BCO6656 IT Project Management Assessment 2 instructions Page 1 of 3 BCOBCOBCO665 6 IT IT PROJECT MANAGEMENTPROJECT MANAGEMENTPROJECT MANAGEMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENTPROJECT MANAGEMENTPROJECT MANAGEMENTPROJECT MANAGEMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT Assessment two: Project Plan –Victoria University

BCO6656 IT Project Management
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Assessment two: Project Plan
Introduction
This assessment task (worth 35 per cent of the total mark for the unit) requires you to take on the role of an IT Project Manager to produce a Project Plan for your employer, Victoria University Information Systems Consulting. In this instance the Plan provides a detailed overview of a proposed project. It is being developed to provide the client with a detailed insight into how the project will be managed so they can determine if they will approve the project to proceed as described in the Plan. This is an individual assessment task.
Scenario
Your employer
You work as a project manager for an IS consulting firm based in Footscray, Victoria University Information Systems Consulting (VUISC). You have worked at there for four years. The company has been in operation for several years and has a range of employees including consultants, administrative staff, project managers, programmers, testers, business analysts, help-desk staff, technical support staff who specialise in system installation and technical writers and trainers who focus on up user training and professional development. The company provides information systems consultancy and project management services. For the purposes of this assessment task consider your tutor and lecturer to be your VUISC managers. They can clarify any queries you may have.
Your client
A detailed client scenario is available on VU Collaborate. It describes a client iPics who run an Australian Photography business. They have asked VUISC to manage the implementation of SAP Business One.
Requirements
Review the scenario above carefully before you begin to begin to prepare your Plan. Ask your lecturer or tutor (your VUISC manager) if you have any questions or require any clarification about the scenario. Review the VUIS Consulting Project Plan Template.docx file provided on VU Collaborate. Complete every section of the template removing all prompts (and square brackets) and replacing them with your responses to the scenario. You must develop a schedule for the project comprising at least 50 tasks using Microsoft Project 2010.
Submission
This assessment task is due for submission via Turnitin prior to the start of classes in week 10. You must submit three files: a copy of a completed assessment declaration sheet (including ticks acknowledging the declaration has been read and understood) as a separate Word document, a copy of the MS Project 2010 .mpp schedule and your complete Project Plan in the VUISC template in Word format. Note that this submission requires the use of a template and a scenario. In some cases significant similarity results for your Plan may be acceptable. However, you must not have direct matches to the scenario document, internet sources or other student submissions in your work (the Plan). Please do not leave your submission to Turnitin to the last moment and contact your tutor for advice if you are concerned about your Turnitin report.
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Marking criteria
Criteria
None
0 marks
Somewhat
Acceptable
Good
Professional
Project scope: Clearly describes the project objectives and provides a complete and accurate table listing deliverables, quality standards and metrics/measurement techniques meeting minimum standards.
Not present
1.25 There are issues with clarity, language or structure or some objectives/deliverables/standards
/metrics are missing
2.5 A generally clear description of scope meeting minimum requirements in terms of objectives/deliverables/standards
/metrics is provided
3.75 A clear scope statement detailing accurate and complete objectives/deliverables/standards
/metrics is provided
5 The writing is of a professional standard and all objectives/deliverables/standards
/metrics are covered significantly exceeding minimum standards
Business Case: Clearly and accurately justifies the project and identifies relevant benefits and dis-benefits. Deliverables, benefits and benefit realisation measures/metrics are presented in a table meeting minimum standards.
Not present
1.25 There are issues with clarity, language or structure or some justification/benefit/dis-benefits are missing or unclear
2.5 A clear business case providing justification/benefit/dis-benefits is provided meeting minimum requirements. Benefits are presented in a table alongside benefit realisation measures/metrics meeting minimum standards
3.75 A clear business case providing justification/benefit/dis-benefits is provided going beyond minimum requirements and providing additional realistic points. Benefits are presented in a table alongside additional benefit realisation measures/metrics exceeding minimum standards
5 A professional business case is provided significantly exceeding minimum requirements with many additional realistic benefits/standards/measures and dis-benefits
Schedule and approach: A clear and accurate analysis of the schedule is provided. At least 50 relevant tasks including milestones and a critical path are presented, realistic and complete meeting minimum standards.
