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MN 7008 International Project Management Practice

 

 

 

Project Planning

 

 

 

 

 

1         General Assessment Guidance

  • This summative assessment for MN7008 International Project Management Practice is a Written Report consisting of a set of project documents.
  • You are required to submit your assessment via Turnitin online access. Hard copies or any other digital form of submissions (like via email or USB drive etc.) will not be accepted.
  • A total of 100 marks are available for this assessment which represents 75% of the total marks for the module.
  • Maximum word count is 3,500 words.
  • All your references must have correct citations in the main body text and a complete reference in the list of references using the Harvard Referencing Format (see https://student.londonmet.ac.uk/library/subject-guides-and-research-support/referencing-and-copyright/referencing/ for guidance).
  • The University takes academic misconduct very seriously and seeks at all times to rigorously protect its academic standards. Plagiarism, collusion and other forms of cheating constitute academic misconduct, for which there is an explicit range of graduated penalties depending on the particular type of academic misconduct. The penalties that can be applied if academic misconduct is substantiated range from a reprimand to expulsion in very serious cases and for repeated instances of misconduct. Guidance on preventing plagiarism is available here: https://learning.londonmet.ac.uk/TLTC/learnhigher/Plagiarism/

2         Module Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate leading edge project management theory and practice.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of risks within a project management context
  • Analyse and evaluate a business case in order to inform project management decision making.
  • Solve project planning, budgeting, tracking and change problems using MS Project throughout the lifecycle.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally project plans, costs, benefits and risks throughout the life of a project.

 

This assessment addresses Learning Outcomes 2,3,4 and 5.

3         Assessment Brief

3.1       Introduction

You are a senior Project Manager Consultant who has been tasked to select and manage one of the top biggest new clients in the firm. The Board of Directors have asked you to complete the following tasks following your desired client choice, below are the following tasks:

  1. Explain your choice and reasoning for picking this client and project
  2. Create a project brief
  3. Create a business case for the project, including the cost estimates, likely benefits arising
  4. Create a Project Plan (e.g. Gantt Chart or Work Breakdown Structure) the project using MS Project or Project Libre that includes levelled resources assigned to each task
  5. Create an organization chart
  6. Create a cost resource for this project (Budgeting for the whole cost of this project)
  7. Create Risks register highlighting the top 5 risks to the project

 

Your submission should be a professional management document that describes the project to deliver a successful seminar. Note that you will be able to ask questions by email during the two weeks after the issue of this assessment brief, up to a maximum of 3 emails

4         Marking Scheme Outline (Student)

Section Content Marks
Project Brief ·         Background and Objectives – brief, with SMART objectives

·         Scope – clear definition of what needs to be delivered and what is explicitly out of scope

·         Constraints

·         Approach – describe the approach to the survey and to organising the seminar. Identify the main phases and key milestones

·         Responsibilities – present a RACI

·         Deliverables – List the Key Deliverables

·         Assumptions

15
Communication with Project Team ·         Up to 10 marks are available to reflect the engagement you have with Project Team 10
The Business Case for the PMO ·         A two-page summary of the evidence related to the Costs and Benefits for an organisation to create a PMO 10
Requirements Catalogue ·         Create a Requirements Catalogue for the event showing all requirements and how they will be met 10
Risks Register ·         Use a suitable template that describes the risks clearly, shows the likelihood, impact, owner and approach (accept, transfer, mitigate etc)

·         Show a maximum of 10 key risks

10
GANTT Chart ·         Present the project in three stages – initiation, design and preparation, showing the seminars milestone events

·         Add resources to each task – use the estimates provided for tasks listed above and make your own estimates for all other tasks you identify as necessary for the successful completion of the project. Ensure that resources are levelled.

·         Highlight the critical path and explicitly identify any buffers or contingency that you have added.

20
Business Case ·         Show the estimated costs and expected benefits for the project 15
Presentation and Referencing ·         Deliverability of the plan (5 marks)

·         Structure and presentation as a professional business document; easy to read, clearly laid out, good use of headings, page numbering and appendices.

