PPMP20009-Leading Lean Projects-Assessment 1
PPMP20009-Leading Lean Projects-Assessment 1
Due Date: 23:55 AEST Week 9, Friday (24 January, 2020)
Length: 2500 – 3000 words (excluding references and appendix)
Case: Implementing lean project management to build your client’s dream home.
You work for a housing builder who constructs homes for clients. You have managed to secure a client who wants to build with your company. The client has a budget of AUD$500,000 and is looking to build their new home within the next 12 months. Your task is to ensure you keep this client satisfied by building the home as per their requirements within the budget and timeline that they have given you.
You are required to propose project management processes that can be used to efficiently manage, build and deliver the home for your client. You are expected to incorporate lean project management practices to ensure that you can meet the tight budget and timeline restrictions imposed on you.
This assessment is to be done INDIVIDUALLY.
Answer the following questions:
1. Select and explain the project management processes (either from PMBOK or PRINCE2 or a combination of any best practices you have learned in this unit) that can help you:
a. Finalise the client’s requirements (in terms of scope)
b. Ensure communications with all relevant stakeholders are effective and efficient
c. Manage your subcontractors and vendors successfully
2. Explain how you would implement lean best practices to achieve lean project management for (1a), (1b) and (1c) above.
Formatting. The writeup should be presented in 1.5 line spacing, 12 point Times New Roman font. Answer each question with proper heading (see below):
1a) To finalise the client requirements, several project management processes were used ……
1b) To effectively and efficiently manage communication with stakeholders ……
2a) Lean project management can be achieve for task 1(a) by considering the following aspects ….
This assessment item involves researching your assigned topic to enhance your understanding of lean project management concepts and utilisation of academic literature. Whilst you use the recommended textbooks and lecture materials, you may also refer to relevant peer reviewed, academic journal articles. A reference list formatted in the prescribed APA style is compulsory.
General Assessment Criteria
Incomprehensible submissions. Assessments provide the opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to achieve the required standard. To do this, assessment responses need to be both clear and easy to understand. If not, the University cannot determine that students have demonstrated their knowledge and skills. Assessments will, therefore, be marked according to the marking criteria (accompanied by the marking rubric). Failing to meet the requirements may result in 0 (zero) marks where relevant.
Do not reproduce statements from PMBOK or PRINCE2 or any other references without proper context.
Leadership is knowledge, skills, and behavior required to guide, motivate and direct a team to achieve its business goals (copied from page 56 of PMBOK), as this is considered plagiarism, instead you must show how you would apply that statement to your case.
PMBOK version 6 constitutes 10 knowledge areas, 5 process groups and 49 process activities or PRINCE2 consists of 7 Principles, 7 Themes and 7 Processes.
Produce your answers for the case in question. DO NOT write about the theory or explain what PMBOK, PRINCE2, DMAIC methodology, etc covers. That will not attract any marks. You should demonstrate the application of the best practices not the theory.
Discuss with your lecturer / tutor if you need help.
Word count limit (excluding references and appendix). Your submission should be made using a Microsoft WORD document of 2,500 - 3,000 words. Text length less than 2500 words will be penalised by 5% of the total available marks while text beyond the 3000 word limit will attract a penalty as follows: • 3001 - 3300 words: 5 marks
• 3301 - 3600 words: 10 marks
• more than 3601 words: 15 marks
Late penalty. Late submissions will attract penalties at 5% for each calendar day or part thereof that it is late of the total available mark for the individual assessment item. This means that, for an assessment worth 40 marks, the mark that you earn is reduced by 2 marks each calendar day that the assessment is late (including part-days and weekends). See s4.58 in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
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All assignments will be checked for plagiarism (material copied from other students and/or material copied from other sources) using TurnItIn (TII). If you are found to have plagiarised material or if you have used someone else’s words without appropriate referencing, you will be penalised for plagiarism which could result in 0 (zero) marks for the whole assignment. In some circumstances a more severe penalty may be imposed. The link to the University’s Academic Misconduct Procedures is available in the unit profile.
Useful information about academic integrity (avoiding plagiarism) can be found at: CQ University referencing guides https://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/services-and-facilities/referencing/cquniversityreferencing-guides
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