Overview of assignment
This is a group assignment for on-campus students (off-campus/distance education students may work on the presentation assignment individually).
On-campus students will be organised into groups of three (3) people. Groups will be organised in the weekly workshops in weeks 1 to 2. Groups and preferred topics must be communicated to the tutor by the end of week -2 and your tutor will finalise your topics by the end of week 3.
Students must not change their tutorial/workshop class after week 2.
Each group is to give a presentation about an aspect of project management. The intention is that no topic should be covered more than once during the term, so the tutor will approve topics on a first come basis.
For on-campus students the class presentations will commence in week 6. Your local tutor will schedule when your topic is to be presented in your workshop. However, all the research and preparation for the presentations must be completed and submitted in Moodle before the start of week 6 (when class presentations commence). See the exact due date and time in Moodle and in the unit profile. Note that marks cannot be awarded until after your class presentation.
For off-campus students you are required to submit a recording of your presentation as well as your resources for the presentation (slides, handouts etc.). All the research and preparation for the presentations must be completed and submitted in Moodle before the start of week 6. See the exact due date and time in Moodle and in the unit profile.
You must provide your tutor with the details of the members of your group and your top two preferred topics by the end of week two. This allows time for you to negotiate an alternative topic if necessary. However, the earlier you send the tutor details about your group and your preferred topic, the more likely you are to get your preferred topic.
Your tutor will notify you about the topic you are finally allocated and when your group is scheduled to present in class. The topics and presentation schedule must to be finalised by the end of Week 3.
Your presentation can be about:
1. Any area of project management that is related to the weekly topics and adds a significant body of new material, a different perspective or depth to the information already covered in the course lecture material. It is important that you extend your knowledge and that of the class beyond what will be covered in this unit during the term.
There is scope to research and present more information about many of the weekly topics. For example, in the Quality Management week students may wish to investigate Six Sigma further or ICT students may wish to cover more detail about quality management in the Software Engineering discipline.
2. Any other topic that is related to project management that is approved by your tutor. Some suggested topics are provided in Appendix B of this document.
You are expected to find appropriate reference material (at least three, good, recent, relevant references).
Remember to relate your presentation to managing a project and explain the significance of your content to project management. Often this is best illustrated with examples from your experience or actual project management scenarios.
Overview of assignment