CQUniversity Unit Profile
PPMP20018 Project Management Practicum
Project Management Practicum
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General Information

Overview

This unit provides you with the skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing contemporary work environment. You will identify, formulate and solve problems while being provided with industry focused learning opportunities during your final year of study. You will actively engage in characteristics of an authentic project management practice. These will include: time and resource constraints, capability gaps, cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams addressing complex problems and differing leadership and team member working styles. This unit provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate a deep understanding and practical application of the knowledge and skills gained in the early stages of the Master of Project Management, as well as demonstrating the attributes required of a CQUniversity Graduate. You will undertake a project related to your domain of choice and participate in tasks associated with project management within a contemporary work environment. Assessment includes the opportunity to plan and execute a project, analyse your project performance and self-reflect on your experience and lessons learnt.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: PPMP20015 Project Management Project Proposal

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 1 - 2021

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 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

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

Assessment Overview

1. Reflective Practice Assignment
Weighting: 50%
2. Report
Weighting: 15%
3. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 35%

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 and staff feedback.

Feedback

Many students do not have much experience with reflective practice. This is an important capability for project management, both as an individually as it is for many professions and within the project management context e.g. through lessons learnt and retrospectives.

Recommendation

Reflective Practice is first introduced to Master of Project Management Students in PPMP20008 which is a first term unit and it is possible that the capability is embedded in other units. It is recommended that the unit coordinator/developer liaise with unit coordinators/developers of earlier units in the Master of Project Management and collaborate on strengthening the scaffolding of student's reflective practice capability, not only in the practicum but throughout the student's journey through the Master of Project Management.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply project management knowledge and skills
  2. Plan and execute a project based on a project proposal
  3. Critically analyse and reflect on strengths and weaknesses in knowledge and skills related to project management
  4. Apply enabling processes used in certain project contexts.
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
1 - Report - 15%
2 - Practical Assessment - 35%
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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 - Report - 15%
2 - Practical Assessment - 35%
3 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

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
Natalie Ewin Unit Coordinator
n.ewin@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Theme 1 - Current State

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 1 & 2) - Theme 1: Current State

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 1

This workshop focuses on 'Personal Perspectives' and includes an overview of the unit and assessments. As it is a practicum you will required to actively participate in the workshop activities, which for this week includes an introduction to the agile process of stand-up meetings (e.g. a daily scrum). You will also refresh your understanding of reflective practice through a focus on the Reflective 1 - Baseline assessment.

By the end of this week:

You should have started your Reflective 1: Baseline

Assessments Due:

There are no assessments due this week

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Theme 1 - Current State

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 1 & 2) - Theme 1: Current State
  • iChange short course (or review if already completed)
  • Assessment information for Reflective 1: Baseline and Report: Proposal

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 2

This workshop focuses on 'People in Projects' through the lens of 'Social Innovation'. You will be introduced to the social issue for the current term and how this issue is to be incorporated into your work throughout the term. With consideration to the social issue you will incorporate your week 1 work into a project proposal that addresses the social issue whilst utilising your values and skills. The project should also provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate the two skills that you have stated you wish to develop in your Reflective 1: Baseline.

By the end of this week:

You should have:

Nearly completed your Reflective 1: Baseline

Started your Proposal Report

Completed iChange (or review if already completed)

Assessments Due:

There are no assessments due this week

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Theme 2 - Defining what to change

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 3 & 4) - Theme 2: Defining what to change
  • Assessment specifications for Reflective 1: Baseline and Report: Proposal

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 3

During this workshop you will explore the terms social issue and Information on this workshop can be found in the Guide.

By the end of this week:

You should have:

Completed and submitted your Reflective 1: Baseline

Nearly finished your Proposal Report (which is due in week 4)

Understand what you should bring to the design thinking session held in the Week 4 workshop, for further information please review the the Workshop Guide.

Be allocated to a group and know what Sustainable Development Goal your group will be working on. 

Assessments Due:

Reflective 1: Baseline

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Theme 2 - Defining what to change

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 3 & 4) - Theme 2: Defining what to change
  • Assessment specifications for Practical 1: Design Thinking Session

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 4

In this workshop you will be completing Practical 1 - Design Thinking Session.

