Project Management Theory & Practice

School of Management
Assessment
Brief
Content
Assessment Details…………………………………………….2
Submission Details …………………………………………….3
Assessment Criteria……………………………………………4
Further Information …………………………………………….6
Who can answer questions about my assessment? ………..6
Referencing ……………………………………………………………………6
Submission problems …………………………………………………….6
Unfair academic practice ………………………………………………..6
How is my work graded? ………………………………………………..7

 

Module Code Module Title
MPM7001 Project Management Theory & Practice
Academic Year Semester
2022/2023 Sem 1
Module Leader email
[email protected]

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Assessment Details

Assessment title Abr. Weighting
Final Individual Coursework WRIT1 70%
Pass marks are 40% for undergraduate work and 50% for postgraduate work unless stated otherwise.

 

Task/assessment brief:
You are identify a project which has been completed and critically discuss whether the project was a
success or failure. This should include using tools, theories and concepts presented in the module to
develop a review of the project that identifies what went well, what went badly, and what are three key
learning lessons for the organisation should they attempt a similar project in the future:
This essay should be constructed using material from the lectures and readings from the unit.
Your essay should include the following elements:
• Introduction
• Main Body
• Conclusion
• References
You should support your evaluation using evidence from high quality academic sources. You are also
encouraged to support your evaluation using examples from practice where possible.
Failure to provide any academic support will lead you to fail the assignment.
Your essay should demonstrate a critical approach to the topic and should evidence your ability to
evaluate the importance and relevance of the evidence you provide. This is not an opportunity for you
to just describe the case, theory or framework. The topic requires you to look holistically at the issues
of organizational type, culture, structure, leadership, management and the varying approaches to
Project Management along with its importance and implementation.
Word count (or equivalent): 3000

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This is a reflection of the effort required for the assessment. Word counts will normally include any text,
tables, calculations, figures, subtitles and citations. Reference lists and contents of appendices are
excluded from the word count. Contents of appendices are not usually considered when determining
your final assessment grade.

 

Academic or technical terms explained:

Submission Details

Submission
Deadline:
This will be provided
on the Moodle
submission point.
Estimated
Feedback
Return Date
This will normally be 20
working days after initial
submission.
Submission
Time:
By 12:00 on 16
December 2022
Moodle/Turnitin: Any assessments submitted after the deadline will not be marked and will be
recorded as a non-attempt unless you have had an extension request
agreed or have approved mitigating circumstances. See the School Moodle
pages for more information on extensions and mitigating circumstances.
File Format: The assessment must be submitted as a pdf document (save the document
as a pdf in your software) and submit through the Turnitin submission point
in Moodle.
Your assessment should be titled with your:
student ID number, module code and assessment ID,
e.g. st12345678 BHL5007 WRIT1
Feedback Feedback for the assessment will be provided electronically via Moodle. Feedback
will be provided with comments on your strengths and the areas which you can
improve. View the
guidance on how to access your feedback.
All marks are provisional and are subject to
quality assurance processes and
confirmation at the p
rogramme Examination Board.

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Assessment Criteria

Learning outcomes assessed
Synthesise learning – key concepts, theories and techniques – from other MBA (particularly
core) modules and apply to project management methodological contexts and practices. This
would be drawn from a broad range of Management Theory.
Demonstrate the application of Project Management practice to a variety of contexts and
challenges.
Other skills/attributes developed
This includes elements of the Cardiff Met EDGE (Ethical, Digital, Global and Entrepreneurial skills) and
other attributes developed in students through the completion of the module and assessment. These
will also be highlighted in the module guidance, which should be read by all students completing the
module. Assessments are not just a way of auditing student knowledge. They are a process which
provides additional learning and development through the preparation for and completion of the
assessment.
Use of appropriate Academic Writing standards and Formats, and understanding the
importance of correctly attributing the work of others – through citations, quotations and
correctly formatted reference lists. Avoiding plagiarism, copying and pasting of ideas or
images.
Using digital tools to develop analytical models
Understand that Project Management represents a mindset as well as a set of tools and
techniques that can be applied to a verity of activity systems in order to deliver value.
Demonstrate that application of critical thinking skills in the demonstration of application of
knowledge is the key to development of an analytical rather than descriptive narrative, and is
the expected standard for master’s level work.

