PROJ6000_Assessment 1 Brief_081118.Docx Page 1 of 5ASSESSMENT BRIEFSubject Code and Title PROJ6000 Principles of Project ManagementAssessment 2 – Group collaboration and individual report:PMBoK versus PRINCE2 or Agile in contemporary projectsGroup Collaboration and Individual Report Submission1,200 wordsSuccessful 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’s Codeof Ethics.2. Critically compare and contrast projectmanagement approaches and theirappropriateness for managing a variety of projecttypes, including IT projects.3. Apply appropriate project management (includingIT project management) tools and techniques,paying particular attention to risk management.By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 335%35 Marks AssessmentIndividual/Group Length Learning Outcomes Submission Weighting Total Marks Context:There are several project management methodologies that are used in contemporaryproject management. Each has certain specific elements that its proponents say make iteasier to use, more applicable, more robust or other utilities. While these methodologiesare all valid and reliable tools for a project manager to use, it is important to be able tocontrast them and to form a view of how they might best be used in a project. This includestheir usefulness, application in various types of projects and how they view project risk.PROJ6000_Assessment 1 Brief_081118.Docx Page 2 of 5This assessment has two parts:(a) You will be placed in a group by your lecturer. In that group in weeks 4 and 5 of the termyou will need to read about PMBoK, PRINCE2 and Agile to learn more about their use,application and how they treat project risk. You will also need to read about thesimilarities and differences between them. The group needs to be divided into twohalves. Each half must select either PMBoK or PRINCE2 or Agile to defend. This“defence” takes the form of discussions between your group members in weeks 4 and 5of the term. You do not need produce anything from this exercise, but you do need totake notes for yourself. These notes will help you complete your individual assessment inpart (b) below.(b) Individually, you will need to write a 1,200 – word report that compares and contrastsPMBoK and PRINCE2 or Agile (any 2). This will be based on the week 4 and week 5discussions that you had in your group. The report must use the following headings:1. Introduction to PMBoK, Agile and/or PRINCE2 (only 2) (their background andhistorical context)2. Similarities between them3. Differences between them4. How each method treats project risk5. In which types of projects each is used6. Reference list (6 to 12 references)You will need to consult the literature and use at least 6 references (and not more than 12references) from academic and industry sources. The word count does not include thereference list. Each reference must be in-text cited in your report. The word count is +/-10%.The assessment requires that you submit your report via the Learning Management System.You do not need to upload anything relating to your group discussions in weeks 4 and 5.Instructions:1. Discuss the strengths, weaknesses, similarities and contrasts of PMBoK and PRINC2 inyour allocated group in weeks 4 and 5. This discussion can be done in your own time, atyour convenience and using the format that you prefer (e.g. email, phone, Zoom, online,etc.). The purpose of this is to simply enter into a discussion based on your readings andwhat you have learned in the subject about these two methodologies. This discussionwill help inform your actual assessment, which is the individual report.Write your 1,200-word report with the headings1. Introduction to PMBoK, Agile and/or PRINCE2 (only 2) (their background andhistorical context)PROJ6000_Assessment 1 Brief_081118.Docx Page 3 of 52. Similarities between them3. Differences between them4. How each method treats project risk5. In which types of projects each is use6. Reference listOutput and Submission:Submit your completed assessment by the end of module 3 (Week 6) on Blackboard.Learning Resources:Jamali, G., & Oveisi, M. (2016). A study on project management based on PMBOK andPRINCE2. Modern Applied Science, 10(6), 142-146.https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/7cf6/bc6583311e0086d82fad396af945392bb67c.pdfMatos, S., & Lopes, E. (2013). Prince2 or PMBOK–a question of choice. Procedia Technology,9(2), 787-794. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212017313002417Rehacek, P. (2017). Application and usage of the standards for project management andtheir comparison. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12(4), 994-1002.http://docsdrive.com/pdfs/medwelljournals/jeasci/2017/994-1002.pdfAssessment Criteria:The assessment will be graded using the Learning Rubrics below. This is an individualassignment and it is worth 35%.Learning Rubrics – Part A Assessment AttributesFail (0-49)Pass (50-64)Credit (65-74)Distinction (75-84)High Distinction (85-100)Content, Audience andPurpose25%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 evidence25%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.Effective writtenCommunication25%Difficult to understand with nological/clear structure, poor flow ofideas, argument lacks supportingevidence.Audience cannot follow the line ofreasoning.Information,arguments andevidence arepresented in a waythat is not alwaysclear and logical.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 the Line of reasoning isoften difficult tofollow.topic, demonstrates highlevels of cultural sensitivityEffective use of diversepresentation aids,including graphics andmulti-media.Knowledge andunderstanding25%Limited understanding of requiredconcepts and knowledgeKey components of the assignmentare not addressed.Knowledge orunderstanding ofthe field ordiscipline.Resembles a recallor summary of keyideas.Oftenconflates/confusesassertion ofpersonal opinionwith informationsubstantiated byevidence from theresearch/coursematerials.Thoroughknowledge orunderstanding ofthe field ordiscipline/s.Supports personalopinion andinformationsubstantiated byevidence from theresearch/coursematerials.Demonstrates acapacity to explainand apply relevantconcepts.Highly developedunderstanding of the fieldor discipline/s.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.Systematically andcritically discriminatesbetween assertion ofpersonal opinion andinformation substantiatedby robust evidence fromthe research/coursematerials and extendedreading.Mastery of concepts andapplication to newsituations/further learning.
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