Not present
2.5 Schedule omits a many key milestones or tasks, or some of those provided are unclear or unrealistic or poorly sequenced, introduction is unclear/incomplete
5 Schedule meets minimum requirements; key milestones and tasks listed are clear and realistic; critical path is highlighted. Introduction is clear and complete
7.5 Schedule meets and goes beyond minimum requirements listing additional, realistic milestones and tasks; critical path is highlighted. The introduction is clear and complete
10 Schedule is of a professional standard exceeding minimum requirements including many additional realistic milestones and tasks; critical path is highlighted. Introduction is clear and complete
Resources: A clear introduction describes the role and responsibility matrix. Resource assignment is accurate. A matrix with relevant, accurate entries for all project human resources is provided. A relevant report indicating resource usage is presented and analysed in clear business English.
Not present
1.25 There are issues with clarity, language or structure of the introduction and analysis or resources are missing or unclear in the matrix. Report is inappropriate or missing
2.5 A clear resource discussion is presented alongside a relevant report and a role/responsibility matrix that meets minimum requirements and resource assignment is accurate
3.75 A clear resource discussion that goes beyond minimum requirements is presented alongside a relevant report/s and a role/responsibility matrix and resource assignment is accurate
5 A professional standard resource discussion that significantly exceeds minimum requirements is presented alongside a relevant report/s and a role/responsibility matrix and resource assignment is accurate
Budget: A clear introduction describes the budget report. A complete, relevant and accurate report indicating the project budget is presented and analysed.
Not present
.5 There are issues with clarity, language or structure of the introduction and analysis. Report is inappropriate or missing or there are issues with resource assignment
1 A clear budget discussion is presented alongside a relevant report that meets minimum requirements
1.5 A clear budget discussion that goes beyond minimum requirements is presented alongside relevant report/s
2 A professional standard budget discussion that exceeds minimum requirements is presented alongside a relevant report/s
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Criteria
None
0 marks
Somewhat
Acceptable
Good
Professional
Risk: A clear and complete introduction describes the risk register. A register with relevant, complete, accurate entries is provided meeting minimum standards.
Not present
1.25 There are issues with clarity, language or structure of the introduction and analysis or risks are missing or unclear in the register.
2.5 A clear risk discussion is presented alongside a relevant risk register that meets minimum requirements
3.75 A clear risk discussion that goes beyond minimum requirements is presented alongside a risk register that includes additional relevant risks beyond minimal requirements
5 A professional standard risk discussion that exceeds minimum requirements is presented alongside a comprehensive register with several additional accurate risks
Communication: A clear and accurate introduction describes the communication matrix. A matrix with relevant, complete, accurate entries is provided meeting minimum standards.
Not present
.5 There are issues with clarity, language or structure of the introduction and analysis or communication entries are missing or unclear in the matrix
1 A clear communications discussion is presented alongside a matrix containing accurate entries that meet minimum requirements
1.5 A clear communications discussion that goes beyond minimum requirements is presented alongside a matrix that includes additional relevant entries beyond minimal requirements
2 A professional standard communications discussion that exceeds minimum requirements is presented alongside a comprehensive matrix with several additional accurate entries
Overall presentation: Plan uses the template, and is professionally presented. The introduction and summary conclusion are clear accurate and complete meeting minimum standards
Not present
.25 There are some issues with presentation in terms of consistency, layout, use of font, spacing or structure. Introduction and summary are unclear or incomplete
.5 Presentation is mostly consistent with only minor issues evident in terms of the template, font, spacing and structure. The introduction and summary are clear and complete
.75 Presentation is consistent with no issues evident in terms of the template, font, spacing and structure. The introduction and summary are clear and complete
1 Presentation is professional. The work is consistent in layout, use of font, spacing and structure. The introduction and summary are of a professional standard.
Note that performance indicator descriptions are indicative only and are provided as a general guide. In some cases only part of the indicator description may apply for mark allocation. In cases where indicator descriptions are varied, additional feedback will be provided

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