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Task Summary
Following group discussions, individually write a 1,200-word report that discusses the strengths,
weaknesses, similarities, and contrasts of PMBoK and PRINCE2 or Agile in contemporary projects.
Context
There are several project management methodologies and approaches that are used in
contemporary project management. Among these are PMBoK, PRINCE2, Waterfall, Agile,
Extreme Programming (XP), and Adaptive Project Framework (APF). Each of them has certain
specific elements that proponents say make it easier to use, more applicable, more robust, or
otherwise more appropriate for particular environments or circumstances. Whilst these
methodologies are all valid and reliable tools for a project manager to use, it is important to be
able to contrast them and to form a view of how they may best be used in a project. This
analysis includes their usefulness, application in various types of projects, and how they view
project risk. Such context can help project managers identify which methodologies/approaches
may be best for specific projects.
ASSESSMENT 2 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title PROJ6000: Principles of Project Management
Assessment Assessment 2 - Individual Report: PMBoK versus PRINCE2 or Agile in
contemporary projects
Individual/Group Individual
Length 1,200 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful
completion of the task below include:
a) Assess the importance of project management concepts
within an organisational context.
b) Compare and contrast project management methodologies
and their application within global project contexts.
c) Identify and analyse the key processes of a project lifecycle.
Submission Due by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 3.2
Weighting 35%
Total Marks 100 marks
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Instructions
In this Assessment, you will write a 1,200-word (+/- 10%) report that considers the
application of a project management methodology to a project as described in an assigned
case study. In particular, you will review the assigned case study, then compare and contrast
the application of the PMBoK project management approach to the highlighted project with
your choice of one of the following methodologies/approaches:
a) PRINCE2, or
b) Agile
The report must use the following headings:
1. INTRODUCTION: Develop an introduction to PMBoK and the other
methodology/approach you have selected (PRINCE2 or Agile) that includes
their background and historical context (approximately 200 words)
2. SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES: List 2–3 similarities and 2–3 differences between them
and why these similarities and differences are relevant to the assigned case study
(approximately 200 words combined)
3. RISK: How each method treats project risk and how these approaches to risk are relevant
to the assigned case study (approximately 200 words)
4. PROJECT CONTEXT: The types of projects in which each is used (approximately 200 words)
5. LIFECYCLE IMPLICATIONS: How each differs across different phases of a project’s lifecycle
(approximately 200 words)
6. APPLICATION: Explain which methodology you would choose to apply for the project in
the assigned case study, and why (approximately 200 words)
Be sure to cite any source material, including learning resources or other academic or industry
literature you research, used to inform your analysis.
You will need to consult the literature and use at least 6 references (and not more than 12
references) from academic and industry sources. The word count does not include the
reference list. Each reference must be cited in-text in your report.
The assessment requires that you submit your report via Blackboard. You do not need to upload
anything relating to your group discussions in Weeks 4 and 5.
Referencing
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more
information on referencing here: https://library.torrens.edu.au/academicskills/apa/tool
Submission Instructions
Submit this task via the Assessment 2 link in the main navigation menu in PROJ6000 – Principles of
Project Management. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS
portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
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Academic Integrity Declaration
I declare that, except where I have referenced, the work I am submitting for this assessment task is
my own work. I have read and am aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy
and Procedure viewable online at: http://www.torrens.edu.au/policies-and-forms
I am aware that I need to keep a copy of all submitted material and their drafts, and I will do so
accordingly.
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Assessment Rubric
Assessment
Attributes
Fail
(Yet to achieve
minimum standard)
0-49%
Pass
(Functional)
50-64%
Credit
(Proficient)
65-74%
Distinction
(Advanced)
75-84%
High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Knowledge and
understanding of
project management
methodologies and
approaches
Demonstrates
knowledge and
understanding of
PMBoK and either
PRINCE2, and/or Agile
methodologies/approac
hes
Percentage for this
criterion = 30%
Demonstrates a limited
understanding of project
management
methodologies and
approaches.
Key components of the
assignment are not
addressed.
Demonstrates a functional
understanding of project
management methodologies
and approaches.
Often conflates/confuses
assertion of personal opinion
with information
substantiated by evidence
from the research/course
materials.
Demonstrates a
thorough knowledge or
understanding of project
management
methodologies and
approaches.
Demonstrates a capacity to
explain and apply relevant
concepts.
Demonstrates a highly
developed knowledge or
understanding of project
management
methodologies and
approaches.
Demonstrates a capacity to
explain in significant detail
and thoughtfully apply
relevant concepts.
