Programme : Post Graduate Diploma
Module : Project Management
Term : January 2020
Online Submission Deadline : Before 29th February 2020 23:59(UK Time Zone)
Word Count : 4000 words maximum
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This assignmentrequires you to applywhat youhave learned inthe modulebyplanning an improvement
project or by planning to implement an entirely new project of your choice in your work place.
YourTasks must include the following:
Identifying or selecting a Project to be managed with justifications or business case
Define the products or deliverables upon the completion of the said project.
Estimate time and cost needed for completing various sub-tasks in ordertocompletethefullproject.
Assess the risks if any for the project
Analyze task dependencies to identify project’s critical path and project schedule.
Assess project quality through regular monitoring of progress and nature of progress.
Note that, in this assignment, you are planning a project and not doing it. Also note that planning
requiresanumberofassumptionsofthesettingwheretheprojectiscarriedoutand therefore you needto
have a specific organizationinmind,whileyou planfor them.
Instructions for the Management Report:
Your report (not exceeding 4500 words) should include the following:
a) Executive Summary (5%)
200-300 words, not to be included in the word count.
b) Introduction (10%)
You should provide a concise overview of the nature of this project and clearly identify the major
key players involved and have accountability of this project.
c) Main Body (65%)
You should identify suitable theories, frameworks or models to use in the report when
undertaking a critical evaluation and investigation to deal with tasks1-8 under appropriate main
d) Conclusion and Recommendation (10%)
Direct the end of your report to the Managing Director of the organization.
e) Citation and References (10%)
Harvard-style reference system with in-text and end text referencing list. Have a minimum of 12
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• Font Style: Times New Roman & Font Size: 12 for content, 14 for sub-sections and 16 for main
• Line Spacing: 1.5
• Page Layout/Orientation: Portrait
• All the margins should be set about 25mm on both sides (i.e. left & right) of each page and justified.
• Numerical Systems (e.g 1.0, 1.1 and 1.1.1) should be used for each section and sub-section.
• Word count must be indicated on the cover page of the assignment.
• Your word count should not include references / bibliography.
• Exceeding the word count by more than 10% would result in a penalty of 10% of your marks.
• If your work is significantly shorter than the required length, you would probably be failed for not
providing the level of information required.
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Assessment Grading Criteria
Classification Mark(%) Description
Distinction 70-100 Asfor“60-69marks”bandplusthefollowing:
Shows clear evidence of wide and relevant reading and an
engagement with the conceptual issues. Develops a
sophisticated and intelligent argument.Shows a rigorous use and
a sophisticated understanding of relevant source materials,
balancing appropriately between factual detail and key
theoretical issues. Materials are evaluated directly and their
assumptions and arguments challenged and/or appraised.
Shows original thinking and a willingness to take risks.
Commendation 60-69 Shows strong evidence of critical insight and critical thinking.
Shows a detailed understanding of the major factual and/or
theoretical issues and directly engages with the relevant
literature on the question set. Develops a focussed and clear
argument and articulates clearly and convincingly with a
sustained train of logical thought. Shows clear evidence of
planning and appropriate choice of sources and
Pass 50-59 Shows a reasonable understanding of the major factual and/or
theoretical issues involved. Shows evidence of planning and
selection from relevant sources. Demonstrates some
knowledge of the relevant literature. Text shows, in places,
examples of a clear train of thought or argument. Text is
introduced and concludesappropriately.
Marginal Fail 40-49 Shows some awareness and understanding of the factual or
theoretical issues, but with little development.
Misunderstandings are evident. Shows some evidence of
Poor Failure <40 Fails to answer the assignment question or to develop an
argument that relates to the question set. Does not engage with
the relevant literature or demonstrate acknowledge of the key
issues. Contains clear conceptual or factual errors or
Please acknowledge allreferences and sources that you use in your work. This is not just good
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