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Microsoft Word - INF70005 Sem XXXXXXXXXXGroup Paper and Presentation
Swinburne University of Technology
Faculty of Business and Law
INF70005 – Strategic Project Management
Semester 1, 2018
Assignment Three – Research and Reflective Report
Due date: Friday, 25th May @ 11:59pm
XXXXXXXXXXAssignment Value = 35%
Each student is required to prepare and submit a written research and reflective report of 3300 words (anything over the word limit will be ignored and will not be marked). Write into the template provided to complete your report. Don’t set your report out in a separate structure.
The purpose of this report is to 1) reflect your experience as part of a project team in the group assignment, and 2) research on two project management issues in which you are required to use appropriate concepts and models relevant to deepen your insights into the issues.
Your work should be of a high academic standard. Your reflection and research should be uploaded electronically to Blackboard by the due date. You are expected to follow relevant parts of the required style guide, and includes the use of Swinburne University Harvard Style referencing. Your report is to be typewritten into the table provided, in English. The report should be written in clear, plain language, so that non-expert users can easily understand it.
Project Management Issues
The research on Project Management issues are in video format and made available on Blackboard. They are prepared by a number of visiting Swinburne project management scholars.
Note:
Complete this Assignment in the tabular template format provided (incl. number of words used)
In grading this work it is expected to see evidence of the choice and usage of appropriate academic theory to deepen your insights of the selected project management issues. As well as a high quality written, appropriately referenced and supported analysis.
    Markers are therefore looking for:
· analytical substance
· argument structure
· use of supporting material
· quality of writing
· persuasiveness
· overall clarity
· internal consistency
· discerning between assumptions and value judgments vs. analysis and argument.
    Grading levels for each section:
    Grade
    Grade range
    HD
    8 to 10
    D
    7 to 7.9
    C
    6 to 6.9
    P
    5 to 5.9
    N
    Less than 5
2 of 4
Your Name:             Your student ID:                                (use this template for Assignment 3)
    Issue / Concept
    Specific aspect / area of focus
    Your response
    Grade & comments
    Introduction
    Introduction to your project team and your role within it.
[50 – 100 words]
    
    /2
    Project management concepts
    Comment on the project significance, aims and objectives and what you have learnt from this experience.
[100 words]
    
    /4
    
    Identify and explain one or two key problem[s]
isk[s] encountered and describe your response and why that approach was chosen.
[100 words]
    
    
    Team member dynamics
    Explain what team dynamics worked well during the semester and why. What insights will you take into future projects?
[100 words]
    
    /4
    
    Identify one or two key team dynamics [positive or negative] which impacted your team’s performance?
Explain how these were managed. Describe your key learning outcomes?
[100 words]
    
    
    Team composition and process
    Identify one aspect that:
1. Worked well
2. Did not work so well.
Explain your choice using one illustration for each from your weekly progress reports to support your choice.
[100 words]
    
    /2
    
    List clearly the two chosen project management issues from the chosen international speakers.. Explain why you choose them.
[150 words]
    
    /3
    
    For the first issue, identify at least one academic theory to deepen your insights into the issue
Briefly introduce [and reference] your chosen academic theory.
Justify your choice.
[400 words]
    
    /3
    
    Using your chosen theory to explain how this helps you to gain deeper insights into the first issue.
[600 words]
    
    /4
    
    Identify your new learning and explain how this insight will influence you in the future.
[200 words]
    
    /2
    
    For the second issue, identify at least one academic theory to deepen your insights into the issue
Briefly introduce [and reference] your chosen academic theory.
Justify your choice.
[400 words]
    
    /3
    
    Using your chosen theory to explain how this helps you to gain deeper insights into the second issue.
[600 words]
    
    /4
    
    Identify your new learning and explain how this insight will influence you in the future.
[200 words]
    
    /2
    References
    Presented appropriately in accordance with:
Swinburne Harvard Style Guide
    
    /2
    
    
    
    Total out of 35
Answered Same Day May 12, 2020 INF70005 Swinburne University of Technology

