PROJ6000_assessment 2 brief_29022020Page 1 of 5 ASSESSMENT BRIEFSubject Code and TitlePROJ6000 Principles of Project ManagementAssessmentAssessment 2: Project Selection Methods and InitialDocumentsIndividual/GroupIndividualLength1500 wordsLearning OutcomesSuccessful completion of this assignment will result inachievement of the following subject learning outcomes:1. Understand PMBOK knowledge areas and process groupsand their role, relevance and impact on projectmanagement best practice and PMI’s Code of Ethics.2. Critically compare and contrast project managementapproaches and their appropriateness for managing avariety of project types, including IT projects.3. Apply appropriate project management (including ITproject management) tools and techniques, payingparticular attention to risk management.SubmissionBy 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 3Weighting35%Total Marks35 Marks 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. The selection oforganisational projects is typically performed through a method of classification and reviewof the project’s business case. That method of course should be applied consistently to allproject proposals.PROJ6000_assessment 2 brief_29022020Page 2 of 5Instructions:For this assessment, you research different methods of selecting projects and examine theinitiation process. You also consider the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)guide and, more specifically, explore the initiation documents.Assessment 2: Project Selection Methods and Initiation Documents (35%)In essay writing, use the given/approved project throughout this assessment.Note: Master of Business Information Systems students must use an IT project as anexample in this assessment.As you have discovered in your learning resources, examine project selection methods thatcan be applied appropriately to the given project and processes to conduct these methods.Consider the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and describe the initialprocess group and project documents that are created or used as inputs for a new project.Your assessment should contain 1500 words.Output and Submission:Submit your completed assessment by the end of Module 3.Learning Resources:Government of Tasmania (n. d.). PM-902 Business Case (Small) Template & Guide. Retrievedfromhttp://www.egovernment.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/word_doc/0013/15520/pmantempopen-sml-proj-bus-case.docHerman, B. and Siegelaub, J. (2009). Is this really worth the effort?: The need for a businesscase. Retrieved from https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/need-business-case-6730Laureate 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.NSW Treasury. (2018). NSW Government Business Case Guidelines. Retrieved fromhttps://www.treasury.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/2018-08/TPP1806%20%20NSW%20Government%20Business%20Case%20Guidelines.pdfPROJ6000_assessment 2 brief_29022020Page 3 of 5Project Management Institute. (2013). A guide to the project management body ofknowledge (PMBOK guide) (5th ed.). Newtown Square, PA: PMI.Project Management Institute. (2017). A guide to the project management body ofknowledge (PMBOK guide) (6th ed.). Newtown Square, PA: PMI.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.In addition, for Master of Business Information Systems students:Kaminsky, J. (2012). Impact of nontechnical leadership practices on IT project success.Journal of Leadership Studies, 6(1), 30-49. doi:10.1002/jls.21226Project Management Videos. (2014, April 28). IT Project Management – InformationTechnology [Video File]. Retrieved fromhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNpGKYUB0UI&list=PL_rf_lwCV7MAc-9LTxmx7BGStVu6IPEhB&index=2Assessment Criteria:The assessment will be graded using the Learning Rubrics below and is worth 35% of thetotal for the subject.PROJ6000_assessment 2 brief_29022020 Page 4 of 5Marking Rubrics – Project Selection Methods and Initial Documents Assessment CriteriaFailUnacceptablePass(Functional)Credit(Proficient)Distinction(Advanced)High Distinction(Exceptional)% Points0-49%50-64%65-74%75-84%85-100%Content, Audience andPurpose10%Demonstrates noawareness of contextand/or purpose ofthe assignment.Demonstrates limitedawareness of contextand/or purpose of theassignment.Demonstratesconsistent awarenessof context and/orpurpose of theassignment.Demonstrates anadvanced andintegratedunderstanding ofcontext and/orpurpose of theassignment.Consistentlydemonstrates asystematic and criticalunderstanding of contextand purpose of theassignment.Correct citation of keyresources and evidence10%Demonstratesinconsistent use ofgood quality,credible and relevantresources to supportand develop ideas.There are mistakes inthe APA style.Demonstrates use ofcredible and relevantresources to supportand develop ideas, butthese are not alwaysexplicit or welldeveloped.There are no mistakesin the APA style.Demonstrates use ofhigh quality, credibleand relevant resourcesto support anddevelop ideas.There are no mistakesin the APA style.Demonstrates use ofgood quality, credibleand relevant resourcesto support anddevelop argumentsand statements.Shows evidence ofwide scope within theorganisation forsourcing evidence.There are no mistakesin the APA style.Demonstrates use of highquality, credible andrelevant resources tosupport and developarguments and positionstatements. Showsevidence of wide scopewithin and without theorganisation for sourcingevidence.There are no mistakes inthe APA style.Effective Communication30%Difficult tounderstand foraudience, nological/clearstructure, poor flowof ideas, argumentInformation,arguments andevidence arepresented in a waythat is not always clearand logical.Information,arguments andevidence are wellpresented, mostlyclear flow of ideas andarguments.Information,arguments andevidence are very wellpresented; thepresentation is logical,clear and wellExpertly presented; thepresentation is logical,persuasive, and wellsupported by evidence,demonstrating a clearflow of ideas andarguments. PROJ6000_assessment 2 brief_29022020 Page 5 of 5 lacks supportingevidence.Line of reasoning isoften difficult tofollow.Line of reasoning iseasy to follow.supported byevidence.Knowledge andunderstanding50%Limitedunderstanding ofrequired conceptsand knowledgeKey components ofthe assignment arenot addressed.Knowledge orunderstanding of thefield or discipline (abusiness case and thediffering uses of aSoW).Resembles a recall orsummary of key ideas.Oftenconflates/confusesassertion of personalopinion withinformationsubstantiated byevidence from theresearch/coursematerials.Thorough knowledgeor understanding ofthe field or discipline/s(a business case andthe differing uses of aSoW).Supports personalopinion andinformationsubstantiated byevidence from theresearch/coursematerials.Demonstrates acapacity to explain andapply relevantconcepts.Highly developedunderstanding of thefield or discipline/s (abusiness case and thediffering uses of aSoW).Discriminates betweenassertion of personalopinion andinformationsubstantiated byrobust evidence fromthe research/coursematerials andextended reading.Well demonstratedcapacity to explain andapply relevantconcepts.A sophisticatedunderstanding of thefield or discipline/s (abusiness case and thediffering uses of a SoW).Systematically andcritically discriminatesbetween assertion ofpersonal opinion andinformationsubstantiated by robustevidence from theresearch/coursematerials and extendedreading.Mastery of concepts andapplication to newsituations/furtherlearning.
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