Develop a charter for the RALS Rostering project including: Include the project description and overview you have developed as part of your preparation for Assessment 3.

Assessment item 2

Charter

Value: 30%

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Task

Develop a charter for the RALS Rostering project including:

Include the project description and overview you have developed as part of your preparation for Assessment 3.

Part One:
MOV – Measurable Organisational Value
(This is the goal of the project and is utilised to define the value that your team project will bring to your client)
• Identify the desired area of impact – Rank the following areas in terms of importance: Strategy / Customer / Financial / Operational / Social
• With reference to your project, identify one or two of the following types of value:

  • Better – is improving quality important to your client?
  • Faster – does your client want to increase efficiency?
  • Cheaper – is cutting costs important?
  • Do more – does your client want to continue its growth?
  • Develop an appropriate metric – this sets the target and expectation of all the stakeholders. It is important to determine a quantitative target that needs to be expressed as a metric in terms of an increase or decrease of money.
    • Determine the timeframe for achieving the MOV – ask yourselves, when do we want to achieve this target metric?
    • SUMMARISE THE MOV IN A CLEAR CONCISE STATEMENT OR TABLE

(Note: the MOV should inform everyone what the project will achieve, not how it will be achieved. It should also focus on the organisation, not on the technology that will be used to build or support the information system).

Part Two:
Define Scope and produce a Scope Management Plan
Define the scope of the project and detail how the scope will be managed.
Provide a list of Resources
Identify and detail the resources for the project using MS Project where appropriate, including:
• People (and their roles), plus any extra personnel that is required for the project.
• Technology – any hardware, network and software needs to support the team and your client.
• Facilities – where will most of the teamwork be situated?
• Other – for example, travel, training etc.

Part Three:

Using MS Project, develop a schedule using a high level Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). It should include:
o Milestones for each phase and deliverable
o This will tell everyone associated with the project that the phase or deliverable was completed satisfactorily.
o Activities / Tasks
o Define a set of activities / tasks that must be completed to produce each deliverable.
o Resource Assignments
o Assign people and resources to each individual activities.
o Estimates for Each Activity / Task
o Develop a time estimate for each task or activity to be completed.

Part Four:

Project Risk Analysis and Plan
• Document any assumptions you have made about the project
• Using the Risk Identification Framework as a basis, identify five risks to the project – one for each of the five phases of the methodology.
• Analyse these risks, assign a risk to an appropriate member, and describe a strategy for the management of each specific risk.

Part Five:

Quality Management Plan. It should include:
• A short statement that reflects your team’s philosophy or objective for ensuring that you deliver a quality system to your client.
• Develop and describe the following that your project team could implement to ensure quality;
• A set of verification activities
• A set of validation activities
Rationale

This assessment addresses the following learning outcomes:

  • be able to understand and apply appropriate communication practices within a project management context;
  • be able to research and apply established IT project management principles, skills and techniques to a case study

 

Marking criteria

CriterionHigh DistinctionDistinctionCreditPassFail
Provides an MOV and identifies the target and expectations of all stakeholders in a suitable format.

(20 Marks)

The MOV illustrates the student’s detailed consideration of the target and a thorough analysis of the expectations of all stakeholders.

The format is logical, clear and well-structured.

The MOV illustrates the student’s detailed consideration of the target and an attempt at analysis of the expectations of all stakeholders is evident.

The format is logical and appropriate to the information presented.

The MOV illustrates the student’s generalised consideration of the target and an attempt at analysis of the expectations of most stakeholders is evident.

The format is suitable to the information presented.

The MOV illustrates the student’s generalised consideration of the target; however analysis of the expectations of all stakeholders is not clear.

The format is suitable to the information presented.

The MOV fails to cover one or more specified project requirements.
Utilising MS Project, provides a list of resources associated with the project – including reference to people, technology, and facilities.

(10 Marks)

Evidence of expertly utilising MS Project to create a comprehensive list of resources, demonstrating in-depth analysis of the project’s needs.Evidence of expertly utilising MS Project to create a list of all resources required for the project; demonstrating analysis of the project’s needs. Correctly utilising MS Project to provide a list which identifies most of the resources required for the project; some evidence of analysis of project needs.Key resources are correctly identified and documented.Key resources have not been identified.
Produces a Scope Management Plan (SCM).

(15 Marks)

 Consistent application of industry standard language and formatting. Well written with some demonstration of industry standard language and formatting.Well written with demonstration of academic standard language and formatting.Well written but lacks acceptable formatting. Writing is not of an acceptable standard.
Utilising MS Project -evidences the processes involved with a WBS.

(15 Marks)

 Demonstrates high level project management skills, integrating and applying project management tools in meaningful and purposeful ways towards completion of WBS design, correctly and comprehensively addressing all project requirements.Demonstrates competent management skills, applying project management tools in meaningful and purposeful ways towards completion of the WBS design, correctly addresses the all project requirements.Demonstrates essential management skills, applying project management tools in meaningful and purposeful ways towards completion of the WBS design. Essential project requirements addressed.Demonstrates minimal management skills and needs some improvement in applying project management tools in meaningful and purposeful ways towards completion of WBS. Not all project requirements are clearly addressed.The WBS design fails to correctly address one or more essential project requirements.
Provides a project risk analysis and plan using the risk identification framework as a basis for discussing alternate strategies for the management of such risks.

(15 Marks)

All steps in project risk analysis and alternate strategies are comprehensively discussed and presented in the context of the project, with evidence of thorough consideration of the framework to validate the alternatives. All steps in project risk analysis and alternate strategies are clearly discussed and presented in the context of the project, with reference to the framework to validate the alternatives.Evidence that key steps in project risk analysis and alternate strategies are discussed and presented in the context of the project, with some linkages back to the framework to validate the alternatives.Key steps in project risk analysis and alternate strategies are accurately presented. Minimal reference to framework in the discussion presented.One or more key steps in project risk analysis and alternate strategies are not presented.
Produces a quality management plan which includes a statement about the team’s philosophy and verification and validation activities.

(15 Marks)

All required project steps are correctly identified and appropriately contextualised for the selected project.All required project steps are correctly identified and are applied to the selected project with some contextualisation.All required project steps are correctly identified and are applied to the selected project.Most required project steps are correctly identified and applied to the selected project.Multiple project steps are missing or not applied to the selected project.
Referencing of sources (APA 6th ed citation) to reinforce findings.

(10 marks)

All written evidence is professionally communicated using correct referencing.All written information is good with appropriate referencing All written information is generally well organised but more clarity of communication is required in terms of referencing.All written content is loosely connected, and there is ineffective use of referencing. No apparent logical order of written content, and there is a lack of referencing.

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