Project Management (COMP 1009)

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Instructions to Student



Answer all questions.
Deadline of submission: 10/06/2020 23:59
The marks received on the assignment will be scaled down to the actual weightage
of the assignment which is 50 marks
Formative feedback on the complete assignment draft will be provided if the draft is
submitted at least 10 days before the final submission date.
Feedback after final evaluation will be provided by 24/06/2020

Module Learning Outcomes
The following LOs are achieved once you complete this assignment
1) Adapt to a developing business environment and be able to manage and implement change towards
strategic objectives while critically evaluating the quality of their contribution
2) Assess key aspects of a given computer-related project within the scope of the indicative content
Assignment Objective
You are encouraged to see the role of a project manager within the broader perspective of
strategic business management, understanding where projects come from and why they are
selected.
Assignment Task
Read the following tasks, understand and present your response in a document not more than
12 to 14 pages.
Assume that you are a project manager in Muscat Information Systems LLC which is located in
KOM. Muscat Information Systems LLC undertakes projects based on specific client
requirements. These projects typically include development of:
 Transaction Processing Systems
 Business Intelligence Systems
 Management information Systems
 HR Systems
 Hospital Management Systems
 Banking Information Systems

Inventory Management Systems
Payroll Systems
CRM Systems
Knowledge Management Systems
Logistic Management software

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IN SEMESTER INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT
Module Code: COMP 1009 Module Name: Project Management
Level: 6 Max. Marks: 100
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Choose any one of the above or any other systems development project or a research based
project of your liking (if you are choosing any other system/project, prior approval from your
faculty need to be taken) which you would like to head and complete the tasks given:

Task 1(10 marks)
Submit a work proposal for this assignment or before 06/05/2020, 23:59 which must include:


Understanding of deliverables – a detail description of deliverables.
General overview of proposed plan – initial understanding of solution to task2.
Timeline for completion of the given tasks.

The work proposal must be submitted in a word file through the link available in Moodle.

Task 2. :
Write the scope statement for the selected project.
(50 marks)

You can read a research paper “Significance of Scope in Project Success” by Muhammad Nabeel
Mirza, available at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221201731300234X, and
an article “Improve Project Success with Better Scope Management” by Avneet Mathur,
available at https://www.projectsmart.co.uk/pdf/improve-project-success-with-better-scopemanagement.pdf, which highlights the key aspects needed to consider while capturing the scope
of the project.
Note: It is very important that you consider and completely mention the factors needed to write
scope statement. The above links can help you to identify the factors needed to write the scope
statement. Marks will be awarded for writing in detail factors needed for writing the scope
statement, minimum four factors expected [10 x 4 = 40marks]. Scope statement by itself have 10
marks.
Task 3: (40 marks)
For the project selected in task 2 conduct a feasibility study – Technical, Operational and
Economical feasibility studies, to access whether this project can be taken up or not.
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Rules & Regulations:


All resources should be cited using CU Harvard style.
The final assignment must have a Title page, Table of Contents, References/ bibliography using
CU Harvard Style and page numbers.
Title Page must have Assignment Name, Module name, Session, your name, ID, and the name of
the faculty.
Softcopy in word format is to be submitted through Turnitin link on Moodle.
Viva will be conducted after the assignment submission as per the dates informed earlier. If
needed VIVA will be conducted using MS TEAMS

Guidelines:

Assignment must be computer typed.




Font – Times New Roman
Font – Style – Regular
Font – Size – 12
Heading should be with Font Size 14, Bold, Capital and Underline.
Avoid Wikis’ as references.
Explain with suitable diagrams wherever required. Diagrams must be drawn using suitable
software or by pencil.
Each student has to do the assignment individually
You can refer books in eLibrary or use internet resource. But you should not cut and paste material
from internet nor provide photocopied material from books. The assignment answers should be
in your own words after understanding the matter from the above resources.

Important Policies to be followed
1. Student Academic Integrity Policy*:
MEC upholds the spirit of academic integrity in all forms of academic work and any form of violation
of academic integrity shall invite severe penalty. Any benefit obtained by indulging in the act of
violation of academic integrity shall be cancelled.
All cases of violation of academic integrity on the part of the student shall fall under any of the below
mentioned categories:
1. Plagiarism
2. Malpractice
3. Ghost Writing
4. Collusion
5. Other cases
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If the student fails a module and has a proven case of academic integrity violation in this module, the
student is required to re-register the module. This is applicable to first and second offenders of
plagiarism.
1. Plagiarism
A. First offence of plagiarism
I. If a student is caught first time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study in
any assignment other than project work, the student will be allowed to re-submit the
assignment once, within a maximum period of one week. However, a penalty of
deduction of 25% of the marks obtained for the resubmitted work will be imposed.

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