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CRICOS Provider No. 00103D ass 3 itech 7401 leaderhsip blog 2015-17.docx Page 1 of 3 Assignment 3 ITECH 7401 Leadership for IT Project Management Task Leadership Blog Due Date Week 11 – Leadership Blog – Fri, Oct 2, 2015 – by Fri, 5:00 pm Worth 20% (30 marks) Purpose The purpose of this task is to encourage students to expand their thinking through reading and sharing of their ideas in a web 2.0 format used by many project managers. Learning Outcomes The following learning outcomes are reinforced in the completion of this task: K5, S2, S3 and A1. Background A blog is a discussion or informational site published on the web consisting of regular entries or posts in chronological order. A blog features diary-type commentary and links to articles on other websites. Many blogs focus on a particular topic; team blogs will focus on an area of project management leadership. Blogs are useful for first time and experienced project managers, and are widely used in the industry. The purpose of your project management leadership blog is to share the results of your research and investigations with other members of your team, and gather their feedback regarding your thoughts and ideas. For some examples project management blogs see: http://projectnewstoday.com/2013-top-25-projectmanagement-blogs/ Requirements Students are required to work in a team (three to 5 members). Each individual student is required to select a journal article on some area of project management leadership related to the course, or extending the course ideas, and write a blog reviewing the journal article, providing a critique of the ideas including conclusions and lessons learned (approximately 1000 words). The review should be supported by references from literature, demonstrating wider reading and critical thinking. Each team member’s blog will be reviewed by the other team members (approximately 100 words per review). Each team member will be required to review two other team member’s blogs. Each team will submit the aggregated blogs, articles and team members’ reviews. Team blogs maybe created in Word, in Moodle or some other forum. CRICOS Provider No. 00103D Page 2 of 3 NOTE: Each student should confirm the appropriateness of their journal article with the course lecturer and/or tutor completing this assignment. A list of topic areas is provided below:  types of projects  history of project management  project management skills  models of change  managing resistance to change  organisational culture  sources of conflict  resolving conflict  strategies for negotiation Academic Presentation: Blogs should be presented in accordance with:  General Guide to Referencing: http://federation.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/164121/FedUniGeneral-Guide-to-Referencing-2014.pdf  General Guide to Writing and Study Skills: http://federation.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/190044/2014-General-Guide-to-Writing-and-StudySkills.pdf, see pp.35-36. For further help on report writing, see: http://sydney.edu.au/business/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/90359/Txt_business_reports.pdf Submission: For Mt Helen students a blog will be created for your team in moodle (check with your course lecturer). The blog will be marked within the Moodle shell. Partner students please check with your course lecturer. Please refer to the Course Description for information regarding late assignments, extensions, special consideration, and plagiarism. A reminder all academic regulations can be accessed via the university’s website, see: http://federation.edu.au/staff/governance/legal/feduni-legislation Feedback and Marks: Feedback and marks will be provided in Moodle. Marks will also be available in FDL Marks. Time Required: Preparation for this task will take approximately 20 hours. CRICOS Provider No. 00103D ass 3 itech 7401 leaderhsip blog 2015-17.docx Page 3 of 3 Assessment Criteria & Feedback Student Leadership Blog: Criteria Marking Scale Poor Excellent 1 …………………. 5 team – submission of aggregated blogs 0 individual – quality of discussion review of article 0 individual – quality of conclusions and lessons learned 0 individual – evidence of research 0 individual – copy of journal article 0 individual – reviews of other student’s blogs conducted and included 0 Total Mark [30 marks] 30.0 Total Worth [20%] 20.0 Comments Marked by Date

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