Assessment Details: Continue working on the selected project case, this assessment is designed to assess your technical skills in planning and communicating a project effectively. You required to continue working with your group on the selected project and develop and write schedule management plan that includes identify processes, tools and techniques to be used and document to be developed as per your clients requirements, define activities (activity list, proper activity logic, activities identification), milestones list, activities sequence, relationships (F_S, S_S, S_F, F_F), Lags,
View complete question Assessment Details: Continue working on the selected project case, this assessment is designed to assess your technical skills in planning and communicating a project effectively. You required to continue working with your group on the selected project and develop and write schedule management plan that includes identify processes, tools and techniques to be used and document to be developed as per your clients requirements, define activities (activity list, proper activity logic, activities identification), milestones list, activities sequence, relationships (F_S, S_S, S_F, F_F), Lags, leading times, project network and critical path(s), estimating activity duration (basics of estimation, durations, resources estimation and allocation), identifying roles and responsibilities in scheduling, and monitoring and controlling schedule (EVA relevant to project schedule) Just description of the methods and tools. Using your MS project skills, you are required to develop MS project report of schedule plan, and resources plan (sheet and allocation for each activity) and develop schedule baseline. You also require to develop andwrite 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 clients 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 face to face or via Zoom meeting). you require to study the material provided (lecture slides, tutorials, and reading materials), engage in the units activities, and in the discussion forums. The prescribed textbook is the main reference along with the recommended reading material. Groups expected to discuss their work with lecturer and to seek support. Page | 1 Asia Pacific International College Pty Ltd. Trading as Asia Pacific International College 55 Regent Street, Chippendale, Sydney 2008: 02-9318 8111 PRV12007; CRICOS 03048D Approved: 14/02/2019, Version 1 Unit Code and Title: SBM1201 Project Scope, Time and Cost Management Assessment Overview Assessment Task Weighting Due Length ULO Assessment 1: Presentation (group) Present the selected real- life project case (Project background and scope statement) 10% Week 3 15 mins ULO-1 Assessment 2: Unit Project- Part A (group) Select a real-life project and develop a scope management plan 20% Week 7 2000 words ULO-1 Assessment 3: Unit Project-Part B (Group) For the selected real-life project in assessment 2, develop schedule and cost management plans. 30% Week 10 3000 words ULO-1 ULO-3 ULO-4 Assessment 4: Final Exam assesses skills in practical application of CPM, PERT and EVA 40% Week 14 120 min ULO-1 ULO-2 ULO-3 Assessment Brief Page | 2 Asia Pacific International College Pty Ltd. Trading as Asia Pacific International College 55 Regent Street, Chippendale, Sydney 2008: 02-9318 8111 PRV12007; CRICOS 03048D Approved: 14/02/2019, Version 1 Assessment 1: Presentation Due date: Week 3 Group/individual: Group Word count / Time provided: 15 minutes Weighting: 10% Unit Learning Outcomes: ULO-1 Assessment Details: In this assignment, students are required to present their selected case project. Students need to justify why they have selected this project. Other relevant information about the case project such as assumptions and constraints, project objectives, stakeholders, scope, major deadlines, budget, risks, team members and their roles and responsibilities along with task schedule should also be presented. Students required to present their Scope statement using the template provided and discussed during the lecture and the tutorial session. All group members required to participate in the presentation. Marking Criteria and Rubric: The assessment will be marked out of 100 and will be weighted 10% of the total unit mark Marking Criteria Not satisfactory (0-49%) of the criterion mark) Satisfactory (50-64%) of the criterion mark Good (65-74%) of the criterion mark Very Good (75-84%) of the criterion mark Excellent (85-100%) of the criterion mark Visual Appeal Presentation slides, clarity, grammar, spelling and engaging (15 marks) 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. Comprehension General knowledge of the selected project case (15 marks) Lack of evidence of comprehensive knowledge in the topic. Majority of information irrelevant to the selected project case. Evidence of basic knowledge in the topic. Basic information about the project background and lack of evidence of comprehensive knowledge in the project scope components Has given a factual and/or conceptual knowledge to the case project, identifying project stakeholders and writing stakeholders register Good evidence of comprehensive knowledge in the project scope components Reasonable knowledge of background of case project and very good level of awareness of project most of scope statement. Extensive comprehension knowledge of topic. Members showed complete understanding of the sleeted project and project scope statement. Accurately answered all questions posed. Page | 3 Asia Pacific International College Pty Ltd. Trading as Asia Pacific International College 55 Regent Street, Chippendale, Sydney 2008: 02-9318 8111 PRV12007; CRICOS 03048D Approved: 14/02/2019, Version 1 Content Understanding of the selected project case and of the project scope components. (40 mark) Lack of evidence of adequate understanding of the selected project case. The project scope statement lacks of main aspects such as project deliverables, and high level project schedule, cost, risketc. 