Systems Project Management (COMP 30018)-SPRING-2020-CW1(Assignment1)

IN SEMESTER INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT

Module Code: COMP 30018 Module Name: Systems Project Management

Level: 3 Max. Marks: 100

Instructions to Student
Answer all questions.

Deadline of submission: 06/06/2020 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 18/06/2020

Module Learning Outcomes

The following LOs are achieved once you complete this assignment

1)Evaluate business environment and be able to manage and implement change towards strategic objectives while critically evaluating the quality of their contribution.

2)Appraise 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

Logistic Management software

Mobile application for currency exchange and reporting.

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Automation of inventory management and

sales tracking for a chain of restaurants.

Design, implement and deploy smart recycling system that includes software and hardware to track and report recycling process.

Deployment IoT based SMART home

security system.
Knowledge Management Systems

Analyze the efficiency of cloud storage trade-offs with data that are not used so often for computation.

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. : (50 marks)

Write the scope statement for the selected project.

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-scope-management.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 identifying and analyzing all the 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 selected project in task 2 conduct a comprehensive feasibility study: technical, operational and economical, 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.

AI.Period of re-submission: The student will have to re-submit the work one week from the date he or she is advised to re-submit.

BI.If the re-submitted work is also found to be plagiarized, then that assessment will be awarded a zero mark. Re-submission of the work beyond the maximum period of one week will not be accepted and the assessment will be awarded a zero mark.

B.Second offence of plagiarism

If any student is caught second time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study (in a subsequent semester), the student will directly be awarded zero for the work in which plagiarism is detected. In such cases, the student will not be allowed to resubmit the work. A warning of suspension shall be issued, and student has to sign an undertaking and undergo counselling session in such cases.

2.Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion

A. First offence of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion

If a student is caught in an act of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion for an assessment component irrespective of coursework or end semester, the student shall fail the module and shall be required to re-register the module

B. Second Offence of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion

If a student is caught a second time in an act of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion for an assessment component irrespective of coursework or end semester, the student shall fail the module. A warning of suspension shall be issued, and student has to sign an undertaking and undergo counselling session in such cases.

3. Third Offence of Academic Integrity Violation

If a student is caught a third time in an act of Academic Integrity Violation for an assessment component irrespective of coursework or end semester (in a subsequent semester), the student shall fail the module and also shall be suspended for one semester from the College, as recommended by institutional level academic committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs.

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4. Fourth Offence of Academic Integrity Violation:

If a student is caught a fourth time in an act of Academic Integrity Violation for an assessment component irrespective of coursework or end semester (in a subsequent semester), the student shall fail the module and also shall be expelled from the College, as recommended by institutional level academic committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs.

5. Other cases

If a student commits an act of academic integrity violation as per the definition of “other cases” mentioned in the previous section or of a different nature, student’s case shall be forwarded to an institutional level academic committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs. The committee shall investigate the case by means of a viva and/or a disciplinary hearing and shall take appropriate decision. The penalty that can be granted to a proven case of academic integrity violation which falls in this category of “other cases” can be a warning/component zero/ module fail/suspension/expulsion depending on the nature and gravity of the offence.

6. Types/Variations of Cases:

I.If plagiarism is detected in any component of one assessment, the deduction in marks will be applicable for the whole assessment, even if only the component or part submission alone needs to be resubmitted.

AI.If plagiarism is detected in a group assessment, all students of the group will be considered as having committed an act of plagiarism and the policy will then be applied to all students

BI.If plagiarism is detected in any component of a group assessment, the deduction in marks will be applicable for the whole assessment even if only the component or part submission alone needs to be resubmitted.

All students of the group would be considered as having committed an act of plagiarism and the

policy will then be applied to all the students of the group.

IV. If the assessment consists of components or part submissions that could be a group assessment component (e.g. group assignment) and an individual assessment component (e.g. individual reflection), the following will be applicable:

a.If plagiarism is detected in the group assessment component, all students of the group will be considered as having committed an act of plagiarism, The policy will then be applied to all students of the group. Group assessment component will be resubmitted as per the policy.

b.If plagiarism is detected in the individual assessment component, the individual assessment component will be resubmitted and the policy will then be applied to that student alone.

c.For both (a) and/or (b), the deduction in marks will be applicable for the whole assessment.

