ASSESSMENT 3 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title PROJ6017 Integrated Project Management
Assessment Storyboard based on analysis of the Case Study
Length 2,000 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion of the task below include:
a) Examine the project lifecycle using advanced knowledge of project management and make recommendations to deliver successful outcomes in local and global settings.
b) Critically evaluate and propose the implementation of change management processes and activities in a project environment.
c) Assess the impact of EEFs on the project lifecycle and justify proposed actions to optimise project benefit realisation.
d) Analyse communication management capabilities of project teams in order to enhance opportunities and influence diverse stakeholders.
Submission Due by 11:55 pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 6.1 - Week 11
Total Marks 100 marks
Create a storyboard to detail the findings of your critical analysis of the given case study.
This assessment allows you to express your creativity in considering the communications needs of stakeholders by presenting the findings of your detailed critical analysis and evaluation of the stated problem in an easily read and understood visual format, which influences these stakeholders in support of your findings and recommendations. You will supplement the images with supporting written documents.
Please refer to the Instructions for details on how to complete this task.
As a Project Manager, you will often need to communicate your ideas or your recommendations to your Stakeholders in a short, detailed way that they will easily and quickly understand. Status reports are often presented as a visual dashboard, containing charts that are based on project-based data and underlying data links.
The Storyboard is a visual tool whose initial design has been credited to Walt Disney Studios in the 1930s (Finch, 1975). The storyboard is now used within projects and business environments to visually represent the project vision, design the project outcomes or to communicate complicated data or information. Key items and conclusive data can be shown on the storyboard, and external links will be available to access supporting documents.
Your stakeholders for this assessment are time-poor and need to be able to make a decision based on a single page which presents the key findings and recommendations, but which also provides supporting information via embedded documents links. You will therefore analyse the problem posed by your selected topic and will prepare a storyboard which will visually answer the problem. You will also prepare a word document to provide detailed clarification of the images within the storyboard and embed this as an object within the storyboard, so that the Stakeholder (Learning Facilitator) can open and read your supporting details.
Kirkpatrick, B. (2018, October, 26). Elearning essentials: Storyboarding. LinkedIn Learning.
To complete this assessment, you must:
1. Select one (1) case study from the three case studies provided for this assessment.
2. Ensure that you have reviewed the materials from Modules 5, Agile, Agile Approaches, and Module 6, Project Performance Domains and Project Management Principles, as well as any additional resources you may find relevant and that will add value to your outcomes.
3. Create a Storyboard for your selected Case Study.
Your Storyboard should encompass a practical approach in addressing the following requirements.
? Consider and critically analyse your selected case study through the lens of the application of any relevant theories discovered and discussed in Modules 5 and 6.
? Evaluate the current project management approach within the selected case study and recommend relevant improvements that will ensure that the project delivers value to the stakeholders and organisation.
? Develop a Storyboard, including a logical flow of images that will demonstrate your findings and recommendations.
? Prepare a written report that will support your findings and recommendations and insert this document into the Storyboard.
? You should consider your audience and how much time they will have to understand the Storyboard, when deciding on the graphic images which you will use.
4. Storyboard and report structure
The storyboard will consist of the following structure:
? One (1) single PowerPoint slide containing graphic images detailing your findings and recommendations. The slide should contain between 4 and 6 images, each of which displays a part of the story you are detailing. You should download and view the Sample Storyboard from the Assessments page.
? A Header Textbox, which contains the Storyboard Title, Student Name and ID, Learning Facilitator name, Word Count, and Date Submitted.
? A Report that is inserted into the Storyboard as an Object. To insert the Report into the Storyboard, you should:
? Select the Insert menu and select Object.
? Select Create from file and select Browse to locate your Report file.
? Select the Report file and click OK.
? Select Display as Icon. ? Click OK.
The Report will support the images within the Storyboard and consist of the following structure:
? Title page containing the Title of the Report, Student Name, Student ID, Learning
Facilitator name, Word Count, and Date Submitted
? Executive Summary providing the summary of your report, and summarising your findings and your recommendations
? Table of Content with the structure of your report, including page number and headings
? Introduction detailing the background and specific area of theory addressed in the Storyboard
? Body of the Report detailing your findings and elaborating on specific images within the Storyboard
? Conclusion, detailing your recommendations and elaborating on the recommendations image within the Storyboard
? References listing all references cited within the Report and Storyboard, including references for each of the selected images
5. Format of the Storyboard and report
? The Storyboard should be created using MS PowerPoint software.
