CQUniversity Unit Profile
PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects
Leading Lean Projects
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General Information

Overview

Leading Lean Projects will develop your hard and soft skills in project management methodologies and core principles of the lean approach in project management. You will discover the evolving nature of lean principles and explore how project management concepts can be embedded in a continuous improvement initiative. You will learn about leadership competencies that are crucial for delivering successful projects. You will be presented with case studies that highlight the methodologies and lean principles and how they can affect project outputs and outcomes. You will familiarise yourself with the use of common management control systems to illustrate how to successfully lead and deliver lean transformations for projects.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
3. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 20%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student evaluation (SUTE)

Feedback

Tutorials need to be at least an hour and a half or 2 hours, it is too short if it's an hour as the tutor has to rush off to the next class.

Recommendation

As teaching migrated to online from week 3 in Term 1, 2020 tutorial durations were retained as 1 hour. However, the improved tutorial structure and tutor guidance and the use of ZOOM breakout rooms are believed to have improved the effectiveness of the learning experience.

Feedback from Student evaluation (SUTE)

Feedback

The content covered throughout the unit is well structured, organised and full of additional resources. All the resources including the additional readings and the recorded lectures are very useful.

Recommendation

Keep the extra resources provided to the students and update these resources every term.

Feedback from Students evaluation

Feedback

Moodle site is easy to navigate and well organised.

Recommendation

Maintain the easy access of the Moodle site and enrich the moodle site with extra supporting resources

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Review lean transformation framework by explaining lean approaches, project lifecycle and change management
  2. Compare and contrast project management methodologies
  3. Examine leadership competencies for successful delivery of projects
  4. Determine management control systems for lean process capabilities
  5. Explain the processes and techniques to acquire, develop and manage project teams.

This unit will satisfy one of the requirements for Australia Computer Society (ACS) accreditation in the postgraduate ICT courses.
The unit might also contribute to the required number of academic study units for students wishing to undertake profession certification with the Project Management Institute's (PMI) professional qualifications, such as CAPM or PMP.
The ACS recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles. ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html
This unit contributes to the following workplace skills codes as defined by SFIA:
  • Business Analysis (BUAN),
  • Project Management (PRMG),
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management (RLMT),
  • Systems Integration (SINT),
  • Change Management (CHMG),
  • Release and Deployment (RELM),
  • IT Operations (ITOP),
  • Problem Management (PBMG).

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

Additional Textbook Information

There are no specified textbooks for this unit.

The following books and guide-books are used as teaching/learning materials in this unit:

  • A Guide to The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th Ed. (2017): an eBook version is available through CQU Library. Please follow the instructions posted on the Moodle web site to set up an account and download the eBook via CQUniversity Library. User limits apply, if you would prefer your own copy, please see the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)
  • Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 (2018): an eBook version is available through CQU Library. If you would prefer your own copy, please see the CQUni Bookshop here:: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code).
  • Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 (2017): an eBook version is available through CQU Library. However, if paper copies are preferred, please see the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)
  • Harold Kerzner: A systems approach to planning, scheduling and controlling, 12th Edition (2017): an eBook version is available through CQU Library. Paper copies are also available for purchase at the CQUni Bookshop
  • Other ebooks that are referenced in this unit are:
  • 1. PMI Agile Practice Guide
  • 2. PMI Implementing Organizational Project Management : A practice guide
  • 3. PRINCE2™ For Dummies - 2nd Edition
  • 4. Illustrating PRINCE2 Project Management in Real Terms

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Luc Bauwmans Unit Coordinator
l.bauwmans@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
WEEK 1 - INTRODUCTION TO LEAN MANAGEMENT Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

INTRODUCTION TO LEAN MANAGEMENT, HISTORY OF LEAN

Chapter

Mandatory Readings (Journal / Article):

J1. Lean Project Management · Evolution from Lean Thinking -> Lean Design -> Lean Production -> Lean Construction -> Lean Project Management

J2. Lean Six Sigma – getting better all the time · Origins of Lean Six Sigma, What is Six Sigma, Why use Six Sigma, Benefits of Six Sigma, Integration of Lean and Six Sigma.

J3. The integration of Six Sigma and lean management · Explain how Lean compares to Six Sigma and outline the benefits for integrating them.

Mandatory Video Viewing:

V1.The Seven Waste for Lean Foundation (8 mins)

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Ice breaking and Unit details
  • Expectations and overview
  • Lecture 1
  • Tutorial 1
WEEK 2 - LEAN AND WASTE MANAGEMENT Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

TOPICS IN LEAN MANAGEMENT, WASTE REDUCTION

Chapter

Mandatory Readings:

 (Journal / Article):

 J4. Production Line Analysis via Value Stream Mapping: A Lean Manufacturing Process of Color Industry. This paper introduces Value Stream Mapping (VSM) to implement lean management by identifying and eliminating waste.

