Integrated Project Management

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ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title PROJ6017 Integrated Project Management
Assessment Discussion/Presentation Activity
Individual/Group Individual
Length 1,000 words (+/- 10%) or equivalent
● Initial presentation: 500 words equivalent (5-min
presentation, including media)
● Discussion participation including response to at least 2
students; 500 words in total
Learning Outcomes The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful
completion of the task below include:
a) Examine the project lifecycle using advanced knowledge of
project management and make recommendations to
deliver successful outcomes in local and global settings.
b) Critically evaluate and propose the implementation of
change management processes and activities in a project
environment.
d) Analyse communication management capabilities of
project teams in order to enhance opportunities and
influence diverse stakeholders.
Submission Due by 11:55 pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 2.2 – Week 4
Weighting 25%
Total Marks 100 marks

Assessment Task
You will prepare a 5-minute presentation, which will demonstrate your findings after you examine
the given case study and identify changes that will impact the delivery of project value. You should
critically evaluate the impact of the identified changes on project processes and development
approach/life cycle. Consider and propose a project change approach to deliver the envisioned
future state, including your preferred change model, integrated change control, and strategies that
will engage and support the stakeholders, resulting in the sustainment of the change.
Please refer to the Instructions for details on how to complete this task.

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Context
A project is designed to deliver value and benefits to the organisation and stakeholders. The selected
development approach and processes may be tailored to ensure value and benefits delivery. The
delivery of the project is based on more than the identified project outcomes and will be impacted
by the people and organisational culture in which the outcomes will be delivered.
The way the deliverables are accepted within the client organisation is dependent on the readiness
of stakeholders to receive and accept change. Thus, change management is a key consideration
when managing and delivering project outcomes, so that the change is enabled to deliver the
envisioned future state (PMI, 2021). Changes resulting from the project should enable benefits
realisation.
Changes need to be assessed and identified, and the people impacted by the changes need to be
prepared, engaged, and understand the need and benefits of the change. Change Management goes
beyond Integrated Change Control. Change Management looks at the people and processes and how
the organisation moves from the current state to the envisioned future state that becomes possible
with successful project completion.
As a future Project Manager, you will often be called upon to review and assess your project, the
associated process and lifecycle, and determine the impacts of the project on the stakeholders, as
well as the impacts of the stakeholders on the project. You will engage others in your evaluation to
propose and agree solutions, which will incorporate a Change Management approach.
This assessment allows you to demonstrate your understanding of the importance and application of
Project Change Management and Integrated Change Control, by selecting and discussing a Change
Model that you will recommend as the basis for the transition of people and processes to the newly
envisioned state, brought about by the project deliverables. You will also demonstrate your analysis
of project process groups and processes, along with the appropriate development
approach/lifecycle, that support the delivery of project value to the stakeholders.
By engaging in a discussion with other class members, you will consider your recommendations
against the context of the recommendations made by others, presenting supporting evidence and
discussing the recommended approaches in order to contribute to your “toolkit” of Project and
Change Management knowledge and application.
This assessment will require you to consider the project in our case study and use a presentation
format, to engage with other students in this class to present the outcomes of your analysis.
● You will apply your analysis skills to determine the future state that is envisioned by this project
and use your critical thinking skills to propose change management approaches to ensure the
future state.
● You will consider the development approach (project lifecycle) and processes within the case
study and present your assessment and recommendations for the ongoing project delivery
approach.
● You will consider the impact on stakeholders and existing processes so that changes resulting
from the project will deliver values and benefits. You will also consider the impacts of
stakeholders on processes and development approach.
● You will engage in discussion with other students in your class and arrive at a decision after
considering opinions and options offered by other team members. Your ability to provide timely,

