HI6006 Competitive Strategy
MNG932002 Strategy and case analysis
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Assignment Task 2 Group report and presentation

Assessment Task 2

Group Report and Presentation

  • Assessment Details

In a team consisting of 3–4 members, choose a project and prepare a Project Management Plan.  If possible, the project should one that is familiar to at least one member of the group.  If the group cannot identify a suitable project, please contact the lecturer as soon as possible.

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  • Criteria used to grade this task

The Project Management Plan should clearly identify the strategic change proposed, expected outcomes, key milestones and deliverables, and prepare the first status report for the project. The group will present a summary of the project management plan and status report to the class.  The group activity will be marked both on content and delivery.  Detailed marking criteria can be found in the Marking Guides section of this course description.

  • Task Assessor

Lecturer.

  • Suggested time to devote to this task

A suggested minimum of about 20 hours outside of class time per student.

  • Submission details

The 20 minute presentation will be delivered during class in week 12, and the group report is expected to be made electronically available to the lecturer no later than the end of class in week 12.

  • Feedback and return of work

Assessment sheet with detailed marks will be provided to students via Moodle, prior to the final exam.

7) Guidelines:

Take a look at IT Management Books, not IT Project management books for different case studies to provide you with ideas. Other books for the course Strategic Management may also have mini cases which may be useful. For example, you may look at the following book for this purpose-
Efraim Turban and Linda Volonino. (2011). Information Technology for Management: Improving Strategic and Operational Performance, 8th Edition. Hoboken, N. J.: Wiley.
4. Also look at the following book which is listed as reference book- Chapter 3 outlines developing business case with example of developed business case-
Schwalbe, K. (2007). Information technology project management (5th ed.). Cambridge, MA: Course Technology. ISBN: 9781423901457
5. DO NOT COPY ANY PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN FROM ANYWHERE, CAN ONLY SEE AND GET IDEAS TO CREATE YOUR OWN.
6. You are required to use Microsoft (MS) Project for several issues in the PMP-

PMP Structure (from student work)

  1. Introduction…………………….,……………………………………………….. x
  2. Purpose of document …………………………………………….. x
  3. Project background…………………………………………………. x
  4. Project stakeholders ………………………………………………. x
  5. Project Scope …………………………………………………………………….. x
  6. Project objective …………………………………………………….. x
  7. Project deliverables ………………………………………………… x
  8. Milestones …………………………………………………………….. x
  9. Technical requirements …………………………………………… x
  10. Limits and exclusions ………………………………………………. x
  11. Customer review …………………………………………………….. x
  12. Timeframe and Milestones…………………………………………………….. x
  13. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) …………………………….. x
  14. Project schedule (Gantt chart) ………………………………….. x
  15. Network diagram (critical path) …………………………………. x
  16. Cost Estimates (Budget) ………………………………………………………….. x
  17. Risk Management …………………………………………………………………… x
  18. Project Organisation and Management …………………………………….. x
  19. Project organisation …………………………………………………. x
  20. Project Roles and Responsibilities ……………………………… x
  21. Project controls ……………………………………………………….. x
  22. Change management (strategies) ……………………………….. x
  23. Management reporting …………………………………………….. x
  24. Status report …………………………………………………………… x
  25. Communications Plan …………………………………………………………… X
  26. Meeting reports ……………………………………………………….. x

Appendix 1 – Risk Register and Matrix …………………………………………. X

Appendix 2 – Work Breakdown Structure …………………………………….. X

Appendix 3 – Network Diagram …………………………………………………… X

Appendix 5 – References …………………………………………………………….. X

Marking Guides/Rubrics:

Assessment Task 2 Feedback:

Project Management Plan Part A:  Written Report

Assessment Criteria Comments Mark
Report content, structure and general presentation.

(3 Marks)

   
Project Scope well described including objectives, major deliverables, milestones, success criteria and constraints.  (4 Marks)    
Appropriately detailed work breakdown structure (WBS)

(3 Marks)

   
Activity on Node (AON) Network diagram showing sequence, dependencies and lag times.

(3 Marks)

   
Appropriate use of MS Project, or alternative, to develop project schedule, with demonstrated resource application

(2 Marks)

   
Detail of summary budget and appropriate application of financials to managing project outcomes.

(2 Marks)

   
Detail of risk assessmentand appropriate application of risk analysis to managing project outcomes

(2 Marks)

   
Appropriate level of Communication management, with key stakeholders identified, with a basic comms plan.

(2 Marks)

   
Appropriate status report, including deliverables and performance against schedule and budget. (2 Marks)    
In-text references and reference list

(2 Marks)

   
Total Marks                    (25 Marks)    

 

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Assessment Task 2 Feedback:

Project Management Plan Part B:  Presentation

Assessment Criteria Comments Mark
Appropriate structure to presentation, including introduction and conclusion

(1 Mark)

   
Professionalism and quality of the presentation

(1 Mark)

   
Interaction with audience

(1 Mark)

   
Appropriate use of theory

(1 Marks)

   
Time Management (20 minutes including question time)

(1 Mark)

   
Total Mark                        (5 Marks)    

 

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