objective

Assessable competency

Show us you can:

  • Apply theoretical knowledge of project management to implement and prepare for future projects.

Overview

This Edubit requires you to create and submit a coherent project implementation plan and reflection. There are six tasks based on the learning challenges in this micro-course. The outputs of each challenge constitute the component parts of assembling the implementation plan for the project. If you participated in the OERu online course and completed these challenges, you may edit and improve your original answers before assembling the project charter.

Consult the assessment rubrics before preparing and after completing your submission to ensure that you have met the minimum requirements for achieving this Edubit.

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You must complete six (6) tasks for this Edubit assessment:

Task 1 Candidate’s context
Task 2 Communication plan challenge
Task 3 Getting things done challenge
Task 4 Closure activity challenge
Task 5 Reflection and learning challenge
Task 6 Assemble a project implementation plan and reflection

Task 1: Candidate’s 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: Communication plan challenge

Resource link: Communication plan challenge

Performance indicators

I can:

  • Prepare a communication plan for a project.

Evidence to demonstrate competency

By providing:

  1. A project you have chosen for completing the assessment tasks. The project should ideally be able to be completed within a year, involve a minimum of three stakeholders and require inputs from two or more people to complete the project. Consult the “Your project” learning pathway for more information on choosing a project for this Edubit.
  2. A paragraph with a brief description (four (4) to five (5) sentences) of the project you have selected.
  3. A communication plan overview which identifies:
    • Project name
    • Project manager
    • Plan owner (if applicable)
    • Beginning and completion dates of the project
    • Project objectives and key message points (high level)
    • List of stakeholders
  4. A communication plan matrix describing a minimum of three (3) up to six (6) communication activities. Your matrix should have five columns for each communication activity:
    • Date (or frequency) (when)
    • Team member who is responsible for the communication (who)
    • Target audience (whom)
    • Tool or medium for the communication(s) (how)
    • Key message points (what)

Task 3: Getting things done challenge

Resource link: Getting things done challenge

Performance indicators

I can:

  • Write up an implementation summary to monitor the progress of a selected project task, and create a corresponding change control template for the task.

Evidence to demonstrate competency

By providing:

  1. An implementation summary (300 to 400 words) which describes how to monitor the implementation of a element or task in your identified project that must be completed before another task or element in the project can be completed (i.e. the task you select must be a dependency). You implementation summary must:
    • Specify the objective of the task or project element.
    • Explain why you have selected this task for monitoring in a sentence.
    • Describe the task and its related dependencies
    • Specify the timeline for completion of the task or element
    • Describe a minimum of two appropriate “in progress” measures to monitor progress of the task or element and why these are suitable measures.
    • Describe corrective actions you will take if the task or element does not progress in line with the original plan and who is responsible for the corrective action.
  2. A completed change control template you selected online or created yourself for describing a proposed change of the project task above and analysing its impact for decision making. Your template must:
    • Provide evidence of a change control process
    • Describe and analyse the implications of the proposed change for the project
    • Specify responsibility for completion of the change control process
    • Provide an implementation timetable for the change including how its completion will be monitored
    • Name an appropriate authority for approving the change.

Task 4: Closure activity challenge

Resource link: Closure activity challenge

Performance indicators

I can:

  • Complete a project closure checklist for my project

Evidence to demonstrate competency

By providing:

  1. A project closure checklist with a minimum of five sections correctly completed with appropriate checklist items showing how you plan to close your project. (Checklist available for download in .docx and .odt versions).

Task 5: Reflection and learning challenge

Resource link: Reflection and learning challenge

Performance indicators

I can:

  • Reflect critically on my successes and areas for improvement in project management, and use this experience to advise others

Evidence to demonstrate competency

By providing:

  1. A written reflection (250 to 350 words) based on my experience in preparing (or implementing) a project plan and how this learning will inform future project management. Your reflection must:
    • Identify two aspects of your project management planning (or implementation) which you feel went well. Explain how you will incorporate these lessons into future projects.
    • Identify two aspects of your project management planning (or implementation) which were problematic. Explain why these were a challenge and what you will do to avoid these issues in the future.
    • Explain your biggest challenge undertaking the preparation of an implementation plan for your project and what advice you would give a new project manager undertaking the same task.

Task 6: Assemble a project implementation plan and reflection

Resource link: Assessment rubrics

Performance indicators

I can:

  • Assemble a project implementation plan which is of a standard that can be used to run a project and advise future projects based on my experience of planning a project.

Evidence to demonstrate competency

By providing:

  1. An abridged and coherent project implementation plan to monitor progress of a standard that can be used to run a project. The project implementation plan must include the following elements:
    • Project overview comprising project identification section and statement of project objectives and deliverables (5 Marks)
    • A communication plan matrix (5 Marks)
    • An implementation summary for monitoring a contingent project task (5 Marks)
    • A change control template for the task above (5 Marks)
    • A project closure checklist (5 Marks)
    • A reflection on your project planning (or implementation) experience (5 Marks)
  2. A document presented in a professional business format of a standard that can be used to run a project.
    • Professional presentation and formatting (5 Marks)
    • Coherence of report (5 Marks)