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Assessment Brief XXXXXXXXXXABN XXXXXXXXXXCRICOS Code: 00161E RTO Code: 90458
Version 2: 11th October, 2019 XXXXXXXXXXTEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051
ASSESSMENT BRIEF
COURSE: Bachelor of Information Technology
Unit: Project Quality and Management
Unit Code: PAQM321
Type of Assessment: Assessment 2- Project Plan
Length/Duration:
Group Report – 2500 words
Group Oral Presentation – 15 minutes
Unit Learning
Outcomes addressed:
Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
a) Identify and explain alternative models for information systems project
management and how these can be applied in practice in different styles
of global organisations.
b) Discuss the Project Management Body of Knowledge and how this
relates to the planning, scheduling and control of information systems
projects and their change management plan.
c) Explain the need for and the basic principles of professional and ethical
software and project quality assurance principles in the design and
management of a complex information systems project.
d) Identify the objectives of and describe the phases of systems and
software testing in the development of an information systems project.
e) Work effectively as part of a professional team in the production of a
project plan for a global organisation.
Submission Date:

Week 10 Sunday 11:59PM
Assessment Task:
A group of 4-5 students will work together to make a project plan
Total Mark:

40 marks
Weighting:

Converted to 40% of the unit total marks
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ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION:
Dog Save is Australia’s oldest, largest and most trusted animal welfare organisation. With this
privileged position comes great responsibility. This year Dog Save received 126,673 dogs in 39 animal
shelters, across the country.
Over the past 10 years Dog Save has adopted out, and reunited with their owners over 300,000 dogs
and puppies. Adoption and reclaim rates nationally have been steadily climbing each year, and
significant improvements in the outcomes for dogs are required.
Dog Save is a community based organisation, which relies on donations and gifts from generous dog
lovers to maintain its operations. It has also be fortunate enough to have links with the Victorian
Police force dog squad, and the Australian movie industry where it has help source and train dogs for
a number of movies such as; the man from snowy river, and red dog. These links provide a solid
source of ongoing funding for the organisation.
You have been working part-time for Community Coders Pty Ltd, an open source organisation who
recruits university students to work on primarily mobile software development projects. Your
company is preparing a bid to upgrade a PC based database to a web-based system to store all
records of their dogs, for Dog Save. Your executive manager Derek Hale has asked you to take the
lead on this project.
The initial investment in the project is estimated to be $70,000 in year 0, $12,500 in year 1, $10,550
in year 2, $11,550 in year 3 of the project. The Dog Save requires a discount rate of 8.2%. It is
anticipated project future cash inflow as follows (Years 0 to 3): $0, $55,150, $65,250, and $70,300.
Dog Save wants to upgrade their home developed PC based spreadsheet records to a web based
system which can house records of all dogs cared for by all of its centres through Australia. Data
stored might include; information on dog’s breed, treatment required, age, weight, distinguishable
characteristics, diet, photograph, admission and discharge dates, training, and special skills etc. The
Database should also provide a range of reports to administrators such as; common types of
dumped dogs, common injuries etc.
The web-based system will allow multiple users from various locations to logon and use the system
at any one point in time. This will make a huge improvement on the efficiency of the current system,
as it is operated from one computer only. Other advantages of the web-based system are to improve
dog and owner match ups, in the adoption process. Identify skills sets of dogs suitable for law
enforcement or work in the entertainment industry, and a whole set of reports which will allow Dog
Save management to identify problem areas, particular breeds etc., and improve fund raising efforts.
John D. Souja the Director of Dog Save, has indicated the budget for the project is $104,600 and is
expecting to be completed within three months. John’s deputy, Stiles Stilinski will be available for all
meetings and to answer any queries. As it is their first website, John wants to have a look at website
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after each milestone so that he is satisfied with the end product. He also realises some potential
issues like security, payments and so on, that can cause serious issues in the success of this project.
Sofie Martin, CEO of Community Coders Pty Ltd has realised that Dog Save’s project can be
complicated because John D. Souja does not have clear requirements at the starting and want to
update on the go so she has advised you to use suitable software development methodology which
can cater the needs of Dog Save.
The project will be considered a success, if it comes in on time, on budget, within scope and key
stakeholders have been pleased with the communication and reporting processes.