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. Some items are missing such assumptions, high level constraints, risksetc. 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 Skills Oral communication skills in project environment (15 mark) Lack of evidence of minimal communication skills such as body language and eye contact. Minimal eye contact and focusing on small part of audience. The presenter did not get the audience engaged. Evidence of basic communication skills. Minimal body language were used by the presenters. Minimal evidence of engaging the audience. Evidence of good oral communication skills. some members spoke to majority of audience; steady eye contact. The audience was engaged by the presentation. Most members spoke to majority of audience; very good body language, suitable volume speaking level, regular eye contact. The audience was engaged by the presentation. Has excellent skills in oral communication. Excellent body language, speaking volume & regular eye contact. The audience was engaged, and presenters held the audiences attention. Group Dynamics Preparation, and engaging (15 mark) Unbalanced presentation or tension resulting from lack of group dynamics . Evidence of group dynamics can be seen through handling the presentation among the group members. Most of the members were dependence on reading off slides. Evidence of good group dynamics can be seen. Primarily prepared but with some dependence on just reading off slides. Very good group dynamics was evident by handling the presentation by the members, Members helped each other. Very well prepared. Significant group dynamics. All presenters participated equally and helped each other as needed. Very well prepared and rehearsed. Assessment 2: Project Part A- Scope Management Plan Due date: Week 7 Group/individual: Group Word count / Time provided: 2500 words Weighting: 20% Unit Learning Outcomes: ULO-1 Assessment Details: This assessment is designed to assess your technical skills in planning and communicating a project effectively. You required to form a group (4 to 5 students), select a project case (either from the provided links to the real-life projects or a project case from an organisation of your selection). The 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. 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-ofscope, 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. Page | 4 Asia Pacific International College Pty Ltd. Trading as Asia Pacific International College 55 Regent Street, Chippendale, Sydney 2008: 02-9318 8111 PRV12007; CRICOS 03048D Approved: 14/02/2019, Version 1 For successful completion of this assessment, you should meet with your group regularly (at least once a week face to face and via emails). You require to study the material provided (lecture slides, tutorials, and reading materials), engage in the units activities, and in the discussion forums. The prescribed textbook is the main reference along with the recommended reading material. Groups expected to discuss their work with lecturer and to seek support. In completing this assessment successfully, you will be able to effectively to write and communicate project scope plan, which will help in achieving ULO-1. Links to real-life projects: _ The Australian Government's Department Infrastructure and Transport. National Infrastructure Construction Schedule (NICS): https://www.nics.gov.au/Project _ Transport for UNSW: https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects _ City of Sydney, Changing urban precincts: http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/vision/changing-urban-precincts Marking Criteria and Rubric: The assessment will be marked out of 100 and will be weighted 20% of the total unit mark Marking Criteria Not satisfactory (0-49%) of the criterion mark) Satisfactory (50-64%) of the criterion mark Good (65-74%) of the criterion mark Very Good (75-84%) of the criterion mark Excellent (85-100%) of the criterion mark written communication skills (15 marks) organisation; grammar; spelling; clarity of expression; formatting; use of charts and graphs as per project management best practice Lacks evidence of skills relevant to communicate (writing) in project environment Evidence of basic skills of communicating (writing) in project environment Has given a factual and/or conceptual skill base in communication (writing) in project environment Has good skills in communicating (writing) a project report Has excellent skills in communicating (writing) in project environment Introduction (10 marks) Background to the project (Project objectives and main deliverables) Requirements elicitation and acceptance Stakeholders register and Project team (Roles and responsibilities) Project charter (brief using the provided template) Lacks evidence of knowledge to give an introduction to the project case, identifying project stakeholders and writing stakeholders register. Lack of evidence of knowledge in writing a brief project charter Evidence of basic knowledge of writing an introduction to the case project, identifying project stakeholders and writing stakeholders register. Lack of evidence of knowledge in writing a brief project charter Has given a factual and/or conceptual knowledge base writing an introduction to the case project, identifying project stakeholders and writing stakeholders register. Lack of