You need to be on time for the workshop. Students are not able to participate in the assessment after the design thinking session if their allocated workshop has began. It is up to each student to ensure they are at the workshop before the session starts. If you attend after the session has started you will need to submit an extension request through Moodle as per the policy and procedure.

Bring materials (crafting and drawing) to your workshop.

Before the end of the class, you must scan and submit your design thinking participation worksheet and submit a word document that has a photo of the prototype you developed.

By the end of this week:

You should have:

Completed the design thinking session in your workshop.

Scanned and submitted your design thinking participation worksheet and a word document that has a photo of the prototype you developed during the class.

Assessments Due:

Report: Proposal

Practical 1 - Design Thinking Session (Due in the allocated workshop)


Project Proposal Due: Week 4 Monday (29 Mar 2021) 8:00 am AEST
Week 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Theme 3 - Idea Generation

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 5 & 6) - Theme 2: Idea Generation
  • Assessment information for Practical 2: Prioritisation

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 5

In this workshop you will work in a project team (of up to four students) to complete the assessment Practical 2 Prioritisation. If you are not present during this workshop you will need to submit an extension request through Moodle as per the policy and procedure. If the extension is granted you will have to liaise with the unit coordinator and arrange to complete the assessment as an individual.

NOTE: As students will be sharing their proposals at the week five workshops, extensions will not be granted past 8am Monday of week 5 and late proposals will not be accepted after this time. 

By the end of this week:

You should have:

Completed and submitted Practical 2: Prioritisation in your workshop.

Determined which project your project team will work on for the rest of the term.

Allocated tasks for each team member to work on the project. Ensure task allocations align with the appropriate hours to be spent weekly for each student considering this is a 12 credit point unit.

Assessments Due:

Practical 2 - Prioritisation (Due in the allocated workshop)

Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

There are no mandatory readings for this week.

Students should review any materials they feel will assist in the completion of their projects.

Events and Submissions/Topic

No workshop

Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Theme 3 - Idea Generation

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 5 & 6) - Theme 3: Idea Generation
  • Revise your understanding of idea generation and scope management within an Agile framework.
  • Assessment information for Practical 3: Backlog

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 6

In this workshop you will consider the project that your team prioritised in week 5, through the lens of idea generation and scoping. One of the key outputs for this workshop is a backlog for your project. A copy of the backlog must be submitted before the end of the workshop. Only one member of each team is to submit and it must include the names and student numbers of all members of the team that were present and also identify those that were not.

By the end of this week:

You should have:

Completed and submitted your backlog

Assessments Due:

Practical 3: Backlog (Due in the allocated workshop)

Week 7 Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Theme 4 - A preference for action

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide Week 7
  • Assessment information for Practical 4: Sprint backlog and burn-down chart

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 7

In this workshop you will review the work your team has since the week 6 workshop in a retrospective. Your practical 4 submission includes the completion of a sprint backlog and burn-down chart. These will be completed as a group and submitted before the end of the workshop. You will use the burn-down charts to present your progress to the class in the week 8 workshop. In the next two weeks as a team you should also seek feedback on your project from an external stakeholder.

By the end of this week:

You should have:

Completed and submitted your sprint backlog and burn down chart

Identified an external stakeholder to seek feedback from.

Assessments Due:

Practical 4: Sprint backlog and burn-down chart (Due in the allocated workshop)

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

Theme 4 - A preference for action

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide Week 8
  • Assessment information for Week 8 Practical: Project progress presentation and report

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 8

Each team will present their project progress to the class whilst referring to the burn-down chart. Presentations should be professional and you will need to ensure that you are prepared prior to the workshop. You will start the poster and prototype in the workshop. You need to discuss your prototype with your tutor and ensure that you consider their feedback during development and construction.

By the end of this week:

You should have:

Presented your teams project progress to the class and submitted submitted your project progress report.

Nearly completed your poster and prototype.

Allocate each team members tasks for the following week.

Gained feedback from your tutor on your plans for your 3D prototype.

Gained feedback on your project from an external stakeholder and have their contact details so that the communication can be confirmed by markers. This information is to be submitted with your poster.

Assessments Due:

Practical 5 - Project progress presentation and report (Due in the allocated workshop)

Week 9 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

Theme 5 - What works?

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide Week 9 
  • Assessment information for Practical 6: Poster and Prototype Gallery.