J5. Value Through Continuous Improvement: An article highlighting the potential for high return on investment (ROI) for continuous improvement activities - a case of the mining industry.

Mandatory Video Viewing:

V2. Harold Kerzner Video: Value Driven Project Management (9 mins):

Optional Video Viewing:

The Lean Construction Institute advocates lean concepts for construction management. There are some interesting videos on how lean concepts are embedded in project management.  Please have a look at the videos available on their site.

https://www.leanconstruction.org/learning/getting-started-with-lean/

V3.Lean Construction Institute Video: Project COS - Conditions of Satisfaction (similar to VOC, CCR and CTQ) - 2 mins)

V4.Lean Construction Video: Value Proposition (2 mins)

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Lecture 2
  • Tutorial 2: The 7 wastes
  • Tutorial 1 Answer
WEEK 3 - LEAN FRAMEWORK IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

LEAN FRAMEWORK IN PM

Chapter

Mandatory Readings:

Mandatory Readings (Journal / Article):

J6. University of California:Ballard Howell Lean Project Management

The paper discusses lean project management. It emphasizes that when the value is maximised by minimising waste, lean project management can be achieved. It also describes how lean project management is different from traditional project management

J7. The contribution of social media to project management

This paper will present the social media tools that you be useful for project management activities.

J8. Implementation of TQM and Lean Six Sigma tools in local government: a framework and a case study

This paper presents a case study for the application of Six Sigma tools for a local government - using DMAIC methodology to improve the financial process within the local government operations.

Mandatory Video Viewing:

V5. Harold Kerzner Video: The Hexagon of Excellence in Project Management (9 mins)


Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Lecture 3
  • Tutorial 3
  • Tutorial 2 Answer
  • Release assessment 1
WEEK 4 - LEAN AND PROJECT LIFE CYCLES Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

LEAN AND PROJECT LIFE CYCLES

Chapter

Mandatory Readings:

Mandatory Readings (Journal / Article):

J9. A conceptual framework for critical success factors of Lean Six Sigma: Implementation on the performance of electronic manufacturing industry

J10. Analyses the CSF (Critical Success Factor) for Lean Six Sigma implementation and its impact on company performance (Case - electronic manufacturing).

Mandatory Video Viewing

V6. HBR Video: Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything (9 min)

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Lecture 4
  • Tutorial 4: discussion of case study 1
  • Tutorial 3 Answer
WEEK 5 - AGILE PM AND LEAN METHODOLOGIES Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEAN METHODOLOGIES

Chapter

Mandatory Readings:

Mandatory Readings (Journal / Article):

J11. The integration of Lean Management and Six Sigma

Eliminate misconceptions regarding Six Sigma and Lean Management. Understand how organisations can benefit from both approaches.

J18. Identifying Key Agile Behaviours that enhance traditional project management methodology

Mandatory Video Viewing:

V7. Project Governance (9 mins)

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Lecture 5
  • Tutorial 5:
  • Release assessment 2
  • Assessment 1 formative assessment o
  • Tutorial 4 Answer 
Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

WEEK 6 - LEAN LEADERSHIP IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

LEAN LEADERSHIP IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Chapter

Mandatory Readings

Harold Kerzner: A systems approach to planning, scheduling and controlling, 12th Edition

  • Chapter 5 - Management Functions (pages 145 - 171)

Mandatory Readings (Journal / Article):

J12.The integration of Lean Healthcare: What can hospital learn from a world class automaker?

This paper discusses the variety of process improvement opportunities to address inefficiencies in health care delivery. It also discusses the potential challenges in introducing and implementing lean production methods in the health care environment

J13. Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare

This paper illustrates the principles of lean thinking and Six Sigma which may be combined to deliver innovations and efficiency in the healthcare industry.

Mandatory Video Viewing:

V8. Harold Kerzner Video:An introduction to the Best Practices in Project Management (11 mins)

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Lecture 6
  • Tutorial 6: Discussion case study 2
  • Tutorial 5 Answer
WEEK 7 - TEAM COMPETENCIES FOR LEAN PROJECT MANAGEMENT Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

TEAM COMPETENCIES FOR LEAN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Chapter

Mandatory Readings:

PMI Agile Practice Guide (2017)

PMBOK Chapter 3: The role of the project manager

Mandatory Readings (Journal / Article):

J14. Measuring lean initiatives in healthcare services: Issues and findings

This paper discusses issues faced when implementing lean thinking for a health care environment. It talks about the mindset shift and the availability of suitable performance measuring process to ensure the success of lean implementation.