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Microsoft Word - INF70005 Sem 1 2014 Group Paper and Presentation
Your Name:             Your student ID:                                (use this template for Assignment 3)
    Issue / Concept
    Specific aspect / area of focus
    Your response
    Grade & comments
    Introduction
    Introduction to your project team and your role within it.
[50 – 100 words]
    The project on the implementation plan of a café by the name, Royal Blu was developed by a management team consisting of 4 members including a leader. While the team worked together; each member plays vital role in different ways contributing to the making.
My primary role was to look into the background that su
ounds the target region so that the team can come up with a definite plan to tackle the risks, and challenges, while keeping in mind the opportunities, and strengths that the project
ings. Later I was involved in the discussion,
ain storming, and planning as a whole as all team members come together to settle the plan.
    /2
    Project management concepts
    Comment on the project significance, aims and objectives and what you have learnt from this experience.
[100 words]
    The one significant learning is finding and developing an edge of a project for it will lead to its success in the most prominent way. This project holds its edge with its aim to provide quick and quality service and varieties of snacks and fast food with good flavour and value to provide consumers with an exceptional experience of dine + Eat & Go. With a modern outlook, while keeping and improving the experience of customers day by day leaves the room for improvisation. The project has a strong foundation working towards success given the attention to its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
    /4
    
    Identify and explain one or two key problem[s]
isk[s] encountered and describe your response and why that approach was chosen.
[100 words]
    At one point, a member in the team was ill and not in shape to ca
y out the activities planned for the particular course of time. So a team member from the three had to fill in and the one with the least amount of work happen to finish the work early. The member was then able to finish the work for the absentee in time with due coordination of the team.
    
    Team member dynamics
    Explain what team dynamics worked well during the semester and why. What insights will you take into future projects?
[100 words]
    Particular to this team, taking one’s own role by each and every member, coordination of the team by the leader, and a proper communication channel is what worked out best. Every member understanding the goal and objective is dedicated to the responsibilities divided among each. These had to be coordinated together by a leader to
ing coherence and unsure there is no stray along the way. These two dynamics are complimented by communicating with each other to keep a track of work. These are vital to
ing forward and apply in the future projects as has experienced.
    /4
    
    Identify one or two key team dynamics [positive or negative] which impacted your team’s performance?
Explain how these were managed. Describe your key learning outcomes?
[100 words]
    As also mentioned earlier, dedication to one’s roles by every members, and proper communication among the team has contributed a great deal to the performance as keeping a track with how much is done, how much is to be done, and where we are at is crucial to also identify the progress and challenges along the way so that these are timely tackled.
The key learning outcomes would include understanding the importance of a team, roles of each in contributing to the success of the project planning. Group dynamics should be prioritised in order for a work to succeed.
    
    Team composition and process
    Identify one aspect that:
1. Worked well
2. Did not work so well.
Explain your choice using one illustration for each from your weekly progress reports to support your choice.
[100 words]
    The team as a whole was cooperative and dedicative. However to mention one that worked well would be in the context of meeting and channelling proper communication among the members. Throughout the stages of work, all team members were active to keeping a track of the work.
However, at the stage of
ain storming when ideas were collected before laying out the final plan, there were some clashes in opinion among the members; whether to adopt the Red Ocean strategy or the Blue Ocean strategy in the project. This was a challenge that was encountered to which the later was chosen under a consensus.
    /2
    
    List clearly the two chosen project management issues from the chosen international speakers. Explain why you choose them.
[150 words]
    The first among the two chosen project management issues entitled as the ‘Impact of Agile on Project Success’ is a short video where Professor Blaize Horner Reich from Simon Fraser University, Canada talks about the Agile manifesto that was developed as a result of chaotic experiences in the software industry during the 1970s and 1980s. This development has gained a lot of attention across industries over the decades calling for attention in this study.
‘Connecting the front end to the back end of the project’ is a short video where Professor Andrew Edkins from University College London gives a
ief account on the two parts of a project; the strategic front end and the transitional backend. These two parts are important in a project and has hence been chosen.
The combination of these two issues and its relation from one with another is complementary to this study.
    /3
    
    For the first issue, identify at least one academic theory to deepen your insights into the issue
Briefly introduce [and reference] your chosen academic theory.
Justify your choice.
[400 words]
    A project can be
oadly classified into three categories or processes; planning, execution and controlling (Koskela & Howell, 2002). This closed loop explains that a project calls for planning at an initial phase, wherefore realisation of this is made in the execution process, after which variances and requests for change prompts co
ection in the execution and change of plans. The theory of planning described in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guide presents its ten core processes such as, “scope planning, scope definition, activity definition, resource planning, activity sequencing, activity duration estimating, cost estimating, schedule development, cost budgeting and project plan development” (Koskela & Howell 2002). The outcome that emerge out of planning is used to ca
y out in the next process of execution. Sometimes, this plan given out...
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