Scope a project and select and use appropriate project management tools and techniques to design and plan a project with the aim of bringing it to successful completion

Project Management BSS060-6

Project Planning Presentation (Online and socially distanced on-campus)

Unit title & code

 

Project Management BSS060-6

Assignment number and title

 

Assignment 1: Project Planning Presentation (Online and socially distanced on-campus)

Assignment type

 

Presentation

Weighting of assignment

60%

Size or length of assessment

 

6-10 PowerPoint Slides to be submitted with an accompanying 5-minute video presentation by the student

Unit learning outcomes

 

1                    Demonstrate the following knowledge and understanding

A critical appreciation of project management theory and methodologies with an in depth knowledge of project management tools and techniques to define, plan and deliver successful projects in your industry/business area.

2                     Demonstrate the following skills and abilities

Scope a project and select and use appropriate project management tools and techniques to design and plan a project with the aim of bringing it to successful completion.

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

What am I required to do in this assignment?

You need to produce a Powerpoint project planning presentation for the given Project Mandate, new University Library.

You should include a Project Overview that includes the following:

  • Project Objectives, Expected Benefits, Estimated Cost, Estimated Timescale, Major Assumptions & Constraints

You should include a Project Plan that includes the following:

  • Communication Plan
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Activity List & Network Diagram with Critical Path identified
  • Risk Register

You need to submit a 5 minute video presentation that includes the following:

  • A summary of the key planning related points that are contained within the Powerpoint slides

A presentation MUST be submitted by the deadline, along with the Powerpoint slides;  no presentation equates to no submission and a mark of 0% would have to be given.

What do I need to do to pass? (Threshold Expectations from UIF)

In order to pass Assessment 1 you will need to:

  • Present a Project Overview with acceptable: Project Objectives; Expected Benefits; Estimated Cost; Estimated Timescale; Major Assumptions and Constraints
  • Present a project plan with acceptable: communication plan, Work Breakdown Structure, Activity List, Network Diagram, Critical Path and Risk Register
  • Satisfactorily orally present the key components of your project plan  (both you and your slides should be visible)

How do I produce high quality work that merits a good grade?

Refer to the Assessment criteria marking grid, noting what should be produced to achieve Commendation/Distinction level marks.  This will be discussed further in class.

How does this assignment relate to what we are doing in scheduled sessions?

The class sessions in Week 1 cover Project Definition: the Business Case and Scope Statement for a project, these topics will support what you are required to produce for the Project Overview component of your presentation.

The remaining class sessions in Weeks 1 and 2 then include the following Project Design (or Planning) components: Work Breakdown Structures, Activity Lists, Network Analysis & Critical Path and Risk Register, – you will need to use these tools and techniques to produce the remaining slides of your presentation.

An online session on Presentation Skills and provision of related materials will enable you to develop your presentation skills for the video component of your assessment.

A review point will enable you to have feedback on your drafts of your Project Overview and Project Plan presentation materials

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