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ICT618 IT Projects Management
Initiating a Project
Due: 9:00am 28 March 2013
This activity is worth 15% of your final mark [with the addition of the project Proposal mark of 5%, for a total of 20%]
NOTE - This is a group-based activity - the group submits one assessment item and all group members receive the same mark. This assignment addresses the following topics: 1-6, and may require some reading ahead. As appropriate, the work in this assignment should use Microsoft Project.
A project is initiated through a proposal which can be anything from an informal email to a many-paged report. Using the project you were assigned to from InClassActivity 1, complete the following tasks to produce the documentation required to initiate a project.
You must use the templates provided with your text in completing the documents required.
You should use the lecture notes and Chapter 3 of your text as a guideline to the documentation you produce.
You can make any reasonable assumptions. However, any assumptions you make regarding the scenario and context for your chosen project must be documented.
1. Using the project proposal completed as a previous assessment item (InClassActivity1 ) formalise, applying the template provided with your text, a Project Charter for your project. (charter.doc)
2. Prepare the financial section of a business case for the Project. The figures you should use are available in the extra information provided on LMS (Business_case_financial.xls)
3. Create a weighted scoring model to help evaluate candidates for the project manager position. Use at least five criteria for evaluating four potential candidates, and scores for the candidates. Embed a screenshot of the spreadsheet including the chart on one page in your assignment (wtd_decision_matrix.xls)
4. Develop a scope...
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