You are to prepare and submit Assessment 3 as an individual, based on the Virtucon/Globex scenario, and your peer to peer learning from Assessment 2.
You are required to develop a charter for the Project including:
The Project description and overview you developed as part of Assessment 2. Citations and a reference list must be included to support the decisions in your charter.
MOV – Measurable Organizational Value
(This is the goal of the project and is utilized to define the value that your team project will bring to your client)
• Identify the desired area of impact – Rank the following areas in terms of importance: Strategy / Customer / Financial / Operational / Social
• With reference to your project, identify one or two of the following types of value:
Better – is improving quality important to your client?
Faster – does your client want to increase efficiency?
Cheaper – is cutting costs important?
Do more – does your client want to continue its growth?
• Develop an appropriate metric – this sets the target and expectation of all the stakeholders. It is important to determine a quantitative target that needs to be expressed as a metric in terms of an increase or decrease of money.
• Determine the timeframe for achieving the MOV – ask yourselves, when do we want to achieve this target metric?
• SUMMARISE THE MOV IN A CLEAR CONCISE STATEMENT OR TABLE
(Note: the MOV should inform everyone what the project will achieve, not how it will be achieved. It should also focus on the organisation, not on the technology that will be used to build or support the information system).
Define Scope and produce a Scope Management Plan
Define the scope of the project and detail how the scope will be managed.
Provide a list of Resources
Identify and detail the resources for the project using MS Project where appropriate, including:
People (and their roles), plus any extra personnel that is required for the project.
Technology – any hardware, network and software needs to support the team and your client.
Facilities – where will most of the teamwork be situated?
Other – for example, travel, training etc.
Using Project Libre (or MS Project), develop a schedule using a high level Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). It should include:
Milestones for each phase and deliverable
This will tell everyone associated with the project that the phase or deliverable was completed satisfactorily.
Activities / Tasks
Define a set of activities / tasks that must be completed to produce each deliverable.
Assign people and resources to each individual activities.
Estimates for Each Activity / Task
Develop a time estimate for each task or activity to be completed.
A summary of the WBS should be clearly provided in the report. The Project Libre file must also be submitted for marking.
Project Risk Analysis and Plan
Document any assumptions you have made about the project
Using the Risk Identification Framework as a basis, identify five risks to the project – one for each of the five phases of the methodology.
Analyze these risks, assign a risk to an appropriate member, and describe a strategy for the management of each specific risk.
Quality Management Plan. It should include:
A short statement that reflects your team’s philosophy or objective for ensuring that you deliver a quality system to your client.
Develop and describe the following that your project team could implement to ensure quality;
A set of verification activities
A set of validation activities
Closure and Evaluation
Develop a closure checklist that the project team will use to ensure that the project has been closed properly.
Develop a project evaluation – outline and discuss how your project’s MOV will be evaluated.
This assessment addresses the following learning outcomes:
Identify and reflect on project stakeholders, communication management, the project management knowledge areas, common tools and techniques, and project success factors.
Critically evaluate how a practising ICT project manager applies ICT project management techniques, skills, methods and software tools in the IT profession.
CriterionHigh DistinctionDistinctionCreditPassFailProvides an MOV and identifies the target and expectations of all stakeholders in a suitable format.
(15 Marks)The MOV illustrates the student’s detailed consideration of the target and a thorough analysis of the expectations of all stakeholders.The format is logical, clear and well-structured.The MOV illustrates the student’s detailed consideration of the target and an attempt at analysis of the expectations of all stakeholders is evident.The format is logical and appropriate to the information presented.
The MOV illustrates the student’s generalised consideration of the target and an attempt at analysis of the expectations of most stakeholders is evident.The format is suitable to the information presented.The MOV illustrates the student’s generalised consideration of the target; however analysis of the expectations of all stakeholders is not clear.The format is suitable to the information presented.The MOV fails to cover any of the specified project requirements.Provides a list of resources associated with the project – including reference to people, technology, and facilities and associated costs
(10 Marks)A comprehensive list of resources, demonstrating in-depth analysis of the project’s needs.A list of all resources required for the project; demonstrating analysis of the project’s needs. A list which identifies most of the resources required for the project; some evidence of analysis of project needs.Some key resources are correctly identified and documented. Key resources have not been identified. Produces a Scope Management Plan (SCM).
(10 Marks)Consistent application of industry standard language and formatting.Well written with some demonstration of industry standard language and formatting.Well written with demonstration of academic standard language and formatting. Well written but lacks acceptable formatting.Writing is not of an acceptable standard.Utilising MS Project -evidences the processes involved with a WBS, including budget.
(15 Marks)Demonstrates high level project management skills, integrating and applying project management tools in meaningful and purposeful ways towards completion of WBS design, correctly and comprehensively addressing all project requirements.Demonstrates competent management skills, applying project management tools in meaningful and purposeful ways towards completion of the WBS design, correctly addresses the all project requirements.
Demonstrates essential management skills, applying project management tools in meaningful and purposeful ways towards completion of the WBS design. Essential project requirements addressed. Demonstrates minimal management skills and needs some improvement in applying project management tools in meaningful and purposeful ways towards completion of WBS. Not all project requirements are clearly addressed. The WBS design fails to correctly address one or more essential project requirements.
Provides a project risk analysis and plan using the risk identification framework as a basis for discussing alternate strategies for the management of such risks.
(15 Marks)All steps in project risk analysis and alternate strategies are comprehensively discussed and presented in the context of the project, with evidence of thorough consideration of the framework to validate the alternatives.
All steps in project risk analysis and alternate strategies are clearly discussed and presented in the context of the project, with reference to the framework to validate the alternatives.Evidence that key steps in project risk analysis and alternate strategies are discussed and presented in the context of the project, with some linkages back to the framework to validate the alternatives. Key steps in project risk analysis and alternate strategies are accurately presented.
Minimal reference to framework in the discussion presented. One or more key steps in project risk analysis and alternate strategies are not presented. Produces a quality management plan which includes a statement about the team’s philosophy and verification and validation activities.
(15 Marks)All required project steps are correctly identified and appropriately contextualized for the selected project. All required project steps are correctly identified and are applied to the selected project with some contextualization. All required project steps are correctly identified and are applied to the selected project. Most required project steps are correctly identified and applied to the selected project. Multiple project steps are missing or not applied to the selected project. A closure checklist is produced alongside the development of a project evaluation.
(10 marks)The closure checklist is detailed, and has been used accurately to close the project. The evaluation has been professionally documented.The closure checklist is detailed, and has been used accurately to close the project. The evaluation has been well documented.
The closure checklist has been used appropriately to close the project, and the evaluation has been adequately documented.The closure checklist has been used to close the project, and the evaluation has been addressed.
The closure checklist has not been addressed adequately, and the evaluation is lacking detail.Referencing of sources (APA 6th ed citation) to reinforce findings.
(10 marks)All written evidence is professionally communicated using correct referencing.All written evidence is good with appropriate referencing Generally well organised but more support is required in terms of referencing.Content is loosely connected, and referencing is not always effective. Content is poorly organised and there is a lack of referencing.