrates useof high quality,credible andrelevant resourcesto support anddevelop ideas.There are nomistakes in theAPA style.Demonstrates use of goodquality, credible andrelevant resources tosupport and developarguments andstatements. Showsevidence of wide scopewithin the organisation forsourcing evidenceThere are no mistakes inthe APA style.Demonstrates use of highquality, credible andrelevant resources tosupport and developarguments and positionstatements. Showsevidence of wide scopewithin and without theorganisation for sourcingevidenceThere are no mistakes inthe APA style.EffectiveCommunication30%Difficult to understand foraudience, no logical/clear structure,poor flow of ideas, argument lackssupporting evidence.Audience cannot follow the line ofreasoning.Information,arguments andevidence arepresented in a waythat is not alwaysclear and logical.Line of reasoning isoften difficult tofollow.Information,arguments andevidence are wellpresented, mostlyclear flow of ideasand arguments.Line of reasoning iseasy to follow.Information, argumentsand evidence are very wellpresented; thepresentation is logical,clear and well supportedby evidence.Demonstrates culturalsensitivity.Expertly presented; thepresentation is logical,persuasive, and wellsupported by evidence,demonstrating a clear flowof ideas and arguments.Engages and sustainsaudience’s interest in thetopic, demonstrates high PROJ6000_assessment 1 brief_180216.docx Page 7 of 7 levels of cultural sensitivityEffective use of diversepresentation aids,including graphics andmulti-media.Knowledge andunderstanding50%Limited understanding of theproject selection methods andimpacts of not having a BusinessCase for a project.Key components of the assignmentare not addressed.Knowledge orunderstanding ofthe projectselection methodsand impacts of nothaving a BusinessCase for a project.Resembles a recallor summary of keyideas.Oftenconflates/confusesassertion ofpersonal opinionwith informationsubstantiated byevidence from theresearch/coursematerials.Thoroughknowledge orunderstanding ofthe projectselection methodsand impacts of nothaving a BusinessCase for a project.Supports personalopinion andinformationsubstantiated byevidence from theresearch/coursematerials.Demonstrates acapacity to explainand apply relevantconcepts.Highly developedunderstanding of theproject selection methodsand impacts of not havinga Business Case for aproject.Discriminates betweenassertion of personalopinion and informationsubstantiated by robustevidence from theresearch/course materialsand extended reading.Well demonstratedcapacity to explain andapply relevant concepts.A sophisticatedunderstanding of theproject selection methodsand impacts of not havinga Business Case for aproject.Systematically andcritically discriminatesbetween assertion ofpersonal opinion andinformation substantiatedby robust evidence fromthe research/coursematerials and extendedreading.Mastery of concepts andapplication to newsituations/furtherlearning.

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