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ASSESSMENT BRIEF
Subject Code and Title PROJ6000 Principles of Project Management
Assessment Assessment 1 – Statement of Work for a business case (2
parts)
Individual/Group Individual
Length 1000 – 1200 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.
Submission By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 2
Weighting 25%
Total Marks 100 marks for each part

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. Such information should be
provided in a Business Case, itself requiring resources for its creation.
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.
A project Statement of Work (SoW) provides a description of outcomes expected to be
delivered by a project, be it internal eg. a business case, or external eg. a contract.
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Instructions:
For this assessment, you examine project management from a project initiation and
selection perspective and describe different methods of selecting projects. You also
consider the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guide’s life cycle stages and
processes. More specifically, you explore project selection and statements of work.
This assessment has two parts.
Part A – Statement of Work (80%)
To begin, select a project management environment or case study that you can reference
throughout this assessment.
To do this, identify an organisation and a project with which you are familiar. This may be a
project you have worked on for a current or previous employer, a project you have been a
part of as a volunteer, or even a project and environment you have observed closely. The
project should be simple in scope and short in duration.
As you have discovered in your learning resources, a Statement of Work (SOW) is often used
to capture the basic description of a project. Using the template provided, create a SOW for
the development of a business case for your chosen project.
Describe how this is different to the SOW for the project itself and where within the PMBOK
the SOW and Business Cases are used for project initiation.
Part B – Project Selection (20%)
Describe methods of project selection within organisations and impacts of not having a
Business Case for a project.
Your assessment should contain 1000–1200 words.
Output and Submission:
Submit your completed assessment by the end of module 2.
Learning Resources:
Burke, R. (2010). Project Management Techniques (College ed.). US: Burke Publishing.


Chapter 4, Feasibility Study.
Chapter 5, Project Selection.

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
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Laureate Education (Producer). (2013a) 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.
Project Management Institute. (2013a). A guide to the project management body of
knowledge (PMBOK guide) (5th ed.). Newtown Square, PA: Author [Vital Source e-reader].



Chapter 1 ‘Introduction’
Chapter 2 ‘Organisational Influences and Project Life Cycle’.
Section 4.1 ‘Develop Project Charter’

Herman, B. and Siegelaub, J. (2009). Is this really worth the effort?: The need for a business
case. Retrieved
from http://www.pmi.org/learning/need-business-case-6730 (PDF)
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 [Vital Source e-reader].
‘Introduction’


Chapter 1, ‘What Is a Project?’
Chapter 2, ‘What Is Project Management?’

 Chapter 3, ‘What Are the Project Management Process Groups’
Document: Statement of Work Template (Word document)
Document: Guidelines for Statement of Work (PDF)
Assessment Criteria:
Parts A and B of the assessment will be graded using the Learning Rubrics below. Part A is
worth 80% of the marks available from this assessment. Part B is worth 20% of the marks
available from this assessment.
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Learning Rubrics – Part A

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.
Audience cannot follow the line of
reasoning.
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.
Demonstrates cultural
sensitivity.
Expertly presented; the
presentation is logical,
persuasive, and well
supported by evidence,
demonstrating a clear flow
of ideas and arguments.
Engages and sustains
audience’s interest in the
topic, demonstrates high

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levels of cultural sensitivity
Effective use of diverse
presentation aids,
including graphics and
multi-media.
Knowledge and
understanding
50%
Limited understanding of required
concepts and knowledge ie. A
business case and the differing uses
of a SoW.
Key components of the assignment
are not addressed.
Knowledge or
understanding of
the field or
discipline (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.
Thorough
knowledge or
understanding of
the field or
discipline/s
(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.
Highly developed
understanding of the field
or discipline/s (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.
A sophisticated
understanding of the field
or discipline/s (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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Learning Rubrics – Part B

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.
Audience cannot follow the line of
reasoning.
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.
Demonstrates cultural
sensitivity.
Expertly presented; the
presentation is logical,
persuasive, and well
supported by evidence,
demonstrating a clear flow
of ideas and arguments.
Engages and sustains
audience’s interest in the
topic, demonstrates high

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levels of cultural sensitivity
Effective use of diverse
presentation aids,
including graphics and
multi-media.
Knowledge and
understanding
50%
Limited understanding of the
project selection methods and
impacts of not having a Business
Case for a project.
Key components of the assignment
are not addressed.
Knowledge or
understanding of
the project
selection methods
and impacts of not
having a Business
Case for a project.
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.
Thorough
knowledge or
understanding of
the project
selection methods
and impacts of not
having a Business
Case for a project.
Supports personal
opinion and
information
substantiated by
evidence from the
research/course
materials.
Demonstrates a
capacity to explain
and apply relevant
concepts.
Highly developed
understanding of the
project selection methods
and impacts of not having
a Business Case for a
project.
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.
A sophisticated
understanding of the
project selection methods
and impacts of not having
a Business Case for a
project.
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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