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PRO100 Information Systems Project Management

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Assessment 1 PRO100 Information Systems Project Management

ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEF
Subject Code and TitlePRO100 Information Systems Project Management
AssessmentWritten Report
Individual/GroupIndividual
Length1200 words (+/- 10%)
Learning OutcomesThe Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion of the task below include: Describe and reflect on the Project Management triple constraintGenerate recommendations for information systems project planning
SubmissionDue by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 2.2 (Week 4)
Weighting25%
Total Marks100 marks

Context:

In the first two Modules of PRO100, you learnt some of the core concepts in project management including the definition of a project, and how a project is different from repetitive and routine work as well as the environment in which a project operates, and how to select a project. You were also introduced to the processes in the initiating process group, and how to identify and categorise stakeholders and manage stakeholder engagement.

Assessment 1 PRO100 Information Systems Project Management
Assessment 1 PRO100 Information Systems Project Management

In this assessment, you will demonstrate your understanding of:

  • the concept of a project;
  • the role of a project charter;
  • the concept of a stakeholder; as well as your ability to
  • identify a project and the objective of a project;
  • develop a project charter;
  • and perform a stakeholder analysis and develop a stakeholder register.

Instructions:

  1. Please read the attached hypothetical project case study.
  • Complete the following assessment tasks:

Task 1. Develop a business case for this project in a Microsoft Word document using no more than 300 words. The business case should include a cost and benefit analysis using the NPV model over the next 10 years. Use 2% as the discounting factor. Apart from financial criteria, are there any other non-financial criteria to consider?

Please note that you are required to make reasonable assumptions about this project to develop a business case for it, for example, the initial investment of this project, the operating cost of the system, the cost the University would be able to save, etc.

Task 2. You are now appointed as the project manager for this project and your first task is to develop a project charter.

The project charter (in a Microsoft Word document) must contain, as a minimum, the following:

  • Title page
  • Project purpose and justification
  • Project objectives and product characteristics
  • High-level requirements
  • Project assumptions, constraints, high-level descriptions and boundaries
  • Project success criteria
  • High-level risks
  • Summary schedule and key milestones
  • Summary budget
  • Stakeholder list and the type of each stakeholder
  • Project approval requirements and approval authority
  • Project manager assigned to project
  • Signatory block

You are also required to identify key stakeholders in this project and compile a stakeholder register (in a Microsoft Excel document). The register must contain the following columns:

  • ID
  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Contact details
  • Internal/External
  • Unaware/Resistor/Neutral/Supportive/Leading
  • Role in the project
  • Interest level (1-5)
  • Impact level (1-5)

Please note that some of the information has not been explicitly outlined in the hypothetical project case study. You will need to make reasonable assumptions about such information.

Task 3. Develop a WBS and the associated WBS dictionary. The WBS must have at least three layers. The WBS dictionary needs to contain the following information for each of the node in the WBS.

  • WBS element ID
  • WBS element name
  • Work description

The Microsoft Word document should contain a graphical representation of WBS and the WBS dictionary entries for each element in the WBS.

Word Count and Layout

  • The total word count for the written assessment should be no more than 1200 words.
  • Please provide all your answers to the tasks in following format:

Task 1

Business case – Microsoft Word document

Task 2

Project charter – Microsoft Word document Stakeholder register – Microsoft Excel

Task 3

WBS dictionary – Microsoft Word document

Referencing

It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here: http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing.

Submission Instructions

Please submit ONE Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) consisting of the Business case, Project charter and WBS dictionary, and ONE Microsoft Excel document (WBS dictionary) via  the Assessment link within Assessment 1.

No Zipped files. Please do NOT zip the Microsoft Word document and the Microsoft Excel  document, and submit them as one single zip/compressed file.