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effective, and constructive contributions to the discussion will ensure that solutions will be
found.
Reference:
Project Management Institute. (2021). A Guide to the Project Management Body of
Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh edition and The Standard for Project Management
(ENGLISH)
. Project Management Institute.
Instructions
To complete this assessment, you must:
1. Read and understand the given case study.
2. Review Modules 1 and 2 contents and resources, as well as any additional resources you
may find relevant and that will add value to your discussion.
3. Prepare a discussion/recommendation of 500 words (+/- 10%) equivalent.
4. Examine the case study and:
a. Identify all the changes that will impact the success of the project delivery.
(Remember that changes considered should include those changes within the
project (Integrated Change Control) and changes impacting stakeholders, as well as
stakeholder readiness to accept the changes noted.)
b. Critically evaluate the impacts of the identified changes on the project processes and
development approach/lifecycle.
c. Select three (3) changes previously identified and propose a change management
approach to ensure the delivery of value by the project.
d. Discuss how you would ensure that the changes are accepted by the stakeholders,
as well as how you may need to tailor any processes or development
approach/lifecycle.
Note, at the discretion of the Learning Facilitator, this assessment can be delivered in class as a
presentation and discussion, or by posting a recording to the Discussion Forum. Options can be
combined to suit the class size, delivery, and schedule.
Submission options:
Option 1 – Discussion in class – Presentation and Responses
You will then present your findings and recommendations and respond to at least two (2) other
classmates in class.
● Prepare media in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, or an Infographic.
● References should be cited within the slides or the Infographic.
● Your presentation should be approximately 5 minutes in length.
● You will critically evaluate the presentations of peer students in a classroom-based
discussion, provide feedback, and propose further recommendations to at least 2
other students. Your responses will be 2-3 minutes to each student.
● Your contribution to the discussion will be assessed based on active and timely
engagement and participation, relevance and validity of your contribution, and
demonstration of your understanding of project management theories and

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application to praxis, while using relevant academic resources to support your
argument.
Option 2 –Recorded presentation on Blackboard – Presentation and Responses
You will then present your findings and recommendations and respond to at least two (2) other
classmates on the discussion forum directly, as a recorded presentation, and as instructed by the
Learning Facilitator.
● Prepare media in the form of a recorded PowerPoint presentation, and post the
recording to the discussion form
● References should be cited within the slides.
● Your recorded presentation should be approximately 5 minutes in length.
● You will then critically evaluate the contributions and presentations of peer students and
respond to their posts, providing feedback, and proposing further recommendations to
at least 2 other students. Your responses to each student will be 2-3 minutes.
● Your contribution to the discussion will be assessed based on your recorded
presentation, as well as your two responses to other students, demonstrating timely
engagement and participation, relevance and validity of your contribution, and
demonstration of your understanding of the project management theories and
application to praxis, while using relevant academic resources to support your
argument. The timeliness of your submission will allow effective and timely formation of
a discussion within the class.
Referencing
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more
information on referencing in the
Academic Skills webpage.
Submission Instructions
Submissions to the Discussion Forum
In submitting the recorded portion of your Assessment 1, you will use the
Assessment link in the
main navigation menu in PROJ6017– Integrated Project Management. The link will take you to the
discussion forum where you will
select the existing thread created by the Learning Facilitator, reply
to the first post by the Learning Facilitator, and attach the .pptx file. The Learning Facilitator will
provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
In submitting a response to other classmates, you will use the Assessment link in the main navigation
menu in PROJ6017 – Integrated Project Management, select the existing thread created by the
Learning Facilitator, and
reply to the recorded post submitted by the student to whose post you will
respond, writing directly on the forum or posting a recorded response.
Submitting recording/pictures:
If your submission includes items (illustrations, recordings), you may attach them by clicking to add
content and selecting to insert local files; click
‘Browse Your Computer’ to attach your extra files.
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Academic Integrity
All students are responsible for ensuring that all work submitted is their own and is appropriately
referenced and academically written according to the
Academic Writing Guide. Students also need
to have read and be aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure
and subsequent penalties for academic misconduct. These are
viewable online.
Students also must keep a copy of all submitted material and any assessment drafts.
Special Consideration
To apply for special consideration for a modification to an assessment or exam due to unexpected or
extenuating circumstances, please consult the
Assessment Policy for Higher Education Coursework
and ELICOS
and, if applicable to your circumstance, submit a completed Application for Assessment
Special Consideration Form
to your Learning Facilitator.
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Assessment Rubric

