objective

Assessable competency

Show us you can:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the different roles in project management and how to manage stakeholders and lead teams.

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You must complete five tasks for this Edubit assessment:

Task 1 Candidate context
Task 2 Stakeholder analysis for an infrastructure project.
Task 3 Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) for an infrastructure project.
Task 4 Explain a project.
Task 5 Explain effective leadership skills for project management

Task 1: Candidate context

I can:

  • Provide a brief description of my current role, why I am submitting this Edubit assessment and provide a summary of any prior work experience in project management or a related field.

This information is not assessed but is intended to provide context for your assessor.

Task 2: Stakeholder analysis for an infrastructure project

Performance indicators

I can:

  1. Explain a major infrastructure project that is underway, complete or proposed in my region (For example a bridge, road, building or something of that nature.)
  2. Conduct a stakeholder analysis for the infrastructure you identified.

Evidence to demonstrate competency

By providing:

  1. A paragraph with a brief description (four (4) to five (5) sentences) of the infrastructure project you identified including optional references about the project (eg News report, project website etc.) using the APA style. (Consult APA style published by the University of Canterbury.)
  2. A table evaluating key stakeholders with three (3) columns:
    • Column 1: List of the stakeholders
    • Column 2: Explanation of the stakeholders’ expected outcomes for the project
    • Column 3: Analyse the influence each stakeholder has over the project

Task 3: Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) for an infrastructure project

Performance indicators

I can:

  1. Describe the ten (10) PMBOK knowledge areas.
  2. Analyse the PMBOK knowledge areas and their application to the infrastructure project (task 1) with relevant examples.

Evidence to demonstrate competency

By providing:

  1. A description of a minimum of five (5) up to ten (10) of the PMBOK knowledge areas in your own words.
  2. An analysis of the application of the PMBOK areas to an infrastructure project (task 1) with a minimum of four (4) relevant examples.

Task 4: Explain a project

Performance indicators

I can:

  1. Describe a project. Choose the largest project you have been involved with previously or future project you may participate in. (Note: You do not have to have been the project manager, but could have played another role. This can also be a personal project, for example planning for a significant personal event, e.g. a wedding or a do-it-yourself project e.g. garden landscaping project. An ideal project is one that has multiple stakeholders, participating team members and is dependent on third party suppliers or services.)
  2. Summarise the characteristics of the project
  3. Justify how this project meets the requirements for the definition of a project.
  4. Identify the four phases of the project.

Evidence to demonstrate competency

By providing:

  1. An overview of your project (approximately 100 words) including a sentence that clearly states the objective of the project.
  2. A short paragraph describing the project using the questions below as a guide:
    • How is it unique?
    • What were the time constraints?
    • If the project is complete, how did you know it was over?
    • If it is ongoing, how will you know when it is complete?)
  3. A sentence justifying how each of the elements of the definition of a project have been satisfied in the project you have described including a credible reference for the definition using the APA style.
  4. Explain the four phases of the Project Life Cycle, using examples of each phase from your project.

Task 5: Explain effective leadership skills for project management

Performance indicators

I can:

  1. Describe four (4) interpersonal skills a project manager must exhibit for leading effective project teams.
  2. Explain how to improve a leadership skill identified as a personal weakness or area for improvement.
  3. Describe activities a project manager could undertake to improve team engagement.

Evidence to demonstrate competency

By providing:

  1. A description of four (4) interpersonal skills for leading effective project teams.
  2. A practical example from your experience for when each listed skill was utilised successfully (this can be by you or by someone you have observed)
  3. An explanation of methods to improve your ability to implement an interpersonal skill you think is a personal weakness or an area for improvement.
  4. A description of two (2) activities a project manager could undertake to improve team engagement, which is a critical factor for team success.
  5. A bibliography and in text citations where appropriate using the APA style. (Consult APA style published by the University of Canterbury.)