PROJ6000 Principles of Project Management

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ASSESSMENT BRIEF
Subject Code and Title PROJ6000 Principles of Project Management
Assessment Assessment 2 – Project Selection Methods and Initial
Documents
Individual/Group Individual
Length 1500 words
Learning Outcomes Successful completion of this assignment will result in
achievement of the following subject learning
outcomes:
1. Understand PMBOK knowledge areas and process
groups and their role, relevance and impact on
project management best practice and PMI’s
Code of Ethics.
2. Critically compare and contrast project
management approaches and their
appropriateness for managing a variety of project
types.
3. Apply appropriate project management tools and
techniques, paying particular attention to risk
management.
Submission By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 3
Weighting 35%
Total Marks 35 Marks

Context:
A project is a temporary endeavour undertaken to provide an expected and beneficial
outcome. A project life cycle is the series of phases that a project passes through from its
initiation to its closure. Project goals should align with organisational goals such as improved
operations or increased revenues, reducing costs or improving efficiencies.
Before resources can be committed to a project, the reason for its proposal and the benefits
it is expected to deliver need to be understood by people in positions empowered to make
decisions about the expenditure of an organisation’s resources. The selection of
organisational projects is typically performed through a method of classification and review
of the project’s business case. That method of course should be applied consistently to all
project proposals.
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Instructions:
For this assessment, you research different methods of selecting projects and examine the
initiation process. You also consider the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
guide and, more specifically, explore the initiation documents.
Assessment 2: Project Selection Methods and Initiation Documents (35%)
In essay writing, use the given/approved project throughout this assessment.
As you have discovered in your learning resources, examine project selection methods that
can be applied appropriately to the given project and processes to conduct these methods.
Consider the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and describe the initial
process group and project documents that are created or used as inputs for a new project.
Your assessment should contain 1500 words.
Output and Submission:
Submit your completed assessment by the end of Module 3.
Learning Resources:
Government of Tasmania (n. d.). PM-902 Business Case (Small) Template & Guide. Retrieved
from
http://www.egovernment.tas.gov.au/project_management/getting_started_in_project_ma
nagement
Herman, B. and Siegelaub, J. (2009). Is this really worth the effort?: The need for a business
case. Retrieved from https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/need-business-case-6730
Laureate Education (Producer). (2013) The practice of project management [Video file].
Baltimore, MD: Author.
Learning and Academic Skills Unit. (2016). Academic Writing Guide. APA 6th ed. Sydney,
Australia: Laureate Australia.
NSW Treasury. (2018). NSW Government Business Case Guidelines. Retrieved from
https://www.treasury.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/2018-08/TPP18-
06%20%20NSW%20Government%20Business%20Case%20Guidelines.pdf
Project Management Institute. (2013). A guide to the project management body of
knowledge (PMBOK guide) (5th ed.). Newtown Square, PA: PMI.
Project Management Institute. (2017). A guide to the project management body of
knowledge (PMBOK guide) (6th ed.). Newtown Square, PA: PMI.
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Project Management Institute. (n.d.). Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Retrieved
from http://www.pmi.org/About-Us/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics.aspx
Wysocki, R. K. (2014). Effective project management: Traditional, agile, extreme (7th ed.).
Indianapolis, IN: Wiley.
Document: Guidelines for Statement of Work (PDF)
Assessment Criteria:
The assessment will be graded using the Learning Rubrics below and is worth 35% of the
total for the subject.
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Learning Rubrics

Assessment Attributes Fail
(0-49)
Pass
(50-64)
Credit
(65-74)
Distinction
(75-84)
High Distinction
(85-100)
Content, Audience and
Purpose
10%
Demonstrates no
awareness of context
and/or purpose of the
assignment.
Demonstrates limited
awareness of context
and/or purpose of the
assignment
Demonstrates consistent
awareness of context
and/or purpose of the
assignment.
Demonstrates an
advanced and integrated
understanding of context
and/or purpose of the
assignment.
Consistently demonstrates
a systematic and critical
understanding of context
and purpose of the
assignment.
Correct citation of key
resources and evidence
10%
Demonstrates
inconsistent use of good
quality, credible and
relevant resources to
support and develop
ideas.
There are mistakes in the
APA style.
Demonstrates use of
credible and relevant
resources to support
and develop ideas, but
these are not always
explicit or well
developed.
There are no mistakes
in the APA style.
Demonstrates use of high
quality, credible and
relevant resources to
support and develop
ideas.
There are no mistakes in
the APA style.
Demonstrates use of good
quality, credible and
relevant resources to
support and develop
arguments and
statements. Shows
evidence of wide scope
within the organisation for
sourcing evidence
There are no mistakes in
the APA style.
Demonstrates use of high
quality, credible and
relevant resources to
support and develop
arguments and position
statements. Shows
evidence of wide scope
within and without the
organisation for sourcing
evidence
There are no mistakes in
the APA style.
Effective
Communication
30%
Difficult to understand
for audience, no
logical/clear structure,
poor flow of ideas,
argument lacks
supporting evidence.
Information,
arguments and
evidence are
presented in a way
that is not always clear
and logical. Line of
reasoning is often
difficult to follow.
Information, arguments
and evidence are well
presented, mostly clear
flow of ideas and
arguments. Line of
reasoning is easy to
follow.
Information, arguments
and evidence are very well
presented; the
presentation is logical,
clear and well supported
by evidence.
Expertly presented; the
presentation is logical,
persuasive, and well
supported by evidence,
demonstrating a clear flow
of ideas and arguments.
Knowledge and Limited understanding of Knowledge or Thorough knowledge or Highly developed A sophisticated

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understanding
60%
required concepts and
knowledge i.e. a business
case and the differing
uses of a SoW.
Key components of the
assignment are not
addressed.
understanding of the
field or discipline (a
business case and the
differing uses of a
SoW).
Resembles a recall or
summary of key ideas.
Often
conflates/confuses
assertion of personal
opinion with
information
substantiated by
evidence from the
research/course
materials.
understanding of the
field or discipline/s (a
business case and the
differing uses of a SoW).
Supports personal
opinion and information
substantiated by
evidence from the
research/course
materials.
Demonstrates a capacity
to explain and apply
relevant concepts.
understanding of the field
or discipline/s (a business
case and the differing uses
of a SoW).
Discriminates between
assertion of personal
opinion and information
substantiated by robust
evidence from the
research/course materials
and extended reading.
Well demonstrated
capacity to explain and
apply relevant concepts.
understanding of the field
or discipline/s (a business
case and the differing uses
of a SoW).
Systematically and
critically discriminates
between assertion of
personal opinion and
information substantiated
by robust evidence from
the research/course
materials and extended
reading.
Mastery of concepts and
application to new
situations/further
learning.

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