Assignment Question SBM4305 IS Project Management

Assessment Brief

Asia Pacific International College

Unit Code and Title:SBM4305 IS Project Management

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task

Weighting

Due

Length

ULO

Assessment 1: Quiz

30 minutes test comprising of multiplechoice questions

40%

Weeks 1-10

30 mins 

ULO-1

ULO-2

ULO-3

ULO-4

ULO-5

ULO-6

ULO-7

Assessment 2: Case Study with presentation (Group)

Undertake an analysis of the case, discuss reasons for failure and propose a solution how project management techniques can solve problems.

30%

Week 6

2500 words

ULO-1

ULO-2

ULO-3

ULO-4

Assessment 3: Applied Project

(Individual)

Apply and integrate project management

concepts and tools to a specific IS development project.

30%

Week 12

2500 words

ULO-2

ULO-3

ULO-4

ULO-5

ULO-6

ULO-7

Assessment 1: Quiz

Due date:

Weeks 1-10

Group/individual:

Individual

Word count / Time provided:

30 minutes

Weighting:

40%

Unit Learning Outcomes:

ULO-1

Assessment Details:

The weekly quizzes will assess your knowledge and understanding of key concepts in the Project Management Knowledge Areas. For successful completion of the quiz, you are required to study the material provided (lecture slides, tutorials, and reading materials), engage in the unit’s activities, and in the discussion forums. The prescribed textbook is the main reference along with the recommended reading material. By completing this assessment successfully, you will be able to identify key aspects of the best project management practices. This will then help in achieving ULO1, this in turn will help you in achieving CLO-1, which collectively with other unit learning outcomes will help in achieving GA2.

Marking Information: The quiz will be marked out of 100 and will be weighed 40% of the total unit mark.

Assessment 2: Case Study and Presentation

Due date:

Week 6

Group/individual:

Group

Word count / Time provided:

2500 words

Weighting:

30%

Unit Learning Outcomes:

ULO-1, ULO-2, ULO-3, ULO-4, ULO-5, ULO-6, ULO-7

Course Learning Outcomes:

CLO-1, CLO-2

Graduate Attributes:

GA1, GA5

Assessment Details:

In this Assignment students undertake an analysis of the MIS Project Management at First National Bank Case Study in the Project Management: Case Studies book (Kerzner 2013). 

All projects at First National Bank (FNB) have project managers assigned and are handled through the Information Services Division (ISD). The Case describes one project, the development of a corporate database, and the resulting failure.

Students are required to perform tasks and answer the following questions:

  1. Why the ISD was created?
  2. What is the ISD position in the FNB organizational chart? Justify the ISD position in the chart.
  3. What is the FNB Project Management structure (functional, project and matrix)? Explain.
  4. What is the FNB Project Proposal Life Cycle? Who is involved and how in the Cycle?
  5. Who are the stakeholders involved in the FNB Information System Development project?
  6. How you would you describe Initiating and Planning FNB Information System Project Management Process Groups in relation to the Project Management Knowledge Areas?
  7. Provide a SWOT analysis of an FNB Information System Development project and explain why the project failed.

Two documents should be submitted:

  1. MS Word document. You must follow the Harvard style sources references.
  2. MS Power Point presentation (up to 20 slides)

In your work on the assignment you need to use the following sources:

  • The Case Study article (Kerzner 2013)
  • SBM4305 Lecture Notes
  • The prescribed textbook (Schwalbe 2018)

Please remember that this is a practical assessment and you are NOT required to write any general information, definitions and references to another books and articles. These items will not be marked.

