NF70005–StrategicProjectManagement

SwinburneUniversityofTechnology

FacultyofBusinessandLaw

INF70005StrategicProjectManagement

Semester 1, 2020

Assignment3b Research and Reflective Report

Due date:Sunday 31 May 2020 @ 11:59pm

AssignmentValue = 30%

Each student is required to prepare and submit a written research and reflective report of 3300 words (anything over the word limit will be ignored and will not be marked). Write directly into the template provided to complete your report. Don’t set your report out in a separate structure.

The purpose of this report is to 1) reflect your experience as part of a project team in the group assignment, and 2) research on two project management issues in which you are required to use appropriate concepts and models relevant to deepen your insights into the issues.

Your work should be of a high academic standard. Your reflection and research should be uploaded electronically to CANVAS via [Turnitin] by the due date. Assistance can be obtained from ADSHelp [03] 92145295.

You are expected to follow relevant parts of the required style guide and includes the use of Swinburne University Harvard Style referencing. Your report is to be typewritten into the table provided, in English. The report should be written in clear, plain language, in Word format.

Project Management Issues

The research on Project Management issues are in video format and made available on CANVAS. They are prepared by a number of visiting Swinburne project management scholars.

Note:

Complete this Assignment in the tabular template format provided (incl. number of words used)

In grading this work it is expected to see evidence of the choice and usage of appropriate academic theory to deepen your insights of the selected project management issues. As well as a high quality written, appropriately referenced and supported analysis.

Markers are therefore looking for:

  • analytical substance
  • argument structure
  • use of supporting material
  • quality of writing
  • persuasiveness
  • overall clarity
  • discerning between assumptions and value judgments vs. analysis and argument.

Your Name: Your student ID: (use the template below for Assignment 3)