? The Storyboard images may need to be compressed to ensure that the file size is compatible with the TUA LMS.
? The report should use Calibri or Arial 11-point font, be line spaced at 1.5 for ease of reading, and have page numbers on the bottom of each page. Your Storyboard will be assessed according to the Assessment Rubric below.
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing in the Academic Skills webpage.
Submit this task via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in PROJ6017 Integrated Project Management. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Please note during the submission process: If you would like to include appendix items in your submission, once your first item has been uploaded, click ‘Browse Your Computer’ to attach your extra documents as an appendix. Then click the Final Submit button.
All students are responsible for ensuring that all work submitted is their own and is appropriately referenced and academically written according to the Academic Writing Guide. Students also need to have read and be aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure and subsequent penalties for academic misconduct. These are viewable online.
Students also must keep a copy of all submitted material and any assessment drafts.
To apply for special consideration for a modification to an assessment or exam due to unexpected or extenuating circumstances, please consult the Assessment Policy for Higher Education Coursework and ELICOS and, if applicable to your circumstance, submit a completed Application for Assessment Special Consideration Form to your Learning Facilitator.
Assessment Attributes Fail
(Yet to achieve minimum standard) 0-49% Pass
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
75-84% High Distinction
Knowledge and skills demonstrating creativity and
Demonstrates understanding and application of the
area(s) to praxis within the selected case study
Demonstrates understanding and application in effective use of the selected technology
Total Percentage for this Assessment Attribute = 10% Limited understanding of required concepts and knowledge in the selected case study.
Key components of the assignment are not all addressed.
Adequate knowledge or understanding of the relevant project management theories as highlighted in the selected case study.
Key components of the assignment are all addressed.
Often conflates/confuses assertion of personal opinion with information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.
Thorough knowledge or understanding of the relevant project management theories as highlighted in the selected case study.
Supports personal opinion and information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.
Explores the limits and strengths of current knowledge, both in the analysis and application of theory and in the use of technology.
Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts. Highly developed understanding of relevant project management theories as highlighted in the selected case study.
Discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Evaluates the limits and strengths of current knowledge, both in the analysis and application of theory and in the use of technology.
Well-demonstrated capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts.
Demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of relevant project management theories as highlighted in the selected case study.
Systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Extends the limits and strengths of current knowledge, both in the analysis and application of theory and in the use of technology.
Mastery of concepts and application to new situations / further learning.
Analysis and application with synthesis of new
Demonstrates critical analysis of theory and application of theory to the case study
Recommendations are based on critical examination of case study and application of
theory to the case study
Storyboard and documentation are developed based on synthesis of knowledge
Total Percentage for this Assessment Attribute =20% Limited synthesis and analysis.
Limited application/recommendat ions based upon analysis.
Storyboard does not demonstrate synthesis of knowledge. Demonstrated analysis and synthesis of new knowledge with application.
Shows the ability to interpret relevant information and literature.
Shows the ability to translate synthesised knowledge into a logical story. Well-developed analysis and synthesis with application of recommendations linked to analysis/synthesis.
Story is logical and demonstrates clarity of understanding and synthesis of knowledge. Thoroughly developed and creative analysis and synthesis with application of pretested models and/or independently developed models and justified recommendations linked to analysis/synthesis.
Analysis and synthesis demonstrated via a thoroughly developed story.
Highly sophisticated and creative analysis, and synthesis of new with existing knowledge.
Strong application by way of pretested models and/or independently developed models.
clearly justified based on the analysis/synthesis.
Highly developed story creation skills based on creativity of analysis, and synthesis of new and existing knowledge.
Evaluation of information selected to
support the case study
Stakeholder needs have been considered in the selection of information and development of communication channel Limited or no demonstration of identification of
stakeholders or analysis of stakeholder communication needs.
Demonstrated analysis of stakeholder communications needs providing a storyboard content presenting findings and recommendations that requires further investigation
of supplementary documentation.