Assessment
Attributes
Fail
(Yet to achieve
minimum standard)
0-49%
Pass
(Functional)
50-64%
Credit
(Proficient)
65-74%
Distinction
(Advanced)
75-84%
High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Demonstration of
understanding and
application of Project
Management
Processes and
Development
Framework/Project
Lifecycle
Demonstrates
understanding of
Development
Framework/Project
Lifecycle
Demonstrates
understanding of
Project Management
Processes
Demonstrates
application of
appropriate
Development
Framework and
Processes according to
the needs of the project
The Delivery
Framework / Project
Lifecycle is not
identified in the
broader context of
discussion.
Project Management
Processes are not
identified in the
broader context of
discussion.
Little or no
demonstration of
application of the
appropriate Delivery
Framework or
Processes.
The Delivery Framework /
Project Lifecycle remains
somewhat unclear and is
not established in the
broader context of the
discussion.
Project Management
Processes remain
somewhat unclear and are
not established in the
broader context of the
discussion.
Application of the
appropriate Delivery
Framework or Processes is
established but remains
unclear.
The identification of the
Delivery Framework /
Project Lifecycle lacks
precision in the broader
context of the
discussion.
The identification of the
Project Management
Processes lack precision
in the broader context of
the discussion.
Application of the
appropriate Delivery
Framework and/or
Processes is imprecise
and not firmly
demonstrated.
The Delivery
Framework/Project
Lifecycle is well
identified and reasonably
established in the
broader context of the
discussion.
The Project Management
Processes is well
identified and reasonably
established in the
broader context of the
discussion.
Application of the
appropriate Delivery
Framework and/or
Processes is well
demonstrated and
established.
The Delivery
Framework / Project
Lifecycle is
unambiguously and
precisely identified,
and clearly
established in the
broader context of
the discussion.
The Project
Management
Processes are
unambiguously and
precisely identified,
and clearly
established in the
broader context of
the discussion.
Application of the
appropriate Delivery
Framework and/or
Processes is
unambiguously and
precisely demonstrated
and clearly established.

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Total Percentage for
this Assessment
Attribute =30%
Demonstration of
understanding and
application of
Integrated Change
Control and Change
Management
Demonstrates
understanding and
application of
Integrated Change
Control (ICC)
Demonstrates
understanding and
application of Change
Management (CM)
Total Percentage for
this Assessment
Attribute = 30%
Demonstrates limited or
partially developed
understanding and
application of Integrated
Change Control.
Student has confused the
terminology and
application of ICC and CM.
Student has not identified
the relevance or
application of ICC tools
and techniques.
Demonstrates a limited or
partially developed
understanding and
application of Change
Management and how
this differs from
Integrated Change
Control.
Student has not
considered or discussed
Change Management
application or models
relevant to the case study.
Demonstrates a functional
understanding and
application of Integrated
Change Control and how this
differs from Change
Management.
Simplistic definition of ICC.
Simplistic use or
identification of ICC tools and
techniques.
Demonstrates a functional
understanding and
application of Change
Management and how this
differs from Integrated
Change Control.
Student has introduced a
simplistic view of Change
Management but has not
identified or introduced
relevant models.
Demonstrates a proficient
understanding and
application of Integrated
Change Control and how
this differs from Change
Management.
Good consideration of
relevance and application
of ICC and tools and
techniques to the case
study.
Demonstrates a proficient
understanding and
application of Change
Management and how this
differs from Integrated
Change Control.
Student has introduced a
proficient understanding of
Change Management and
simplistic understanding of
one model.
Demonstrates advanced
understanding and
application of Integrated
Change Control and how
this differs from Change
Management.
Advanced consideration
and demonstration of
relevance of ICC tools and
techniques to the case
study.
Demonstrates advanced
understanding and
application of Change
Management and how this
differs from Integrated
Change Control.
Student has introduced and
demonstrated advanced
understanding of Change
Management and its
application and has
demonstrated effective
understanding of at least
one model.
Demonstrates exceptional
understanding and
application of Integrated
Change Control and how
this differs from Change
Management.
Well-considered
application of ICC tools and
techniques, identifying
relevance of application of
ICC to the case study.
Demonstrates exceptional
understanding and
application of Change
Management and how this
differs from Integrated
Change Control.
Demonstration of
exceptional understanding
and application of Change
Management, critically
evaluating a number of
models.