Issue / ConceptSpecific aspect / area of focusYour responseGrade & comments
IntroductionIntroduction to your project team and your role within it. [50 – 100 words]/1
Project management conceptsComment on the project significance, aims and objectives and what you have learnt from this experience. [100 words]/3
Identify and explain one or two key problem[s] / risk[s] encountered and describe your response and why that approach was chosen. [100 words]
Team member dynamicsExplain what team dynamics worked well during the semester and why. What insights will you take into future projects? [100 words]/3
Identify one or two key team dynamics [positive or negative behaviours / characteristics] which impacted your team’s performance?
Explain how these were managed. Describe your key learning outcomes? [100 words]
Team composition and processIdentify one aspect that: Worked well Did not work so well. Explain your choice using one illustration for each from your weekly progress reports to support your choice. [100 words]/2
Academic theoryList clearly the two chosen project management issues / topics from the chosen international speakers. Explain why you chose them. [150 words]/2
For the first issue / topic, identify at least one academic theory to deepen your insights into the issue
Briefly introduce [and reference] your chosen academic theory.
Justify your choice. [400 words]
/3
Using your chosen theory to explain how this helps you to gain deeper insights into the first issue. [600 words]/4
Identify your new learning and explain how this insight will influence you in the future. [200 words]/1.5
For the second issue / topic, identify at least one academic theory to deepen your insights into the issue.
Briefly introduce [and reference] your chosen academic theory.
Justify your choice. [400 words]
/3
Using your chosen theory to explain how this helps you to gain deeper insights into the second issue. [600 words]/4
Identify your new learning and explain how this insight will influence you in the future. [200 words]/1.5
ReferencesPresented appropriately in accordance with: Swinburne Harvard Style Guide/2
Total out of 30
Issue / ConceptSpecific aspect / area of focusHigh DistinctionDistinctionCreditPassFail
1 to >0.80.8 to >0.70.7 to >0.60.6 to >0.50.5 to 0
IntroductionIntroduction to your project team and your role within it. [50 – 100 words]Provide a detailed and clear introduction to your project team as well as your role withinProvide a general introduction to your project team as well as your role withinProvide only a partial introduction to your project team as well as your role withinAn attempt Is made to introduce your team and your role within but the introduction is unclearYour project team and your role within are poorly described or no introduction is provided
3 to >2.42.4 to >2.12.1 to >1.81.8 to >1.51.5 to 0
Project management conceptsComment on the project significance, aims and objectives and what you have learnt from this experience. [100 words]An excellent comment is provided; stated clearly what you have learned
Provide and explain clearly at least one problem / risk
Provide a detailed description of your response and explain clearly why you choose the response
A good comment is provided; state clearly what you have learned
Provide and explain clearly at least one problem / risk
Provide a detailed description of your response and explain why you choose the response
A comment is provided; state what you have learned
Provide and explain at least one problem / risk
Provide a description of your response and explain why you choose the response
A brief comment is provided; state briefly what you have learned
Provide at least one problem / risk but without explanation
Provide a description of your response but without explanation
Inappropriate / No comment is provided
Inappropriate / No problem / risk is provided
Inappropriate / No description of your response is provided
Identify and explain one or two key problem[s] / risk[s] encountered and describe your response and why that approach was chosen. [100 words]
3 to >2.42.4 to >2.12.1 to >1.81.8 to >1.51.5 to 0
Team member dynamicsExplain what team dynamics worked well during the semester and why. What insights will you take into future projects? [100 words]Describe clearly the team dynamics that worked well; Explain why in detail; Valuable insights are provided.
Identify clearly at least one key team dynamics which impacted your team’s performance
Explain clearly how these were managed; describe in detail your key learning outcomes
Describe clearly the team dynamics that worked well; Explain why. Basic yet constructive insights are provided.
Identify clearly at least one key team dynamics which impacted your team’s performance
Explain how these
were managed; describe your key learning outcomes
Describe the team dynamics that worked well; Explain why. Basic insights are provided.
Identify at least one key team dynamics which impacted your team’s performance
Explain how these were managed; describe your key learning outcomes
Briefly describe the team dynamics that worked well; Insights are provided but not useful
Briefly identify at least one key team dynamics which impacted your team’s performance
Briefly explain how these were managed; briefly describe your key learning outcomes
Inappropriate / No team dynamics description
Inappropriate / No identification of any key team dynamics which impacted your team’s performance
Identify one or two key team dynamics [positive or negative behaviours / characteristics] which impacted your team’s performance?
Explain how these were managed. Describe your key learning outcomes? [100 words]
2 to >1.61.6 to >1.41.4 to >1.21.2 to >1.01.0 to 0
Team composition and processIdentify one aspect that: Worked well Did not work so well. Explain your choice using one illustration to support your choice. [100 words]A clear and detailed identification (both worked well and did not worked well) is provided
Able to explain clearly using one illustration for each choice
A general identification (both worked well and did not worked well) is provided
Explain using one illustration for each choice
A partial identification is provided
An explanation with illustration is provided but not clear
A partial identification is provided
A brief explanation is provided without using any illustration
Incorrect / No identification is provided
Inappropriate / No explanation is provided
2 to >1.61.6 to >1.41.4 to >1.21.2 to >1.01.0 to 0
Academic theoryList clearly the two chosen project management issues / topics from the chosen international speakers. Explain why you chose them. [150 words]Two chosen project management issues / topics from the chosen international speakers are listed clearly
Provide a clear and detailed explanation for why you choose them
Two chosen project management issues / topics from the chosen international speakers are listed clearly
A general explanation for why you choose them is provided
Two chosen project management issues / topics from the chosen international speakers are listed clearly
An unclear explanation for why you choose them is provided
List only one issue (with explanation) from the chosen international speakersNo issue is provided or issues listed not coming from the chosen international speakers
Inappropriate / No explanation is provided
8.5 to >6.86.8 to >66 to >5.15.1 to >4.34.3 to 0
For the first issue / topic, identify at least one academic theory to deepen your insights into the issue
Briefly introduce [and reference] your chosen academic theory.
Justify your choice. [400 words]
Clearly identify and introduce an appropriate academic theory; Provide rational justificationProvide a clear and detailed explanation for how the chosen theory helps to gain deeper insights into the first issue
Clearly identify your new learning and explain in detail how this insight will influence you in the future.
Clearly identify and introduce an appropriate academic theory; Provide justification
Provide an explanation for how the chosen theory helps to gain deeper insights into the first issue
Clearly identify your new learning and explain how this insight will influence you in the future.
Identify and introduce an appropriate academic theory; Provide justification
Provide an explanation for how the chosen theory helps to gain deeper insights into the first issue
Identify your new learning and explain how this insight will influence you in the future.
Identify an academic theory; Inappropriate / No justification
Provide a brief explanation for how the chosen theory helps to gain deeper insights into the first issue
Inappropriate / No identification (of new learning) and explanation (how this insight will influence you in the future) are provided
Inappropriate / No academic theory is identified
Using your chosen theory to explain how this helps you to gain deeper insights into the first issue. [600 words]
Identify your new learning and explain how this insight will influence you in the future. [200 words]
8.5 to >6.86.8 to >66 to >5.15.1 to >4.34.3 to 0
For the second issue / topic, identify at least one academic theory to deepen your insights into the issue.
Briefly introduce [and reference] your chosen academic theory.
Justify your choice. [400 words]
Clearly identify and introduce an appropriate academic theory; Provide rational justificationProvide a clear and detailed explanation for how the chosen theory helps to gain deeper insights into the second issue
Clearly identify your new learning and explain in detail how this insight will influence you in the future.
Clearly identify and introduce an appropriate academic theory; Provide justification
Provide an explanation for how the chosen theory helps to gain deeper insights into the second issue
Clearly identify your new learning and explain how this insight will influence you in the future.
Identify and introduce an appropriate academic theory; Provide justification
Provide an explanation for how the chosen theory helps to gain deeper insights into the second issue
Identify your new learning and explain how this insight will influence you in the future.
Identify an academic theory; Inappropriate / No justification
Provide a brief explanation for how the chosen theory helps to gain deeper insights into the second issue
Inappropriate / No identification (of new learning) and explanation (how this insight will influence you in the future) are provided
Inappropriate / No academic theory is identified
Using your chosen theory to explain how this helps you to gain deeper insights into the second issue. [600 words]
Identify your new learning and explain how this insight will influence you in the future. [200 words]
2 to >1.61.6 to >1.41.4 to >1.21.2 to >1.01.0 to 0
ReferencesPresented appropriately in accordance with: Swinburne Harvard Style GuideReferenced correctly and cited appropriately in the body of the report.
All paraphrased material acknowledged.
Min. of 5 references.
Most referencing correct and cited appropriately in the body of the report.
Paraphrased material acknowledged.
Min. of 5 references.
Mostly correct referencing.
Some problems with quoted material and paraphrased material
Some problems with the reference list
Not all material correctly acknowledged.
Some problems with the reference list.
Most material not correctly acknowledged.
Lot of mistakes in the reference list.

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