PROJ6000 Principles of Project Management

Assessment: Assessment 1 - Module Discussion Topic 1-2: Project Management Competencies and Project Selection Methods
Individual/Group: Individual
Length:  750 words
Learning Outcomes: Successful completion of this assignment will result in achievement of the following subject learning outcomes:

1. Understand PMBOK knowledge areas and process groups and their role, relevance and impact on project management best practice and PMI's Code of Ethics.
Submission By: 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 2
Weighting: 15%
Total Marks: 15 Marks

Context:

Module discussions in online learning environments enhance the learning experience; they provide a different method of learning than that provided by conventional classrooms.
The discussion topics are carefully structured to assist students with their learning and in completing their assessments. They also provide an opportunity for students share their understanding of the subject matter and to enhance that understanding through consideration of that of their fellow students.


Instructions:
Provide at least one original post and one response to a peer’s post for the following discussion topic. Please ensure your posts are in the discussion forum by the end of Module 2 (Week 4). For face-to-face delivery, your lecturer may conduct discussion activities in class.

Assessment 1: Module Discussion Topic 1-2 Project Management Competencies and Project Selection Methods (15%)
To prepare for this discussion topic, read and explore your Learning Resources especially the project management websites.  
Based on your current understanding of global project management, critically analyse particular personal traits or competencies that are important for project managers to possess in order to be most effective?
Briefly describe a project of which you are aware, either through personal experience, observation or from your own research. Explain the methods that could appropriately be used in project selection and their processes.  
Your assessment should contain 500 words of your initial post and 250 words of the responding post.


Output and Submission:

Submit your completed assessment by the end of module 2 (Week 4) on Blackboard.


Learning Resources:

Government of Tasmania (n. d.). PM-902 Business Case (Small) Template & Guide. Retrieved from http://www.egovernment.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/word_doc/0013/15520/pmantemp-open-sml-proj-bus-case.doc
Ghosh, S., Forrest, D., DiNetta, T., Wolfe, B., & Lambert, D. C. (2012). Enhance PMBOK by comparing it with P2M, ICB, PRINCE2, APM and Scrum project management standards. PM World Today, 14(1), 1–77.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2013a) The practice of project management [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Learning and Academic Skills Unit. (2016). Academic Writing Guide. APA 6th ed. Sydney, Australia: Laureate Australia.
Lloyd-Walker, B., & Walker, D. (2011). Authentic leadership for 21st century project delivery. International Journal of Project Management, 29(4), 383–395
Müller, R., & Turner, R. (2010). Leadership competency profiles of successful project managers. International Journal of Project Management, 28(5), 437–448
Nauman, S., Khan, A. M., & Ehsan, N. (2010). Patterns of empowerment and leadership style in project environment. International Journal of Project Management, 28(7), 638–649.
Project Management Institute. (2013). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide) (5th ed.). Newtown Square, PA: PMI.
Project Management Institute. (2017). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide) (6th ed.). Newtown Square, PA: PMI.

Project Management Institute. (2017). Project manager competency framework (3rd ed.). Newtown Square, PA: PMI.
Project Management Institute. (n.d.). Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Retrieved from http://www.pmi.org/About-Us/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics.aspx
Wysocki, R. K. (2014). Effective project management: Traditional, agile, extreme (7th ed.). Indianapolis, IN: Wiley.
Yang, L.-R., Huang, C.-F., & Wu, K.-S. (2011). The association among project manager's leadership style, teamwork and project success. International Journal of Project Management, 29(3), 258–267.


Assessment Criteria:
The assessment will be graded using the Learning Rubrics below. This is an individual assignment and worth 15%.

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