PROJ6000_Assessment 2 Brief_081118.Docx Page 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 learningoutcomes:1. Understand PMBOK knowledge areas and processgroups and their role, relevance and impact onproject management best practice and PMI’sCode of Ethics.2. Critically compare and contrast projectmanagement approaches and theirappropriateness for managing a variety of projecttypes.3. Apply appropriate project management tools andtechniques, paying particular attention to riskmanagement.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_081118.Docx Page 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.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/project_management/getting_started_in_project_managementHerman, 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). (2013) 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/TPP18-06%20%20NSW%20Government%20Business%20Case%20Guidelines.pdfProject 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.PROJ6000_Assessment 2 Brief_081118.Docx Page 3 of 5Project 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.Document: Guidelines for Statement of Work (PDF)Assessment Criteria:The assessment will be graded using the Learning Rubrics below and is worth 35% of thetotal for the subject.PROJ6000_assessment 2 brief_081118.docx Page 4 of 5Learning Rubrics Assessment AttributesFail(0-49)Pass(50-64)Credit(65-74)Distinction(75-84)High Distinction(85-100)Content, Audience andPurpose10%Demonstrates noawareness of contextand/or purpose of theassignment.Demonstrates limitedawareness of contextand/or purpose of theassignmentDemonstrates consistentawareness of contextand/or purpose 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%Demonstratesinconsistent use of goodquality, credible andrelevant resources tosupport and developideas.There are mistakes in theAPA 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 of highquality, credible andrelevant resources tosupport and developideas.There are no mistakes inthe APA 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 understandfor audience, nological/clear structure,poor flow of ideas,argument lackssupporting evidence.Information,arguments andevidence arepresented in a waythat is not always clearand logical. Line ofreasoning is oftendifficult to follow.Information, argumentsand evidence are wellpresented, mostly clearflow of ideas andarguments. Line ofreasoning is easy tofollow.Information, argumentsand evidence are very wellpresented; thepresentation is logical,clear and well supportedby evidence.Expertly presented; thepresentation is logical,persuasive, and wellsupported by evidence,demonstrating a clear flowof ideas and arguments.Knowledge andLimited understanding ofKnowledge orThorough knowledge orHighly developedA sophisticated PROJ6000_assessment 2 brief_081118.docx Page 5 of 5 understanding60%required concepts andknowledge i.e. a businesscase and the differinguses of a SoW.Key components of theassignment are notaddressed.understanding 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.understanding of thefield or discipline/s (abusiness case and thediffering uses of a SoW).Supports personalopinion and informationsubstantiated byevidence from theresearch/coursematerials.Demonstrates a capacityto explain and applyrelevant concepts.understanding of the fieldor discipline/s (a 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.understanding of the fieldor discipline/s (a 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.
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