Combine the outputs of the resource requirements, Gantt chart, budget, quality and risk challenges to assemble a project plan for an identified project.

Identification section

Performance descriptors Marks
  • Lists the project name, the date of the current version of the project charter, the sponsor’s name and authority, and the project managers name.
0 – 4

Purpose and problem statement

Resource requirements Marks
  • The list of resources required is detailed and comprehensive.
  • The range of different types of resources includes all that are required.
  • The specific quantities of all resources are identified.
4 – 5
  • The list of resources includes enough detail to estimate the resources required.
  • Some types of resources that are relevant may be missing.
  • An indication of the amount of resources required is provided.
2 – 3
  • The list of resources appears to be incomplete with some areas missing. Not all resource types described, and some quantities not specified.
0 – 1

Work breakdown structure (WBS)

Performance descriptors Marks
  • The WBS covers all of the jobs that are in scope for this project.
  • The effort required for all activities is specifically described.
  • There is a minimum of six (6) work packages within your WBS.
  • All work packages have enough detail to inform the schedule.
4 – 5
  • The WBS covers most jobs required to deliver everything in scope.
  • The amount of effort required is generally clear but some information may be missing.
  • There is a minimum of six (6) work packages.
  • Most work packages are broken down to a level that will inform a schedule.
2 – 3
  • The WBS omits significant parts of the work required.
  • It is not clear how much effort is required to complete the work described.
  • There are less than 6 work packages.
  • The work packages are not specific enough to allow the information to be transferred to a schedule.
0 – 1

Project schedule (Gantt Chart)

Performance descriptors Marks
  • Each work package from the WBS is included in the schedule.
  • All inter-dependencies between work packages are clearly shown.
  • All work packages are collated into a single combined diagram, showing durations and dependencies.
  • Project end date and critical path are shown.
  • Project milestones are shown.
4 – 5
  • Most work packages from the WBS are included in the schedule.
  • Some inter-dependencies between work packages are shown or some may not be clear.
  • All work packages are collated into a single combined diagram.
  • Most durations and dependencies are visible.
  • There is an indication of how long the project may take, but the critical path is not clear.
  • Project milestones are shown.
2 – 3
  • Work packages from the WBS are omitted from the schedule.
  • Inter-dependencies between work packages are not adequately shown.
  • All work packages are collated into a single combined diagram.
  • Most durations and dependencies are visible.
  • Based on the WBS, the estimated project duration is not accurate.
  • The critical path is absent.
  • Project milestones are not clear or are absent.
0 – 1

Budget

Performance descriptors Marks
  • The estimated costs for each work package are clearly described for all resources required.
  • The budget shows how much will need to be spent to reach at least four (4) key milestones throughout the project.
4 – 5
  • The estimated cost for most work packages is clearly described.
  • Some resources described in the resource list are not included or are inaccurate.
  • The budget gives some indication of spending over time.
2 – 3
  • The estimated cost is not broken down sufficiently to see the cost of individual work packages.
  • The estimation for some resources listed in the resources list are either omitted or inaccurate.
  • The budget does not give a clear indication of spending over time.
0 – 1

Quality plan

Performance descriptors Marks
  • At least three quality requirements are specifically identified.
  • Someone has responsibility for each quality requirement.
  • A plan is in place that identifies how this quality will be checked, when it will be checked, and what tolerance or measures will be used to decide if the quality is acceptable.
4 – 5
  • At least three quality requirements are identified.
  • Someone has responsibility for each quality requirement.
  • A plan is in place that identifies how this quality will be checked; the timing and levels of tolerance may not be clear in the plan.
2 – 3
  • Less than three quality requirements are identified.
  • Not all requirements are assigned to someone as a responsibility.
  • It is not clear how, when, and against what standard the quality will be checked.
0 – 1

Procurement plan

Performance descriptors Marks
  • At least five items to be procured are identified.
  • Items logically align with the resources required in the resources list and budget.
  • Relevant associated costs and quality standards are included in the description.
  • For each item, the suggested type of contract is identified and the reason for its selection is well justified.
4 – 5
  • At least five items to be procured are identified.
  • Items show some alignment with the resources required as outlined in the resources list and budget.
  • Relevant associated costs are included in the description.
  • There is some description of the quality required.
  • For each item, the suggested type of contract is identified and the reason for its selection may be absent or not justified.
2- 3
  • Less than five items to be purchased are identified.
  • It is not clear how this list of items links to the resources list or the budget.
  • Some costs and quality requirements are described.
  • There is no description or an inaccurate description of the contract type required.
0 – 1

Risk management plan

Performance descriptors Marks
  • At least three risks that could impact on the project are identified.
  • Ways to minimise the impact of each risk are described.
  • Contingency plans are in place for each risk.
  • The estimated cost of the contingency plan is described.
4 – 5
  • At least three risks that could impact on the project are identified.
  • Ways to minimise the impact of most risks are described.
  • Contingency plans are in place for some risks.
  • The estimated cost of the contingency plan is described for some risks.
2 – 3
  • Less than three risks are identified.
  • Their impact may not be clear.
  • There is a lack of strategies to manage the risk through minimisation or contingency planning.
  • It is not clear how much any contingency plans would cost.
0 – 1

Project Plan Acceptance

Performance descriptors Marks
  • There is a section which includes the name, role and signature of the project sponsor.
0 – 1

Professional presentation and formatting

Performance descriptors Marks
  • Excellent use of language.
  • All information is clearly communicated.
  • Appropriate for a business audience.
  • Document is very well presented, with clear sections, relevant headings and consistent use of styles.
  • Objective of the document is clearly stated.
  • No noticeable spelling or grammatical errors.
4 – 5
  • Language is understandable.
  • Nearly all information is clearly communicated.
  • Appropriate for a business audience.
  • Document is well presented; sections are apparent and headings make sense. A few inconsistencies in document styles.
  • Objective is apparent.
  • Very few spelling or grammatical errors.
2 – 3
  • Language lacks clarity.
  • Some information missing.
  • Generally appropriate / not appropriate for a business audience.
  • Separate sections are apparent and/or document styles are inconsistent.
  • Objective is ambiguous.
  • Many spelling or grammatical errors.
0 – 1

Coherence of report

Performance descriptors Marks
  • All sections of the report are fully integrated and in no way contradict each other.
  • The overall plan is complete and is comprehensive enough to guide the project.
4 – 5
  • There are clear relationships between the sections of the plan.
  • Some minor gaps are evident.
  • The plan is complete enough to give general direction to the project.
2 – 3
  • All the sections required are present; there is some linkage between the plans but significant gaps exist.
  • The project will require significant additional guidance to align with its objectives and scope.
0 – 1