This assignment requires students to critically analyze his/her ‘Project for Learning’ (PfL). This requires the students to demonstrate an appreciation of the particular circumstances of the organisation concerned (contextual aspects), the organisational, managerial and technical issues that shaped the project development. In analysing the ‘Project for Learning’, the students will need to apply concepts and theories from the course, and other sources such as academic journals and books in order to develop an integrated understanding of the multiple dimensions of the project. That is, the how and why of the targeted project needs to be fully explained. This might require not only searching for additional supporting academic references but also collecting additional empirical information. Informed personal reflection on project management processes, surrounded by specific situations and leading to specific outcomes, constitutes the core of this assignment. A minimum of 10 (ten) academic references is expected to be used to substantiate the theoretical section of the report. This assessment provides opportunities to students to use their own valuable personal experience and enables the application of an action-learning approach.
Thus, this assignment was designed to get you thinking critically about how concepts/theories for managing complex project are applied in diverse context-situations. It was also designed to develop your generic skills in writing and presenting a logical and persuasive argument.
To develop this major report, you have to go through three major stages:
STAGE 1: you need to select one of the following cases in order to develop your PfL (see ‘Project for Learning’ below for additional information about how to structure your PfL)