J15. Use of Lean and Six Sigma methodology to improve Operating Room efficiency in a High Volume Tertiary Care Academic Medical Center

This paper presents the actual improvements achieved in increasing the operating room efficiency for a medical centre by implementing Lean Six Sigma methodology.

Mandatory Video Viewing:

V9. YouTube:What is Agile...Explained with a Pencil (4 mins 35 secs)

V10. Retrospectives (2 mins)

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Lecture 7
  • Tutorial 7: Q&A
  • Tutorial 6 Answer
WEEK 8 - PROJECT QUALITY MANAGEMENT Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

PROJECT QUALITY MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS

Chapter

Mandatory Readings:

1. PMBOK ver 6 (2017)

  • Chapter 8: Project quality management

Mandatory Readings (Journal / Article):


Mandatory Video Viewing:

The Lean Construction Institute advocates lean concepts for construction management. There are some interesting videos on how lean concepts are embedded in project management

https://www.leanconstruction.org/learning/getting-started-with-lean/

V11. High Performing Teams (2 mins 23 secs)

V12. Respect for People (2 mins)

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Lecture 8
  • Tutorial 8
  • Tutorial 7 Answer
WEEK 9 - LEAN SIX SIGMA Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

LEAN SIX SIGMA, THEN AND NOW

Chapter

Mandatory Readings:

1. PMI Agile Practice Guide (2017)

  • Chapter 4 - Implementing Agile: Creating an Agile environment

Mandatory Readings (Journal / Article):

J19. A framework for applying six sigma improvement methodology in an academic environment

This paper examines the challenges of implementing six sigma methodology (DMAIC) in an academic environment and proposes a framework that may guide its implementation.

J20. Lean Six Sigma for higher education institutions (HEIs)

This paper evaluates Lean Six Sigma implementation in higher education. It presents the challenges and barriers for implementation. It discusses the Critical Success Factors (CSFs) and also looks at the use of tools and technique that may aid in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of HEI operations.

J16. Optimisation of coaching using Lean Six Sigma

The paper discusses the potential application of Six Sigma approach for performance measurements and improvements in sports science.

J17. Leadership characteristics for Lean Six Sigma

The paper discusses the relationship between leadership and the success level for Lean Six Sigma deployment.

J21. Servant Leadership: A Review and Synthesis

This paper looks at the attributes of Servant Leadership style.

J22. Understanding Shared Leadership in Agile Development: A Case Study

Mandatory Video Viewing:

The Lean Construction Institute advocates lean concepts for construction management. There are some interesting videos on how lean concepts are embedded in project management

https://www.leanconstruction.org/learning/getting-started-with-lean/

V13. Leadership and Lean IPD - Integrated Project Delivery (2 mins)

V14.Team Forming and Team Initiation (2 mins)

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Lecture 9
  • Tutorial 9
  • Tutorial 8 Answer
  • Due date assessment 1

INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT Due: Week 9 Monday (14 Sept 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
WEEK 10 - ORGANISATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT (OPM) Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

OPM BEST PRACTICE AND STANDARDS

Chapter

Mandatory Readings:

PMI Implementing Organisational Project Management (2014): A practice guide

  • Chapter 2 - How to Prepare for an OPM Implementation

  • Chapter 3 - How to Implement and Improve OPM

Optional Readings:

Harold Kerzner: A systems approach to planning, scheduling and controlling, 12th Edition

  • Chapter 20 - Quality Management (pages 697 - 727)

Mandatory Readings (Journal / Article):

J23. Basic Quality Tools in Continuous Improvement Process

Discusses the usage of 7 QC tools ( Flow chart, pareto diagram, checksheet, control chart, histogram, scatter plot, cause and effect diagram / fishbone diagram) for continuous improvement process.

Mandatory Video Viewing:

See this video to appreciate the concept of 5S - Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardise and Sustain

V15.5S in Lean Manufacturing (8 mins 17 secs)

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Lecture 10
  • Tutorial 10
  • Tutorial 9 Answer
WEEK 11 - MANAGING PROJECT RESOURCES Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

MANAGING PROJECT RESOURCES FOR LEAN RESULTS

Chapter

Mandatory Readings:

1.    PMBOK ver 6 (2017):

  • Chapter 9 - Project Resource Management

Mandatory Readings (Journal / Article):

J24. The application of 7 QC tools for continuous improvement of manufacturing processes

Discusses the usage of 7 QC tools ( Flow chart, pareto diagram, checksheet, control chart, histogram, scatter plot, cause and effect diagram / fishbone diagram) in a manufacturing process.

