M502 – Project Management Report including presentation


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Project Management Report including presentation

Part I: General Information

Module : M502 Project Management
Primary Assignment Title : Project Report including presentation
Length :
1) Report: 3,000 words +/- 10% not including Title Page, Contents Page, Executive Summary,
References or Appendices

Part II: Assessment Details

Assessment Topic / Company: Tesla

-The assignment is to complete, at the end of the course, a project plan that covers all, or at
least most, of the concepts covered in the course. In addition to a formal written report,
students are expected to present their reports to the course tutor.
-Use realistic data.
-You may propose a new project or pick a real project that has not started (new), or pick one
that is ongoing (active), but it cannot be one where the company (Tesla) already has PM
documents developed (finished project). The requirements and outline will vary somewhat
depending on what type of project you choose. You should concentrate on your own analyses
of your project and discuss the important issues about its status. Finally, you should provide
recommendations about the project.
-One way to think about the recommendations section is to imagine that you have been asked
to brief a company manager on the status of the project. You first design a full project plan
and then present your findings and recommendations.
-Please follow the below PROJECT PLAN TEMPLATE. This plan covers the minimum information
required in order to gain approval for a project. Additional information may be included in
appendices at the back of the plan. For any sections of this document left blank, please write
N/A in the corresponding space and provide an explanation at the end of the document for
not including this information
1.1 Purpose, Scope and Objectives, and Business Case
1.1.1 Scope

1.1.2 Statement of Work (SOW)
1.1.3 Business Case
1.2 Project Deliverables
1.3 Project Organization
1.4 Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
1.4.1 Task description documentation
1.4.2 Organization Breakdown Structure (OBS)
1.5 Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
1.6 Work Authorization
1.7 Project Charter
2.1 Risk Identification
2.2 Assessment of Probability and Consequence (Qualitative)
2.3 Assessment of Probability and Consequence (Quantitative)
2.4 Mitigation Strategies
3.1 Activity Duration Estimates
3.2 Gantt Chart
3.3 Activity Network
4.1 Project Resources
4.2 Other costs
4.3 Cost estimates
4.4 Time-phased budget
6.1 Tracking method
6.2 Notification record
6.3 Control systems

7.1 Close cost accounts
7.2 Lessons Learned

NOTE: In most cases, agile techniques are incorporated into more traditional approaches, and
in fact, many organizational project methodologies are evolving to adopt the agile practices
that work well in their environment. If you decide to adopt an Agile PM Methodology in your
project, please remember that Agile framework involves working in smaller chunks, or sprints,
that allow projects to pivot when needed. It is rarely implemented as a pure methodology!

Assessment Guidelines

Your report should be concise and contain the key elements that back up your choices. All
supporting analysis should be included in Appendices.

The aim is to include as many of the topics from the course topic list as possible. Therefore, a
checklist of topics to be covered in the final project should include: Project environment,
project initiation, project charter and scope, WBS, schedule and key milestones, stakeholder
engagement, communication, HR, cost estimate, project network diagram with critical path,
earned-value analysis, risk analysis, quality, ethics…, Agile PM and recommendations

It is crucial that the report animates module and other academic sources (e.g., academic peer
reviewed articles) and theories to support its case.


The objectives for the final project are for the student to be able to: • discuss and explain all
of the core concepts introduced in the course;
• write effectively about the project;
• analyze project data and back up conclusions with analysis;
• select a project and acquire the appropriate and relevant data;
• apply the tools and techniques of the course to a realistic project;

• learn enough from an analysis to be able to make useful recommendations about the
project; and
• acquire and present the lessons learned

Links to module intended learning outcomes

The assignment relates to the following intended learning outcomes for the module:
LO.1: Understand, critically evaluate, and apply tools and techniques needed to successfully
plan and deliver a project.
LO.2: Outline, explain and assess key aspects of project management such as liaising with
stakeholders, risk management, and other project control techniques.
LO.3: Critically discuss the benefits and (importantly) the limitations of current project
management theory for critiquing applications to real projects.
LO.4: Synthesis and evaluate the different approaches to project management and the
situations where these approaches are more (or less) relevant.

Special Instructions

• Student will need to complete a cover sheet and provide references.

Assessment Criteria

Project Tools (10%)
-Students should correctly use the tools and technology of the course.
They should also use a diverse collection of tools and use them in
appropriate ways.

Project Analysis (20%)
-The project data should be analyzed in depth and the true project status reported.
-Integration of academic theory and ‘real-word’ practice

Recommendations and proposed actions (10%)
-The recommendations should be clearly derived from the data and

Professional formatting, Organizing, Style and Harvard referencing (10%)

Referencing : GISMA Business School requires that students use Harvard Referencing

Plagiarism and Cheating

Your attention is drawn to the University’s stated position on plagiarism. THE WORK OF
of references and bibliography must be submitted).
Please note that this is intended to be an individual piece of work. Ensure that you read
through your work prior to submission. Action will be taken where a student is suspected of
having cheated or engaged in any dishonest practice. Students are referred to the University
regulations on plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct. Students must not copy
or collude with one another or present any information that they themselves have not