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Project Management Methodologies

Project Management Methodologies

Value: 5%

Project Management MethodologiesDue date: 11-Aug-2017

Return date: 01-Sep-2017

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Task

In topics 1 & 2 you have been introduced to various project methodologies and processes. In 700 words, demonstrate your knowledge of these.

Ensure you address the following areas:

1.Define what a methodology is and the role it serves in p

2.Familiarise yourselves with the various methodologies in the list below. Choose two methodologies from this list to compare and contrast, analysing the similarities and differences between them both.

3.Finally, identify how your chosen methodologies and processes relate to the project life cycle (PLC):

List of project methodologies and processes

Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

PRINCE2

SDLC

Waterfall

Agile

Rationale

In this assessment you will be covering the following learning outcomes as outlined in the MSI:

Be able to differentiate between a range of project life cycle models, and their appropriate application

Be able to identify and reflect on the key elements of the PMBOK framework

Marking criteria

Criterion

High Distinction

Distinction

Credit

Pass

Fail

Explains and

Explains and

Explains and

Explains and

An extremely basic

critically evaluates

analyses the

discusses the

explanation of the

Provides a

examines the

the definition of a

definition of a

definition of a

definition of a

definition of a

definition of a

project

project

project

project

project

project

methodology using

methodology

methodology in

methodology, and

methodology.

methodology

language, detailed

using their own

their own words

the answer is

using their own

judgement and

words, reinforced

and using

expressed poorly

(10 marks)

words and a range

evaluation of

with a range of

appropriate

or not in own

of terminology.

sources.

informed opinions

language.

words.

Provides an

explanation of

Explains and

Explains and

Explains and

Explains and

the role project

critically evaluates

analyses the role

examines role

discusses the role

An extremely basic

methodology

the role of project

project

project

of project

explanation of the

plays in relation

methodology and

methodology

methodology

methodology in

role of project

to project

the relationship to

plays in relation to

plays in relation to

relation to project

methodology.

management.

project

project

project

management.

management.

managemen.

management.

(20 Marks)

Two selected

Explains and

Explains and

Explains and

Explains and

An extremely basic

methodologies

critically evaluates

analyses the

examines the

discusses the

explanation of the

are compared and

the comparisons

comparisons and

comparisons and

comparisons and

comparisons and

Criterion

contrasted.

(20 Marks)

The similarities and differences between the methodologies are provided.

(20 Marks)

High Distinction and contrasts between two selected methodologies.

Distinction

contrasts between two selected methodologies

Explains and

Explains and

critically evaluates

analyses the

the similarities and

similarities and

differences

differences

between the

between the

methodologies

methodologies

chosen.

chosen

Methodologies

Explains and

Explains and

are related to the

critically evaluates

analyses the

project life cycle.

the methodologies

methodologies

related to the

related to the

(20 Marks)

project life cycle.

project life cycle.

Credit

contrasts between two selected methodologies.

Explains and examines the similarities and differences between the methodologies chosen.

Explains and examines the methodologies related to the project life cycle.

Correct

The sources are

referencing of

valid and are

The sources are

The sources are

sources (APA 6th

derived from wide

commendable and

adequate and

ed citation) to

range of resources.

are all correctly

largely correctly

reinforce

They are all

sourced and

sourced, and

findings.

correctly sourced

presented.

presented.

(10 Marks)

and presented.

Pass contrasts between two selected methodologies.

Explains and discusses the similarities and differences between the methodologies chosen.

Explains and discusses the methodologies related to the project life cycle.

The sources are adequate and largely correctly sourced, and presented.

Fail contrasts between two selected methodologies.

An extremely basic explanation of the similarities and differences between the methodologies chosen.

An extremely basic explanation of the methodologies related to the project life cycle.

The sources are extremely limited and incorrectly sourced.

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