a) Assess the importance of project management concepts within an organisational context. b) Compare and contrast project management methodologies and their application within global project contexts.

ASSESSMENT 3 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title PROJ6000: Principles of Project Management
Assessment Assessment 3 – Project Charter Report
Individual/Group Individual
Length 2,000 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion of the task below include:
a) Assess the importance of project management concepts within an organisational context.
b) Compare and contrast project management methodologies and their application within global project contexts.
c) Identify and analyse the key processes of a project lifecycle.
d) Evaluate and apply tools and techniques used in the project initiation phase.
e) Critically reflect on the leadership competencies necessary to succeed in global project management environments.
Submission By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of Module 6.1
Weighting 40%
Total Marks 100 marks
Task Summary
After reading the project case study, use it to develop a 2,000-word Project Charter, describing the entire project in a short, succinct, and professional document.
Context
Project leadership is about inspiring the project team to do their best from the outset. This requires a combination of verbal and written communication skills and a range of applied leadership skills.
One of the foundational documents that helps “kick off” a project is the Project Charter. The Project Charter describes the entire project in a short, succinct, and presentable document that can be shared with project staff or other stakeholders and aims to commence the project in earnest. The Project Charter helps to clarify the project context, the project team roles, and the goals of the project.
Instructions
You will be given a project case study to use in order to develop your Project Charter. Though all students will receive the same case study, it is expected that each student will think about the project from their own perspective as an up-and-coming project manager in order to formulate a unique Project Charter. Use your own style based on your critical thinking of what it means for you
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to lead a project. You may use one of the templates provided in the learning resources or develop your own format.
Please follow the instructions below:
1. Read the case study provided by your lecturer. This will form the basis for your Project Charter, because you will assume that you are the project manager for this project.
2. After reading the case study, begin to develop your project charter. This needs to be a 2,000word report (+/- 10%) and must use a minimum of six (6) references (academic literature and industry publications—please consider the case study as a 7th reference). Please ensure all references are cited in-text.
3. The Project Charter must include the following headings and should be written as if you are presenting it to the project team that will build this project. You are the project manager.
The contents of your Charter should include:
a. Background of the project
b. Reasons for the project
c. Project objectives
d. Proposed project management approach or methodology/methodologies
e. Constraints, limitations, and risks
f. Leadership structure (project manager and his or her senior aides: list their roles and explain what each does in the project. You need to cite four (4) roles)
g. Project risks and their mitigation
h. Project stakeholders and how to interact with them
i. The vision of the project and the type of project team culture you wish to promote in your team
j. Reference list
Referencing
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here: https://library.torrens.edu.au/academicskills/apa/tool
Submission Instructions
Submit this task via the Assessment 3 link in the main navigation menu in PROJ6000 – Principles of Project Management. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Academic Integrity Declaration
I declare that, except where I have referenced, the work I am submitting for this assessment task is my own work. I have read and am aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure viewable online at: http://www.torrens.edu.au/policies-and-forms
I am aware that I need to keep a copy of all submitted material and their drafts, and I will do so accordingly.
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Assessment Rubric
Assessment Attributes Fail
(Yet to achieve minimum standard) 0-49% Pass
(Functional)
50-64% Credit
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
(Advanced)
75-84% High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Knowledge and understanding of project management concepts and how to apply them within an
organisational context
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the role of project management in the initiation of new projects
Percentage for this
criterion = 30%
Demonstrates a limited understanding of project management concepts within an organisational context.
Key components of the assignment are not addressed, including little to no application of project management concepts to the initiation of a new project or strategies to lead project success.
Demonstrates a functional or partially developed understanding of project management concepts within an organisational context.
Demonstrates a limited application of project management concepts to the initiation of a new project or strategies to lead project success.
Demonstrates a proficient understanding of project management concepts within an organisational context.
Demonstrates a proficient application of project management concepts to the initiation of a new project or strategies to lead project success.
Demonstrates an advanced understanding of project management concepts within an organisational context.
Demonstrates an advanced application of project management concepts to the initiation of a new project and strategies to lead project success.
Demonstrates exceptional knowledge of management
concepts within an organisational context.
Demonstrates an exceptional application of project management concepts to the initiation of a new project and strategies to lead project success.
