Unit Title :- Methodologies For Project Management (PRINCE 2)
Assessment Type :- Assignment
Formative Assessment :- The formative aspects will help students enhance their skills in applying PRINCE2® principles and practices by providing opportunities for feed back and self reflection.For example since the PRINCE2® exam is available on-line from ILX web you may take it as many times as you like hopefully improving each time. Please follow the feedback available on ILX and revisit the sessions to address the knowledge gaps.
Methodologies For Project Management (PRINCE 2) Assignment – UK
This module is assessed by individual coursework. The weighting is 100% course work. See details below.
Coursework Assignment Brief :-
The course work assignment (3000-3500W) for the Methodologies for Project Management PRINCE2 module is an INDIVIDUAL assignment based on ONE of the following:
i) Project of your choice/you current engaged
ii) Project idea you choose from media
iii) A case study
Project of Your Choice/You Currently Engaged
You can choose to write PID for any project you would like to develop in the future. It also could be a project that you currently work on as part of your employment. You can consult with your employer and learn the project they would like to initiate and use the materials for that project for your assignment. Please note that ethical considerations should be followed in the PID.
Project Idea from Media
You can consider writing about the project that you read/came across in the media that inspired you and you want to consider as future development. However please consider to develop a nuance and personalise it (e.g. a specific target population location etc.). The work should be individual and address the course requirements. Please consider the intellectual property of the source while presenting the ideas.
Case study :-
Since March 2019 COVID 19 pandemic lethally affected about 150 thousand lives in UK and left many families devastated with its impact financially and emotionally causing personal loss and longer term consequences of the disease.There was enormous pressure on the NHS and particularly the Health Protection Agency to organise the Vaccination Centres.The rapid government response was crucial under external and internal pressure. Also there was a need for world class research to be conducted to develop the vaccine as well as understand the response and outcome of vaccination hence improving the vaccine. There was high absenteeism in hospitals and a shortage of medical staff. Thus there was a need for rapid on-job training of 500 medical students/volunteers to cover the personnel. So the UK Government has authorized funding for a new Vaccination Centre/s in London.
The Government Accountability Office GAO demanded strict requirements designed to ensure the project team remained careful stewards of taxpayer funds.That meant the team had to maintain a sharp focus on managing quality risk scope and stake holders.
The project is to outline the overall rebuilding process as well as several program and change management elements that contributed to program-level performance outcomes which were essential to realizing the long term benefits associated with the vaccination.
You have been recommended for the project manager role but there are others on the shortlist including some very experienced consultants.
In order to convince you are the person for the job you need to develop a project and submit the Project Initiation Document (PID) using PRINCE2 and covering the subheading provided in ILX document.
You have to:
- provide an understanding of the theory of PRINCE2 and follow the document guidelines;
- demonstrate the application of PRINCE2 theory to your topic;
- Provide the rationale for proposed plans and choices based on evidence and research;
- use academic conventions, referencing and writing skills appropriate for L6.
Structure of the Coursework:
1 Table of Contents
2 Project definition and approach
3 Project management team structure
4 Role descriptions
5 Quality management approach
6 Change control approach
7 Risk management approach
8 Communication management approach
9 Project plan
10 Project controls
11 Tailoring of PRINCE2