*for further details Refer to MEC Student Academic Integrity Policy in Student Handbook.

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2. Late Submission Regulations:

It is the students’ responsibility to check all relevant timelines related to assessments.

As per the Assessment Policy at MEC, late submissions are allowed for one week (5 working days) for all UG modules with a penalty. In such cases, a deduction of 5% of the marks obtained for the submitted work shall be imposed for each working day following the last date of submission till the date of actual submission. Assessment documents submitted beyond a period of one week (5 working days) after the last date of submission will not be accepted and will be awarded a zero for that assessment. In cases where the submission has been delayed due to extenuating circumstances, the student may be permitted to submit the work without imposing the late submission policy stated above. The extended period of submission will be one week from the original last date of submission. In such cases, the student is expected to submit the supporting certificates on or before the original last date of submission of the assessment and the decision of extension rests with faculty responsible for the assessment .The late submission policy shall be applied if the student fails to submit the work within one week of the original last date of submission.

Students may contact their teachers for clarification on specific details of the submission time if required.

3. Research Ethics and Biosafety Policy

To protect and respect the rights, dignity, health, safety, and privacy of research subjects involved including the welfare of animals and the integrity of environment, all student projects are expected to be undertaken as per the MEC Research Ethics and Biosafety Policy. Accordingly the following shall apply.

Research and other enterprise activities shall be conducted by maintaining the high ethical standards consistent with national and international standards and conventions.

Any research at MEC that is categorized as high-risk research shall be subject to review and approval by the Research Ethics and Biosafety Committee.

Research activities involving collection of human or animal tissues and manipulation of microbial, animal or plant cells shall be subject to review and approval by the Research Ethics and Biosafety Committee.

Participants involved in research must be informed about the purpose of research and intended uses of research findings. Written consent must be obtained from people involved prior to the commencement of research.

Data obtained from participants must be treated with high confidence and should be used only for the intended purpose of research.

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Feedback:

Detail feedback will be provided as follows:

Submission Scheduled date feedback Channel

Assignment work proposal:
Detail feedback on the assignment work 14/05/2020 MEC Moodle
proposal will be provided. This feedback will

help you to understand and reflect on your
initial understanding of assignment tasks.

Final Assignment Submission:
Detail feedback on the assignment
document will be provided. Feedback will 18/06/2020 MEC Moodle
help you to reflect on your work. Also you

can carry forward the feedback comments
in understanding and completing the other
assessments: Case Study

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Assessment Evaluation Criteria

Classification Reflection and critical analysis. Knowledge and Understanding/ Evidence of Reading Referencing and Bibliography Presentation, Grammar and Spelling
And % Range

Outstanding Highly competent analytical skills and Extensive knowledge and depth Evidence of reading an extensive Accurate referencing and Excellent presentation, logically
reflective practice, demonstrating personal of understanding of principles range of educational bibliography correctly using structured, using correct grammar and
learning and growth, insight into required and concepts and /or literature/research and where appropriate referencing style spelling, excellent cross-referencing and
professional values and principles and outstanding application of applicable workplace strategies, links to supporting evidence
professional development planning. theory in practice. policies and procedures.

Excellent Strong analytical skills and reflective Excellent knowledge and Evidence of reading a wide range of Appropriate referencing and Good presentation, competently
practice used, demonstrating personal understanding of principles and educational literature/research and bibliography correctly using structured, using correct grammar and
learning and growth, insight into required concepts and /or excellent where applicable, workplace appropriate referencing style spelling, clear and easy to use links to
professional values, principles and knowledge and understanding strategies, policies and procedures. supporting evidence
competencies and professional. of the application of theory in
development planning practice

Very Good Quality Good use of analytical skills and reflective Good knowledge or key Evidence of reading a good range of Generally well referenced with Reasonable presentation, completely
practice demonstrating personal learning principles and concepts and/or educational literature/research and correct use of the appropriate structured, acceptable grammar and
and growth, insight into required good knowledge of the where applicable workplace referencing style spelling, acceptable links to supporting
professional values, principles and application of theory in practice strategies, policies and procedures. evidence
competencies and professional
development planning.