evidence of knowledge in writing a brief project charter Reasonable knowledge of background of case project and awareness of identifying project stakeholders and writing stakeholders register Lack of evidence of knowledge in writing a brief project charter Has excellent skills in writing an introduction to the case project, identifying project stakeholders and writing a brief project charter Project Scope management (35 marks) Project justification In-scope and out-of-scope Constraints Limits Assumptions Technical requirements Statement of work (SOW) Lacks evidence of knowledge to justify the project, deciding and reporting in-scope and of-scope; identifying and reporting project constraints; Limits Assumptions; Technical Evidence of basic knowledge and skills of justifying the project, deciding and reporting in-scope and of-scope; identifying and reporting project Constraints; Limits Assumptions; Technical; developing Has given a factual and/or conceptual knowledge and skills base in justifying the project, deciding and reporting in-scope and of-scope; identifying and reporting project Constraints; Limits Assumptions; Technical; developing Reasonable knowledge and skills of justifying the project, deciding and reporting in-scope and of-scope; identifying and reporting project Constraints; Limits Assumptions; Technical; developing Has excellent skills in justifying the project, deciding and reporting in-scope and of-scope; identifying and reporting project Constraints; Limits Assumptions; Technical; developing SOW and priority matrix as per best Page | 5 Asia Pacific International College Pty Ltd. Trading as Asia Pacific International College 55 Regent Street, Chippendale, Sydney 2008: 02-9318 8111 PRV12007; CRICOS 03048D Approved: 14/02/2019, Version 1 Priority matrix (use the provided template) Requirements Lack of evidence of knowledge in developing SOW and priority matrix SOW and priority matrix SOW and priority matrix SOW and priority matrix practices in project environment WBS- Design and decomposition (25 marks) WBS structure (minimum of three levels) WBS dictionary Graphical and outline format of WBS Work packages Control (cost) accounts Linking WBS to OBS Lacks evidence of knowledge relevant to developing WBS Evidence of basic knowledge and skills of developing WBS Has given a factual and/or conceptual knowledge and skills base in developing WBS Reasonable knowledge and skills of developing WBS that includes basic components (three levels), and reasonable skills in developing WBS dictionary and Work package. Some items are missing such information in the work package; linking WBS with OBSetc. Has excellent skills in developing WBS that includes all components as per best project management practices Scope Validation and control (15 marks) verification Scope change control Change control boards (CCB) and roles and responsibilities Lacks evidence of knowledge relevant to scope validation and verification; Scope change control Change control boards (CCB) Evidence of basic knowledge and skills of methods of scope validation and verification and in identifying the CCB and assigning roles and responsibilities of CCB members Has given a factual and/or conceptual knowledge and skills base in planning for methods of scope validation and verification and in identifying the CCB and assigning roles and responsibilities of CCB members Reasonable knowledge and skills of developing a scope validation and verification plan; scope change control; and in identifying change control boards (CCB) and the members roles and responsibilities Has excellent knowledge and skills of developing a scope validation and verification plan; scope change control; and in identifying change control boards (CCB) and the members roles and responsibilities Assessment 3: Unit Project-Part B (Group) Due date: Week 10 Group/individual: Group Word count / Time provided: 3000 words Weighting: 30% Unit Learning Outcomes: ULO-1, ULO-2, ULO-3, ULO-4 Assessment Details: Continue working on the selected project case, this assessment is designed to assess your technical skills in planning and communicating a project effectively. You required to continue working with your group on the selected project and develop and write schedule management plan that includes identify processes, tools and techniques to be used and document to be developed as per your clients requirements, define activities (activity list, proper activity logic, activities identification), milestones list, activities sequence, relationships (F_S, S_S, S_F, F_F), Lags, leading times, project network and critical path(s), estimating activity duration (basics of estimation, durations, resources estimation and allocation), identifying roles and responsibilities in scheduling, and monitoring and controlling schedule (EVA relevant to project schedule) Just description of the methods and tools. Using your MS project skills, you are required to develop MS project report of schedule plan, and resources plan (sheet and allocation for each activity) and develop schedule baseline. You also require to develop and Page | 6 Asia Pacific International College Pty Ltd. Trading as Asia Pacific International College 55 Regent Street, Chippendale, Sydney 2008: 02-9318 8111 PRV12007; CRICOS 03048D Approved: 14/02/2019, Version 1 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 clients 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 face to face or via Zoom meeting). you require to study the material provided (lecture slides, tutorials, and reading materials), engage in the units activities, and in the discussion forums. The prescribed textbook is the main reference along with the recommended