Project Management Assignment Brief

Project Management Assignment Brief

Project Management Assignment Brief

Instructions

For this project management assignment brief assessment, you examine project management from a project initiation and selection perspective and describe different methods of selecting projects. You also consider the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guide’s life cycle stages and processes. More specifically, you explore project selection and statements of work.

This assessment has two parts

Part A – Statement of Work

To begin, select a project management environment or case study that you can reference throughout this assessment. To do this, identify an organization and a project with which you are familiar. This may be a project you have worked on for a current or previous employer, a project you have been a part of as a volunteer, or even a project and environment you have observed closely. The project should be simple in scope and short in duration. As you have discovered in your learning resources, a Statement of Work (SOW) is often used to capture the basic description of a project. Using the template provided, create a SOW for your chosen project.

Part B – Project Selection (20%)

Describe methods of project selection within organizations and impacts of not having a Business Case for a project. Your entire assessment should contain 1000–1200 words.

Output and Submission: Submit your completed assessment by the end of module 2.

Learning Resources: Burke, R. (2010). Project Management Techniques (College ed.). US: Burke Publishing.

  • Chapter 4, Feasibility Study.
  • Chapter 5, Project Selection.

Government of Tasmania (n. d.). PM-902 Business Case (Small) Template & Guide. Retrieved from Laureate Education (Producer). (2013a) 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. Project Management Institute. (2013a). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide) (5th ed.). Newtown Square, PA: Author.

  • Chapter 1 ‘Introduction’
  • Chapter 2 'Organizational Influences and Project Life Cycle'.
  • Section 4.1 'Develop Project Charter'

Herman, B. and Siegelaub, J. (2009). Is this really worth the effort?: The need for a business case. Retrieved from http://www.pmi.org/learning/need-business-case-6730 (PDF) Project Management Institute. (n.d.). Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Retrieved from http://www.pmi.org/About-Us/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics.aspx Wysocki, R. K. (2014). Effective project management: Traditional, agile, extreme (7th ed.). Indianapolis, IN: Wiley.

Introduction

  • Chapter 1, ‘What Is a Project?’
  • Chapter 2, ‘What Is Project Management?’
  • Chapter 3, ‘What Are the Project Management Process Groups’

Document: Statement of Work Template (Word document)
Document: Guidelines for Statement of Work (PDF)

Assessment Criteria

Parts A and B of the assessment will be graded using the Learning Rubrics below. Part A is worth 80% of the marks available from this assessment. Part B is worth 20% of the marks available from this assessment.