·         Referencing in support of the Business Case for the PMO

10
  Total 100 marks

5         Level 7 Generic Grade Descriptions

Mark Achievement level
Distinction 85-100%

 

a)       Outstanding work showing extensive knowledge and understanding of an extensive range of relevant international business management trends, scenarios, issues, concepts, theories and data.  Exceptional ability to analyse, synthesise, and evaluate.

b)       Solutions and recommendations demonstrate strong ethical appreciation and deep understanding of the need for corporate responsibility.

c)        Evidence of extensive reading, study and sense making beyond the course content, and of independent thought.

d)       Writing that is fluent, clear, concise and grammatically correct. Tables, diagrams and other figures are highly effectively in supporting the text and presenting key messages.

e)       Numeric analysis that is complete and free from errors with application of methods that may be insightful or original

f)        A submission that is focused and relevant to the task, comprehensive, accurate, and presented in a very professional manner. Excellent use made of digital technology.

g)       Demonstrates strong ability to pursue research at Doctoral Level.

h)       Comprehensive, error free citations and reference list.

70-84% a)       Excellent work showing extensive knowledge and understanding of a considerable variety of international business management trends, scenarios, issues, concepts, theories and data.  Good analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.

b)       Solutions and recommendations demonstrate ethical appreciation and awareness of the need for corporate responsibility.

c)        Evidence of substantial reading, study and sense making beyond the course content and of independent thought.

d)       Writing is fluent, clear, concise and grammatical. Strong use of tables, diagrams and other figures in supporting the text and presenting key messages.

e)       Numeric analysis that is complete and mostly free from errors with appropriate application of methods.

i)         A submission that is relevant to the task, comprehensive, accurate, and presented in a well-structured and organised manner. Good use made of digital technology.

j)         Demonstrates the ability to pursue research at Doctoral Level.

k)        Comprehensive citations, and correct use of the Harvard style in the reference list.

Merit 60-69%

 

a)       Good work showing wide knowledge and understanding of an extensive range of relevant business trends, scenarios, issues, concepts, and theories.  Some analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.

b)       Ethics and corporate responsibility questions are considered.

c)        Questions of ethics and corporate responsibility are addressed appropriately.

d)       Reference made to relevant course material with evidence of some reading, study and sense making beyond the course content and some independent thought.

e)       Writing is clear, mostly concise, and has few grammatical errors. Good use of tables, diagrams and other figures in supporting the text and presenting key messages.

f)        Numeric analysis that is complete and mostly free from errors with relevant and effective application of methods.

g)       A submission that is relevant to the task though less than completely comprehensive, is mostly accurate, and is well presented.  Mostly good use of digital technology.

h)       Effective use of citations and a complete reference list. Some minor errors in use of the Harvard style

Pass 50-59%

 

a)       Adequate work showing reasonable knowledge and understanding of relevant business issues, concepts, and theories. Limited analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.

b)       There is some clear but limited consideration of ethics and corporate responsibility.

c)        Little or no evidence of reading, study and sense making beyond the course content and little or no independent thought.

d)       Writing is less than clear, is not concise and has some grammatical errors. Some use of tables, diagrams and other figures in supporting the text and presenting key messages.

e)       Numeric analysis that is mostly complete and free from significant or critical errors with appropriate application of methods

f)        A submission that is mostly relevant to the task and reasonably accurate, but not very comprehensive and with some errors and shortcomings of presentation, structure and organisation.  Basic use of digital technology in the creation and presentation of the work.

g)       Adequate citation and reference list. Some errors in use of the Harvard style and some missing citations.

Fail 40-49%

 

a)       A weak piece of work showing only limited knowledge and understanding of course content with substantial errors or omissions.  Mainly descriptive with little or no analysis, synthesis and evaluation, and no independent thought.

b)       Ethical and corporate responsibility issues are not considered.

c)        Evidence of a range of sources but with reliance on inappropriate sources without critical evaluation.

d)       Writing is not clear and has frequent grammatical errors.

e)       Numeric analysis that is mostly complete but contains errors with significant effect, or methods that are applied inappropriately

f)        Much of the submission is not relevant to the task. Lacking in professionalism, weak presentation, poorly structured and organised. Ineffective use of digital technology in the creation of the work.

g)       Limited citation and reference list.

30-39%

 

A poor piece of work with extensive errors and omissions, badly written and ungrammatical. A

little relevant material but poorly presented with little evidence of understanding. Weak use of digital technology.

0-29% A very poor piece of work lacking in understanding and with serious errors and omissions but

with evidence of some knowledge vaguely relevant to the question.

 

 

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