Module Code :- BSOM071
Assignment Type :- Assignment
Level :- 7
Credit Value :- 20
Assessment title: A S1 Individual Reflection Report
BSOM071 Fundamentals of Project Management Assignment – UK.
Please read this assessment brief in its entirety before starting work on the Assessment Task.
The Assessment Task :-
Evidence from practice and project management theory indicates that effective teamwork and good group dynamics play a very important role towards project success. It is important to create a successful project team and some of the most common issues faced by project teams are:
Lack of trust
Conflict and tension
Not sharing information
Lack of transparency
No long-term thinking
Badly perceived, not delivering
Poor change management
Working in silos
Not going in the same direction.
You are required to critically reflect on ONE issue that is related to teamwork and group dynamics that you encountered during the first four weeks of your group formation for the project for PJ1.
You should analyse your own contribution to the teamwork and the role you played.Consequently you should identify where you could improve upon this analysis by evaluating how different theoretical approaches address the specific issue you identified.
Hence you are required to provide a clear strategy for yourself and the team. Your strategy should be related to theory. Here we will be looking for a highly reflective account (with reference to a reflective model), of your own development during the group project (PJ1 Group Project). You will not be commenting on other students’ contributions or input but only on your own performance.
Word Limit :-
The word limit for this assignment is 1600 words (+/- 10%).
Include a title page, contents page, main body and a list of references.
You are expected to read extensively around the issue you have identified.
Learning Outcomes :-
On successful completion of this assessment, you will be able to:
1.Compare contrast and critically evaluate different theoretical approaches to project management.
2.Communicate effectively and empathetically with specialist and non-specialist audiences demonstrating sensitivity to responsibilities within a project team.
3.Critically reflect and analyse on own and group contributions to the team and identify appropriate strategies for self and team improvements.
Your grade will depend on the extent to which you meet these learning outcomes in the way relevant for this assessment. Please see the grading rubric on NILE for further details of the criteria against which you will be assessed.
Assessment Support :-
Specific support sessions for this assessment will be provided by the module team and notified through NILE. You can also access individual support and guidance for your assessments from Library and Learning Services. Visit the Skills Hub to access this support and to discover the online support also available for assessments and academic skills.
Academic Integrity and Misconduct
Unless this is a group assessment, the work you produce must be your own, with work taken from any other source properly referenced and attributed. For the avoidance of doubt this means that it is an infringement of academic integrity and therefore academic misconduct to ask someone else to carry out all or some of the work for you whether paid or unpaid or to use the work of another student whether current or previously submitted.
For further guidance on what constitutes plagiarism, contract cheating or collusion, or any other infringement of academic integrity please read the Universitys Academic Integrity and Misconduct Policy. Also useful resources to help with understanding academic integrity are available from UNPAC
N.B. The penalties for academic misconduct are severe and can include failing the assessment failing the module and expulsion from the university.
Assessment Submission :-
To submit your work please go to the Submit your work area on the NILE site and use the relevant submission point to upload your report. The deadline for this is (UK local time) on the date of submission. Please note that essays and text based reports should be submitted as word documents and not PDFs or Mac files.
Written work submitted to TURNITIN will be subject to anti-plagiarism detection software. Turnitin checks student work for possible textual matches against internet available resources and its own proprietary database. Work
When you upload your work correctly to TURNITIN you will receive a receipt which is your record and proof of submission. If your assessment is not submitted to TURNITIN rather than a receipt you will see a green banner at the top of the screen that denotes successful submission.
N.B Work emailed directly to your tutor will not be marked.
Late submission of work
For first sits if an item of assessment is submitted late and an extension has not been granted the following will apply:
• Within one week of the original deadline – work will be marked and returned with full feedback and awarded a maximum bare pass grade.
• More than one week from original deadline – grade achievable LG (L indicating late).
For resits there are no allowances for work submitted late and it will be treated as a non- submission.
Please see the Assessment and Feedback Policy for full information on the processes related to assessment grading and feedback including anonymous grading. You will also find the generic grading criteria for achievement at University Grading Criteria. Also explained there are the meanings of the various G grades at the bottom of the grading scale including LG mentioned above.
BSOM071 Fundamentals of Project Management Assignment – UK.
The University of Northampton’s general policy with regard to extensions is to be supportive of students who have genuine difficulties, but not against pressures of work that could have reasonably been anticipated.
For full details please refer to the Extensions Policy. Extensions are only available for first sits – they are not available for resits.
For guidance on Mitigating circumstances please go to Mitigating Circumstances where you will find detailed guidance on the policy as well as guidance and the form for making an application.
Please note how ever that an application to defer an assessment on the grounds of mitigating circumstances should normally be made in advance of the submission deadline or examination date.