Assignment Instructions

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.

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ASSESSMENT BRIEF
Subject Code and TitlePROJ6000 Principles of Project Management
AssessmentAssessment 2: Project Selection Methods and Initial
Documents
Individual/GroupIndividual
Length1500 words
Learning OutcomesSuccessful 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, including IT projects.
3. Apply appropriate project management (including IT
project management) tools and techniques, paying
particular attention to risk management.
SubmissionBy 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 3
Weighting35%
Total Marks35 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.
Note: Master of Business Information Systems students must use an IT project as an
example in 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/__data/assets/word_doc/0013/15520/pmantempopen-sml-proj-bus-case.doc
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). (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.
NSW Treasury. (2018). NSW Government Business Case Guidelines. Retrieved from
https://www.treasury.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/2018-
08/TPP1806%20%20NSW%20Government%20Business%20Case%20Guidelines.pdf
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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.
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.
In addition, for Master of Business Information Systems students:
Kaminsky, J. (2012). Impact of nontechnical leadership practices on IT project success.
Journal of Leadership Studies, 6(1), 30-49. doi:10.1002/jls.21226
Project Management Videos. (2014, April 28). IT Project Management – Information
Technology [Video File]. Retrieved from

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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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Marking Rubrics – Project Selection Methods and Initial Documents

Assessment CriteriaFail
Unacceptable
Pass
(Functional)
Credit
(Proficient)
Distinction
(Advanced)
High Distinction
(Exceptional)
% Points0-49%50-64%65-74%75-84%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
Information,
arguments and
evidence are
presented in a way
that is not always clear
and logical.
Information,
arguments and
evidence are well
presented, mostly
clear flow of ideas and
arguments.
Information,
arguments and
evidence are very well
presented; the
presentation is logical,
clear and well
Expertly presented; the
presentation is logical,
persuasive, and well
supported by evidence,
demonstrating a clear
flow of ideas and
arguments.

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lacks supporting
evidence.
Line of reasoning is
often difficult to
follow.
Line of reasoning is
easy to follow.
supported by
evidence.
Knowledge and
understanding
50%
Limited
understanding of
required concepts
and knowledge
Key components of
the assignment are
not addressed.
Knowledge or
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.
Thorough knowledge
or 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.
Highly developed
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.
A sophisticated
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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