PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects

 

Assessment Type

Written Assessment

Task Description

Introduction

This assessment is to be done INDIVIDUALLY.

You will be given a case scenario that will require you to analyse lean project management concepts and project

management practices that were taught through Week 1 -7. You are expected to explain in detail various project

management best practices that can be used to achieve the outcome required for the case scenario. Your understanding

on the application of PMBOK process activities, PRINCE2 processes, LEAN SIX SIGMA methodology, AGILE best practices

and Organisational Project Management best practices will be tested in this assessment.

Your ability to provide a coherent explanation of appropriate project management processes that may be used to

overcome the issues of the case scenario will determine the marks that you will get. This assessment will also test your

ability to connect lean processes to ensure you can implement lean project management principles to successfully

manage the project (given in the case scenario).

All work must be properly referenced (APA Referencing style).

Word count between 2500 and 3000 words.

Please refer to the Assessment 1 document available in your Moodle Assessment 1 tab for complete

instructions and requirements of this assessment. Assessment 1 will be released in Week 7 (Monday, 6

January 2020, 9 am AEST).

Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Friday (24 Jan. 2020) 11:55 pm AEST

Return Date to Students

Week 11 Friday (7 Feb. 2020)

Weighting

40%

Assessment Criteria

Marking Criteria:

Your assignment will be assessed on the extent and quality to which it meets each of the following criteria:

Correct project management processes are selected and explained for each of the aspects mentioned in the case

scenario.

Aspect 1 – 6 marks

Aspect 2 – 4 marks

Aspect 3 – 6 marks

Aspect 4 – 20 marks

Clarity of expression, grammar, spelling and correct APA style referencing – 4 marks

Each of the above Aspects will be clearly explained in the assessment document which will be given to you in Week 7

(Monday, 6 January 2020, 9 am AEST).

Referencing Style

American Psychological Association (APA)

Submission

Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed

Review lean transformation framework by explaining lean approaches, project lifecycle and change management

Compare and contrast project management methodologies

Graduate Attributes

Knowledge

Communication

Cognitive, technical and creative skills

Research

2 GROUP ASSESSMENT

Assessment Type

Written Assessment

Task Description

Introduction

This assessment is to be done in GROUP (2 – 3 students)

A case scenario will be presented to you. Your task will be to read and understand the scenario and answer questions

that will be drawn from the case given. You will need to analyse the case scenario and apply all your knowledge gained

from Lectures 1 – 11 to structure your answers for each of the questions.This assessment will test your ability to propose

and discuss solutions in a cohesive manner that will resolve the issues that are highlighted in the case scenario.

All work must be properly referenced (APA Referencing style)

Word count between 2500 and 3000 words

Please refer to the Assessment 2 document available in your Moodle Assessment 2 tab for complete

instructions and requirements of this assessment. Assessment 2 will be released in Week 10 (Monday, 27

January 2020, 9 am AEST).

Assessment Due Date

Return Date to Students

After grade certification date

Weighting

40%

Assessment Criteria

Marking Criteria:

Your assignment will be assessed on the extent and quality to which it meets each of the following criteria:

Aspect 1 – 8 marks

Aspect 2 – 10 marks

Aspect 3 – 14 marks

Aspect 4 – 4 marks

Clarity of expression, grammar, spelling and correct APA style referencing – 4 mark

Each of the above Aspects will be clearly explained in the

assessment document which will be given to you in Week 10 (Monday, 27 January 2020, 9 am AEST).

Referencing Style

American Psychological Association (APA)

Submission

Online

Submission Instructions

Since this is a GROUP submission, one and only one student in the group will be elected to upload and submit the

designated documents on behalf of the entire group. You decide which group member will upload. Other members shall

click the SUBMIT button in your respective Moodle Assessment 2 submission page. The process for submission is as

follows: (a) Assuming the group has 3 members (b) Member #1 uploads the assessment (c) Member #2 and #3 will get

a notification that Member 1 has uploaded and submitted (d) Member #2 and #3 must log in to Moodle, review and

submit the assessment (e) Once all three members have submitted, only then the assessment submission is considered

COMPLETE. Else it will STILL be in DRAFT status. Your assessment will not be graded.

