Project Management

KM303 Project Management

Course Work: Assignment

 

Select, plan and developa Project of your choice within the broader perspective of strategic business management. Highlight your role as the Project Manager. The project plan must include all processes and activities in respective process groups /knowledge areas as key framework elements of Project Management.

 

You are required to use project management tools and techniques, scheduling skills, quality and estimating standards. You will select and assess the business case and provide evidence to show efficient planning of the project.The human and change aspects will also need to be considered which demonstrate quality of management decisions.

 

You will need to:

 

  • Identify Project concept, scope, aims and objectives and apply appropriate project management tools & techniques for effective and successful implementation of the project and by using appropriate scope, time, quality and cost parameters.

 

  • Appraise key aspects of the project management strategy to the organizational structure and business environment of the organization.

 

  • Recommend a suitable structure and processes for project monitoring and control using relevant Project tools, techniques and graphic representation of data.

 

  • Address organizational aspects like quality, risk management and include financial forecasting, uncertainty & risk analysis.

 

  • Integrate planning with estimating and budgeting, budgetary control and use an appropriate planning, execution, implementation and management strategy.

 

 

Guidance ontemplate and use of PM tools & techniques

 

  1. Word count approx. 3,000words.

 

  1. Comprehensive table of content, introduction and overall conclusion of the Project.

 

  1. Proper referencing, professional format and layout.

 

  1. Select and apply appropriate tools and techniques for the planning and management of the project.

 

  1. Generate inputs and outputs for the envisaged Project by using all relevant process groups and knowledge areas – ensuring all sections /headings of the template are fully covered.

 

  1. The effects of constraints on projects –scope, time, quality, and cost – and their interaction with other specific needs of the project.

 

  1. Use of scheduling tools including Work Based Structure, Gantt and Network diagrams and also key risk analysis tools and techniques for estimating project timescales, cost and effort.

 

  1. Use of tools for controlling project progress (time, quality, and cost).

 

  1. Demonstrate use of project quality standards.

 

  1. Compliance with legal and ethical standards.

 

 

 

 

Marking Scheme

 

  1. Project charter, definition of scope, aims and objectives. Project Management Plan. (15 marks)

 

  1. Stakeholders Identification / Analysis, listing affected business areas and organizations and describes the impact the project will have on them.(5 marks)

 

  1. Project management plan, identification & sequencing of activities in Work Breakdown Structure. (10 marks)

 

  1. Development and explanation of project life cycle. (10 marks)

 

  1. Project management processes with emphasis on planning, monitoring and control process groups.(10 marks)

 

  1. Overview of how Quality will be approached and managed during the project cycle ensuring TQM, QA and QC. (10 marks)

 

  1. Human Resources management linked to strategy and structure of the organization. Tabulation of the known key resources in the project. Depiction of organization chart.(10 marks)

 

  1. Deriving a Communication plan in the project planning and focusing on who, how, when and what will be communicated. (10 marks)

 

  1. Determine milestones and key deliverables along with target dates. (10 marks)

 

  1. Identification of business risks associated with this project. Estimating the severity of each risk’s potential impact and identification of any risk mitigation actions that could be taken to negate / mitigate against the risks identified. (10 marks)

 

 

Assessment Guidelines

For a mark of >70%

Show a thorough understanding of the Concept of the project and its link to project scope, aims and objectives

Display knowledge of all the relevant principles and theories of Project Management, and an ability to apply them effectively in the project plan.

Provide a complete Project management plan, identification & sequencing of activities in Work Breakdown Structure.

Show the development and explanation of complete project life cycle.

Follow all project management processes with clear emphasis on planning, monitoring and control of relevant process groups.

Show inclusion of all project knowledge areas with emphasis on scope, time, cost, quality and risk management.

Demonstrate an enhanced use of appropriate project tools and techniques complete with graphical representation of data.

For a mark of 60-69%

Show detailed integration of the project concept and link to its scope, aims and objectives.

Use of relevant principles and theories of Project Management, and their application in the project plan.

Describe the Project management plan, with links to identification & sequencing of activities in Work Breakdown Structure.

Show the development and explanation of project life cycle.

Follow project management processes with depiction of planning, monitoring and control of relevant process groups.

Show inclusion of project knowledge areas with mention on scope, time, cost, quality and risk management.

Demonstrate use of appropriate project tools and techniques with graphical representation of data.

For a mark of 50-59%

Show the project concept and link to it the scope, aims and objectives.

Demonstrate use of principles and theories of Project Management as part of the project plan.

Include the Project management plan and list & link activities in Work Breakdown Structure.

Show and describe the project life cycle.

Use project management processes with mention of relevant process groups.

Show project knowledge areas with mention on scope, time, quality and cost.

Demonstrate use of limited project tools and techniques with limited graphical representation of data.

For a mark of 40-49%

Show a brief project concept and only mention scope, aims and objectives.

Include principles and theories of Project Management as part of the project plan.

Show brief description of the Project management plan and list activities in Work Breakdown Structure.

Show the project life cycle.

Use project management processes with brief mention of relevant process groups.

Show project knowledge areas with brief mention on scope, time and cost.

Demonstrate use of limited project tools and techniques with no graphical representation of data.

 

For a mark of <39%

Show little or no project concept and reference of scope, aims and objectives.

Demonstrate project without use of principles and theories of Project Management.

Show brief Project management plan and activities in Work Breakdown Structure.

Show parts of project life cycle.

Use project management processes without mention of relevant process groups.

Show project knowledge areas without mention of scope, time and cost.

No use of project tools and techniques and no graphic representation of data.

 

 
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