This assessment item requires you to work in a GROUP of 2 or 3 to consider:-
evolution of project management
project management practice, frameworks and standards
allocation of responsibilities within the project management life cycle
outputs within the life cycle
strategies for continuous professional development
You must then undertake a presentation and submit a written script that explains and justifies project
management methodology (ies) that will be provided.
You must submit a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation and then make a presentation to your peers that discusses
and explains your insights to the above (flex student will answer questions over the telephone).
You must also submit a written set of presentation notes or script that matches your presentation. The notes can
be either part of your PowerPoint presentation or written and submitted separately in Microsoft Wor
PPMP20009 Project Management Methodologies Term 2, 2017 Page 1 of 3 Assessment 1 (Group Work - Presentation) Case study: Presentation Introduction Michael Chiozza, the chairman of a company with diversified interest in various industries including energy and power generation, information technology services and the mining sector expressed his disappointment at the executive staff meeting. “We are no longer competitive in the marketplace. Our project management methodology has not been revised and updated. We have customised some processes based upon the PMBOK® Guide and Prince2 almost seven years ago. Our competitors are getting well ahead of us. I have been asking for a common methodology to be developed for all our project domains more than a year now, and all I get are excuses. I simply cannot believe that my executive staff is afraid to develop a project management methodology. I want you to investigate and propose a methodology that we can adopt, a common one for all if possible, if not a specific methodology for each project domain.” Response The executive staffs quickly formed a team comprising a few experienced project managers from each project domain. You are leading this task force as instructed by Michael. You will need to deliver a presentation once the task force has agreed on the methodology (ies). You would have to analyse: The lifecycle phases for the project domains The appropriate policies and procedures that need to be considered Standardization of policies, procedures, templates, checklists, guidelines based on project domains or client requirements (where possible) The mechanism to share knowledge and capture lesson learned within and across project domains The requirements for continued professional development for project team members and rest of the staffs. Task Description This assessment item requires you to work in a GROUP of 2 or 3 to consider:- evolution of project management project management practice, frameworks and standards allocation of responsibilities within the project management life cycle outputs within the life cycle strategies for continuous professional development You must then undertake a presentation and submit a written script that explains and justifies project management methodology (ies) that will be provided. You must submit a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation and then make a presentation to your peers that discusses and explains your insights to the above (flex student will answer questions over the telephone). You must also submit a written set of presentation notes or script that matches your presentation. The notes can be either part of your PowerPoint presentation or written and submitted separately in Microsoft Word. PPMP20009 Project Management Methodologies Term 2, 2017 Page 2 of 3 You are encouraged to use assignment output and ideas that you may have developed from previous units as supporting evidence for your presentation. Further information is available on the Moodle site. Task Your task is to consider the three learning outcomes listed in the unit profile of this unit for this assessment. You must then make a presentation of 15 minutes length that summarises the learning outcomes and how they relate to project management methodology (flex students will answer questions over the telephone). Once your 15 minute presentation has been made you must be prepared to answer questions for 10 minutes from unit participants. You will be graded based on how well you have made your presentation and described, discussed, explained and critically analysed the project management theories and principles according to these assignment instructions. Structure Your presentation should be a properly constructed academic presentation. Please contact the Academic Learning and Teaching Services for assistance if you require. It should contain an effective introduction, body, and conclusion. The introduction should introduce the presentation and include your major arguments. The body should present the evidence you have collected to support your arguments, and the conclusion should restate your arguments, provide your assumptions and summarise the evidence and make a conclusion regarding your arguments. The presentation should contain a coherent, but necessarily restricted review of the academic literature on the project management topics in question. Your literature review should be integrated into the presentation, not a separate section. Do not include an executive summary or an abstract. A reference list formatted in the prescribed Harvard style is compulsory. Do not include a bibliography. This assessment item involves researching your assigned topic to enhance your understanding of project management concepts and utilisation of academic literature. Whilst