Assessment task Requirements:
Read and analyse the above case study to complete the project plan:
1- Prepare project charter.
2- Prepare a Stakeholder Register and Stakeholder Management Strategy for three key
stakeholders for the above project.
3- Prepare a team contract.
4- Analyse financial projections and perform financial analysis for the project management
using following format and explain if the project is worth investing or not?
5- Identify and justify the appropriate SDLC model for this project. Relates and justify the
phases of your chosen SDLC model to project management process.
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6- Prepare the work breakdown structure (WBS) for this project at appropriate level. WBS
should be based on the project charter, scope statement, and other relevant
information in the case study.
7- Using the WBS from the previous question, prepare a Gantt chart for this project that
covers the following:
a. Estimate activity durations
b. Allocate activity resources
c. Sequence activities
8- Apply Critical Path Method (CPM) to find the earliest possible time by which the project
can be completed. Display critical path in your Gantt chart.
9- Prepare a cost estimate.
10- Prepare a communication management plan for the project.
11- Identify four potential risks in the project and prepare Risk Register for this project.
12- To monitor and control the project success, Prepare weekly status report of the project.
One report per team member is required. This report must be in context of the case
study and assuming your group is part of development team.
13- Individual Presentation:
Each team is required to present the project work in the submission week. The
presentation duration is 12 to 15 minutes. Teams will be marked according to the
presentation marking guide
14- Referencing:
In text and following proper Harvard style referencing convention.
Word limit: equivalent to 2500 words
Report Marking Rubric
Task no Marking criteria Maximum
Marks
1 Project Charter 2
2 Stakeholder Register and Stakeholder Management Strategy 3
3 Team Contract 2
4 Financial Analyses 3
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5 Identification and Justification of each phase of SDLC model 3
6 Work Breakdown Structure 3
7 Gantt Chart 3
8 Apply Critical path method to find earliest possible time to complete
the project and display in Gantt chart
2
9 Cost Estimate 3
10 Communication Management Plan 3
11 Identification of four potential risks and preparation of Risk Register 3
12 Weekly Status Report (one per team member) 3
13 Referencing in Harvard style 2
14 Team Presentation XXXXXXXXXXminutes) to demonstrate the work done 5
Total 40
Presentation Marking Rubric
Quality of
content
0
Very poor
1
Overall
quality is poor
with
materials
illegible,
information
incorrect and
spelling
mistakes.
3
Overall
quality is
adequate,
but some
errors in
spelling and
some poor
quality
graphics.
4
Overall
quality is
good, with
most
information
correct and
presented
well
5
Overall
quality shows
meticulous
planning with
interesting,
relevant
graphics and
well-
presented
information.
Voice and
pace
1
Lacking in
expression
and clarity,
no
expression
2
Mostly clear,
suitable tone,
but lacking in
expression
3
Mostly clear,
suitable
tone and
some
expression
4
Sometimes
not clear,
variability in
tone and
expression
5
Very clear,
good tone
and
expression.
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Audience
Engagement
1
Lacking in
presence,
nervousness
inhibiting
delivery
2
Audience
sometimes
engaged. very
nervous
3
Audience
engaged
sometimes,
very
nervous.
4
Captures
audience
attention,
lacking some
calmness
and
confidence
5
Good
audience
engagement,
good
presence.
Use of slides 1
Poor use of
slides, too
much
information
and/or not
related to
topic.
2
some fair use
of slides
however
some slides
confusing
and/or
irrelevant
3
Satisfactory
use of slides.
Points
sometimes
not relevant.
4
Good use of
slides. Points
interesting
and relevant
5
Excellent use
of slides,
talked to the
slides very
well, points
well chosen
for
presentation.
Time limit 1
Presentation
is too short,
little
preparation
shown
2
Presentation
is too long or
too short.
Some
preparation
shown
3
Presentation
is a bit too
long or too
short, fair
preparation
shown
4
Good length
but abrupt
finish.
5
Excellent
Length (12-15
mins) with
good
conclusion
and hand
over.
Total /25
Scaled out
of 5
/5
ASSESSMENT SUBMISSION:

