PROJ6000_Assessment 1 Brief_081118.Docx Page 1 of 5ASSESSMENT BRIEFSubject Code and Title PROJ6000 Principles of Project ManagementAssessment 1 – Project Management Lifecycle (PML)opinion post and peer responseIndividual800 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.By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 225%25 Marks AssessmentIndividual/Group Length Learning Outcomes Submission Weighting Total MarksPROJ6000_Assessment 1 Brief_081118.Docx Page 2 of 5Context:The project management lifecycle (PML) is an important component of project managementmethodology. It incorporates several areas of knowledge from the Project ManagementBody of Knowledge (PMBoK) and it affects and interacts with the application of PMBoK in aproject. Different stages of the PML may require focussing on different areas of the PMBoK,and project managers need to assess the PML for their project to identify possible risks, planfor resourcing and commence communicating with stakeholders. This assessment requiresthat you answer the following question:“What areas of the PMBoK are affected by the Project Management Lifecycle the mostand how do we ensure alignment between the lifecycle of the project and theimplementation of PMBoK in projects?”. To answer this question, you will need to:(a) Post a 600 word response to this question, based on your opinion, to the DiscussionForum on the learning portal.(b) Respond to one other student post by critiquing their opinion and comparing it withyours in 200 words.The assessment requires that you critically read and interpret both the Project ManagementLifecycle and the PMBoK.Instructions:1. Read about the PMBoK and the Project Management Lifecycle to familiarise yourselfwith their fundamental concepts. Critically reflect on your readings to form an opinion ofboth. Commence writing your opinion to answer the question and support that opinionby using at least six (6) references from academic or industry literature. Cite thesereferences in your opinion of 600 words both in-text and as a reference list at the end ofyour opinion piece. The word count does not include the reference list and is +/-10%.2. Read one other student’s post. Think about their opinion and try to compare andcontrast it to yours. This will allow you to “critique” their view. You can do this byhighlighting the things you agree with and those you disagree with in their post. Youneed to justify and explain your critique of their opinion. Try, where possible, to refer tosome of the literature you read or even your own working experiences. You will need towrite 200 words in your response. This does not include the reference list and is +/- 10%.PROJ6000_Assessment 1 Brief_081118.Docx Page 3 of 5Output and Submission:Submit your completed assessment by the end of module 2 (Week 4) on Blackboard.Learning Resources:Hermano, V., & Martín-Cruz, N. (2019). Expanding the Knowledge on Project ManagementStandards: A Look into the PMBOK® with Dynamic Lenses. In Project Management andEngineering Research (pp. 19-34). Springer, Cham.http://dspace.aeipro.com/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456789/754/CIDIP2016_01013.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=yMarion, J. W. (2018). Project management: a common sense guide to the pmbok (Vol. Partone, framework and schedule, Ser. Industrial and systems engineering collection).Momentum Press. https://lesa.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1024148050.Assessment Criteria:The assessment will be graded using the Learning Rubrics below. This is an individualassignment and worth 25%.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.EffectiveCommunication25%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.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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