 

Marking/Assessment Criteria

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Essay Grade (%) Classification:

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Further Information
Who can answer questions about my
assessment?
Questions about the assessment should be
directed to the staff member who has set the
task/assessment brief. This will usually be the
Module Leader. They will be happy to answer
any queries you have.
Staff members can often provide feedback on
an assignment plan but cannot review any
drafts of your work prior to submission. The
only exception to this rule is for Dissertation
Supervisors to provide feedback on a draft of
your dissertation.
Referencing and independent learning
Please ensure you reference a range of
credible sources, with due attention to the
academic literature in the area. The time
spent on research and reading from good
quality sources will be reflected in the quality
of your submitted work.
Remember that what you get out of university
depends on what you put in. Your teaching
sessions typically represent between 10%
and 30% of the time you are expected to
study for your degree. A 20-credit module
represents 200 hours of study time. The rest
of your time should be taken up by selfdirected study.
Unless stated otherwise you must use the
HARVARD referencing system. Further
guidance on referencing can be found in the
Study Smart area on Moodle and at
www.citethemrightonline.com (use your
university login details to access the site).
Correct referencing is an easy way to
improve your marks and essential in
achieving higher grades on most
assessments.
Technical submission problems
It is strongly advised that you submit your
work at least 24 hours before the deadline to
allow time to resolve any last minute
problems you might have. If you are having
issues with IT or Turnitin you should contact
the IT Helpdesk on (+44) 2920 417000. You
may require evidence of the Helpdesk call if
you are trying to demonstrate that a fault with
Moodle or Turnitin was the cause of a late
submission.
Extensions and mitigating circumstances
Short extensions on assessment deadlines
can be requested in specific circumstances. If
you are encountering particular hardship
which has been affecting your studies, then
you may be able to apply for mitigating
circumstances. This can give the teachers on
your programme more scope to adapt the
assessment requirements to support your
needs. Extensions and mitigating
circumstances policies and procedures are
regularly updated. You should refer to your
degree programme or school Moodle pages
for information on extensions and mitigating
circumstances.
Unfair academic practice
Cardiff Met takes issues of unfair practice
extremely seriously. The University has
procedures and penalties for dealing with
unfair academic practice. These are
explained in full in the University’s Unfair
Practice regulations and procedures under
Volume 1, Section 8 of the Academic
Handbook. The Module Leader reserves the
right to interview students regarding any
aspect of their work submitted for
assessment.

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Types of Unfair Practice, include:
Plagiarism, which can be defined as using
without acknowledgement another person’s
words or ideas and submitting them for
assessment as though it were one’s own
work, for instance by copying, translating
from one language to another or
unacknowledged paraphrasing. Further
examples include:
Use of any quotation(s) from the
published or unpublished work of other
persons, whether published in textbooks,
articles, the Web, or in any other format,
where quotations have not been clearly
identified as such by being placed in
quotation marks and acknowledged.
Use of another person’s words or ideas
that have been slightly changed or
paraphrased to make it look different from
the original.
Summarising another person’s ideas,
judgments, diagrams, figures, or
computer programmes without reference
to that person in the text and the source
in a bibliography/reference list.
Use of assessment writing services,
essay banks and/or any other similar
agencies (NB. Students are commonly
being blackmailed after using essay
mills).
Use of unacknowledged material
downloaded from the Internet.
Re-use of one’s own material except as
authorised by your degree programme.
Collusion, which can be defined as when
work that that has been undertaken with
others is submitted and passed off as solely
the work of one person. Modules will clearly
identify where joint preparation and joint
submission are permitted, in all other cases
they are not.
Fabrication of data, making false claims to
have carried out experiments, observations,
interviews or other forms of data collection
and analysis, or acting dishonestly in any
other way.
How is my work graded?
Assessment grading is subject to thorough
quality control processes. You can view a
summary of these processes on the
Assessment Explained Infographic.
Grading of work at each level of Cardiff Met
degree courses is benchmarked against a set
of general requirements set out in Volume 1,
Section 4.3 of our Academic Handbook. A
simplified version of these Grade Band
Descriptors (GBDs) with short videos
explaining some of the academic terminology
used can be accessed via the
Facilitation of
Learning
resource page.
We would strongly recommend looking at the
Study Smart area of Moodle to find out more
about assessments and key academic skills
which can have a significant impact on your
grades. Always check your work thoroughly
before submission.