Define a project, its characteristics and the role of the project manager.

Assessment Brief

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Module Title: Project Management 

 

 

Module Code: 502MAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment Type: Coursework

Assessment Number:

2

Study Mode:

Full-time

Weighting: 20 Credits 

 

 

Project Initiation

Document 

3,000 Words

 

 

Introduction:

The delivery of successful projects is often critical to business success. This assignment will enable you to demonstrate your knowledge and application of the principles of project management using the organisation from your first assignment. You are not required to deal with the budget as the finance director will set this. Although you should demonstrate how you will manage and monitor the budget etc.

 

Completion of this assignment will address the following learning outcomes:

1

Define a project, its characteristics and the role of the project manager.

2

Justify the application of the theoretical frameworks and methodologies within a project environment.

3

Critically evaluate the composition and management of teams in a project environment.

4

Formulate a project management plan.

5

Appraise measures to control and monitor project risk, quality, change and configuration.  

6

Evaluate project success and failure and disseminate the key learning points from the delivery of the project.

 

Task:

Title: A Project Plan

You have been appointed as Project Manager of a project that develops, launches and evaluates a customer relationship management database for an organisation.  Using the organisation you have chosen, you are to produce a Project Initiation Document (PID) of 3000 words for this project. You need to demonstrate your understanding of the role of projects in delivering organisational strategy and the factors which contribute to effective project management The audience is the project sponsor/ board.  In this PID you should cover learning outcomes 1,2,3,4,5 and 6.  Your choice of organisation should be agreed with your tutor during tutorials.   

 

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