Study Skills & Project Management

 

 

Study Skills & Project Management

 

MSc Computing / MSc IT Management / MSc Big Data Analytics

55-706553

LEVEL 7

Reassessment Brief

Task 2 – The Business Case

This assessment activity is a written assignment, equivalent to around 2,400 words. The essay should address the following questions:

  • What is the purpose of a Business Case?
  • What should / should not be included in a Business Case? Why?
  • For whom is a Business Case written? Why?
  • What makes a good Business Case?
  • Should a Business Case be written for a project that will use an Agile PM methodology? Why / why not?

In addressing these questions you must draw on academic and business resources and use proper referencing to acknowledge your sources.

The Marking Matrix is on the following page.

 

 

 

 

Marking Matrix    

  Fail (0 – 49%) Pass (50 – 59%) Merit (60 – 69%) Distinction (70%+)
What is the purpose of a Business Case?

 

20%

Little or no understanding of the purpose of a Business Case with little or no referencing Some understanding of the purpose of a Business Case with referencing A good understanding of the purpose of a Business Case with good referencing A thorough and well referenced understanding of the purpose of a Business Case
What should / should not be included in a Business Case? Why?

 

20%

Little or no understanding of what should be included in a Business Case with little or no referencing Some understanding of what should be included in a Business Case with referencing A good understanding of what should be included in a Business Case with good referencing A thorough and well referenced understanding of what should be included in a Business Case
For whom is a Business Case written? Why?

 

20%

Little or no understanding of the audience of a Business Case with little or no referencing Some understanding of the audience of a Business Case with referencing A good understanding of the audience of a Business Case with good referencing A thorough and well referenced understanding of the audience of a Business Case
What makes a good Business Case?

 

20%

Little or no understanding of what makes a good a Business Case with little or no referencing Some understanding of what makes a good a Business Case with referencing A good understanding of what makes a good a Business Case with good referencing A thorough and well referenced understanding of what makes a good a Business Case
Should a Business Case be written for a project that will use an Agile PM methodology?

 

10%

Little or no understanding of whether or not a Business Case should be written for an Agile project Some understanding of whether or not a Business Case should be written for an Agile project A good understanding of whether or not a Business Case should be written for an Agile project A thorough understanding of whether or not a Business Case should be written for an Agile project
Clarity of communication

 

10%

Poor structure, unclear at times, difficult to read. Some grammatical or language errors.

 

Good structure, understandable. A few  grammatical or language errors.

 

Good structure, clear message. One or two grammatical or language errors.

 

Excellent structure, well presented and formatted. No grammatical or language errors.