ITC505 – ICT Project Management Assignment Help

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Assessment item 1
Project Management Methodologies
Value: 5%
Due Date: 30-Nov-2018
Return Date: 21-Dec-2018
Length:
Submission method options: Alternative submission method
Task
In topics 1 & 2 you have been introduced to various project methodologies and processes. In
700 words, demonstrate your knowledge of these.
Ensure you address the following areas:
1. Define what a methodology is and the role it serves in project management.
2. Research and Study about various methodologies & processes in the list below. Choose two
methodologies/processes from this list to compare and contrast, analysing the similarities and
differences between them both.
3. Finally, identify how your chosen methodologies/processes in 2. relate to the project life
cycle (PLC):
List of project methodologies and processes
•Agile XP
•PRINCE2
•Unified process (Object Oriented Approach)
•Waterfall
•Agile Scrum
Rationale

 

Assessment item 2
Team work and reflection
Value: 15%
Due Date: 04-Jan-2019
Return Date: 25-Jan-2019
Length:
Submission method options: Alternative submission method
Task
Assessment 2 and Assessment 3 are to be completed using the Virtucon & Globex Scenario
outlined in Interact 2, (with additional resources found at virtucon.uimagine.edu.au and
globex.uimagine.edu.au).
Assessment 2: You are to complete the following tasks based on the discussions and learnings
from meetings held with your assigned team. Your work should be submitted individually and
will be marked individually according to the rubric.
Part One:
Project Name / Team / Description
Working as a team you are to
•Agree on a suitable team name, list all team members and provide their contact details in a
professional looking document.
•Provide an overview of the project on which you are working.
•Complete a project description. This should be written clearly and concisely so that anyone
unfamiliar with the project can fully understand the objectives.
Team Charter
After your team agreed on a team name and identified all of the contact details of your team
members, address the following points and present them in a professional looking document:
• Skills and Knowledge Inventory – List the specific knowledge and/or skills that each
team member can contribute to the project. This could be technical knowledge,
communication or leadership skills.
• Roles and Responsibilities – Define roles and responsibilities for each team member.
This can be defined for the entire project or can be shared or even rotated.
• Team Communications
Meeting Times & Location – Agree on mutually convenient times and location
to convene to work on the case assignments.
Define how the team will communicate with each other and share
information. Also, specify how meetings will be documented and where
subsequent resources will be stored for ease of access.
• Team Rules & Expectations
Discuss your previous experiences of working in teams, both positive and
negative. What is the overall team goal?
Team Values – Discuss as a team what values are important. Develop a
statement or itemised list that summarises these values.
Code of Ethics – Based on your team values, create a statement that
summarises a code of ethics to guide your team’s ethical behaviour.
Rules and Expectations – Build a set of rules and expectation that all members
of the team shall abide by. Consider team decisions, conflict, absence from
meetings, and an individual’s lack of contribution for example.
• Signatures – Get each member of the team to sign the team charter. This will indicate
an understanding and agreement to the rules and expectations as specified in the
points above.
Part Two:
Learning Cycles
Learning cycles give structure to your team meetings and accountability for when you and
your team work outside of the meeting schedule
Firstly, prior to your next meeting, assign roles to the team. There should only be two central
roles – the organiser and the scribe:
•Organiser – organises the meeting by writing down the team’s ideas and then distributes
them to the team for feedback.
•Scribe – documents the ideas and action points going forward.
Note: Roles should be rotated for each meeting and assigned so that everyone on the team
has equal responsibility.
Using peer learning and reflections, document your understanding of the project at this point
in time in a table format.
Note: it is likely at this early stage of the project that you will write down very few facts. You
will have a few more assumptions and probably a larger list of questions to be answered. Seek
answers to your questions, and show the iteration of learning cycles as you gain a deeper
understanding.
Part Three:
Communication Plan
As a team, brainstorm and identify all stakeholders to the project. Then individually, develop
an appropriate communication plan.
Part Four:
Reflection
Write a brief reflection of no more than 300 words of your teamwork experience in this
subject. To guide your reflection you should address the following questions:
• How did your experience compare to your understanding of the leadership qualities
required to successfully lead a project?
• Based on your experience, what are necessary techniques, skills, methods and ICT
project manager requires in the IT profession?
Rationale
This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:
• be able to identify, critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise the key elements of the
IT project management framework, including project stakeholders, communication
management, the project management knowledge areas, common tools and
techniques, and project success factors.
• be able to critically analyse the role of IT project management within a professional

workplace, from the viewpoint of the member/leader of the project team.
• be able to research and critically evaluate how a practising IT project manager applies
IT project management techniques, project management skills, methods and software
tools in the IT industry.
• be able to understand and apply appropriate communication practices within a
project management context.
• be able to research and apply established IT project management principles, skills and
techniques to a case study.

 

Assessment item 3
Charter
Value: 30%
Due Date: 28-Jan-2019
Return Date: 18-Feb-2019
Length:
Submission method options: Alternative submission method
Task
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. This is NOT a team
assessment.
You are required to develop a charter for the Project including:
Include the Project description and overview you developed as part of Assessment 2.
Part One:
MOV – Measurable Organisational Value
(This is the goal of the project and is utilised 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).
Part Two:
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 need to support the team and your
client.
• Facilities – where will most of the teamwork be situated?
• Other – for example, travel, training etc.
Part Three:
Using 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.
• Resource Assignments
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.
• Project Budget
Develop a budget using the time and resources estimated for each task or
activity
A summary of the WBS should be clearly provided in the report. You must include
complete screenshots of your own MS project file in your assignment report and keep
your MS project file with you. You lecturer might request your files to be sent individually
for marking.
Part Four:
Project Risk Analysis and Plan
• Document any assumptions you have made about the project
• Using the Risk Identification Framework outlined in your text as a basis, identify five
risks to the project – one for each of the five phases of the methodology.
• Analyse these risks, assign a risk to an appropriate member, and describe a strategy
for the management of each specific risk.
Part Five:
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
Part Six:
Closure and Evaluation
Researching for the closure checklist and project evaluation
a. To prepare for this task, you will be required to provide an annotated bibliography. (550
words)
Write an Annotated Bibliography for three (3) relevant texts or readings around project
evaluation. The Annotated Bibliography is a critical examination of the most relevant, recent
and scholarly research on the topic area that is not just a summary of the articles you have
read.
You will submit this as an appendix to your project evaluation documentation.
Ensure that the AB submitted by you is your own work and has not been submitted elsewhere
and comply with the University’s requirements for academic integrity.
Use the following resource to guide you around the research tools:
http://student.csu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/186444/annotate1.pdf
http://libguides.csu.edu.au/itc
b. Develop a closure checklist that the project team will use to ensure that the project has
been closed properly.
c. Develop a project evaluation –outline and discuss how your project’s MOV will be evaluated.
Rationale
This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:
• be able to research and critically evaluate how a practising IT project manager applies
IT project management techniques, project management skills, methods and software
tools in the IT industry.
• be able to understand and apply appropriate communication practices within a
project management context.
• be able to research and apply established IT project management principles, skills and
techniques to a case study.


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