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Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines

Unit Code


Unit Title

Network Project Management


Trimester-5, 2023

Assessment Type

Group Assignment (maximum five students in a group)

Assessment Title

Assignment 2

Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping)

This assignment assesses the following Unit Learning Outcomes; students should be able to demonstrate their achievements in them.

  1. critically reflect on current project management ethics, research, and theory and practice.

  2. lead and manage projects effectively through planning, leadership, monitoring, teamwork, and global awareness.

  3. evaluate various ICT services management systems.


20% of the total assessment

Total Marks

100; Final Marks = Total Marks x SPARKPLUS RPF Factor

Word count

Minimum of 2000 words


Demonstration/Viva, Week 11, Tuesday, 14th November 2023,

Report, Week 12, Sunday, 24th November 2023, 23:59PM

Submission Guidelines

  • All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date.

  • Students need to submit three files: two document files (proposal and final report) and a Microsoft Project file in Moodle submission link.

  • SPARKPLUS Self & Peer Assessment and Feedback for group assignment is a compulsory task for each student. The SPARKPLUS results will determine the final assignment mark.

  • The assignment document file must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font, and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings.

  • Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using IEEE referencing style.

  • Late submission penalty: a penalty of 10% (of total available marks) per day, 0% score for more than 5 days late submission.


If an extension of time to submit work is required, a Special Consideration Application must be submitted directly through AMS. You must submit this application within three working days of the assessment due date. Further information is available at:

Academic Misconduct

Academic Misconduct is a serious offence. Depending on the seriousness of the case, penalties can vary from a written warning or zero marks to exclusion from the course or rescinding the degree. Students should make themselves familiar with the full policy and procedure available at: For further information, please refer to the Academic Integrity Section in your Unit Description.

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 or related project.

  • Establish an appropriate project management plan, and quality environment required to complete the chosen project.

  • Analyse project issues, conduct post-project review and make recommendations for improvements for future projects.



  • This assignment is a group assignment, and the groups will be created randomly. Students will work in maximum groups of five and only the group leader will submit the files required at Moodle assignment submission link. Note that at least 20% penalty marks will be implemented if more than one student submitting similar file and cause very high similarities.

  • SPARKPLUS is Self & Peer Assessment and Feedback for group assignments. It is an individual and compulsory task for each student. The SPARKPLUS RPF will determine the final assignment mark. This factor is generated by the SPARKPLUS website as soon as the group members do the SPARKPLUS review task. Please read Student’s SPARKPLUS Guideline in the assignment folder for how to use it. Note if you do not submit the SPARKPLUS review, there will be some penalty marks for it.


Assignment Description

Digital transformation is the integration of digital technologies into all aspects of a business. The new disruptive technologies include artificial intelligence, cloud computing, big data and the internet of things. These technologies are changing how nations, industries and corporations function. Digital transformation is reshaping business and industries. It poses risk and opportunity for businesses, risk of perishing if businesses don’t adopt these technologies quickly and opportunity of flourishing when using these technologies. Hence there are lots of projects that companies must achieve throughout the journey of digital transformation.


In this assessment task, students first need to do research regarding Digital Transformation and then identify a successful Digital Transformation project. Research on a project in your selected area and find suitable topics that fit the group’s research interest. Choose a clear and succinct project since this will lead to the main assignment.


Based on this previous research, students will then develop a similar project for the main assignment. You need to prepare a proposal including its final report of the project. The proposal template is available on Moodle. The project duration should be at least 6 months or more. Before starting, seek approval for the proposed project from your laboratory tutor. Note that each group should not have a similar project topic to other groups, your tutor will check this matter.


The following points must be considered in writing the project report.

  • 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 depth of analysis, research, references, and integration of all aspects of project management.

  • Assessment will be based on how realistic the project is and its presentation. The timeline, budget, and quality of the work must be realistic, justifiable, and sufficiently attractive to win a tender for a real project.

  • Microsoft Project as a project management software must be used for this assignment.

Project Report Requirements


Below are the selected topics that must include in the report:

  • Providing background of the Digital Transformation project and analyse this successful project.

  • Write a Project Scope based on your chosen topic. Project Scope should include Project Tittle, Project Objective, Deliverables, Milestone, and Limitation.

  • Provide Stakeholder Analysis and Communication Management.

  • Create Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Schedule, Cost, and Resources estimations using Microsoft Project based on your chosen topic. You need to make assumptions about the resources and provide a rough estimation of cost. Write a proper report regarding WBS, Schedule, Cost, and Resource Estimation. In addition, analyse how this project can create income continually.