Demonstrates a
sophisticated
understanding of project
management
methodologies and
approaches.
Demonstrates an
exceptional capacity to
explain in substantial and
relevant detail critical
concepts and apply these
concepts in a manner that
makes strong connections.
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Analysis and application
with synthesis of new
knowledge
Compares and
evaluates two project
management
methodologies/approac
hes
Percentage for this
criterion = 30%
Limited or no comparison
and evaluation of project
management
methodologies/approache
s.
Limited
application/recommendat
ions based upon analysis
of methodology
similarities and
differences.
Demonstrated basic
comparison and evaluation of
project management
methodologies/approaches.
Demonstrated basic
application/recommendation
s based upon analysis of
methodology similarities and
differences.
Well-developed comparison
and evaluation of project
management
methodologies/approaches.
Well-developed
application/recommendatio
ns based upon proficient
analysis of methodology
similarities and differences.
Thoroughly developed and
creative comparison and
evaluation of project
management
methodologies/approaches.
Thoroughly developed
application/recommendatio
ns based upon to analysis of
methodology similarities
and differences.
Highly sophisticated and
creative comparison and
evaluation of project
management
methodologies/approaches
.
Highly developed
application/recommendati
ons based upon to analysis
of methodology similarities
and differences.
Effective
communication
(written)
Effectively presents two
selected project
management
methodologies/approac
hes and their
distinguishing/differing
elements
Limited ability to present
information related to
two selected project
management
methodologies/approache
s and their distinguishing
elements.
Specialised language and
terminology related to
project management
methodologies/approache
s is rarely or inaccurately
employed.
Presents in a basic manner
information related to two
selected project management
methodologies/approaches
and their distinguishing
elements.
Occasionally employs
specialised language and
terminology related to
project management
methodologies/approaches
with accuracy, with some
inaccuracies.
Presents in a coherent and
readable manner
information related to two
selected project
management
methodologies/approaches
and their distinguishing
elements.
Accurately employs some
specialised language and
terminology related to
project management
methodologies/approaches.
Presents coherently and
concisely information
related to two selected
project management
methodologies/approaches
and their distinguishing
elements.
Accurately employs a wide
range of specialised
language and terminology
related to project
management
methodologies/approaches.
Communicates eloquently,
coherently, concisely, and
creatively information
related to two selected
project management
methodologies/approaches
and their distinguishing
elements.
Discerningly selects and
precisely employs a wide
range of specialised
language and terminology
related to project
management
methodologies/approaches
.
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Percentage for this
criterion = 30%
Meaning is repeatedly
obscured by errors in the
communication of ideas,
including errors in
structure, sequence,
spelling, grammar,
punctuation, and/or the
acknowledgment of
sources.
Meaning is sometimes
difficult to follow.
Information; arguments and
evidence are structured and
sequenced in a way that is
not always clear and logical.
Some errors are evident in
spelling, grammar, and/or
punctuation.
Meaning is easy to follow.
Information, arguments,
and evidence are structured
and sequenced in a way
that is clear and logical.
Occasional minor errors
present in spelling,
grammar, and/or
punctuation.
Engages audience interest.
Information, arguments,
and evidence are structured
and sequenced in a way
that is clear and persuasive.
Spelling, grammar, and
punctuation are mostly free
from errors.
Engages and sustains
audience’s interest.
Information, arguments,
and evidence are insightful,
persuasive, and expertly
presented.
Spelling, grammar, and
punctuation are free from
errors.
Correct citation of key
resources and evidence
Percentage for this
criterion = 10%
Demonstrates
inconsistent use of good
quality, credible, and
relevant resources to
support and develop
ideas.
Less than six references
employed.
Referencing is omitted or
does not resemble APA.
Demonstrates use of credible
and relevant resources to
support and develop ideas,
but these are not always
explicit or well developed.
Referencing resembles APA
with frequent or repeated
errors.
Demonstrates use of
credible resources to
support and develop ideas.
Referencing resembles APA
with occasional errors.
Demonstrates use of good
quality, credible, and
relevant resources to
support and develop
arguments and statements.
APA referencing is free
from errors.
Demonstrates use of highquality, credible, and
relevant resources to
support and develop
arguments and position
statements.
APA referencing is free
from errors.
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The following Subject Learning Outcomes are addressed in this assessment
SLO a) Assess the importance of project management concepts within an organisational context.
SLO b) Compare and contrast project management methodologies and their application within global project contexts.
SLO c) Identify and analyse the key processes of a project lifecycle.