Mandatory Video Viewing:

The Lean Construction Institute advocates lean concepts for construction management. There are some interesting videos on how lean concepts are embedded in project management

https://www.leanconstruction.org/learning/getting-started-with-lean/

V16.The Last Planner Systems (2 mins 37 secs)

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Lecture 11
  • Tutorial 11
  • Tutorial 10 Answer
  • Due date assessment 2

GROUP ASSESSMENT Due: Week 11 Monday (28 Sept 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
WEEK 12 - OTHER PM TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

OVERVIEW OF OTHER PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES

Chapter

Mandatory Readings (Journal / Article):

J25. The implementation of Lean Six Sigma in financial services organisation

This paper presents the benefits achieved, the challenges faced and lesson learned in implementing Lean Six Sigma for a financial institution (GE Money)

Mandatory Video Viewing:

The Lean Construction Institute advocates lean concepts for construction management. There are some interesting videos on how lean concepts are embedded in project management

https://www.leanconstruction.org/learning/getting-started-with-lean/

V17. Team Partner Selection (2 mins)

V18. On boarding of Team Members (2 mins)

Events and Submissions/Topic

  • Lecture 12
  • Tutorial 12
  • Tutorial 11 and 12 Answers

Review Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review / Exam Week ( 15 Jun'20 - 21 Jun'20) Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Online Quiz

Chapter

Lectures 1 - 12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 3 - Individual Online Quiz (20%)

⚬ Available 0900 hrs AEST Thursday,22 October 2020 - 1700 hrs AEST

Friday 23 October 2020 ONLY.

MUST BE completed latest by

1700 hrs AEST Friday 23 October 2020.

ONE ATTEMPT ONLY.


Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator: Luc Bauwmans, Senior Lecturer Project Management, Sydney Campus.

The unit will be delivered in an online format in term 2, 2020. Attendance at the workshops are mandatory and a number of assessments require you to be present to be eligible for the associated marks. Students should ensure they have access to a computer and stable internet connection for the workshops. You will need to be able to show your work by sharing your screen and video. If you experience poor connectivity consider alternatives such as use of campus study spaces during workshops.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT

Task Description

Introduction

This assessment is to be done INDIVIDUALLY.

You will be given a case scenario and you are required to apply lean project management concepts and project management practices that were taught through Week 1 -7 to analyse the case . You are expected to explain in detail various project management best practices that can be used to achieve the outcome required for the case scenario. Your understanding of the application of PMBOK processes, PRINCE2 activities, LEAN SIX SIGMA methodology, AGILE best practices and Organisational Project Management best practices will be tested in this assessment.

Your ability to provide a coherent explanation of appropriate project management processes that may be used to overcome the issues of the case scenario will determine the marks that you will get. This assessment will also test your ability to connect lean processes to ensure you can implement lean project management principles to successfully manage the project (given in the case scenario).

All work must be properly referenced (APA Referencing style).

Word count between 2500 and 3000 words.

Please refer to the Assessment 1 document available in your Moodle Assessment 1 tab for complete instructions and requirements of this assessment. Assessment 1 will be released in Week 4 (Monday, 3 August 2020, 9 am AEST).


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Monday (14 Sept 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

Marking Criteria:

Your assignment will be assessed on the extent and quality to which it meets each of the following criteria:

Correct project management processes are selected and explained for each of the aspects mentioned in the case scenario.

  • Question 1 - 6 marks
  • Question 2 - 4 marks
  • Question 3 - 6 marks
  • Question 4 - 20 marks
  • Clarity of expression, grammar, spelling and correct APA style referencing - 4 marks

Each of the above will be clearly explained in the assessment document which will be given to you in Week 3.

Formative assessment will be conducted in week 5.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
As per assessment documents

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Review lean transformation framework by explaining lean approaches, project lifecycle and change management
  • Compare and contrast project management methodologies


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
GROUP ASSESSMENT

Task Description

Introduction

This assessment is to be done in GROUP (2-3 members). Groups have to be formed by Week 5 and all groups will be issued a unique group identifier. Students not in a group will not be able to access the assessment documents.

Distance mode (DST) students will also have to form into similar groups. Individual submission can be allowed to DST students by applying in writing to the Unit Coordinator by Week 6.