  • If you were asked to complete the project 2 weeks earlier by reducing the duration of some of the tasks in the project, discuss and analyse which activities you would target for it.

  • Provide Risk Management and Ethical Issues Analysis.

  • Provide Customer Feedback and the Lessons Learnt.

Note that your report must be presented using the headings and subheadings above or as stated on the marking criteria guideline. Besides this, students need to have regular project meetings and include the meeting minutes of each project meeting as an appendix at the end of the project report.


You need to submit three files in the Assignment 2 Submission Link:

  1. Proposal file named YourGroupName Proposal.docx

  2. Final report file named YourGroupName FinalReport.docx

  3. Microsoft Project file named YourGroupName MSProject.mpp


In Week 12 during the laboratory and tutorial, your tutor will ask questions regarding your project’s report and its relation to your Microsoft Project (WBS, Schedule, Cost, Resource, Gantt Chart, and Network Diagram). All members of the groups must be present to answer the viva questions.


Marking Criteria





Research Background

  • Cleary identify a Digital Transformation project and provide background explanation.

  • Analyse the successful story of the project.


Project Scope

  • Well-presented Project Scope Plan including Project Tittle, Project Objective, Deliverables, Milestone and Limitation.


Stake Holder Analysis

  • Well-presented Stakeholder Analysis.

  • Well-presented Communications Management Plan including communication matrix.


and Communication



Work Breakdown

  • Well-organised Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) which is in line with Schedule, Estimate Costs, and Resources Plans on Microsoft Project.

  • Well-presented WBS, Schedule, Cost, and Resources analysis on the report.

  • Well-analysed explanation that the project can create income.


Structure (WBS),

Schedule, Cost and

Resource Plan



Project Crashing

  • Well-presented Project Crashing for 2 weeks.


Risk Management and

  • Well-presented Risk Management Plan, including identifying and managing the risk; also providing risk matrix.

  • Well-discussed Ethical Issues Analysis of the project using PMI using Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.


Ethical Issues


Customer Feedback

  • Well-presented Customer Feedback Form


and Lesson Learnt

  • Well-presented Lesson Learnt


Reference Style and Report Presentation

  • The report should follow IEEE reference style and it should have both in-text citations with a minimum of ten references list.

  • Nice presentation of the report including format report, spelling, and grammar.


Meeting Minutes

  • Well-presented at least three meeting minutes.



  • Student should demonstrate their Microsoft Project which includes WBS, Schedule, Cost, Resource, Gantt Chart, and Network Diagram.

  • The demonstration/viva will be conducted during the laboratory in Week 11.


Total Marks



RPF Factor

Final Marks = Total Marks x RPF Factor

Marking Rubric




>= 80%


70% – 79%


60% – 69%


50% – 59%



Initiating (Project Scope) up until Closing (Lesson Learnt) Categories

The student demonstrates outstanding understanding and content knowledge beyond the scope required by the assignment


The student demonstrates good knowledge and understanding of the relevant subject matter.

The student demonstrates basic knowledge of the topic area.

The student has limited knowledge and understanding of relevant content.

The student shows little evidence of knowing the relevant content.

Reference Style and Report Presentation

Clear styles with an excellent source of references. The report is presented professionally.

Clear referencing style.

The report is written properly with some minor mistakes.

Generally good referencing style.

The report is mostly good but has some structure or presentation problems.

Unclear referencing style.

The report is presented acceptably.

Lacks consistency with many errors.

The report is presented carelessly with poor structure.

Meeting Minutes

Excellent and detailed meeting minutes were provided.

Team members give an excellent contribution.

Very good meeting minutes were provided.

Team members give a good contribution.

Good meeting minutes were provided.

Team members give an average contribution.

Satisfactory meeting minutes were provided.

Team members provide a little contribution.

Unsatisfactory meeting minutes or meeting minutes were not provided. Team members do not give any




The student demonstrates full knowledge of the project presentation and provides an interesting presentation sequence of information

that one can follow easily.

The student demonstrates good knowledge of the project presentation and provides a logical sequence of information

that can be followed.

The student demonstrates average knowledge for the project presentation and provides an average logical sequence of presentation.

The student demonstrates average knowledge for the project presentation and provides no logical sequence of information

with few mistakes.

The student demonstrates poor knowledge of the project presentation and provides no logical sequence of information

with lots of mistakes.