Applied Project and Presentation slides- Project management plan for Project Scope, Schedule and Cost

Applied Project and Presentation slides- Project management plan for Project Scope, Schedule and Cost

Assessment :
Due date: Week 12
Group/individual: Individual
Word count / Time provided: 2000 words and PP presentation slides
Weighting:
Unit Learning Outcomes: ULO-I, ULO-2, ULO-3, and ULO-4
Assessment Details:
This assessment is designed to assess your technical skills in planning and communicating a project effectively. You required to work individually, 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, 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, inscope 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 (F_S, S_S, S F, F_F), Lags, leading times, 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.
Since we are moving to online teaching and you don’t have access to MS Project at APIC Lab, you are required to develop schedule plan, and develop schedule baseline using the Technique of Gantt Chart you learned in class, and to develop resources plan (resource sheet and allocation for each activity) using tables and figures by using MS Word.

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. This all can be done in MS word.
You will also need to write power point presentation slides of your project management plan (scope, schedule and cost).
For successful completion of this assessment, 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 is the main reference along with the recommended reading material. You are expected to discuss your work with the lecturer and to seek support.
Links to real-life projects: (those are mainly infrastructure and construction project, it is not compulsory to use it as your case, you can select a project from your area of expertise).
• The Australian Government’s Department Infrastructure and Transport. National Infrastructure Construction
Schedule (MCS): https://www.nics.gov.au/Project
• Transport for UNSW: https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/proiects
• 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 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) 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 (20 marks)

Project justification
In-scope and out-of-scope Constraints Limits Assumptions Technical requirements
Statement of work (SOW) Priority matrix (use the provided template) WBS structure (minimum of three levels) Lacks evidence of knowledge to justify the project, deciding and reporting in-scope and of-scope; identifying and reporting project constraints; Limits Assumptions;
Technical
Requirements
Lack of evidence of knowledge in 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 SOW and priority matrix, Evidence of basic knowledge and skills of 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 SOW and priority matrix, Has given a factual and/or 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 SOW and priority matrix, Reasonable knowledge and skills of developing WBS 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 practices in project environment, Has excellent skills in
WBS dictionary
Graphical and outline format of WBS Work packages
Control (cost) accounts
Linking WBS to OBS Scope Validation and control
Scope change control Change control boards (CCB) and roles and responsibilities developing SOW and priority matrix, developing WBS and Lacks evidence of knowledge relevant to scope validation and verification; Scope change control Change control boards (CCB) WBS and 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 conceptual knowledge and skills base in developing WBS and 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 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 OBS…etc. 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 developing WBS that includes all components as per best project management practices and 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
Project Schedule (20 marks)
Plan schedule management (identify processes, tools and techniques to be used and document to be developed as per your client’s requirements) Define activities (activity list, proper activity logic, activities identification) Milestones list
Activities Sequence
Relationships (F_S, S_S,
Lags, leading times Project network and critical path(s) Estimating activity duration (basics of estimation, durations, 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 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, sequences…etc. 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
Project Cost Management(20 marks)
Plan cost management (identify processes, tools and techniques to be Lacks evidence of skills relevant to develop and communicate project cost management plan, Evidence of basic skills of developing and communicating project cost management plan, identify project cost Has given a factual and/or conceptual skill base in developing and communicating project cost Reasonable knowledge and skills of developing and communicating project cost management plan, Has excellent knowledge and skills of developing a project cost management plan, including all project
used and project documents to be developed as per your client’s 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 identify project cost types, methods of estimating costs, estimating costs of the selected project, monitoring and controlling costs. types, methods of estimating costs, estimating costs of the selected project, monitoring and controlling costs.

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 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 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
PRESENTATION Slides
Visual Appeal (10 marks) Presentation slides, clarity, grammar, spelling and engaging 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 good 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 and content (10 marks)
General knowledge of the selected project case 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 selected project case 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 selected project case Very good knowledge of background of case project and very good level of awareness of the selected project case Extensive comprehension knowledge of topic. Showed complete understanding of the sleeted project case.

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