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 9

The workshop this week is transformed into a gallery where you will showcase your progress by presenting your poster and prototype. You will move around the gallery providing written feedback on the other teams projects whilst your peers and other invited guests provide feedback on your project. Posters must be in displayed in the template provided and consist of not more than two A4 pages. The prototype must be three dimensional. You are encouraged to ask your external stakeholders to attend the gallery workshop, whereby other teams will also benefit from their feedback. Visitors including external stakeholders should be invited to attend 30 minutes after the commencement of the workshop, so that the gallery can be set up prior to their arrival.

By the end of this week:

You should have:

Participated in the Practical 6- Poster and Prototype Gallery.

Obtained feedback from your peers and an external stakeholder.

Submitted your Poster, copies of all feedback and the contact details of the external stakeholder.

Assessments Due:

Practical 6 - Poster and Prototype Gallery (Due in the allocated workshop) Note as with all practicals, you must attend to be eligible for marks. All requests for extensions need to be as per the policy and submitted via Moodle. If granted an extension you will be required to complete the practical as an individual and will need to discuss  organising a time to complete the assessment with the unit coordinator. 

Week 10 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

Theme 5 - What works?

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 9 & 10) - Theme 5: What works?
  • Assessment information for Practical 7: Retrospective

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 10

During this workshop you will complete a project retrospective looking at what went well and what could have been improved. As a team you will use this to define lessons learnt and what actions you will take. You will need to bring post-it notes and pens to complete the exercise which you will submit during the workshop.

After the retrospective, your tutor will discuss the next theme and the final reflective assessment which will be completed in weeks 11 and 12.

By the end of this week:

You should have:

Completed and submitted the Practical 7 - Retrospective (only one student from each team is to submit).

Have an understanding of the final assessment Reflective 2: Report

Assessments Due:

Practical 7: Retrospective Report (Due in the allocated workshop)

Week 11 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

Theme 6 - Reflective practice

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide Week 11
  • Assessment specifications for Reflective 2: Report

You should also ensure you understand what reflective practice is and how self-reflective writing differs from academic writing.

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 11

In this workshop you will use the information produced last week in the retrospective and your own reflection to work on Retrospective 2: Report. Note this is an individual assessment. Your tutor is there to answer any questions on reflective writing and discuss common issues students face with the final reflective assessment. 

By the end of this week:

You should have:

Progressed work on your Reflective 2: Report

Identified a contact for the Action task

Have an understanding of reflective practice.

Assessments Due:

There are no assessments due this week.

Week 12 Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

Theme 6 - Reflective practice

Chapter

Mandatory

Prior to attending the workshop review the following:

  • Workshop Guide (wk 11 & 12) - Theme 6: Reflective practice
  • Assessment information for Reflective 2: Report

There are a number of resources on the Moodle site to assist with your revision. You may also wish to refer to previous units to ensure that you understand key concepts so that you can fully participate in the workshop activities.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop 12

In this workshop you will progress your Retrospective 2: Report using the information produced in the retrospective and your own reflection. Note this is an individual assessment.

By the end of this week:

You should have:

Completed and submitted the Reflective 2: Report (this is an individual assessment submission) .

Gained an understanding of what you have achieved during PPMP20018 and what this means for your future.

Created a plan of action that you can use to guide you towards your next achievement.

Assessments Due:

Reflective 2: Report

Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator:     Natalie Ewin, Senior Lecturer

Email:                       n.ewin@cqu.edu.au


This unit is a practicum worth 12 credit points. This means that the workload of this unit is twice that of a 6 credit point unit. It can be very fast paced and you need to be present, engage and manage your time. This can seem quite different to other units which were more theoretically based, and the teaching staff are here to assist. 

In the practicum, you will need to demonstrate your work in class, therefore, it is important that you attend the workshops from the first week. If you are unable to attend you must email your tutor and unit coordinator explaining your absence. If you are not present in the workshop, or for certain workshops are late, you will not be eligible for the marks associated with the workshop. Extensions will only be awarded in extenuating circumstances.

Please note that assessment items link into each other. Therefore it is important to be present for and submit all assessment work. Where assessment items are not completed, it may impact your performance on later assessment items. This is especially the case for the reflective baseline and reflective reports.


Assessment Tasks

1 Reflective Practice Assignment

Assessment Title
Reflective Practice Baseline and Report

Task Description

This assessment requires you to engage in reflective practice and is divided into two submissions.

