Critical analysis of how a project was/is being managed
3000–4000 words approximately, exclusive of the executive summary, tables, figures, appendices, etc. and excluding all appendices.
Table of contents and numbering (required for assignment)
A comprehensive table of contents is required for assignment, with section numbers, section headings, and page numbers as per the assignment requirements. It will include the List of references, a List of appendices, a List of figures, and a List of tables, all with page numbers indicated. All sections and pages should be fully numbered. At this level of study, you should be able to use the automated table of contents function in MS Word to create a professional report.
-Do not use ‘I, we, you, our’ etc. Assignments should not be written in the ‘first person’.
Software requirement to complete assignment
Software requirements for this assignment will include word processing. If you need to produce a project schedule, a copy of MS Project may be supplied with the study materials.
Refer to the Assignment Guidelines for assistance in completing Assignment. Remember to integrate academic theory into your assignment to support your arguments and proposals. Guidelines for preparation of assignments are provided on the StudyDesk for the course. These are in the form of short videos which explain how to carry out critical analysis of your selected project in relation to the topics for each assignment. You are strongly advised to watch these videos multiple times during the semester to ensure you have an understanding of the expectations of the course examiner.
To carry out this assignment, it will be necessary for you to read other texts and journal articles on managing projects. It is recommended that you use the e-Books and electronic journals available from the USQ Library website.
By now, you should have chosen a project for analysis. If you are working on a very large project, you can use one of its sub-projects for your assignment. If the project is too large, it may increase your workload significantly and it is not recommended.
Refer to the Assignment Guidelines for assistance in completing this assignment. Remember to integrate academic theory into your assignment to support your arguments and proposals.
TOPIC: Critical analysis of how a project was/is being managed
Provide the following:
Title page: Ensure that your document includes a normal report cover sheet or title page that would be expected of a professional document to provide details of report title, author, date, student number, etc. (this is in addition to the electronic mark sheet discussed above). This assignment is a professional academic paper so should be presented as one.
Executive Summary (200–250 words but this does not form part of the assignment word count). The executive summary comes before the table of contents. Read the guidelines and provide a formal Executive Summary with details of why the report was prepared, how it is structured, and what the important findings, conclusions and recommendations are. The Executive Summary relates to the analysis only. (SUGGESTION: this should be written last after you have finished the report.)
Table of contents: This should be a full listing with respective page numbers of executive summary, introduction, main sections, references, individual appendices, and full listing of all figures and tables.
1. Introduction (250 words): Briefly state why your report has been prepared, what project is being analysed, and how your assignment is structured.