In this assessment, students are required to answer multiple choice questions, short answer questions and practical questions. Weekly online quiz from week-2 to week 10 will be conducted during the two hours workshop and covers the topic of the week. The students need to do the before- class activities including watching the mini videos, study the lectures slides and the chapters associated for the weekly lecture. The aim of this quiz is to assess the students’ understanding of the key concepts of the topics explained from week 1 to week 10, it also helps in identifying further support needs.
This assessment is designed to assess your technical skills in planning and communicating a project effectively. You required to form a group (3 to 4 students), select a project case (either from the provided links to the real-life projects or a project case of your group’s selection). The selected project should be in final stage of initial process, with either a signed off project charter or in the stage of getting the approval of the project charter. You are required to write a report of scope management plan, schedule management plan and cost management plan. This report should include an introduction to the project case, a stakeholders’ register, a brief project charter, project Scope management that includes: project justification, in-scope and out-of-scope, constraints, Limits, assumptions, technical requirements, statement of work (SOW) and priority matrix (use the provided template). WBS structure (minimum of three levels), WBS dictionary, work packages and linking WBS to OBS, scope verification and validation methods, scope change control, and designing the change control boards (CCB) and roles and responsibilities.
You are required to continue working with your group on the selected project and develop and write a schedule management plan that includes processes, tools and techniques to be used and documents to be developed as per your client’s requirements, define activities (activity list, proper activity logic, activities identification), milestones list, activities sequence, relationships, project network and critical path(s), estimates of activity duration (basics of estimation, durations, resources estimation and
allocation), roles and responsibilities in scheduling, and monitoring and controlling schedule (EVA relevant to project schedule) Just provide a description of the methods and tools. Using your project planning and scheduling skills and utilising the provided excel templates, you are required to develop a schedule plan, and resources plan (sheet and allocation for each activity) and develop schedule baseline.
You also require to develop and write project cost management plan that includes: plan cost management (identify processes, tools and techniques to be used and project documents to be developed as per your client’s requirements), define cost elements (labour, material, variable cost), identify types of cost (direct, indirect, fixed, variable), determine the estimating method (s): (top- down, bottom-up), use estimating techniques (analogous, parametric, three-point method) to estimate budget (creation): establish time-phased budget, provide a discussion on monitoring and controlling cost (EVA relevant to project cost including forecasting and variances), and establish a cost baseline.
For successful completion of this assessment, you should meet with your group regularly (at least once a week via Zoom meeting). You will also be assigned to group Wiki page which will be your platform to collaborate with your group. You require 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 and PMBOK are the main reference along with the recommended reading material. Groups expected to discuss their work with lecturer and to seek support.