PPMP20008 - Assessment 2: Reflective Practice Assignment

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The objective of this assessment is to help students learn about a range of trending topics in project management, especially throughout initiating and planning stages of projects - through conducting research. You are required to analyse a case such as a failed project, and distil lessons learnt through answering a range of questions. The lessons learnt will inform the development process of the project plan for a new project of a similar nature (e.g. Assessment 3). Several questions will be asked in relation to the topics discussed in the unit. The questions address different knowledge areas covered in the unit (e.g. scope management, cost management, stakeholder management and risk management, etc.) in relation to project initiation and planning. Therefore, for students, it is essential to acquire a good understanding of the topics covered during the unit.

Assessment details         

A case study is considered for this assessment. The case description is provided as an attachment to this document. You must carefully read the cases and questions and answer to each question logically by using quality references from academic journals, books, PM standards (e.g. PMBOK and other authenticated sources (such as PMI and APM websites). You must clearly link theory to the case throughout your discussions.

This assignment must be delivered in a report format containing:

  • Executive summary – overview of the purpose of report, findings and lessons learned,
  • Table of content,
  • Introduction - purpose of the report, cases summaries, and the structure of the report,
  • Body – Answer to the questions by referring to relevant project management knowledge and use of techniques. Cite high quality and relevant references,
  • Conclusion – concluding each case finding and lessons learned,
  • Reference list – Harvard style,
  • Appendices (if any).

Referencing guidelines

You must acknowledge all sources of information you have used in your submission. You MUST use Harvard referencing style for in-text citations and reference list. To address questions, it is highly recommended to use quality sources of information, e.g. books, peer reviewed journal articles and conference papers.

At least 10 references MUST be used to address given questions.

Academic integrity and plagiarism

Academic integrity is about honest presentation of your academic work. It means acknowledging the work of others while developing your own insights, knowledge, and ideas. You should take extreme care that you have:

  • Acknowledged words, data, diagrams, models, frameworks and/or ideas of others you have quoted (i.e. directly copied), summarised, paraphrased, discussed or mentioned in your assessment through the appropriate referencing methods,
  • Provided a reference list of the publication details so your reader can locate the source if necessary. This includes material taken from Internet sites.

If you do not acknowledge the sources of your material, you may be accused of plagiarism because you have passed off the work and ideas of another person without appropriate referencing, as if they were your own.

CQUniversity treats plagiarism as a very serious offence constituting misconduct. Plagiarism covers a variety of inappropriate behaviours, including:

  • Failure to properly document a source,
  • Copyright material from the internet or databases,
  • Collusion between students.

For further information on our policies and procedures, please refer to the University website.

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