Subject Code and Title PROJ6000 Principles of Project Management Assessment Assessment 2 – Project Selection Methods and Initial Documents Individual/Group Individual Length 1500 words Learning Outcomes Successful completion of this assignment will result in achievement of the following subject learning outcomes: 1. Understand PMBOK knowledge areas and process groups and their role, relevance and impact on project management best practice and PMI’s Code of Ethics. 2. Critically compare and contrast project management approaches and their appropriateness for managing a variety of project types. 3. Apply appropriate project management tools and techniques, paying particular attention to risk management. Submission By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 3 Weighting 35% Total Marks 35 Marks Context: A project is a temporary endeavour undertaken to provide an expected and beneficial outcome. A project life cycle is the series of phases that a project passes through from its initiation to its closure. Project goals should align with organisational goals such as improved operations or increased revenues, reducing costs or improving efficiencies. Before resources can be committed to a project, the reason for its proposal and the benefits it is expected to deliver need to be understood by people in positions empowered to make decisions about the expenditure of an organisation’s resources. The selection of organisational projects is typically performed through a method of classification and review of the project’s business case. That method of course should be applied consistently to all project proposals. PROJ6000_Assessment 2 Brief_081118.Docx Page 2 of 5 Instructions: For this assessment, you research different methods of selecting projects and examine the initiation process. You also consider the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guide and, more specifically, explore the initiation documents. Assessment 2: Project Selection Methods and Initiation Documents (35%) In essay writing, use the given/approved project throughout this assessment. As you have discovered in your learning resources, examine project selection methods that can be applied appropriately to the given project and processes to conduct these methods. Consider the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and describe the initial process group and project documents that are created or used as inputs for a new project. Your assessment should contain 1500 words. Output and Submission: Submit your completed assessment by the end of Module 3. Learning Resources: Government of Tasmania (n. d.). PM-902 Business Case (Small) Template & Guide. Retrieved from http://www.egovernment.tas.gov.au/project_management/getting_started_in_project_ma nagement Herman, B. and Siegelaub, J. (2009). Is this really worth the effort?: The need for a business case. Retrieved from https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/need-business-case-6730 Laureate Education (Producer). (2013) The practice of project management [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Learning and Academic Skills Unit. (2016). Academic Writing Guide. APA 6th ed. Sydney, Australia: Laureate Australia. NSW Treasury. (2018). NSW Government Business Case Guidelines. Retrieved from https://www.treasury.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/2018-08/TPP18- 06%20%20NSW%20Government%20Business%20Case%20Guidelines.pdf Project Management Institute. (2013). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide) (5th ed.). Newtown Square, PA: PMI. Project Management Institute. (2017). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide) (6th ed.). Newtown Square, PA: PMI. PROJ6000_Assessment 2 Brief_081118.Docx Page 3 of 5 Project Management Institute. (n.d.). Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Retrieved from http://www.pmi.org/About-Us/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics.aspx Wysocki, R. K. (2014). Effective project management: Traditional, agile, extreme (7th ed.). Indianapolis, IN: Wiley.
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