Task Summary

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Task Summary
Critically read and interpret both the Project Management Lifecycle and the Project Management
Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). Engage with other students by posting an initial 600-word discussion
forum post and a 200-word critique that details your response to the question below (or the set
question).
Context
The Project Management Lifecycle (PML) is an important component of project management
methodology. It incorporates several areas of knowledge from the Project Management Body of
Knowledge (PMBoK), and it affects and interacts with the application of PMBoK in a project.
Different stages of the PML may require focusing on different areas of the PMBoK, and project
managers need to assess the PML for their project in order to identify possible risks, plans for
resourcing, and to commence communicating with stakeholders. This assessment requires that
you answer the following question:
“During which project management lifecycle stage(s) do you believe a project
management methodology is most impactful, and how do we ensure alignment between
the lifecycle of the project and the implementation of a project management
methodology?”

ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title PROJ6000: Principles of Project Management
Assessment Assessment 1 – Project Management Lifecycle (PML):
Opinion Post and Peer Response
Individual/Group Individual
Length 800 words: 600 words (+/- 10%) initial discussion forum post and
200 words (+/- 10%) response post
Learning Outcomes The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful
completion of the task below include:
a) Assess the importance of project management concepts
within an organisational context.
b) Compare and contrast project management methodologies
and their application within global project contexts.
c) Identify and analyse the key processes of a project lifecycle.
Submission By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of Module 2.2
Weighting 25%
Total Marks 100 marks

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To answer this question, you will need to:
(a) Post a 600-word (+/- 10%) response to this question, based on your informed opinion
and demonstrated knowledge of project management concepts, project lifecycles,
and PMBoK, to the Discussion Forum on the Learning Portal.
(b) Respond to another student’s post by critiquing their opinion and comparing it with
yours in 200 words (+/-10%).
Instructions
1. Read about the PMBoK and the Project Management Lifecycle to familiarise yourself
with their fundamental concepts. Critically reflect on your readings to form an opinion
of both and how they interact together. Write a 600-word opinion piece responding to
the set question. Be sure to cite any source material, including learning resources or
other academic or industry literature you research, used to inform your opinion. The
word count does not include the reference list.
2. Read another student’s post. Think about their opinion and try to compare and
contrast it with your own. This approach will allow you to “critique” their view. You
can do this by highlighting the aspects you agree with and those you disagree within
their post. You need to justify and explain your critique of their opinion. In your
response, you will need to refer to industry and academic literature. Your response
will need to be
200 words. The word count does not include the reference list.
Referencing
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more
information on referencing here:
https://library.torrens.edu.au/academicskills/apa/tool
Submission Instructions
Submit this task via the Assessment 1 link in the main navigation menu in PROJ6000 – Principles of
Project Management. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS
portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Academic Integrity Declaration
I declare that, except where I have referenced, the work I am submitting for this assessment task is
my own work. I have read and am aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy
and Procedure viewable online at:
http://www.torrens.edu.au/policies-and-forms
I am aware that I need to keep a copy of all submitted material and their drafts, and I will do so
accordingly.

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Assessment Rubric

Assessment
Attributes
Fail
(Yet to achieve
minimum standard)
0-49%
Pass
(Functional)
50-64%
Credit
(Proficient)
65-74%
Distinction
(Advanced)
75-84%
High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Knowledge and
understanding of
PMBoK and Project
Management Lifecycles
Demonstrates
knowledge and
understanding of
Project Management
Lifecycles and the
Project Management
Body of Knowledge
(PMBoK)
Percentage for this
criterion = 25%
Limited or no
understanding
demonstrated of
required concepts and
knowledge.
Key components of the
assignment are not
addressed.
Demonstrates basic
knowledge or
understanding of the field
or discipline.
Often conflates/confuses
assertion of personal opinion
with information
substantiated by evidence
from the research/course
materials.
Thorough knowledge or
understanding of the
field or discipline/s
demonstrated.
Personal opinion and
information are
substantiated by
evidence from the
research/course
materials.
Demonstrates the capacity
to explain and apply
relevant concepts.
Highly developed
understanding of the field
or discipline/s
demonstrated.
Discriminates between
assertion of personal
opinion and information
substantiated by robust
evidence from the
research/course materials
and extended reading.
Well-demonstrated
capacity to explain and
apply relevant concepts.
A sophisticated
understanding of the
field or discipline/s
demonstrated.
Systematically and
critically discriminates
between assertion of
personal opinion and
information
substantiated by robust
evidence from the
research/course
materials and extended
reading.
Mastery of concepts and
application to new
situations/further learning.
Analysis and application
with synthesis of new
knowledge
Limited or no synthesis of
project management
knowledge and
analysis/alignment of
project lifecycles and
Demonstrated basic synthesis
of project management
knowledge and
analysis/alignment of project
Well-developed synthesis of
project management
knowledge and
analysis/alignment of
Thoroughly developed and
creative synthesis of project
management knowledge
and analysis/alignment of
Highly sophisticated and
creative synthesis of
project management
knowledge and
analysis/alignment of

