IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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Riverina Agriculture and Lifestyle Show
Prior to the incorporation of Globex, B T & Sons Farming Equipment established the annual Riverina Agriculture and Lifestyle Show (RALS) in 2000. Since then the RALS has been held annually in November each year and showcasing farmers, local business, agricultural equipment suppliers and lifestyle products.
The RALS has grown significantly since it’s inception and is now managed by a community committee. Globex remains committed to the RALS and manages and coordinates the volunteers required for the RALS to run smoothly.

All takings from the show gates are donated to charity Indigenous Community Volunteers (ICV), who are very active in the Riverina Region.

ICV are invited by communities to help them achieve their own goals through their national network of skilled volunteers, who provide practical hands-on help where skills and resources are limited. The ICV also provides volunteers to assist with the RALS, giving back to the community they are working in.

In order to be able to donate these gate takings to ICV, the RALS is heavily dependent on volunteers. Volunteers are need for a range of activities such as:

• Ticket sales at the gate
• Clean up of the RALS site during the day and after hours
• Clean up of site after the event
• Set up of the site
• First aid
• Information stands
• Handing out site maps and ‘goodie’ bags
• Maintaining a lost and found collection

Task

You are to prepare and submit Assessment 3 as an individual, based on the Virtucon/Globex scenario, and your peer to peer learning from Assessment 2.

You are required to develop a charter for the Project including:

Include the Project description and overview you developed as part of Assessment 2.

Part One:
MOV – Measurable Organisational Value
(This is the goal of the project and is utilised to define the value that your team project will bring to your client)
• Identify the desired area of impact – Rank the following areas in terms of importance: Strategy / Customer / Financial / Operational / Social
• With reference to your project, identify one or two of the following types of value:

  • Better – is improving quality important to your client?
  • Faster – does your client want to increase efficiency?
  • Cheaper – is cutting costs important?
  • Do more – does your client want to continue its growth?
  • Develop an appropriate metric – this sets the target and expectation of all the stakeholders. It is important to determine a quantitative target that needs to be expressed as a metric in terms of an increase or decrease of money.
    • Determine the timeframe for achieving the MOV – ask yourselves, when do we want to achieve this target metric?
    • SUMMARISE THE MOV IN A CLEAR CONCISE STATEMENT OR TABLE

(Note: the MOV should inform everyone what the project will achieve, not how it will be achieved. It should also focus on the organisation, not on the technology that will be used to build or support the information system).

Part Two:
Define Scope and produce a Scope Management Plan
Define the scope of the project and detail how the scope will be managed.
Provide a list of Resources
Identify and detail the resources for the project using MS Project where appropriate, including:

  • People (and their roles), plus any extra personnel that is required for the project.
  • Technology – any hardware, network and software needs to support the team and your client.
  • Facilities – where will most of the teamwork be situated?
  • Other – for example, travel, training etc.

Part Three:

 

Using MS Project (PROJECT LIBRE), develop a schedule using a high level Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). It should include:

  • Milestones for each phase and deliverable
  • This will tell everyone associated with the project that the phase or deliverable was completed satisfactorily.
  • Activities / Tasks
  • Define a set of activities / tasks that must be completed to produce each deliverable.
  • Resource Assignments
  • Assign people and resources to each individual activities.
  • Estimates for Each Activity / Task
  • Develop a time estimate for each task or activity to be completed.

Part Four:

Project Risk Analysis and Plan

  • Document any assumptions you have made about the project
  • Using the Risk Identification Framework as a basis, identify five risks to the project – one for each of the five phases of the methodology.
  • Analyse these risks, assign a risk to an appropriate member, and describe a strategy for the management of each specific risk.

 

Part Five:

Quality Management Plan. It should include:

  • A short statement that reflects your team’s philosophy or objective for ensuring that you deliver a quality system to your client.
  • Develop and describe the following that your project team could implement to ensure quality;
  • A set of verification activities
  • A set of validation activities

 

Part Six:

Closure and Evaluation

  • Develop a closure checklist that the project team will use to ensure that the project has been closed properly.
  • Develop a project evaluation – outline and discuss how your project’s MOV will be evaluated.

 

Rationale

This assessment addresses the following learning outcomes:

  • Identify and reflect on project stakeholders, communication management, the project management knowledge areas, common tools and techniques, and project success factors.
  • Critically evaluate how a practising ICT project manager applies ICT project management techniques, skills, methods and software tools in the IT profession.

Marking criteria

Criterion TO PASS THIS ASSIGNMENT
Provides an MOV and identifies the target and expectations of all stakeholders in a suitable format.

(15 Marks)

The MOV illustrates the student’s detailed consideration of the target and a thorough analysis of the expectations of all stakeholders.

The format is logical, clear and well-structured.

Utilising MS Project, provides a list of resources associated with the project – including reference to people, technology, and facilities and associalted costs

(10 Marks)

Evidence of expertly utilising MS Project to create a comprehensive list of resources, demonstrating in-depth analysis of the project’s needs.
Produces a Scope Management Plan (SCM).

(10 Marks)

 Consistent application of industry standard language and formatting.
Utilising MS Project -evidences the processes involved with a WBS, including budget.

(15 Marks)

 Demonstrates high level project management skills, integrating and applying project management tools in meaningful and purposeful ways towards completion of WBS design, correctly and comprehensively addressing all project requirements.
Provides a project risk analysis and plan using the risk identification framework as a basis for discussing alternate strategies for the management of such risks.

(15 Marks)

All steps in project risk analysis and alternate strategies are comprehensively discussed and presented in the context of the project, with evidence of thorough consideration of the framework to validate the alternatives.
Produces a quality management plan which includes a statement about the team’s philosophy and verification and validation activities.

(15 Marks)

All required project steps are correctly identified and appropriately contextualised for the selected project.
A closure checklist is produced alongside the development of a project evaluation.

(10 marks)

The closure checklist is detailed, and has been used accurately to close the project. The evaluation has been professionally documented.
Referencing of sources (APA 6th ed citation) to reinforce findings.

(10 marks)

All written evidence is professionally communicated using correct referencing.

 

 

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