Good (Acceptable) Acceptable use of analytical skills and Acceptable knowledge of key Evidence of reading an appropriate Adequate referencing. Generally Adequate presentation and structure,
reflective practice demonstrating personal principles and concepts and/or range of educational accurate use of appropriate acceptable grammar and spelling,
learning and growth, insight into required knowledge of the application of literature/research and where referencing style adequate links to supporting evidence
professional values, principles and theory in practice applicable, relevant workplace
competencies and professional policies and procedures
development planning.

Adequate/ Satisfactory Adequate use of analytical skills and Adequate knowledge of key Evidence of minimal reading of Adequate referencing. Weak presentation , satisfactory structure,
reflective practice demonstrating personal principles and concepts and/or educational literature/research and appropriate referencing style grammar and spelling, links to supporting
learning and growth, insight into required satisfactory evidence of the where applicable relevant workplace used but may contain some evidence
professional values, principles and application of theory in practice policies and procedures inaccuracies.
competencies and professional
development planning.

Weak /Poor Little use of analytical skills and reflective Little evidence of knowledge of Little or no evidence of reading Little or no referencing, incorrect Poor presentation, grammar and spelling,
practice demonstrating personal learning key principles or concepts outside of the course textbook style, or very inaccurate use of links to supporting evidence
(all learning outcomes not and growth, insight into required and/or little evidence of the and/or reference to relevant work appropriate referencing style
competencies and/or professional application of theory in practice place policies and procedures
adequately met)
development planning. Professional values

and principles not reflected in the and/or and/or and/or
submission.

and/or No evidence of knowledge of No evidence of reading outside of
key principles or concepts the course textbook and/or reference

and/or no evidence of to relevant workplace policies and Unacceptable presentation, grammar and
Insufficient/no use of analytical skills and application of theory in practice procedures
spelling, structure is very poor, links to
reflective practice demonstrating personal
supporting evidence
learning and growth, insight into required

competencies and professional
development planning

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MODULE NAME: Systems Project Management (COMP 30018)
Spring 2020

Assessment Sheet – Basic Assignment Analysis:
Deliverables Aspects 0–10 Mark

Submission of Objectives of the Assignment clearly identified
Task 1 work Initial understanding of Task2 and Task3
proposal Sources of data are clearly identified -credibility of the research sources are
established

Deliverables Aspects 0 1-35 36-50 Mark

Writing scope No attempt Given only scope statement Complete scope statement with relevant
statement, / Irrelevant without considering the explanation of criteria used to define scope
Managing work criteria or factors for writing statement such as
the scope statement [max. Introduction of project
Stakeholders
10 marks], and good Need of project, clearly identification of
& its benefits,
provided the basic of customers or clients requirements [max. of

identifying 10 marks]
stakeholder analysis without
stakeholders. Complete stakeholder analysis
mentioning how to manage o Identifying stakeholders
Task 2 stakeholders and
o Categorizing stakeholders as internal and
stakeholders external

communication. [max. of 25 o Role of stakeholders
marks] o Managing the stakeholders
o Stakeholders communication plan [max. of
20 marks
Operation concepts and [max. of 5 marks]
External interfaces for chosen project. [max.
of 5 marks
Provided the scope statement by considering
all the above factors [max. 10 marks]
Deliverables Aspects 0 1-15 16-40 Mark

Conducting No attempt Incomplete report, just Complete report clearing mentioning
the / Irrelevant mentioning the basic how for the selected project achieves
feasibility work definitions and concepts business processes to be able to manage

analysis for of technical, operational and implement change towards strategic
the selected and economic needs of the organization. [max. 10
Task 3 projected. feasibility without marks]. Provided the basic definitions
relating to the selected and concepts of technical, operational

project. [Max. of 15 and economic (cost benefit analysis)
marks] feasibility and also related them to the
selected project. Also clearly concluding
how this project is feasible? [max. marks
30]

Name of the student : ______________________________

ID no : ___________________

Section : ______________

Total Marks

Penalty

Final Marks

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