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Synthesises project
management
knowledge
and
analysis/alignment of
project lifecycles and
PMBoK areas of
knowledge
Percentage for this
criterion = 25%
PMBoK areas of
knowledge.
Limited
application/recommendat
ions based upon analysis.
lifecycles and PMBoK areas of
knowledge.
Shows the basic ability to
interpret relevant
information and literature.
project lifecycles and
PMBoK areas of knowledge.
Shows thorough ability to
interpret relevant
information and literature.
project lifecycles and
PMBoK areas of knowledge.
Shows highly-developed
ability to interpret relevant
information and literature.
project lifecycles and
PMBoK areas of knowledge.
Strong application by way
of pretested models and/or
independently developed
models.
Recommendations are
clearly justified based on
analysis/synthesis.
Excellent ability to apply
knowledge to new
situations/other cases.
Effective
communication
(written)
Percentage for this
criterion = 10%
Post and/or reply
lack clarity.
Post and/or reply
contains numerous
spelling/grammatical
errors.
Post and/or reply
demonstrate minimal
clarity.
Post and/or reply
contains several
spelling/grammatical
errors.
Post and reply are
communicated in a
clear manner.
Post and reply
contains few
spelling/grammatical
errors
Post and reply are
communicated in a
clear and thoughtful
manner.
Post and reply contain
no major
spelling/grammatical
errors.
Well-demonstrated
capacity to explain and
apply relevant concepts.
Post and reply are
communicated in a
clear, thoughtful, and
professional manner
that makes use of
advanced concepts
and examples.
Post and reply contain
no major
spelling/grammatical
errors.

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Inclusion of and correct
citation of key resources
and evidence
Percentage for this
criterion = 15%
Demonstrates
inconsistent use of good
quality, credible and
relevant resources to
support and develop
ideas.
Referencing is omitted or
does not resemble APA.
Demonstrates use of credible
and relevant resources to
support and develop ideas,
but these are not always
explicit or well developed.
Referencing resembles APA
with frequent or repeated
errors.
Demonstrates use of
credible resources to
support and develop ideas.
Referencing resembles APA
with occasional errors.
Demonstrates use of good
quality, credible, and
relevant resources to
support and develop
arguments and statements.
Shows evidence of wide
scope within the
organisation for sourcing
evidence.
APA referencing is free
from errors.
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.
APA referencing is free
from errors.

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Provides constructive
feedback to peers that
strengthens their
position or offers
solutions to challenges
Percentage for this
criterion = 25%
Feedback to peers is
missing or lacks any value
in support or solution
development.
Demonstrated feedback to
peers that moderately
strengthens their position or
offers solutions to challenges.
Thorough feedback to peers
that strengthens their
position or offers solutions
to challenges.
Highly developed feedback
to peers that meaningfully
strengthens their position
or offers solutions to
challenges.
Sophisticated feedback to
peers that significantly
strengthens their position
or offers solutions to
challenges.

 

The following Subject Learning Outcomes are addressed in this assessment
SLO a) Assess the importance of project management concepts within an organisational context.
SLO b) Compare and contrast project management methodologies and their application within global project contexts.
SLO c) Identify and analyse the key processes of a project lifecycle