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|Subject Code and Title||PROJ6005 Sustainability in Project Portfolio and Program|
|Assessment||Assessment 1: Portfolio Management Discussions|
|Length||Approximately 250 words for the main post and|
minimum of 2 responses to other students.
|Learning Outcomes||1. Critically evaluate the strategic value of project|
management and project portfolio management,
paying particular attention to their potential
impact on social equity, project management life
cycles, resource management and organisational
2. Demonstrate understanding and initiative in the
application of project portfolio management
tools, techniques and processes to achieve
improved business practices and performance
and integrate sustainable project outcomes.
|Submission||Discussion topic 1 – Due end of Module 1|
Discussion topic 2 – Due end of Module 2
|Weighting||Discussion Post Module 1 – 5%|
Discussion Post Module 2 – 5%
|Total Marks||Total for Assessment 1 – 10%|
Assessment 1 discussions are designed to develop your understanding of the concepts of
Project Portfolio Management and the project, program and portfolio management office
(PMO) within the organisation. How an organisation views portfolio management and
operates its PMO will depend on its size and project needs and the perceived impact of the
initiative in terms of strategic organisational value, resource allocation optimisation and
meeting its sustainability goals. Project/Portfolio managers must understand the functions,
roles and responsibilities of the portfolio and PMO needs within their organisation to
successfully design and plan the introduction of portfolio management. This can be achieved
through their knowledge and utilisation of the different ‘best practice’ tools and techniques
for project and program management.
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Considering the module reading resources and personal research, the student will post a
main discussion within a timely and relevant manner (staying on the topic), being creative
and bringing critical thinking and a thoughtful approach in the interactions. It is expected
that student contribution to a particular discussion will be made within 3 days of the start of
a new Module. After the main post, the student will contribute a minimum of 2 response
posts to other students in the discussion.
These discussions are to be conducted in a culture of mutual respect towards other students
Contemplate the PMI Project, Program and Portfolio Management standards, how these
might integrate and include any academic literature available on Project Portfolio
Part 1: Class and Group activity participation:
Time Management (20%
Helpful Academic Learning Resources
Resource on APA writing style:
Laureate International Universities Publishing. (2013). Essential guide to APA style.
Baltimore, MD: Author [Vital Source e-reader]
Refer to the subject planner for learning resources on Modules 1 to 2 to complete
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Learning Rubrics – Part 1: Group activities participation
|Participates in group activities.||Participates in group|
activities but works
|Participates in group|
activities but is rarely
activities and is on
task most of the
|Participates fully and|
Is always on task.
|Fails to assume leadership.||Assumes leadership|
but in a non
and allows others to
do but often
dominates the group.
stay on track and
|Assumes leadership by|
helping members stay on
track and encourage group
solutions to problems.
Has a positive attitude.
|Fails to offer any feedback.||Offers feedback but|
rarely constructive or
|Offers feedback that|
|Always offers detailed|
constructive feedback that
is specific and appropriate.
Offers suggestions to guide
|Treats group member(s)|
Does not share the workload fairly.
respectfully but does
not always share the
share the workload
share the workload
to others and
|Treats group member(s)|
respectfully and share the
Shows sensitivity to the
feelings and learning needs
participation of others.
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|Values the knowledge,|
opinion and skills of all
|Fails to complete assigned task on|
Often forces the group to make last
minute adjustments and changes to
accommodate missing work.
|Often fails to|
task on time and held
up completion of
|Completes only half|
of the assigned task
assigned task on
|Always completes all|
assigned task on time.