|Module Title:||Managing Global Projects||Assignment Number||1|
|Module Code:||5023SSL||Assignment Title||Coursework|
|Module Leader:||Dr. Mario Cuevas||Assignment Weighting||25%|
|Submission Time and Place:||Submission through Turnitin ONLY|
This assignment is an individual assignment which is divided in two parts to assess the learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3. Find below the instructions and structure to follow, equally, find more information in the rubric.
PART ONE: PROJECT INITIATION DOCUMENT – (600 words)
This part requires you to prepare a Project Initiation Document (PID) based on the following case study:
The XXII Commonwealth Games is an international multi-sport event that include 54 countries members of the Commonwealth. The next Commonwealth Games will be held in the city of Birmingham (UK) during the July and August 2022. This Games requires to be characterized by a sustainable development of the community and region focus on promote good health, wellbeing, economic growth, climate change, etc. to contribute to reduce cost and carbon footprint. A Solar Energy Station (SES), known as solar park, solar farm or solar power plant, will be installed near to the Opening & Closing Ceremonies areas to generate electricity and offer this to participants, spectators, sponsors, community, hotels, charities, etc. At this point, this project has ready a Feasibility Assessment, a Business Case, and a Social and Environmental Assessment with an approved budget of £7 million. The objective or final target is to install the SES in 7 months, starting on 01/12/2021 complete it on 30/06/2022. The project should include the publicity and promotion of those electricity points connected (fed) with this SES.
You have been appointed as a Project Manager by EnPower-Solutions, a local developer charged to design and develop the SES. You have been assigned to assist the team which will manage this project, being your responsibilities to prepare a Project Initiation Document (PID) using appropriate project management theory and frameworks.
The PID should consider the following aspects and recommended structure:
1.2.- Project scope statement (including inclusions, exclusions, assumptions, objectives, deliverables, constraint, and a work breakdown structure (WBS))
1.3.- Project schedule including a Gantt chart and its milestones
1.4.- Project stakeholder assessment (minimum 8) by identifying, analyzing, planning and providing recommendations on how these stakeholders should be managed to maximize the chance of achieving the project objectives.
1.5.- Project Risk assessment. An initial assessment of negative risks and opportunities (minimum 8) presented by the project and the response strategies proposed.
PART TWO: PROJECT SUCCESS MANAGEMENT – (400 words)
In this part you are expected to apply the Project Success Management Theory (PSMT), also known as Iron Triangle Theory, to ONE of the below biggest and expensive UK projects:
P1.- High Speed one (HS1)
P2.- The Millennium Dome (The O2 Arena)
The objective of this part is to critically discuss how the main components of the PSMT such as (a) Cost, (b) Quality and (c) Time have contributed to the success or failure of the project chosen. In summary, drawing on the findings from credible academic sources critically discuss whether measuring project success in terms of time, cost and quality are outdated. To be acceptable in this assignment, you will need to use a minimum of 10 separate sources, including a minimum of 5 textbooks and scientific journal articles. The reference list of the sources used is mandatory.
Criteria for Assessment
|PART ONE: PROJECT INITIATION DOCUMENT||45%|
|Application of project management tools and techniques (LO1)|
|PART TWO: PROJECT SUCCESS MANAGEMENT||35%|
|Evidence of research project management theory to real projects (LO3)|
|CLARITY AND CREDIBILITY OF PROPOSAL||20%|
For more specific information about the criteria mentioned above, see the marking standard rubric. It is important that you read detailed the rubric for this cw before you start to design it.
This assignment is designed to assess learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3:
1. Critically analyse the different tools and techniques used in project management.
3. Evaluate and apply modern project management techniques to real projects in the business environment.
- The word count is 1000 words
- There will be a penalty of a deduction of 10% of the mark (after internal moderation) for work exceeding the word limit by 10% or more.
- The word limit includes quotations and citations but excludes the references list.
How to submit your assessment
No paper copies are required. You can access the submission link through the module web.
- Your coursework will be given a zero mark if you do not submit a copy through Turnitin. Please take care to ensure that you have fully submitted your work.
- Please ensure that you have submitted your work using the correct file format, unreadable files will receive a mark of zero. The Faculty accepts Microsoft Office and PDF documents, unless otherwise advised by the module leader.
- All work submitted after the submission deadline without a valid and approved reason (see below) will be given a mark of zero.
- The University wants you to do your best. However, we know that sometimes events happen which mean that you can’t submit your coursework by the deadline – these events should be beyond your control and not easy to predict. If this happens, you can apply for an extension to your deadline for up to two weeks, or if you need longer, you can apply for a deferral, which takes you to the next assessment period (for example, to the resit period following the main Assessment Boards). You must apply before the deadline.
You will find information about the process and what is or is not considered to be an event beyond your control at https://share.coventry.ac.uk/students/Registry/Pages/Deferrals-and-Extension.aspx
- Students MUST keep a copy and/or an electronic file of their assignment.
- Checks will be made on your work using anti-plagiarism software and approved plagiarism checking websites.
GUIDELINES AND BACKGROUND TO THIS ASSIGNMENT
As part of your study you will be involved in carrying out research and using this when writing up your coursework. It is important that you correctly acknowledge someone else’s writing, thoughts or ideas and that you do not attempt to pass this off as your own work. Doing so is known as plagiarism. It is not acceptable to copy from another source without acknowledging that it is someone else’s writing or thinking. This includes using paraphrasing as well as direct quotations. You are expected to correctly cite and reference the works of others. The Centre for Academic Writing provides documents to help you get this right. If you are unsure, please visit www.coventry.ac.uk/caw. You can also check your understanding of academic conduct by completing the Good Academic Practice quiz available.
Self-plagiarism or reuse of work previously submitted
You must not submit work for assessment that you have already submitted (partially or in full), either for your current course or for another qualification of this and any other university, unless this is specifically provided for in your assignment brief or specific course or module information. Where earlier work by you is citable, ie. it has already been published/submitted, you must reference it clearly. Identical pieces of work submitted concurrently will also be considered to be self-plagiarism. Self-plagiarism is unacceptable because you cannot gain credit for the same work twice.
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Return of Marked Work
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