Leading Lean Projects

PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects Term 3, 2018
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PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects
Assessment Specification
Individual Assessment (40%)
Due Date: 23:55 AEST Week 9, Monday (14 Jan, 2019)
Length: 2500 – 3000 words (excluding references and appendix)
Case study: Organising a world class sporting event emphasizing on
lean project management.
General Assessment Criteria
Incomprehensible submissions. Assessments provide the opportunity for students to
demonstrate their knowledge and skills to achieve the required standard. To do this, assessment
responses need to be both clear and easy to understand. If not, the University cannot determine
that students have demonstrated their knowledge and skills. Assessments will, therefore, be
marked according to the marking criteria (accompanied by the marking rubric). Failing to meet
the requirements may result in 0 (zero) marks where relevant.
Do not reproduce statements from PMBOK or PRINCE2 or any other references
without proper context.
Example 1:
Leadership is knowledge, skills, and behavior required to guide, motivate and direct a team to
achieve its business goals (copied from page 56 of PMBOK), as this is considered plagiarism,
instead you must show how you would apply that statement to your case.
Example 2:
PMBOK version 6 constitutes 10 knowledge areas, 5 process groups and 49 process activities
PRINCE2 consists of 7 Principles, 7 Themes and 7 Processes.
Produce your answers for the case in question. DO NOT write about the theory or
explain what PMBOK, PRINCE2, DMAIC methodology, etc covers. That will not
attract any marks. You should demonstrate the application of the best practices not the
Discuss with your lecturer / tutor if you need help.
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Word count limit (excluding references and appendix). Your submission should be made
using Microsoft WORD document of 2,500 – 3,000 words. Text length less than 2500 words
will be penalised by 5% of the total available marks while text beyond the 3000 word limit
shall attract a penalty as follows:

3001 – 3300 words: 5 marks
3301 – 3600 words: 10 marks
more than 3601 words: 15 marks

Late penalty. Late submissions will attract penalties at 5% for each calendar day or part thereof
that it is late of the total available mark for the individual assessment item. This means that, for
an assessment worth 40 marks, the mark that you earn is reduced by 2 marks each calendar day
that the assessment is late (including part-days and weekends). See s4.58 in the Assessment
Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Check with marking criteria. Before submitting your assignment you should check it against
the assessment criteria and the marking rubric included in this specification to ensure that you
have satisfactorily addressed all the criteria that will be used to mark your assignment.
Academic language. All submissions should be thoroughly proof-read for spelling,
typographical or grammatical errors before being submitted. Do not reply on the ‘spell-check’
function in your word processing program. If, for example, ‘affect’ is substituted for ‘effect’,
your program may not detect the error.
Academic Integrity
All assignments will be checked for plagiarism (material copied from other students and/or
material copied from other sources) using TurnItIn (TII). If you are found to have plagiarised
material or if you have used someone else’s words without appropriate referencing, you will
be penalised for plagiarism which could result in 0 (zero) marks for the whole assignment. In
some circumstances a more severe penalty may be imposed. The link to the University’s
Academic Misconduct Procedures is available in the unit profile.
Useful information about academic integrity (avoiding plagiarism) can be found at:
CQ University referencing guides
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Submission requirements
No Zipped files. Students must NOT zip the MS Word document or submit it as one single
zip/compressed file.
Means of submission. All assignments must be submitted electronically in Moodle. The
submission links can be accessed through the Assessment block on the Moodle unit website.
Physical copies/Email submissions are not accepted.
Auto-submission. Moodle implements an auto-submission process for those items uploaded
and left as drafts before the original deadline. However, any assessments uploaded after the
original deadline must be manually submitted by the students.
Please note that auto-submission process does not work for assessments which have
extensions. Auto-submission only works where the original deadline of an assessment has not
changed. If you are submitting after the deadline (original or extended), you must complete
the Moodle submission process. Further details on completing the submission process are
available via the ‘Moodle Help for Students’ link in the SUPPORT block of your Moodle
Warning. Having said that, however, you should not completely rely on Moodle’s autosubmission functionality because it has not been proved to be reliable in the past. Each
student should make sure they submit their assignment before the deadline by manually
clicking on the submission button.
Complete and correct submission. Assignments, once submitted, are FINAL and
therefore cannot be modified. Students bear all the onus to ensure that their submissions are
correct (correct files in correct format) and complete before submitting to Moodle.
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You have been given a task to organise a prestigious world class event. You may choose either:

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the FIFA 2022 World Cup football tournament to be held in Qatar


the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham, UK

You may refer to the recently concluded 2018 World Cup in Russia
https://www.fifa.com/worldcup or the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
(https://gc2018.com/) as reference sites to organise these games.
Your tasks
This assessment item requires you to work INDIVIDUALLY. As the project manager in
charge of delivering such as an important world sporting event, you are required to produce a
REPORT to be submitted to the organising committee.
1. With regards to the event that you have chosen to organise, identify and elaborate
a. The processes from PMBOK or Prince2 that you would use to help with the
stakeholder management
b. The critical stakeholders for the event
2. In what ways would you have implemented lean project management for this
event? (You need to identify and elaborate the areas and opportunities where you
can eliminate waste).
3. Identify and elaborate processes from PMBOK, PRINCE2, Organisational Project
Management (OPM), Agile Practices and Lean Six Sigma (DMAIC Methodology)
that could be used to implement lean project management.
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Important Information
Formatting. The report should be presented in 1.5 line spacing, 12 point Times New Roman
font. Report section headings and numbering 1.0, 1.1.2 etc. is expected.
Supporting diagrams / figures may be presented in other formats – Excel, PowerPoint
slides, PDF documents, as part of the appendix and will not count towards the essay’s word
limit. The reference list will also not be included in the word count.
Tables should be placed in the report. It should be labelled correctly (Table 1, Table 2 etc)
and shall be included in the word count.
The submission should contain a coherent, but necessarily restricted review of the academic
literature on the project management topics in question. The literature review should be
integrated into the essay, not a separate section. Do not include an executive summary or an
This assessment item involves researching your assigned topic to enhance your understanding
of lean project management concepts and utilisation of academic literature. Whilst you use
the recommended textbooks and lecture materials, you may also refer to relevant peer
reviewed, academic journal articles. A reference list (comprising between 5 – 10 references)
formatted in the prescribed APA style is compulsory.
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Assessment Criteria
Marking Criteria:
Your assignment will be assessed on the extent and quality to which it meets each of the
following criteria:

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No Attributes (%)
1 a) Correct usage of processes for effective stakeholder management 3
1 b) Correct identification of critical stakeholders 3
2 Ways or areas to implement lean project management 8
3 Identify and elaborate processes from PMBOK, PRINCE2, Organisational
Project Management (OPM) Agile Practices and Lean Six Sigma
(DMAIC Methodology) that could support your lean project
Processes Elaboration Marks
Agile 2
Lean Six
4 Clarity of expression, grammar, spelling and correct APA style
Total 40


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Assessment Due Date 23:55 AEST Week 9, Monday (14 Jan, 2019)
Type Individual Work
Weighting 40%

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