Well-developed and demonstrated analysis of stakeholder communications needs providing a storyboard content presenting findings and recommendations that may require investigation of Thoroughly demonstrated analysis of stakeholder communications needs providing a well-developed storyboard content presenting findings and recommendations that may require investigation of Systematic analysis of stakeholder communications needs demonstrated by highly effectively developed storyboard content, presenting findings and recommendations, which does not require further
and content in presentation of findings
Case study issues have been examined critically and evaluated in developing appropriate recommendations
Total Percentage for this Assessment Attribute =20% Limited understanding of key concepts required to support the case study.
Viewpoints of experts are taken as fact with little questioning.
Resembles a recall or summary of key ideas.
Analysis and evaluation do not reflect expert judgement, intellectual independence, rigour, and adaptability.
Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts.
Identifies flaws in logic.
Questions viewpoints of experts.
some supplementary documentation.
Well demonstrated capacity
to explain and apply relevant concepts.
The viewpoint of experts is subject to questioning.
Analysis and evaluation reflect growing judgement, intellectual independence, rigour, and adaptability. investigation or explanation.
Information is taken from sources with a high level of interpretation/evaluation to develop a comprehensive critical analysis or synthesis.
Identifies gaps in Project
Management theory knowledge.
Exhibits intellectual independence, rigour, good judgement, and adaptability.
Selection of relevant graphics and demonstration of understanding of the Difficult to understand for the audience; no logical/clear structure; poor flow of ideas; argument lacks supporting evidence.
Information, arguments, and evidence within the storyboard and report are presented in a way that is not always clear and logical.
Information, arguments, and evidence within the storyboard and report are well presented, mostly clear flow of ideas and arguments.
Information, arguments, and evidence are very well presented; the storyboard presentation is logical, clear, and well supported by evidence.
Expertly presented; the storyboard presentation is logical, persuasive, and well supported by evidence, demonstrating a clear flow of ideas and arguments.
story to be told via the layout and content of
Logical flow of images elucidating the findings and recommendations
Total Percentage for this Assessment Attribute = 20% Graphics selected are not relevant for topic or supporting report.
Audience cannot follow the line of reasoning. Some graphics appear irrelevant to the topic and supporting report.
Line of reasoning is often difficult to follow.
Most graphics are relevant and align to the written supporting report.
Line of reasoning is easy to follow.
Well selected and relevant graphics, demonstrating an understanding of the topic and aligning to the supported report.
Demonstrates cultural sensitivity.
Engages and sustains the audience's interest in the topic, demonstrating high levels of cultural sensitivity.
Effective use of diverse presentation aids, including graphics and multimedia. All graphics are well aligned to the supporting documentation.
Correct use of APA formatting and citations
Correct use and citation of relevant key
resources and evidence
Use of correct Project
Correct use of Spelling and Grammar
Demonstrates inconsistent use of goodquality, credible, and relevant resources to support and develop ideas.
Management language and terminology is rarely or inaccurately employed.
Meaning is repeatedly obscured by errors in the communication of ideas, including errors in structure, sequence, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and/or the acknowledgement of sources. Demonstrates use of credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well developed.
Communicates in a readable manner that largely adheres to the given format.
Management language and terminology with accuracy.
Meaning is sometimes difficult to follow.
Information, arguments, and evidence are structured and sequenced in a way that is not always clear and logical. Demonstrates use of highquality, credible, and relevant resources to support and develop ideas.
Communicates in a coherent and readable manner that adheres to the given format.
Management language and terminology.
Meaning is easy to follow. Information, arguments, and evidence are structured and sequenced clearly and logically.
Demonstrates use of goodquality, credible, and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and statements. Shows evidence of wide scope within the organisation for sourcing evidence.
Communicates coherently and concisely in a manner that adheres to the given format.
Accurately employs a wide range of specialised Project Management language and terminology.
Demonstrates use of high-quality, credible, and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and position statements. Shows evidence of wide scope within and without the organisation for sourcing evidence.
Communicates eloquently. Expresses meaning coherently, concisely, and creatively within the given format.
Discerningly selects and precisely employs a wide
Total Percentage for this Assessment Attribute = 30%
Some errors are evident in spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation.
Occasional minor errors present in spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation.
Engages audience interest. Information, arguments, and evidence are structured and sequenced in a way that is clear and persuasive.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are free from errors.
range of specialised Project Management language and terminology.
Engages and sustains the audience's interest. Information, arguments, and evidence are insightful, persuasive and expertly presented.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are free from errors.