Marking Criteria and Rubric:The assessment will be marked out of 100 and will be weighted 30% of the total unit mark

Marking Criteria

Analysis of the FNB profile and business processes (5%)

Analysis of FNB Project management structure (10%)

Demonstrate understanding of FNB Project Proposal Life

Cycle and Stakeholder Analysis (20%)

Demonstrate understanding of mapping of FNB PM Process Groups on to Project Management

Knowledge Areas(30%)

Demonstrate understanding of SWOT analysis and Not Satisfactory Good

satisfactory

(50-64%) of the (65-74%) of the

(0-49%) of the criterion mark criterion markcriterion

mark)

Inadequate Basic understanding Exhibits breadth analysis of the of FNB profile and and depth of FNB profile and business processes understanding of 

business FNB profile and processes business processes

Inadequate Basic understanding Exhibits breadth understanding of only of FNB Project and depth of

FNB Project management understanding of management structure FNB Project structure management

structure

Inadequate Basic understanding Exhibits breadth understanding of of Project Proposal and depth of Project Proposal Life Cycle and understanding of

Life Cycle and Stakeholder Project Proposal

Stakeholder Analysis Life Cycle and

Analysis Stakeholder

Analysis

Inadequate Basic understanding Exhibits breadth understanding of of mapping of PM and depth of

mapping of PM Process Groups on understanding of Process Groups to Project mapping of PM on to Project Management Process Groups on Management Knowledge Areas to Project

Knowledge Management

Areas Knowledge Areas

Inadequate Inadequate Inadequate

understanding of understanding of understanding of

SWOT analysis and SWOT analysis and

Very Good(75-84%) of the criterion mark

Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and depth of understanding of the FNB profile and business processes Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and depth of understanding of FNB Project management

structure Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and depth of understanding of Project Proposal

Life Cycle and

Stakeholder

Analysis Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and depth of understanding of mapping of PM Process Groups on to Project

Management

Knowledge Areas Inadequate understanding of SWOT analysis and Excellent

(85-100%) of the criterion mark

Displays exceptional understanding of the FNB profile and business processes

Displays exceptional understanding of FNB Project management

structure

Displays exceptional understanding of Project Proposal Life Cycle and

Stakeholder Analysis

Displays exceptional understanding of mapping of PM Process Groups on to

Project Management Knowledge Areas

Inadequate understanding of SWOT analysis and

reasons of the project failure. (15%)

SWOT analysis and reasons of the project failure.

reasons of the project failure.

reasons of the project failure.

reasons of the project failure.

reasons of the project failure.

Presentation Content. Understanding of the selected project case and of the project scope components

(10%)

Lack of evidence of adequate understanding of the selected project case. Majority of information irrelevant and significant points left out

Evidence of basic knowledge and

skills of developing project scope statement.

Has given a factual and/or conceptual knowledge and

skills

base in developing project scope statement and give a brief about the project background

Reasonable knowledge

and skills of developing project scope statement.

Has excellent skills in developing project scope statement. The presentation was a

concise summary of the selected project. All questions answered. Comprehensive and

complete coverage of information

Presentation visual appeal.

Presentation slides, clarity, grammar, spelling and engaging

(10%)

Lack of evidence of written

presentation

skills

(no visual appeal).

The slides were difficult to read and too much information had been copied onto them.

There are many

errors in spelling,

grammar and punctuation

Evidence of basic skills of

communicating

(writing) in project environment. Minimal effort

made to make

slides appealing

Has given a factual and/or conceptual

skill

base in communication

(writing) in project environment. There are some

errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation. In

some slides, too much

information on two

or more slides. good visual appeal.

Has very good skills

in

communicating

(writing) a project report There are few errors in spelling, grammar and

punctuation. very

visual appeal.

Has excellent skills in communicating

(writing) in project environment

There are no errors in

spelling, grammar and punctuation. Information is clear and concise on each slide.

Excellent visually appeal that is engaging.

Assessment 3: Applied Project

Due date:

Week 12

Group/individual:

Individual

Word count / Time provided:

2500 words

Weighting:

30%

Unit Learning Outcomes:

ULO-2, ULO-3, ULO-4, ULO-5, ULO-6, ULO-7

Course Learning Outcomes:

CLO-1, CLO-7, CLO-8

Graduate Attributes:

GA2, GA3, GA4, GA5, GA6

Sunshine Homes is a real estate agency specialising in the rental of accommodation in Australia. The company has grown rapidly, employs 90 agents, and 5 new offices were open. The company management decided to upgrade the company IT infrastructure and develop a new Cloud-based Management Information System. 

