PART 1: PROJECT MANAGEMENT SCENARIO (20%)
This part of the in-course assessment is intended to address Learning Outcomes 1, 2. For this part of the assessment, you are required to critically scope and author a project management case scenario which should contain sufficient appropriate detail for analysis and determination of an IT-related project management strategy, plan and toolset. This scenario could be fictitious or based on a real business need.Start with describing the business case and value(s) of the project, then add both qualitative and quantitative details to explain the scenario in more depth. The data might be used in the formulation of your plan or toolset. You can use appendices for finer details.
Word count for Part1: approx. 1,000 words (guideline only).
PART 2: PROJECT MANAGEMENT STRATEGY & PLAN (50%)
This part of the in-course assessment is intended to address Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7. In this part of the assessment you will review, develop and defend a case for adopting a specific project management life cycle (PMLC) and develop a suitable project management plan. The aim is to demonstrate knowledge of alternative philosophies and project planning artefacts, critically evaluating which broad methodological approach (and toolset) would fit your described project scenario. It is therefore expected that you will analyse your scenario, compare and contrast project management approaches, then select the most appropriate ones for your scenario and justify your choices.
Word count for Part 2: approx. 2,000 words (guideline only).
PART 3: TOOLSET (30%)
This part of the in-course assessment is intended to address Learning Outcomes 3, 4. In this part of the submission you are required to employ a suitable toolset portfolio, demonstrating how the tools advocated would / could be applied to the given project management scenario. You may use live case data, plausible invented data, or an exemplar, illustrative presentation of critical tools in your toolset.
Word count for Part 3: approx. 300 words (guideline only),plus associated illustrations