Reflective Baseline (Due Friday Week 3) Individual submission

Reflective Report: (Due Friday Week 12) Individual submission

The Reflective Baseline is the first assessment you will complete. It prompts you to develop an understanding of your personal 'current state'. This will include, assessing your own skill levels and deciding which of these you will target for improvement during the term. The assessment is student centred, enabling you to determine areas where you feel you can improve. You will then identify gaps between your skills and those listed in a job advertisement, which represents the kind of position you would like to apply for in the future. You will use this gap analysis to choose which skills to develop further during the term.

The Reflective Report is your final assessment where you will complete reflective practice activities which draw on your personal experiences in the unit. For example, you will reassess your skill levels and compare them to the levels you stated at the beginning of the unit within the Reflective Baseline. By reflecting on your experience in the practicum, you will explain the shift in the skill levels. And use this process to frame examples where you have demonstrated these skills using the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) framework, which is commonly used in job applications. The activities highlight how reflective practice is embedded in to project management and how you can incorporate it into your professional development and career planning. In your reflective report you will need to reflect on and critically analyse your experience in the unit and note implications to your project management practice and industry readiness. For you to complete certain sections of the Reflective Report, you will need to have participated in earlier activities / assessments. For example, if you have not submitted your Reflective Baseline, you will not be able to complete the section in the Reflective Report comparing your start of term skill level as noted in the Baseline, to your skill level at the time of completing the Reflective Report, which represents your skill level at the end of the term. Where you can not complete sections due to previous non-participation or failure to submit, the sections will be awarded a zero mark. Therefore, your participation in workshops and submission of all assessment items is very important. 

Assessment re-submission

This unit offers students the opportunity to re-attempt the Reflective Report as per sections 4.50 to 4.61 of the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework), highlights of which are noted below:

  • Re-attempts are only available for failed assessments that have been submitted (refer s4.50)
  • Depending on the assessment item and the case specifics, a re-attempt may include a modified assessment, partial assessment or a full resubmit of the original assessment (refer s4.51).
  • A reasonable attempt to complete the assessment task must have been made (refer s4.54)
  • Students have only one opportunity re-attempt the assessment task (refer s4.56)
  • Re-attempts must be completed within seven consecutive days after receiving the assessment mark. The Unit Coordinator may extend this in exceptional circumstances (refer s4.57)
  • A mark of no more than 50% for the re-attempted assessment task can be allocated. (refer s4.58)

Note: Students will only be given the opportunity to resubmit where their ability to pass the unit is at risk without the opportunity. Students eligible for reattempts will be advised through the marking comments and where necessary a follow up email with information on the specific re-attempt. Students should ensure they understand what they need to do to complete the reattempt. Students should contact the unit coordinator if they have any questions. The seven day period will begin on release of the assessment marks and it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they check Moodle and email regularly.


Assessment Due Date

This assessment is broken into two items, the first is the Reflective Baseline, which is due on Friday of Week 3. The second is the Reflective Report which is due Friday of Week 12.


Return Date to Students

Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

Your reflective practice assessment, is worth 50% of your overall mark for the unit and consists of the following two submissions:

Reflective Baseline (Due Friday week 3 - 10 marks)

Reflective Report (Due in Friday week 12 - 40 marks)

1. Talent Triangle self audit reflection (12 marks)

2. Reflective practice for the job market (8 marks)

3. Reflections on concepts (10 marks)

4. Reflection on your learning experience in the practicum (10 marks)

The assessment information on the Moodle site provide further details in relation to the assessment.

There are limited references required in the reflective submissions, and it is up to the student to ensure where and when citations are necessary. Do not place citations randomly in your assessments as this an example of academic misconduct.


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Critically analyse and reflect on strengths and weaknesses in knowledge and skills related to project management


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

2 Report

Assessment Title
Project Proposal

Task Description

This is an individual submission.

However, before beginning the submission you must be in a project team and know which Sustainable Development Goal your team will be working on. Further information about this can be found in the assessment specifications on Moodle and explained further in workshops.

