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MGT200 Assessment 2

MGT200 Assessment 2

Assessment 2 – Initiating a Project and Obtaining


Date due:                 Week 7

Value:                      25%


Practical exercises assess students’ ability to apply theoretical learning to practical, real world situations. This is Part 1 of a three part progressive assessment across Assessments 2, 3 and 4.

Part 1: Initiating a Project and Obtaining Approval

Part 2: Developing a Project Management Plan

Part 3: Administering, Monitoring and Reviewing a Project


This assessment task is to be undertaken by 1 student, who will be a project manager for the purpose of this assessment. The project team is to consist of at least 4 people in total (the 1 project manager and as many other ‘imaginary’ staff as required) to whom you can allocate roles and responsibilities.

Create a project with the following characteristics:

It is a unique endeavour (not operations)

It has a specific goal, either to

–     solve a problem or

–     to take advantage of an opportunity

It has a beginning and an end

It has a budget in terms of:

–     money

–     resources – human and physical

There is a time limit for completion

Examples of suitable projects include:

You are a small business owner (wedding planner), planning a wedding in 4

months’ time. You have a budget of $15,000.

You are organising an annual fundraising function for a recognised charity. You have a budget of $35,000 and are expected to raise $70,000. The event is to take place in 12 months.

You have been asked by a local neighbourhood group to organise the construction of a community vegetable garden. They have gathered donations from local residents and businesses amounting to $5,000. It is February, and they want it to be ready for spring planting.

As a result of recent floods, the Brisbane City Council is providing grants for any worthwhile renovation or improvement to local parks and gardens. You will be remodelling an existing, damaged area of parkland into a useable, family- friendly park, with new BBQ facilities, seating, play equipment and concrete paths. You have a 6-month time frame.

Your own project to be confirmed by the lecturer. (Students cannot choose a project that they have already participated in or developed.)

This project will be used for ALL ASSESSMENT TASKS for this subject. Requirements

1. Written project summary

Create and submit a 700 word project summary which answers the following questions:

a. What problem will your project solve?

b. How are you going to solve this problem?

What are your goals and objectives?

d. What is the scope of the project?

e. What is your approach?

f. Who are your key internal and external stakeholders? How will you manage their different needs? (include a stakeholder map)

g. What are your success criteria?

2. Presentation

a. verbally present your project summary to your client (your lecturer) for approval and sign-off. This is to take place as a private session arranged by appointment during class time for on-campus delivery or using the virtual classroom for Distance Education studen You must not read your summary during this session.  You must speak about it, covering the important points that are in your written document.

b. Request confirmation and agreement in principle to proceed with the p

3. Confirmation and agreement


1. All questions (a to g) of Part 1 must be answered in sufficient depth to enable the client to confirm that the project team will be able to complete the project to the required standard.

2. Key concepts and ideas are summarised and client’s understanding is


3. Agreement to proceed is confirmed.

Submission Criteria

Criteria Marks
Proposed problem and solution stated and explained


Writing clearly shows proposed problem and solution extremely well stated and clearly explained.


Proposed problem and solution.


Objectives clearly and strongly identified and supported by research and argument.


Proposed problem and solution strongly developed with high levels of relevance and cohesiveness.

5 marks

Goals and objectives stated and explained


Goals and objectives clearly and strongly identified and described. Goals and objectives strongly supported by evidence from research

Main points of goals and objectives clearly addressed in logically sequenced paragraphs.


5 marks


Project scope and approach stated and explained


Project scope and approach extremely well stated and clearly explained. Project scope and approach highly appropriate to goals and objectives. Evidence of originality and independent thought in scope and approach. High level of support for scope and approach provided from the literature.


5 marks


Internal and external stakeholder engagement stated and explained


Internal and external stakeholders clearly identified and explained.

Internal and external stakeholder engagement clearly stated and explained. Stakeholder engagement very strongly supported by research and/or

investigative application.


5 marks

Success criteria stated and explained


Success criteria extremely well stated and explained.


Success criteria extremely relevant and appropriate to the goals and objectives.


Document includes correct elements including structured paragraphs, a conclusion and reference list.


Written in clear, comprehensible English.

5 marks


The following elements will be assessed in this submission:

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