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HI5029 T1 2021 IS Project Management


HI5029 IS Project Management Holmes Assignment

Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
TrimesterT1 2021
Unit CodeHI5029
Unit TitleIS Project Management
Assessment TypeIndividual Assignment
Assessment TitleAssessment 3, Research Paper
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping)This assessment item  relates to the unit learning outcomes as in the unit descriptor.   This assessment is designed to improve student research and writing skills and to give students experience in researching the literature on a topic relevant to the Unit of Study subject matter, critically analyzing current academic papers then presenting results and findings in a referenced written report.   Students will be able to: interpret and critique a variety of project management methodologies including both traditional and agile approaches;interpret user requirements and project management related data and make appropriate recommendations within a project context;analyse and evaluate the role of the modern project manager including ethical, social and cultural issues in the context of IT projects;
Weight40% of the total assessments
Total Marks40%
Word limit2500-3000 words
Due Date3a Draft week 83b Research Paper week 13
Submission GuidelinesAll work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font and 2 cm margins on allfour sides of your page with appropriate section headings.Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.

Academic Integrity

Holmes Institute is committed to ensuring and upholding Academic Integrity, as Academic Integrity is integral to maintaining academic quality and the reputation of Holmes’ graduates. Accordingly, all assessment tasks need to comply with academic integrity guidelines. Table 1 identifies the six categories of Academic Integrity breaches. If you have any questions about Academic Integrity issues related to your assessment tasks, please consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines and support resources. Many of these resources can also be found through the Study Sills link on Blackboard.

Academic Integrity breaches are a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from deduction of marks, failure of the assessment task or unit involved, suspension of course enrolment, or cancellation of course enrolment.

Table 1: Six categories of Academic Integrity breaches

PlagiarismReproducing the work of someone else without attribution. When a student submits their own work on multiple occasions this is known as self-plagiarism.
CollusionWorking with one or more other individuals to complete an assignment, in a way that is not authorised.
CopyingReproducing and submitting the work of another student, with or without their knowledge. If a student fails to take reasonable precautions to prevent their own original work from being copied, this may also be considered an offence.
ImpersonationFalsely presenting oneself, or engaging someone else to present as oneself, in an in-person examination.
Contract cheatingContracting a third party to complete an assessment task, generally in exchange for money or other manner of payment.
Data fabrication and falsificationManipulating or inventing data with the intent of supporting false conclusions, including manipulating images.

Source: INQAAHE, 2020

Assignment Description:

You are expected to complete a critique and conduct a literature review to discuss a contemporary issue which an IS professional may experience and identify appropriate approaches to address this issue. The topic is “The effects of Project Management Information Systems on decision  making”. You need to search in the literature and find at least ten (10) academic research papers (references) related to this topic. (Academic papers can be found in ProQuest. ProQuest instruction can be found in below. Please contact Liberian if you have further question).

A draft of the research paper (key points/headings) will be submitted in session 8 whereby each group can receive feedback. Then each group should submit the final research paper in the Blackboard by session 13.

ProQuest login:

Go to: > Login > Proquest USERNAME: holmes2004

PASSWORD: holmes

The final report submission structure is as follow:

What you need to submit for final submission:

  1. Assignment File: You need to submit the final version of your assignment in session 13. The final submission must comply with the draft structure and draw heavily from the key references. The structure of the final submission is headings and in discussion critically analyse each reference and discuss how these references reflecting the topic.


  • Introduction: State the purpose and objectives of the report.
  • Discussion: Discuss the references and critically analyse them and discuss how they reflect the topic.
    • Conclusion: Summarise your findings, consolidating and drawing attention to the main points of the report.
    • Referencing: reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.
  • Academic References: The academic papers and references that are used in the assignment need to be posted on BB along with your assignment file (in PDF files).

Assignment will be marked ZERO if does not include references files.


  • All assignments must be submitted electronically ONLY, uploaded to Blackboard and Submission of SafeAssign. Submission deadlines are strictly enforced and a late submission incurs penalties.
  • DO NOT SHARE YOUR ASSIGNMENT WITH OTHER STUDENTS under no circumstances even after the deadline and after you submitted it in the Blackboard or even after you have marked. If there will be any similarity detected by SafeAssign or the marker, it is an academic misconduct case and BOTH of the students will not be marked and reported to the institution for further investigation.
  • Your document should be a single word or OpenOffice document containing your report.
  • All submissions will be submitted through the safeAssign facility in Blackboard. Submission boxes linked to SafeAssign will be set up in the Units Blackboard Shell. Assignments not submitted through these submission links will not be considered.
  • Submissions must be made by the due date and time (which will be in the session detailed above) and determined by your Unit coordinator. Submissions made after the due date and time will be penalized per day late (including weekend days) according to Holmes Institute policies.
  • The SafeAssign similarity score will be used in determining the level, if any, of plagiarism. SafeAssign will check conference web-sites, Journal articles, the Web and your own class members submissions for plagiarism. You can see your SafeAssign similarity score (or match) when you submit your assignment to the appropriate drop-box. If this is a concern you will have a chance to change your

assignment and resubmit. However, resubmission is only allowed prior to the submission due date and time. After the due date and time have elapsed your assignment will be graded as late. Submitted assignments that indicate a high level of plagiarism will be penalized according to the Holmes Academic Misconduct policy, there will be no exceptions. Thus, plan early and submit early to take advantage of the resubmission feature. You can make multiple submissions, but please remember we grade only the last submission, and the date and time you submitted will be taken from that submission.

Marking CriteriaWeighting
Draft5 marks
Presentation quality5 marks
Report structure, Layout, Grammar and spelling, Written style and expression5 marks
Quality of evaluation and critically exploring the references15 marks
Recommendations and justification5 marks
Referencing5 marks
TOTAL Weight for this assignment marking  40 marks

Marking Rubrics

GradesExcellentVery GoodGoodSatisfactoryUnsatisfactory
PresentationProfessional presentation with excellent writing skillsProfessional presentation with very good writing skillsProfessional presentation with good writing skillsProfessional presentation and well writtenPoor presentation
  Evaluation QualityAssessed critically in depth and suggested excellent strategies logically and presented in very convincing mannerAssessed critically and suggested strategies logically and presented in convincing mannerAssessed well and suggested strategies logically and presented in wellAssessed and suggested strategiesArgument is confused and disjointed.
  DiscussionDemonstrated excellent ability to think critically and sourced reference material appropriatelyDemonstrated excellent ability to think critically but did not source reference material appropriatelyDemonstrate d ability to think critically and sourced reference material appropriatelyDemonstrated ability to think critically and did not source reference material appropriatelyDid not demonstrate ability to think critically and did not source reference material appropriately
  ConclusionLogic is clear and easy to follow with strong argumentsConsistency logical and convincingMostly consistent logical and convincingAdequate cohesion and convictionArgument is confused and disjointed
  ReferencingClear styles with excellent source of references.Clear referencing styleGenerally good referencing styleSometimes clear referencing styleLacks consistency with many errors

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