reading material. Groups expected to discuss their work with lecturer and to seek support. Marking Criteria and Rubric: The assessment will be marked out of 100 and will be weighted 30% of the total unit mark Marking Criteria Not satisfactory (0-49%) of the criterion mark) Satisfactory (50-64%) of the criterion mark Good (65-74%) of the criterion mark Very Good (75-84%) of the criterion mark Excellent (85-100%) of the criterion mark written communication skills (10 marks) Organising Grammar Spelling Clarity Format Using of charts and graphs as per project management best practices Lacks evidence of skills relevant to communicate (writing) in project environment Evidence of basic skills of communicating (writing) in project environment Has given a factual and/or conceptual skill base in communication (writing) in project environment Has good skills in communicating (writing) a project report Has excellent skills in communicating (writing) in project environment Project Schedule (35 marks) Plan schedule management (identify processes, tools and techniques to be used and document to be developed as per your clients requirements) Define activities (activity list, proper activity logic, activities identification) Milestones list Activities Sequence Relationships (F_S, S_S, S_F, F_F) Lags, leading times Project network and critical path(s) Estimating activity duration (basics of estimation, durations, Lacks evidence of knowledge relevant to project schedule management Evidence of basic knowledge and skills of project schedule management Has given a factual and/or conceptual knowledge and skills base in schedule management. But have many missing main components of project schedule management plan such as activities relationships, sequencesetc. Reasonable knowledge and skills of developing project schedule management plan, but one or more main component is missing Has excellent knowledge and skills of developing a project schedule management plan, including all project schedule management processes from the plan, to identify activities, estimate durations, setting up their sequences, building network, assigning resources, defining roles and responsibilities and in monitoring and controlling project schedule Page | 7 Asia Pacific International College Pty Ltd. Trading as Asia Pacific International College 55 Regent Street, Chippendale, Sydney 2008: 02-9318 8111 PRV12007; CRICOS 03048D Approved: 14/02/2019, Version 1 resources estimation and allocation) Roles and responsibilities in scheduling Monitoring and Controlling Schule (EVA relevant to project schedule) Just description of the methods and tools Schedule baseline Project Cost Management (35 marks) Plan cost management (identify processes, tools and techniques to be used and project documents to be developed as per your clients requirements) Cost elements (labour, material, variable cost) Types of cost (direct, indirect, fixed, variable) Estimating method (s): top-down, bottom-up Estimating techniques (analogous, parametric, three-point method) Contingencies and management reserves Budget (creation): timephased budget Monitoring and Controlling Cost (EVA relevant to project cost including forecasting and variances) only description Cost baseline Lacks evidence of skills relevant to develop and communicate project cost management plan, identify project cost types, methods of estimating costs, estimating costs of the selected project, monitoring and controlling costs. Evidence of basic skills of developing and communicating project cost management plan, identify project cost types, methods of estimating costs, estimating costs of the selected project, monitoring and controlling costs. Has given a factual and/or conceptual skill base in developing and communicating project cost management plan, identify project cost types, methods of estimating costs, estimating costs of the selected project, monitoring and controlling costs. But missing many main components Reasonable knowledge and skills of developing and communicating project cost management plan, identify project cost types, methods of estimating costs, estimating costs of the selected project, monitoring and controlling costs. But missing one or more main component Has excellent knowledge and skills of developing a project cost management plan, including all project cost management processes from planning cost management, identifying cost types, applying estimating methods, creating cost baseline and using tools ad techniques for monitoring and controlling project cost MS project report of the cost table EVA report (charts and tables) (20 marks) Lacks evidence of knowledge relevant to use MS project to plan and communicate the project schedule and cost and to communicate project progress reports (EVA, forecasting and variances) via MS project Evidence of basic knowledge and skills of using MS project to plan and communicate the project schedule and cost and to communicate project progress reports (EVA, forecasting and variances) via MS project Has given a factual and/or conceptual knowledge and skills base in using MS project for developing schedule and cost management plan and progress reports. But the MS project report is missing many main components Reasonable knowledge and skills of in using MS project for developing schedule and cost management plan and progress reports. But the MS project report is missing many main components, but one or more main component is missing Has excellent knowledge and skills of developing a project schedule and cost management plan and developing project progress reports (EVA, forecasting and variances) via MS project

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