You will be given a case scenario and you are required to analyse the case and apply all your knowledge gained from Lectures 1 - 10 to structure your answers for each of the questions.This assessment will test your ability to propose and discuss solutions in a cohesive manner that will resolve the issues that are highlighted in the case scenario.

All work must be properly referenced (APA Referencing style)

Word count between 2500 and 3000 words

Please refer to the Assessment 2 document available in your Moodle Assessment 2 tab for complete instructions and requirements of this assessment. Assessment 2 will be released in Week 6 (Monday, 24 August 2020, 9 am AEST).


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Monday (28 Sept 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

After grade certification date


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

Marking Criteria:

Your assignment will be assessed on the extent and quality to which it meets each of the following criteria

-  Aspect 1 : 8 marks

-  Aspect 2 : 10 marks

-  Aspect 3 : 14 marks

-  Aspect 4 : 4 marks

-  Clarity of expression, grammar, spelling and correct APA style referencing - 4 mark                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Each of the above Aspects will be clearly explained in the assessment document which will be given to you in Week 5.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
Only one student from each group is to upload and submit the completed assessment task on behalf of the entire group. You decide which group member will upload. Other members will only have to click the SUBMIT button in your respective Moodle Assessment 2 submission page. The process for submission is as follows: (a) Assume the group has 3 members (b) Member #1 uploads the assessment (c) Member #2 and #3 will get a notification that Member 1 has uploaded and submitted (d) Member #2 and #3 must then log in to Moodle, review the assessment and click the SUBMIT button (e) Once all three members have submitted, only then the assessment submission is considered COMPLETE. Else it will STILL be in DRAFT status. Your assessment will not be graded.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Examine leadership competencies for successful delivery of projects
  • Determine management control systems for lean process capabilities


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

3 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT

Task Description

You will be required to complete a set of multiple-choice quiz questions related to all learning outcomes of this unit.

Purpose

The primary purpose of this assessment item is to help you to identify factors associated with leading lean projects. The

secondary purpose of this assignment is to give you the opportunity to enhance your analysis and critical thinking skills.

Notes:

The quiz will be based on the learning from lectures Week 1 - 12

In order for you to complete the quiz, it is necessary for you to complete all learning activities prescribed in the unit.

Important Information:

1. The quiz will ONLY be available during the following time period:

Start: 0900 hrs Thursday, 22 October 2020

End: 1700 hrs Friday, 23 October 2020

2. ONE ATTEMPT ONLY. MUST BE completed latest by 1700 hrs Friday, 19 June 2020

3. The quiz is an OPEN BOOK test. You may refer to the unit materials (lectures slides, your own notes etc).

4. Questions will be drawn from a pool of 450 questions. When you attempt the quiz, 40 questions will be selected and

displayed in RANDOM ORDER. It is very unlikely that two students will see the same questions.

5. The link for the quiz is now added to your PPMP20009 Moodle assessment tab and will become active on 0900hrs

Thursday, 22 October, 2020. The quiz will terminate at 1700 hrs on Friday 19 June 2020. Please plan to complete the quiz

within this timeframe.

6. There will be 40 questions to be answered in 50 minutes. Questions will be:

  • Multiple choice
  • True / False


Some sample questions are given below to give you an idea of what to expect on the Quiz.

Example 1

Which one of the following is not a PMBoK process group:

  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Measuring and Controlling
  • Closing

Example 2

Choose one statement which does not reflect the attribute of a competent Project Manager:

  • Good people and technical management skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Extremely meticulous to the minute detail and a control freak
  • Believes in honesty and integrity

Example 3

Determine if the following statement is true or false.

Kerzner has identified barriers to effective project management and these include:

  • Cultural barriers
  • Status and political barriers
  • Project management barriers

TRUE FALSE

Example 4

Determine if the following statement is true or false.

In order to formulate an Organisational Project Management framework, aspects that must be considered are:

  • Project Management Practices,
  • Business Management Practices, and
  • Organisational Strategy

TRUE FALSE


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Quiz must be completed by Friday 23 October 2020 1700hrs AEST of Exam Week


Return Date to Students

This assignment will be marked by the Moodle computer program upon submission. Marks will only be released AFTER THE QUIZ IS CLOSED.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

  • The mark given will be the percentage of correct answers (e.g. 1 correct question = 2.5 %)
  • No penalty deduction for wrong answers


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Review lean transformation framework by explaining lean approaches, project lifecycle and change management
  • Compare and contrast project management methodologies
  • Examine leadership competencies for successful delivery of projects
  • Determine management control systems for lean process capabilities
  • Explain the processes and techniques to acquire, develop and manage project teams.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?