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MN601 Network Project Management Assessment 1 Answer

Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Unit Code
MN601
Unit Title
Network Project Management
Term, Year
T3, 2020
Assessment Type
Assignment 1, Individual
Assessment Title
Individual Case Study Assignment
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping)
The purpose of this assignment is to build a clear understanding of project management fundamentals and their application, specifically:
  • demonstrate project leadership skills; identify and assess risk in designing, executing a major project;
  • critically reflect on current project management ethics, research, and theory and practice;
Weight
15% of the total assessment
  • Part A: 5%
  • Part B: 10%
Total Marks
90
  • Part A: 30
  • Part B: 60
Word limit
500 words for Part A
1000 words for Part B
Submission Guidelines
  • All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date.
  • The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings.
  • Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using IEEE referencing style.
  • Students must ensure before submission of final version of the assignment that the similarity percentage as computed by Turnitin must be less than 10%. Assignments with more than 10% similarity may not be considered for marking.

ASSIGNMENT CASE STUDY

“Sam Smith was a long-time member of the PMI Fredonia Chapter and a certified PMP. Sam constantly emailed and phoned chapter board members and members of the PMI Global Headquarters (PMI GHQ) staff. These emails and calls related to advancing his personal vision of how the Fredonia Chapter was to be managed and he sometimes reported issues to local Fredonia authorities as well.

His written communications with the Chapter often contained misleading, accusatory, and demeaning language, and the emails he sent often copied a large number of people, including Chapter officers and GHQ staff; his actions in connection with Chapter meetings were at times disruptive. Sam felt so strongly that he attempted to report chapter officers and others that didn’t see his way to the local authorities for alleged improper carrying out of their duties with the Chapter. Sam also filed multiple PMI Ethics Complaints against Chapter board members and others, which after extensive review were rejected by the Ethics Review Committee (ERC).

There was mediation involving Sam, the Fredonia Chapter, and PMI GHQ. The resulting settlement included Sam’s agreement to forfeit his Fredonia Chapter membership for three years and to agree not to apply for membership in any chapter for three years. As expected, all this had a major negative operational and financial impact on the Fredonia Chapter and PMI. In spite of the settlement agreement, Sam continued in his attempts to rejoin the chapter. He falsely claimed that he signed the agreement under duress and was therefore not bound by its terms. In his attempts to re-join the chapter, he did not disclose the fact that he had voluntarily agreed not to do so. As a result, an ethics complaint was filed against Sam”

ASSIGNMENT STRUCTURE

Assignment 1 is a formative assessment and is divided into two parts (Part A and Part B) to assist students in having a steady learning curve based on feedback and revisions. Note that you need to read the complete Assignment 1 description before doing Part A; therefore, you can have better results for both assignments.

PART A: Annotated Bibliography(30 MARKS)

Part A of Assignment 1 focuses on developing an annotated bibliography for the case study above. Four resources need to be used for Part A assignment and at least two journal papers need to be included. You need to answer two questions for each source shown in Table 1 for developing your annotated bibliography. You should ensure all resources are published or updated within the last 5 years (2015 - 2020). This assessment will be marked by your respective tutor and written constructive feedback will be provided to you to help improve your subsequent analysis that will be conducted in Part B of this assessment

Table 1 Part A Assignment Structure

Article’s Title
Provide short summary about the issue examined in the article.
Discuss the relevance or usefulness of the article to the assignment.
A1. Journal Paper 1
A2. Journal Paper 2
A3. Article 3
A4. Article 4

PART B(60 MARKS)

Part B of Assignment 1 requires that you carry out further research on project management ractice and discuss the ethical implication of the case study. You need to write a report that addresses the following issues provided in Table 2. Note that in your report, you must use the subheadings given in Table 2 and around 10 resources from a combination of journals, conference papers, website or any other reliable source are suggested to support your analysis.

Table 2 Part B Assignment Structure

Topic
Description
B1. Response of Part A Feedback.
You need to provide a table summarising how the feedback from Part A is incorporated into Part B. Your response on the Part A feedback is
required to improve the overall report in Part B.
B2. Introduction
You need to introduce and provide background information of the case study.
B3. Leadership Skills
You need to discuss on the leadership skills demonstrated and justify your answer by their acts or decisions in the case study.
B4. Risk Analysis
You need to analyse possible risk(s) involved in the case study and what could be the list of possible risk(s) mitigation.
B5. Ethical Issues
You need to identify at least two ethical issues from the case study
based on PMI Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct, then analysis the issues using PMI Ethical Decision-Making Framework.


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