This assessment requires you to develop a concise and persuasive project proposal. You may develop the proposal within a domain or industry of your choice e.g. construction, engineering, information and communications technology, business and service management etc. The proposal must address the social issue and demonstrate a social innovation mindset. Each team will choose one of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals which are all complex issues. You need to narrow the focus of your proposal to a very specific aspect of the issue, which is distinct from the aspect that others within your team will focus on in their proposals. The scope of the project you will describe in your proposal needs to be feasible, that is your team must be able to complete the project before the week 9 Gallery workshop.

The project proposed must NOT be a research project. Therefore, you can not survey, interview or collect data by other means from people for the purposes of research. Proposals of research projects may be awarded a zero mark.

Submissions must be completed using the template provided and not exceed one page, using no smaller than 11 font. Only the content on the first page will be marked. The template is not to be altered, including no the document properties.

Your Proposal Report will be used in the Week 5 Practical - Prioritisation, where as a team you will decide which proposed project you will complete together. Extensions must be made via Moodle as per the policy, however, as proposals will be shared with other members of the project team during the week 5 workshops, there will be no extensions granted past 8am Monday of week 5 and late proposals will not be accepted after this time.


Assessment Due Date

Week 4 Monday (29 Mar 2021) 8:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Weighting
15%

Assessment Criteria

The Proposal Report is worth 15% of the overall grade for the unit and will be assessed with reference to the following criteria

  1. Concise and informative project title (0.5 marks)
  2. Project description (4 marks)
  3. User story (3 marks)
  4. External Stakeholder (2.5 marks)
  5. Project Deliverables (3 marks)
  6. Impact (1 mark)
  7. Risk (1 mark)

Postgraduate standards of spelling, grammar, presentation and conciseness will be considered within the marking structure.

The template and specifications provided on the unit Moodle site provide greater detail and form part of the assessment criteria.


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply project management knowledge and skills
  • Apply enabling processes used in certain project contexts.


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

3 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Practicals

Task Description

You are required to participate in your workshops as well as work on your project between class times. There are seven parts to the practical assessment each part is worth 5% and is completed and submitted in the weekly workshops from weeks 4 to 10.

You must be present at the workshop to be eligible for the marks. In group submissions, marks for individual project team members may differ based on the criteria as detailed below. 

Week 4 Practical: Design Thinking Workshop Individual submission. 

Week 5 Practical: Prioritisation Group submission 

Week 6 Practical: Backlog Group submission

Week 7 Practical: Sprint backlog and burn-down chart Group submission

Week 8 Practical: Project Progress Group submission

Week 9 Practical: Poster and Prototype Gallery Presentation .Week 10 Practical 7: Retrospective Group submission


Assessment Due Date

Each practical must be completed in the workshops students are enrolled in. Associated submissions must be uploaded before the end of the workshop.


Return Date to Students

Weighting
35%

Assessment Criteria

There are seven practicals and each is worth 5%, contributing equally to 35% of the total grade for the unit.

Practicals will be assessed in terms of the following criteria:

  1. Prompt attendance, professional presentation and preparedness for the workshop
  2. Active participation and contribution to class activities and discussion and
  3. Workshop Submission
  4. Demonstration of project progress including but not limited to individual effort towards project activities and incorporation of previous feedback where relevant

The week 4 Practical is an individual submission. Practicals from weeks 5 to 10 are group submissions however, the mark for each also has an individual component as can be seen by the criteria listed above. Students who are not present or are unable to participate will be marked zero for that practical. An example of where late attendance may result in a zero mark includes the week 4 Practical, as once the design thinking session has started further participants are unable to join. Each practical has its own requirements, it is the students responsibility to ensure they are aware of the requirements for each prior to the workshop and come prepared. Failure to attend on time and be fully prepared may mean the student may not be able to participate and therefore may forfeit or face reduced marks for that practical.

The professional standard and format of the submissions associated with practicals will be considered as criteria e.g. referencing, spelling, grammar, presentation and conciseness.

Make sure you reference with the APA and that all references and in-text citations map to each other.

As this practical unit is your last project management subject having studied PMBoK, PRINCE2 and Agile, there is an opportunity to draw from a range of potential references including completed units, academic texts, peer-reviewed journals, current newspaper articles, relevant government departmental reports, not-for-profit organisational publications, CQU website, allied professional services and personal critical reflections. These references will be checked to ensure they are applicable as falsification of references is deemed academic misconduct.


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply project management knowledge and skills
  • Plan and execute a project based on a project proposal


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

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?