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Assessment Information

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Assessment 2 Information

Subject Code: MBA642 Subject Name: Project Initiation, Planning and Execution Assessment Title Project Performance Assessment Type: Length:

Individual Presentation 8 slides (no more)

Weighting: 30% Total Marks: Submission:

100 Online via Turnitin

Due Date: Week 10 .

Your task Evaluate project performance in the initiation, planning and execution stages, utilising project management software. Assessment Description. In this individual assessment, students will be given an opportunity to evaluate project management software for overall project performance and compliance with quality standards.

Assessment Instructions

• Evaluate 5 current project management software options and explain the benefits and shortcomings of each.

• Explain how the software addresses the requirements of the 3 stages of a project plan, as stated in the brief above.

• Use screenshots of the software examples you have chosen to assist in explaining your opinions. • Prepare slides as if presenting, although you will only be handing in a presentation. Place your full set

of notes in the ‘notes’ areas relevant to your slide headings. 2,000 words. • There will be additional information which gives a fuller description of the assessment requirements

along with KBS presentation guidelines. This will be posted on the myKBS Assessment page. • Please refer to the assessment marking guide to assist you in completing all the assessment criteria.

You are required to use at least 12 sources of information and reference these in accordance with Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style. These may include websites, government publications, industry reports, census data, journal articles, and newspaper articles. These references should be presented as a reference list at the end of your presentation.

Assessment Information

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA Copyright Regulations 1969 This material has been reproduced and communicated to you by or on behalf of Kaplan Business School pursuant to Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968 (‘Act’). The material in this communication may be subject to copyright under the Act. Any further reproduction or communication of this material by you may be the subject of copyright protection under the Act. Kaplan Business School is a part of Kaplan Inc., a leading global provider of educational services. Kaplan Business School Pty Ltd ABN 86 098 181 947 is a registered higher education provider CRICOS Provider Code 02426B.

Assignment Submission This file must be submitted as a ‘PPT’ document to avoid any technical issues that may occur from incorrect file format upload. Uploaded files with a virus will not be considered as a legitimate submission. Turnitin will notify you if there is an issue with the submitted file. In this case, you must contact your workshop facilitator via email and provide a brief description of the issue and a screenshot of the Turnitin error message. You are also encouraged to submit your work well in advance of the deadline to avoid any possible delay with the Turnitin similarity report or any other technical difficulties.

Late assignment submission penalties Penalties will be imposed on late assignment submissions in accordance with Kaplan Business School “late assignment submission penalties” policy.

Number of days

Penalty

1* – 9 days 5% per day for each calendar day late deducted from the total marks available

10 – 14 days 50% deducted from the total marks available. After 14 days Assignments that are submitted more than 14 calendar days after

the due date will not be accepted, and the student will receive a mark of zero for the assignment(s).

Note Notwithstanding the above penalty rules, assignments will also be given a mark of zero if they are submitted after assignments have been returned to students

*Assignments submitted at any stage within the first 24 hours after the deadline will be considered to be one day late and therefore subject to the associated penalty

For more information, please read the full policy via https://www.kbs.edu.au/wp- content/uploads/2019/07/KBS_Assessment-Policy_June-2019_Final.pdf

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Assessment Information

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA Copyright Regulations 1969 This material has been reproduced and communicated to you by or on behalf of Kaplan Business School pursuant to Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968 (‘Act’). The material in this communication may be subject to copyright under the Act. Any further reproduction or communication of this material by you may be the subject of copyright protection under the Act. Kaplan Business School is a part of Kaplan Inc., a leading global provider of educational services. Kaplan Business School Pty Ltd ABN 86 098 181 947 is a registered higher education provider CRICOS Provider Code 02426B.

Important Study Information

Academic Integrity Policy

KBS values academic integrity. All students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Academic Integrity and Conduct Policy.

What is academic integrity and misconduct? What are the penalties for academic misconduct? What are the late penalties? How can I appeal my grade?

Click here for answers to these questions: http://www.kbs.edu.au/current-students/student-policies/.

Word Limits for Written Assessments

Submissions that exceed the time limit by more than 10% will cease to be marked from the point at which that limit is exceeded.

Study Assistance

Students may seek study assistance from their local Academic Learning Advisor or refer to the resources on the MyKBS Academic Success Centre page. Click here for this information.

http://www.kbs.edu.au/current-students/student-policies/
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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA Copyright Regulations 1969 This material has been reproduced and communicated to you by or on behalf of Kaplan Business School pursuant to Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968 (‘Act’). The material in this communication may be subject to copyright under the Act. Any further reproduction or communication of this material by you may be the subject of copyright protection under the Act. Kaplan Business School is a part of Kaplan Inc., a leading global provider of educational services. Kaplan Business School Pty Ltd ABN 86 098 181 947 is a registered higher education provider CRICOS Provider Code 02426B.

MBA642 Assessment Marking Rubric – Individual Presentation 30%

Marking Criteria

F (Fail) 0 – 49%

P (Pass) 50 – 64%

C (Credit) 65 – 74%

D (Distinction) 75 – 84%

HD (High Distinction) 85 -100%

Analysis of Positive Software Features __/20 marks

The analysis does not move beyond a description of the

learning experience.

Attempts to analyse positive features but these are vague

and unclear.

Analyses several of the positive features and makes several

connections to how the learning can be applied.

Analyses many of the positive features and makes many

connections to how the learning can be applied

There is an in-depth analysis of the positive features and the value of the derived learning.

Analysis of Shortcoming __/20 marks

The analysis does not move beyond a description of the

learning experience.

Attempts to analyse shortcomings, but these are

vague and unclear.

Analyses several shortcomings and makes connections to how

the learning can be applied.

Analyses many shortcomings and makes connections to applying the

learning

There is an in-depth analysis of shortcomings and the value of

the derived learning.

Visual presentation __/20 marks

Not all material is relevant and/or is disorganised, lacks

structure or impact

Material presented is relevant but lacks structure

or visual impact

Material included is relevant to the topic and has been

structured. The visual aspect is limited

Material is carefully structured with a clear message and visual effect

Material is imaginatively presented resulting in clarity of

message

Structure and Formatting. __/20 marks

The writing style is unclear; lacks logical flow and structure;

numerous spelling and grammatical errors.

Writing style lacks clarity, flaws in flow and structure,

some use of academic language, several spelling or

grammatical errors

The writing style is mostly clear; Mostly written in discipline-

specific academic language; Some spelling or grammatical

errors.

The writing style is clear; Correct use of discipline-specific academic language: some minor spelling or

grammatical errors.

The writing style is clear; Fluent use of discipline-specific

academic language: no spelling or grammatical errors.

Theory, research and referencing __/20 marks

Total marks __/100

Many errors in logical flow and structure, argument sourced from non-academic literature. No discussion of academic

research. Cites very few sources.

Some errors in logical flow and structure, basic

discussion of relevant theory sourced from a minimal

number of academic sources. Little discussion of

relevant research.

Sound logical flow and structure, a broad discussion of

relevant theory sourced from academic literature. Relevant

research acknowledged but not discussed. Cites several

sources.

Good logical flow and structure, an argument supported by detailed

relevant theory and research sourced from numerous

and varied academic sources.

Excellent logical flow and structure, an argument supported by a comprehensive discussion of relevant theory and research

sourced from numerous and varied academic sources.

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