The current organizational structure of the company is shown in Figure 1. The two founders have divided the business between them. John Martin (who has a sales background) looks after the rentals/maintenance and operations side, and Ben West, an accountant, takes care of finance and administration. The small IT department within the administration function has an IT team where Kate Rose is an IT manager and Jack Fry is a team leader. 

The Sunshine Homes directors decided to outsource the Web development and signed a contract with the PB Web Design company who will develop the Cloud-based Management Information System. Kate Rose will be responsible for handling both communication with Phil Brown, PB Web

Design director, and the Sunshine Homes offices IT infrastructure (network, hardware, software etc.)

Sunshine Homes organisational chart

Fig 1. Sunshine Homes organisational chart

The following cost categories are included in the proposed business model:

  • Hardware: storage, printers, desktops/mobile computers, network IT infrastructure
  • System Integration/Development: Project Management, design, testing, programming, security, another systems integration
  • Fit-out
  • Employee expenses: salary, training, assistance
  • Cloud-based Web Application development
  • Software licensing: Application Software, System Infrastructure software
  • System Maintenance and support

The Applied Project assignment includes the following tasks:

  1. Explain phases of the Project Life Cycle (PLC)
  2. Create a Stakeholder Register (SR) and Communication Management Plan (CMP)
  3. Create a Project Charter (PC)
  4. Create a Project Network Diagram (PND)
  5. Calculate the project cost and the Net Present Value (NPV)
  6. Create the Project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

The submission should include 2 files:

  • MS Word file that includes items 1 – 4
  • MS Excel file with the calculations of the project cost and NPV

Please remember that this is a practical assessment and you are NOT required to insert any general information, definitions and references to books and articles. These items will not be marked.

Marking Criteria and Rubric:The assessment will be marked out of 100 and will be weighted 30% of the total unit mark

Not Satisfactory Good Very Good Excellent

Marking Criteriasatisfactory

(50-64%) of the (65-74%) of the (75-84%) of the (85-100%) of the

(0-49%) of the criterion mark criterion mark criterion mark criterion markcriterion

mark)

Demonstrate an Inadequate Basic knowledge only Exhibits breadth and Exhibits accurate and Displays exceptional understanding of project understanding of of the understanding depth of detailed breadth and understanding of life cycle (10%) the life cycle of project life cycle understanding of the depth of project life cycle

project life cycle understanding of

project life cycle

Produce a Cost analysis Inadequate Basic understanding Exhibits breadth Exhibits accurate Displays exceptional document and NPV using understanding of of cost calculation, and depth of and detailed understanding of

Excel spreadsheet (30%) cost calculation NPV and Excel understanding of breadth and depth cost calculations,

and NPV; cannot features cost calculations, of understanding of NPV and its practical use Excel for NPV and Excel cost calculations, application. producing NPV features NPV and Excel Produces

features exceptional

knowledge of Excel features to calculate NPV.

Demonstrate Inadequate Basic knowledge Exhibits breadth Exhibits accurate Displays exceptional understanding of understanding of only of appropriate and depth of and detailed understanding of communication appropriate techniques and understanding of breadth and depth concepts and their management and ability techniques and tools for creating appropriate of understanding of practical application to create PC, PS and tools for creating Project Charter, techniques and appropriate of appropriate

CMP (40%)

Project Charter, Project Stakeholder tools for creating techniques and techniques and tools

Project and Communication Project Charter, tools for creating for creating Project

Stakeholder and Analysis Project Stakeholder Project Charter, Charter, Project

Communication and Communication Project Stakeholder Stakeholder and

Analysis Analysis and Communication Communication

Analysis Analysis

Produce a PND and WBS (20%)

Inadequate understanding of PND diagram cannot discuss concepts in own words

Basic knowledge only of PND diagram; limited depth of basic concepts

Exhibits breadth and depth of understanding of MND diagram

Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and depth of MND diagram

Displays exceptional understanding of concepts and their practical application of PND diagram

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