Learning Outcomes Assessed

Examine leadership competencies for successful delivery of projects

Determine management control systems for lean process capabilities

Graduate Attributes

Knowledge

Communication

Cognitive, technical and creative skills

Research

Ethical and Professional Responsibility

3 INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT

Assessment Type

Online Quiz(zes)

Task Description

You will be required to complete a set of multiple-choice quiz questions related to all learning outcomes of this unit.

Purpose

The primary purpose of this assessment item is to help you to identify factors associated with leading lean projects. The

secondary purpose of this assignment is to give you the opportunity to enhance your analysis and critical thinking skills.

Notes:

The quiz will be based on the learning from lectures Week 1 – 12

In order for you to complete the quiz, it is necessary for you to complete all learning activities prescribed in the unit.

Important Information:

  1. The quiz will ONLY be available during the following time period:

Start: 0900 hrs Tuesday, 18 February 2020

End: 1700 hrs Wednesday, 19 February 2020

  1. ONE ATTEMPT ONLY. MUST BE completed latest by 1700 hrs Wednesday, 19 February 2020
  2. The quiz is an OPEN BOOK test. You may refer to the unit materials (lectures slides, your own notes etc).
  3. Questions will be drawn from a pool of 450 questions. When you attempt the quiz, 40 questions will be selected and

displayed in RANDOM ORDER. It is very unlikely that two students will see the same questions.

  1. The link for the quiz is now added to your PPMP20009 Moodle assessment tab and will become active on 0900hrs

Tuesday, 18 February 2020. The quiz will terminate at 1700 hrs on Wednesday 19 February 2020. Please plan to

complete the quiz

within this timeframe.

  1. There will be 40 questions to be answered in 50 minutes. Questions will be:

Multiple choice

True / False

Some sample questions are given below to give you an idea of what to expect on the Quiz.

Example 1

Which one of the following is not a PMBoK process group:

Initiating

Planning

Executing

Measuring and Controlling

Closing

Example 2

Choose one statement which does not reflect the attribute of a competent Project Manager:

Good people and technical management skills

Effective communicator

Extremely meticulous to the minute detail and a control freak

Believes in honesty and integrity

Example 3

Determine if the following statement is true or false.

Kerzner has identified barriers to effective project management and these include:

Cultural barriers

Status and political barriers

Project management barriers

TRUE FALSE

Example 4

Determine if the following statement is true or false.

In order to formulate the Organisational Project Management, aspects that must be considered are:

Project Management Practices,

Business Management Practices, and

Organisational Strategy”

TRUE FALSE

Number of Quizzes

1

Frequency of Quizzes

Other

Assessment Due Date

Exam Week Wednesday (19 Feb. 2020) 5:00 pm AEST

Quiz must be completed by Wednesday, 19 February 2019 1700hrs AEST of Review Week

Return Date to Students

This assignment will be marked by the Moodle computer program upon submission. Marks will only be released AFTER

THE QUIZ IS CLOSED.

Weighting

20%

Assessment Criteria

The percentage of correct answers

No penalty deduction for wrong answers

Referencing Style

American Psychological Association (APA)

Submission

Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed

Review lean transformation framework by explaining lean approaches, project lifecycle and change management

Compare and contrast project management methodologies

Examine leadership competencies for successful delivery of projects

Determine management control systems for lean process capabilities

Explain the processes and techniques to acquire, develop and manage project teams.

Graduate Attributes

Knowledge

Communication

Cognitive, technical and creative skills

Research

Ethical and Professional Responsibility

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Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any

type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and

feedback and final work to be assessed.

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examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic

integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

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cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms

mean and gives examples.

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