Analysis and application with synthesis of new knowledge
Limited analysis and synthesis of subject
Demonstrates basic analysis and synthesis of subject
Well-developed analysis and synthesis of subject
Thoroughly developed analysis and synthesis of
Highly sophisticated analysis and synthesis of
Synthesises knowledge of the project management initiation phase and details of the assigned case study with an understanding of project management tools and techniques to develop an effective
project charter
Percentage for this
criterion = 30%
concepts to a project initiation phase.
Project charter demonstrates limited or no understanding of project management knowledge, methodologies, and techniques, and/or demonstrates limited applicability to the circumstances of the assigned case study.
concepts to a project initiation phase.
Project charter demonstrates a basic understanding of project management knowledge, methodologies, and techniques, with some applicability to the circumstances of the assigned case study.
concepts to a project initiation phase.
Project charter demonstrates a welldeveloped understanding of project management knowledge, methodologies, and techniques, with wellestablished applicability to the circumstances of the assigned case study.
subject concepts to a project initiation phase.
Project charter demonstrates a thoroughly developed understanding of project management knowledge, methodologies, and techniques, with significant applicability to the circumstances of the assigned case study.
subject concepts to a project initiation phase.
Project charter demonstrates a highly sophisticated understanding of project management knowledge, methodologies, and techniques, with substantial applicability to the circumstances of the assigned case study that includes thoughtful recommendations and proposals.
Effective communication
(written)
Effectively presents the circumstances of the case study and the required elements of a project charter
Limited presentation of information related to the assigned case study, which is difficult to follow.
Presents in a basic manner information related to the assigned case study.
Occasionally employs specialised language and
Presents in a readable and coherent manner information related to the assigned case study.
Accurately employs some specialised language and
Communicates coherently and concisely information related to the assigned case study in a manner that adheres to the given format.
Accurately employs a wide range of specialised
Communicates eloquently information related to the assigned case study. Expresses meaning coherently, concisely, and creatively within the given format.
Discerningly selects and precisely employs a wide
Percentage for this criterion = 30%
Specialised language and terminology related to project management and the initiation phase of the
project management
lifecycle is rarely or inaccurately employed.
Meaning is repeatedly obscured by errors in the communication of ideas, including errors in structure, sequence, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and/or the acknowledgment of sources.
terminology related to project management and the initiation phase of the project management lifecycle with accuracy.
Meaning is sometimes difficult to follow.
Information, arguments, and evidence are structured and sequenced in a way that is not always clear and logical.
Some errors are evident in spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation.
terminology related to project management and the initiation phase of the project management lifecycle.
Meaning is easy to follow. Information, arguments, and evidence are structured and sequenced in a way that is clear and logical.
Occasional minor errors
present in spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation.
language and terminology
related to project management and the
initiation phase of the project management lifecycle.
Engages audience interest. Information, arguments, and evidence are structured and sequenced in a way that is clear and persuasive.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly free from errors.
range of specialised language and terminology
related to project management and the
initiation phase of the project management lifecycle.
Engages and sustains audience’s interest. Information, arguments, and evidence are insightful,
persuasive, and expertly
presented.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are free from errors.
Correct citation of key
resources and evidence
Percentage for this criterion = 10%
Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible, and relevant resources to support and develop ideas.
Referencing is omitted or does not resemble APA.
Demonstrates use of credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well developed.
Referencing resembles APA with frequent or repeated errors.
Demonstrates use of credible resources to support and develop ideas.
Referencing resembles APA with occasional errors.
Demonstrates use of good quality, credible, and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and statements.
Show evidence of wide scope within the organisation for sourcing evidence.
APA referencing is free from errors.
Demonstrates use of highquality, credible, and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and position statements.
Show evidence of wide scope within and without the organisation for sourcing evidence.
APA referencing is free from errors.
The following Subject Learning Outcomes are addressed in this assessment
SLO a) Assess the importance of project management concepts within an organisational context.
SLO b) Compare and contrast project management methodologies and their application within global project contexts.
SLO c) Identify and analyse the key processes of a project lifecycle.
SLO d) Evaluate and apply tools and techniques used in the project initiation phase.
SLO e) Critically reflect on the leadership competencies necessary to succeed in global project management environments.