PROJ6018 Project, Portfolio and Program Management - Assessment 1

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Assessment Task

Create an infographic displaying a Project, Program and Portfolio diagram that can be applied to an organisational setting based on a case study selected from the provided list. In doing so, you are required to appraise and evaluate Project, Program and Portfolio frameworks and models to demonstrate their differences, interrelationships and applications in diverse organisational settings. The infographic must be supported by a 1,000-word justification document.

Please refer to the Instructions for details on how to complete this task.

Context

Diagrams and models are consistently developed in organisations to illustrate working processes, while frameworks allow project management (PM) practitioners to determine how PM guidelines should be implemented. Regardless of the methodology of choice, the framework should provide sufficient guidelines and flexibility to stakeholders to understand the processes and interrelationships underpinning the components and approaches for the delivery of a value product that supports the organisation’s needs. Frameworks also allow the principles and practices of a PM methodology to be adapted to meet changing situations and an organisation’s needs. PM professionals can incorporate new or existing practices into the selected framework, so that the solution to completing a project is the most appropriate to an organisational need and context (Ackah, 2019). As a PM professional, you should be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of where your project fits into the context of a program or portfolio and how it affects the overall success via the delivery of value to the organisation. You should also be able to explain these concepts to your key stakeholders.

PM professionals are regularly called on to research and present findings that are relevant to the project and stakeholders. Stakeholders are generally time poor and unable to spend time reading lengthy documents. An infographic can be used to express the problem and the solution in a graphical format that is easily understood by stakeholders. This assessment allows you to express your creativity by considering the communication needs of diverse stakeholders and present your findings in a visual format that encourages the stakeholders to support your findings and recommendations.

Reference

Ackah, D. (2019). Project management methods, methodologies, and frameworks: An exploration for study guild for project management practitioners of Ghana. Project Management Scientific Journal, 1(5), 61–66. https://doi.org/10.15373/22501991.

Instructions

  1. Select an organisation from the provided list of case
  2. Consider and evaluate the function of Project, Program and Portfolio Management frameworks and models across diverse organisations and how they are specifically relevant in the context of your selected case-study organisation. Ensure that you have reviewed the materials from Modules 1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2 and 3.1, including the Essential Resources, Learning Activity outcomes and any additional resources you may find relevant.
  3. Review the instruction video titled ‘Infographics’, which can be found under the Academic Skills section.
  1. Develop a one-page/one-slide infographic that clearly describes and demonstrates a Project, Program and Portfolio Management framework to stakeholders at all levels of the chosen organisational setting.
  2. Key Components, Structure and Format of the Infographic

Key Components

In the infographic, ensure you address and include the following information:

  • A short description of the organisation for which you have developed the infographic;
  • Details of the components of the frameworks and models;
  • Details of the functions and outputs in the frameworks and models;
  • Details of the responsibilities in the frameworks and models;
  • A short description of any differences, similarities and interrelationships you have identified between the Project, Program and Portfolio Management, including the hierarchy of the framework or model and how this applies across the organisation;
  • Details of how the selected organisational structure affects your diagram;
  • Details of the Project Portfolio Management Investment pipeline as it applies to the framework/model. The diagram should be independent of specific methodologies, allowing the stakeholder to apply the components in their organisational structure. You should NOT include diagrams from specific methodologies or frameworks; rather, you should use these as the basis on which to build and demonstrate the outcomes of your evaluation and

Structure and Format

  • One (1) single-page or -slide containing graphic images and minimal text detailing your findings. The Infographic may be created using MS PowerPoint software or Visio or alternatively via a tool, such as Piktochart, Canva, Venngage or Please check that the tool allows you to download the infographic as a png or PowerPoint file.
  • A header textbox that contains the Infographic Title, Student Name and Student ID, Learning Facilitator’s Name and Date Submitted.
  • The infographic images may need to be compressed to ensure that the file size is compatible with the TUA LMS requirements.
  • The infographic should be uploaded in pptx or png You should not upload pdf formats. The Infographic should be saved with a file name that adopts the following format PROJ6018_Assessment_1_your_name_studentid.pptx.
  1. Develop a supporting justification report of 1,000 words to further explain and demonstrate the key components of your infographic, its structure and your findings as they relate to the frameworks and models and their application across different organisational structures.
  2. Structure and Format of the Justification Report

Please ensure you structure and format the report as described below.

Structure

  • Title page, containing the Title of the Report, Student Name, Student ID, Learning Facilitator’s Name, Word Count and Date Submitted.
  • Executive Summary, providing a summary of the report and summarising your findings and
  • Table of Contents, setting out the structure of your report, including page numbers and
  • Introductiondetailing the background and specific areas of theory addressed in the
  • Body of the reportdetailing your findings and elaborating on the contents, context and application of your Infographic.
  • Conclusionstating your recommendations and elaborating on your recommendations as illustrated in your Infographic.
  • Reference list, detailing all the references cited in the report and the Infographic, including references for any selected images.

Format

  • The report should use 11-point Calibri or Arial font, use 5 line spacing for ease of reading and have page numbers at the bottom of every page.
  • The Report must be saved in the native .docx Reports should not be converted to pdf for submission.
  • The Report should be saved with a file name that adopts the following format: PROJ6018_Assessment_1_your_name_studentid.docx
  1. The infographic and justification report will be assessed based on the Rubric supplied in this Assessment Brief.

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