Assignment – Project Planning & Management ‐ Final Portfolio (Summative)
LO1 Apply essential project management methods and tools, and integrate their results utilising a
LO2 Synthesise a comprehensive project master plan and an effective delivery strategy.
LO3 Critically evaluate the contribution of wider issues, such as quality or risk management, in a
LO4 Critically evaluate and recommend the most appropriate techniques for managing a project.
Description of Assessment Task and Purpose:
Below you can find a detailed description of the report assessment requirements.
The learning outcomes MO1‐4 will be assessed through the production of a report. You are asked to
compare, contrast and critically evaluate a pair of projects from a single reference class (e.g. stadium
construction, disaster relief, high‐speed rail development, enterprise automation, new product
development, Olympic Games, music festivals, political campaigns, etc) – Aviation Related Required
You may consider projects in which you have personally been involved or any projects of your choice
(Aviation Related) for which you are able to obtain a sufficient amount of information. Scrutinise the
project management approach taken in each of the chosen projects and elicit their salient (positive or
negative) features and relevant practices, analysing and explaining the impact these have had on the
overall project delivery and/or subsequent operational performance. The outcome of such project
evaluation and comparison is expected in terms of a recommended set of definite rules and practices for
future projects in the same class and of the similar scope/budget (‘Best Practice’). Your standpoint
should be balanced, and the analysis well‐written, generously complemented with suitable references to
the relevant, contemporary project management literature as well as referring to personal experiences,
observations and insights where appropriate.
The presented analysis should be based on appropriate and substantial research, which must be
evidenced in the report. A mere composition of case studies taken straightaway from certain sources
without your own in‐depth elaboration, critical evaluation and synthesis of original recommendations
will not be deemed a highly original contribution and, consequently, will attract low marks.
The report should be including any exhibits, tables and figures, but excluding the reference list. All
figures and tables should be consecutively numbered, and captions provided.
Guidelines for the Portfolio
The portfolio should comply with the following formatting guidelines:
‐ Font / Size: Arial / 12
‐ Spacing / Sides: 1.5 / Single Sided
‐ Page numbers required? Yes
‐ Margins: At least 2.54 to left and right and text ‘justified’
‐ Referencing: Full compliance with Harvard protocols
Additional Information for Completion of Assessment
Ensure all sources referenced in your assessment are correctly listed according to the Harvard
System of referencing.
Include only sources that you have cited in the work. If you consult any sources which you have
not cited, they should be listed in a Bibliography.
It is very important to use appropriate academic books/e‐books and journals/e‐journals as the
basis for your research.
Whilst you may use the internet sites, take great care to ensure that the sites are valid and
appropriate for academic purposes – sites such as Wikipedia, Businessballs.com,
MindTools.com, etc. are good for general reading, but inappropriate for academic research.
Knowledge & Skills Assessed:
Subject Specific Knowledge, Skills and Understanding: literature review, referencing, project planning,
subject-specific techniques and skills.
Professional Graduate Skills: independence, written communication, critical thinking, IT skills, problem
solving, time management.
Emotional Intelligence: self-management, motivation, resilience, self-confidence.