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Contribution and
timely Engagement
Contribution to the
discussion forum /
presentation and the
discussion
Relevance of
contribution and
feedback; contributions
justify the findings and
recommendations
Contributions provided
in a timely manner to
allow effective flow of
discussion
Total Percentage for
this Assessment
Attribute = 20%
Posts a submission, but
does not respond to other
class students within the
discussion.
Contributions to the
discussion lack insight or
depth or are not clearly
articulated.
Timing of initial submission
does not allow for feedback
or effective flow of
discussion.
Contributions to the
discussion show some
insight and depth and
clarity of articulation.
Posts within the last few
days and does not allow for
effective flow of feedback
or discussion.
Contributions to the
discussion show insight and
depth and are clearly
articulated.
Submission is timely,
allowing for consideration
and timely and effective
feedback and flow of
discussion.
Contributions to the
discussion show
considerable insight
and depth, and
recommendations are
measured and clearly
articulated.
Submits early
allowing for
considered feedback
and discussion. Leads
the discussion to a
logical and effective
conclusion.
Effective
Communications
Correct use of APA
formatting and
citations
Correct use and citation
of relevant key
resources and evidence
Referencing is omitted or
does not resemble APA.
Demonstrates
inconsistent use of good
quality, credible, and
relevant resources to
support and develop
ideas.
Referencing resembles APA,
with frequent or repeated
errors.
Demonstrates use of credible
and relevant resources to
support and develop ideas,
but these are not always
explicit or well developed.
Referencing resembles APA,
with occasional errors.
Demonstrates use of
credible resources to
support and develop ideas.
Communicates in a
coherent and readable
manner that adheres to the
given format.
APA referencing is free
from errors.
Demonstrates use of good
quality, credible, and
relevant resources to
support and develop
arguments and statements.
Show evidence of wide
scope within the
APA referencing is
free from errors.
Demonstrates use of high
quality, credible, and
relevant resources to
support and develop
arguments and position
statements.

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Use of correct Project
Management
Terminology
Correct use of Spelling
and grammar
Logical and persuasive
language use in
discussions, both
written and verbal
Effective and relevant
use of media or images
to support the
communication
Total Percentage for
this Assessment
Attribute = 20%
Specialised Project
Management language
and terminology is rarely
or inaccurately employed.
Meaning is repeatedly
obscured by errors in the
communication of ideas,
including errors in
structure, sequence,
spelling, grammar,
punctuation, and/or the
acknowledgement of
sources.
Media does not support
discussion content.
Generally employs specialised
language and terminology
with accuracy.
Some errors are evident in
spelling, grammar and/or
punctuation.
Communicates in a readable
manner that largely adheres
to the given format. Meaning
is sometimes difficult to
follow. Information,
arguments, and evidence are
structured and sequenced in
a way that is not always clear
and logical.
Media does not support
discussion content
Accurately employs
specialised language and
terminology.
Occasional minor errors
present in spelling,
grammar and/or
punctuation.
Meaning of communication
is easy to follow.
Information, arguments,
and evidence are structured
and sequenced clearly and
logically.
Media used supports
discussion content.
organisation for sourcing
evidence.
Accurately employs a wide
range of specialised
language and terminology.
Spelling, grammar, and
punctuation are free from
errors.
Communicates coherently
and concisely in a manner
that adheres to the given
format. Engages audience
interest. Information,
arguments, and evidence
are structured and
sequenced in a way that is
clear and persuasive.
Media used enhances
discussion content.
Show evidence of wide
scope within and without
the organisation for
sourcing evidence.
Discerningly selects and
precisely employs a wide
range of specialised
language and terminology.
Spelling, grammar,
and punctuation are
free from errors.
Communicates eloquently.
Expresses meaning
coherently, concisely and
creatively within the given
format. Engages and
sustains the audience’s
interest. Information,
arguments, and evidence
are insightful, persuasive
and expertly presented.
Media is effective and
enhances the
discussion.