Learning Rubric: Assessment One

Assessment AttributesFail     (Unacceptable) 0-49%Pass (Functional) 50-64%Credit (Proficient) 65-74%Distinction (Advanced) 75 -84%High Distinction (Exceptional) 85-100%
Business case (Task 1) A cost and benefit analysis using the NPV model. Consideration of non- financial criteria.Lack of understanding of NPV. No interpretation of the NPV result. Lack of discussion of non-financial criteria. The criteria discussed are not relevant to the case.Correct calculation of NPV with limited interpretation of the NPV result. Brief discussion of a few non- financial criteria, but not all of them are relevant to the case.Correct calculation of NPV. There is much room for improvement in the interpretation of the NPV results. Discussion of a few non-financial criteria in detail.Correct calculation of NPV with a thorough interpretation of the NPV result. Discussion of non- financial criteria that are closely relevant to the case.Correct calculation of NPV, and a robust interpretation of the NPV result. A well-developed discussion on non-financial criteria that are relevant to the case.
20%     
Project Charter (Task 2) Understanding of the Project Managers’ role with all required inclusions.   40%Lack of understanding of the Project Managers’ role. Many of the key inclusions are missing in the project charter. The project charter is not relevant to the case.Limited understanding of the Project Managers’ role. The project charter has most of the inclusions. Some of the inclusions are too brief and/or not relevant to the case.The project charter demonstrates an adequate understanding of the Project Managers’ role. The project charter has all the inclusions of a project charter. A few of the inclusions are too brief or not relevant to the case.The project charter is complete and demonstrates thorough understanding of the Project Managers’ role. It has all the inclusions of a project charter.The project charter demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the Project Managers’ role. It has all required inclusions and is expertly written with an appropriate level of detail.
WBS and WBS dictionary (Task 3) Appropriate use of WBS structure and complete WBS diagram.   30%Limited knowledge of WBS and WBS dictionary. The WBS structure is completely wrong or irrelevant to the case. The WBS diagram shows a significant lack of understanding of the role of WBS and the case. The WBS dictionary contains some WBS elements with a very limited description.Limited knowledge of WBS and WBS dictionary. The WBS structure has major mistakes. The WBS diagram does not demonstrate a complete and accurate understanding of the role of WBS and the case. The WBS dictionary contains most WBS elements, but with a limited description.Adequate knowledge of WBS and WBS dictionary. The WBS structure has few mistakes. The WBS diagram demonstrates an almost complete and somewhat accurate understanding of the role of WBS and the case. The WBS dictionary contains almost all WBS elements.Advanced knowledge of WBS and WBS dictionary. Correct WBS structure with very minor mistakes. The WBS diagram demonstrates a complete and accurate understanding of the role of WBS and the case. The WBS dictionary contains all WBS elements and is somewhat comprehensive.Exceptional knowledge of WBS and WBS dictionary. Correct WBS structure. The WBS diagram is complete and demonstrates an accurate understanding of the role of WBS and the case. The WBS dictionary contains all WBS elements and is comprehensive.

Assessment AttributesFail     (Unacceptable) 0-49%Pass (Functional) 50-64%Credit (Proficient) 65-74%Distinction (Advanced) 75 -84%High Distinction (Exceptional) 85-100%
Use of academic and discipline conventions Spelling, grammar, sentence construction, appropriate use of credible resources. Correct citation of key resources using APA style of referencing.   10%Poorly written with errors in spelling and grammar. It demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas. There are mistakes in using the APA style.Written according to academic genre and has accurate spelling, grammar, sentence and paragraph construction. Demonstrates consistent use of credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well developed. There are some mistakes in using APA style.Written according to the academic genre. Demonstrates consistent use of credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas. There are no mistakes in using the APA style.Well written, and adheres to the academic genre. Consistently demonstrates expert use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop appropriate arguments and statements. Shows evidence of reading beyond the key readings. There are no mistakes in using the APA style.Expertly written, and adheres to the academic genre. Demonstrates expert use of high-quality credible and relevant research sources to support and develop arguments and position statements. Shows extensive evidence of reading beyond the key reading. There are no mistakes in using the APA style.