MN601 Network Project Management Assignment Help

Purpose of the Assessment:

The purpose of this assignment is to develop a well-researched project planning document based on the overall parameters of a networking related project, establish an appropriate project management plan, and quality environment required to complete the chosen project. Furthermore, analyse project issues, conduct post-project review (i.e., lessons learned) and make recommendations for improvements for future projects.

In this assessment task, you will present a proposal for the major project assignment as a team of 3-4 members. Proposal template is available on Moodle. The project must be selected from the networking or the telecommunication area.

The project duration should not be less than 12 Months. Before starting, seek approval for the proposed project from your laboratory tutor. Address all stages of Project Management as outlined in the unit. A suitable project management software  must be used.

Assignment Description

The project report should include all phases of a project life cycle, i.e. Initiating, Planning, Executing and Closing. Project Management Plan helps the management team to maintain a constant focus towards delivering the project in accordance with the customer needs and expectations.

The development of such a plan begins with the business case (refined from the Project Charter), project objectives and goals, success criteria, scope, high-level schedule, stakeholder expectations, communication plan, benefits and costs, governance and resourcing, management approach, risk management plan, and potential ethical issues.

The project documents ensure a consistent understanding of the project, help to set expectations, and identify resources necessary to move the project to the next level of detailed planning. Every project must be delivered in a manner that captures the user’s trust and confidence in the chosen projects ability to effectively and efficiently deliver quality services/products. In order to ensure project success, it is imperative that good project management principles are used early in the planning stages. As the project becomes more defined, the Project Management Plan becomes the tool by which the project is managed effectively.

Students should include all aspects of the project as if they were the Project Manager and it is a requirement of the subject that they include the use of software (e.g. Microsoft Project). Students are expected to show evidence of self-directed reading and research using credible resources including, but not limited to their prescribed text. The assignment will be marked on the basis of depth of analysis, research, references and integration of all aspects of project management.

Assessment will be on the basis of the realistic nature of the project and how well it is presented. You should present the final document in a form that would be consistent with the details of your chosen project, and written in Business English in a report format. Make sure that the timeline, the budget and the quality of the work is realistic, justifiable and sufficiently attractive to win a tender for a real project.

Requirements:

Form a team of 3-4 members and work co-operatively to complete the chosen project. The project report must cover at least the following aspects:

  • A clear outline of the project including title, start and end date, goals and objectives, etc.
  • Project requirements (both functional and non-functional)
  • Project team members (title, skills/expertise, not names!)
  • Project plan, including:
  1. Projectscope
  2. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  3. Estimated time-line
  4. Resource needs
  5. Gantt Chartand Network Diagram
  6. Estimated cost
  7. Quality plan
  8. Stake holder analysis
  9. Communications plan
  10. Risks management plan
  11. Ethical issues analysis
  12. Project deployment plan
  • Crash the total project duration by 2 weeks.
  • Use software (e.g. Microsoft Project) to complete WBS, allocate time and resources, apply cost, and prepare Gantt chart and Network Diagram.
  • Project Signoff (on a separate page)
  • Post project review and recommendations

Submission guidelines:

The report should have a consistent, professional, and well-organized appearance. Create the report (Minimum 1800 Words) showing extensive use of MS Project.

  1. The report should include the following:
    • A cover page listing students name and ID, tutor name, and Assignment-2 as title.
    • The assignment must use 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font with appropriate section headings.
    • The report must include all sections listed in the Marking Criteria, with appropriate heading and sub-headings to create a well-presented and readable repot.
    • Reference sources (IEEE style) must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list.
  2. The assignment must be submitted as a soft (electronic) copy under Moodle. The page number must appear on each page.
Marking criteria:

Sections to be included in the report

Contents of the section

Marks

Section-1: Executive summary, introduction, logical structure and conclusion

Executive summary, table of contents, introduction, logical flow of information and conclusion for the major project. The project should use a meaningful project title and a reasonable time period of 12 months or more.

5

Section-2: Project scope and project requirements. Project crashing.

Well focused project Scope, WBS, estimation of Time, Cost, Quality key stakeholder s’ roles and responsibilities including project team. List of functional and non- functional requirements. Method for crashing the project time by 2 weeks.

15

Section-3: Project stakeholders, communications, risk management plan, and ethical issues.

Stakeholder analysis, communication matrix, risk matrix, and ethical issues.

10

Section-4: Project Management software outputs

The demonstration of scheduling, resourcing, and costing of different activities and tasks using a Project Management software. Required charts/graphs (Gantt chart, Network diagram, etc.) as extracted from the software.

10

Section-5: Project Deployment plan

Description of project deployment plan.

4

Section-6: Project signoff, project review and recommendations

Project signoff letter, post-project review and recommendations.

3

Section-7: Reference and appendices

IEEE

3

Total

50

Marking Rubric

Grade

Marks Quality

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Marks Quality

Grade

Marks Quality

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Marks Quality

HD 80-100%

D 70-79%

CR 60-69%

P 50-59%

Fail <50%

Quality: Excellent

Very Good

Good

Satisfactory

Unsatisfactory

All topics are pertinent and covered in depth. Ability to think critically and source material is demonstrated

Topics are relevant and soundly analysed.

Generally relevant and analysed.

Some relevance and briefly presented.

This is not relevant to