This assignment should be submitted online in Moodle .

The assignment MUST be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format. Other formats may not
be readable by markers. Please be aware that any assessments submitted in other formats will be
considered LATE and will lose marks until it is presented in Word.

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understanding the task, draft checking, structure, referencing and other assignment-related matters.

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Content for Assessment Task papers should incorporate a formal introduction, main points and
conclusion.

Appropriate academic writing and referencing are inevitable academic skills that you must develop
and demonstrate in work being presented for assessment. The content of high quality work presented
by a student must be fully referenced within-text citations and a Reference List at the end. Kent
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the Kent Learning Management System (Moodle). For details please click the link
http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/mod/folder/view.php?id=3606 and download the file titled
“Harvard Referencing Workbook”. This Moodle Site is the location for Workbooks and information
that are presented to Kent Students in the ALS Workshops conducted at the beginning of each
Trimester.

Kent recommends a minimum of FIVE (5) references in work being presented for assessment. Unless
otherwise specifically instructed by your Lecturer or as detailed in the Unit Outline for the specific
Assessment Task, any paper with less than five (5) references may be deemed not meeting a
satisfactory standard and possibly be failed.

Content in Assessment tasks that includes sources that are not properly referenced according to the
“Harvard Referencing Workbook” will be penalised.

Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count if this is specifically stated for the
Assessment Task in the Unit Outline. As a general rule there is an allowable discretionary variance to
the word count in that it is generally accepted that a student may go over or under by 10% than the
stated length.

GENERAL NOTES FOR REFERENCING
References are assessed for their quality. Students should draw on quality academic sources, such as
books, chapters from edited books, journals etc. The textbook for the Unit of study can be used as a
reference, but not the Lecturer Notes. The Assessor will want to see evidence that a student is capable
of conducting their own research. Also, in order to help Assessors determine a student’s
understanding of the work they cite, all in-text references (not just direct quotes) must include the
specific page number(s) if shown in the original. Before preparing your Assessment Task or own
contribution, please review this ‘YouTube’ video (Avoiding Plagiarism through Referencing) by clicking
on the following link: link: http://moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/mod/folder/view.php?id=3606

A search for peer-reviewed journal articles may also assist students. These type of journal articles can
be located in the online journal databases and can be accessed from the Kent Library homepage.
Wikipedia, online dictionaries and online encyclopaedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain
knowledge about a topic, but should not be over-used – these should constitute no more than 10% of
your total list of references/sources. Additional information and literature can be used where these
are produced by legitimate sources, such as government departments, research institutes such as the
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), or international organisations such as the
World Health Organisation (WHO). Legitimate organisations and government departments produce
peer reviewed reports and articles and are therefore very useful and mostly very current. The content
of the following link explains why it is not acceptable to use non-peer reviewed websites (Why can't I
just Google?): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N39mnu1Pkgw
(Thank you to La Trobe University for access to this video).

MARKING GUIDE (RUBRIC):
Your answers for the final examination questions will be assessed as per the following marking criteria.
Please read carefully each section/level and marks weightage.


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Answered 9 days AfterMay 07, 2021PAQM321

Solution

Deepti Garg answered on May 17 2021
15 Votes

Contents
Project Charter2
Background2
Project Scope2
Milestones2
Assumptions2
Stakeholder Register & Stakeholder Management Strategy4
Team Contract6
Financial...

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