IT Project Manager Consultant Help

Project briefing

IT Project Manager Consultant HelpCongratulations!  You have been successful in gaining an appointment as an IT Project Manager consultant with Virtucon*.

Your assigned project

Please visit the Virtucon website (virtucon.uimagine.edu.au) to learn more about Virtucon, and our range of services (note: you will be prompted to enter your CSU username and password to access this site).

Once you have learned about Virtucon and our ranges of services, please access the Staff area by clicking on ‘Staff Login’ in the main menu and enter:

Username: staff101
Password: staff101

Once logged in to the staff only site, you will be able to access details of the current projects Virtucon is working on.  You have been assigned to the ‘Riverina Agriculture and Lifestyle Show’ project.

To access the project details, please click on ‘Current Projects -> Riverina Agriculture and Lifestyle Show ‘

You also have access to a number of templates to be used throughout the project. To access these please click on ‘Templates’.

Your Client

Your client is Globex Corp. To learn more about Globex and their business and history, please visit the Globex website  (globex.uimagine.edu.au).  You should ensure you visit the Riverina Agriculture and Lifestyle Show page accessed via the ‘RALS’ link in the main menu. (note: you will be prompted to enter your CSU username and password to access this site).

As a Virtucon staff member and in order to gather information for your assigned project, you have been granted temporary access to the Globex staff intranet.  Please access this by navigating to the ‘Staff’ menu option.  You will need to enter:

Username: virtucon101
Password: virtucon101

In this area you will find the current form used to collect information for potential volunteers for the Riverina Agriculture and Lifestyle Show (found under the ‘Documents’ menu option) as well as other information regarding Globex.

IT Project Manager Consultant Help

Next Steps

Once you have read and familiarised yourself with all of this information, please read the requirements for Assessment 3 and Assessment 2 carefully.

It is critical that you ensure you attend or watch the recording of the Online Meeting that will be held in Week 1, as more information and clarification will be provided. You will be allocated to your team during week 1 and 2 and you should arrange a suitable time to meet during week 3.

There are a range of technologies you can use to ‘meet’ in the virtual space, such as Team Viewer, Google hangouts, Skype just to name a few.  It is up to you as a team to select, trial and agree on a preferred method.

*Virtucon and Globex are fictitious companies developed for the educational purposes of ITC306, ITC308 and ITC218.

IMPORTANT: How the project will work

Assessment 3 has been designed to inform your understanding of the scenario and how the subject theory should be applied.

You will work in teams of approximately 4 students while preparing Assessment 3 to facilitate peer-to-peer learning, and to complete the required tasks, however Assessment 3 is not a traditional group assessment.  You will submit individual assessments based on the discussions and outcomes of your team meetings.

A minimum of three team meetings should be held during the session.  Suggested timing of these meetings can be found in the subject schedule.  Assessment 3 also includes a personal reflective piece on your teamwork experience and the role of ICT project manager requires in the IT profession.

Each topic will prepare you for an assessment task and you will be prompted at the end of each topic as to which assessment tasks you should commence working on. However, in the mean time please ensure you familiarise yourself with the project and the subject requirements by following the above.

Note: Work for Assessment 3 commences before Assessment 2 and assists in the preparation of Assessment 2, however it is completed and submitted after Assessment 2.