you should use the recommended textbooks you may also refer to relevant peer reviewed, academic journal articles. You will be expected to cite and appropriately reference at least 20 (twenty) peer reviewed material used in the unit. PPMP20009 Project Management Methodologies Term 2, 2017 Page 3 of 3 Assessment Criteria Your assignment will be assessed on the extent and quality to which it meets each of the following criteria. No Attributes (%) 1 Critical analysis of strategies for continuous professional development 5 2 Critical analysis of the project management practice, frameworks and standards as reflected in different project domains 15 3 Critical analysis of the allocation of responsibilities within the project management life cycle as reflected in different project domains 15 4 Critical analysis of the project management outputs within the life cycle as reflected in different project domains 15 5 A demonstration of a thorough knowledge and application of relevant project management principles, concepts, methods and theories as reflected in different project domains 15 6 Appropriate and well structured, concise and clear expression of project management arguments in response to the assessment task 10 7 A clear flow of thought throughout the presentation with a clear purpose described in the introduction and a comprehensive conclusion 5 8 A critical review and integration of relevant academic and professional literature, cited at least twenty (20) times) 5 9 Clarity of expression, grammar and spelling? 10 10 Strict conformity to CQ University Australia Harvard Referencing Guide (5%) 5 11 Appropriate presentation format and presented within slide and note/script limit: 10 to 20 slides & notes/script 5 Total 100 Important Information Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (6 Oct 2017)) 11:45PM AEST Presentation will be arranged during the unit in weeks 11 & 12 Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20 Oct 2017) Weighting 20% The attributes which I have gained from this subject is: · Understanding · Knowledge · Self-management · Technical skills etc. As project management is defined as a set of initiating, planning, executing and closing of work which can be done either done in a team or individually. To make any project successful, a project manager should be well planned to meet all the requirements and its objectives like scope of the project, proper scheduling, budgeting and maintaining the quality. A “project success” can also be measured to make sure that our project is on track and it can be measured during, before or after the completion of project. It is also important that proper planning of a project and project foundation plays a key role in any project to meet the hierarchy of project management which ranges from labourers, contractors, supervisors, site engineers, managers and director generals. With all these factors and a proper execution of any project proves to give the concrete solution. Considering all the factors, project management professionalism can only be achieved by dedication, proper demonstration and with work discipline. Above this, use of qualitative and quantitative approach towards management, managing man power and material is the final aspect to meet professionalism in any project. During any project to get completed we also come across other factors like legislation, standards, framework, methodologies etc. In the starting face of any project we come across the legalisation which leads to legalising and following the law suit of the project, which makes us aware to the boundaries and its limits. If we work by the proper understanding of any project then the result will be automatically good whereas framework is mainly related to the main stream of the project and the project is also followed by the project guidelines which involves the step by step procedure. Methodologies are nothing but it involves the stakeholders to take necessary and important procedures to meet all the requirements which are required for any project accomplishment. It also important to mention that managing project also needs all the aspect such as design, planning, scheduling etc. on the other hand we can also say that, one who has a power of single resource can control the whole system as pre-project management and post project management were initiated. When it comes to project handling or any other assignment it is required to have strong leadership and governance which is not only limited to managing the people but also in undertaking the task associated. Project lifecycle is nothing but the proper implementation, which mainly focus on breaking down a task and to structure it. In order to validate the structure, project management methodologies are used to help project manager to understand the task that are associated to him. Continuous improvement is one of the main teachings in this subject, continuous improvement is defined as the consistently strike to improve your products or other services in order to meet the highest requirements. Managing chain in project management deals with the classification of chain which are responsible for the formation of complete structure with its each role defining its module ranging from human resource management, direction, engineering, forecasting and all the other activities which are related to project management. This course have given me the complete knowledge of project management methodologies and also tells us about the history and how it got evolved. It also teaches me how to apply it on different domains which have different lifecycles. It has also give me a brief knowledge on continuous improvement and chain management.