a) Workplace Project Report
b) Workplace Project Presentation
for both Word Limit 2,300 – 2,500 words
1) Assessment Details:
This assessment task assists students to develop skills in communicating and negotiating with a range of stakeholders during the life of the project (project attached); critically reflecting on project progress and identifying contingency strategies if required; communicating project findings within the workplace and presenting project findings to an internal/external audience.
This assessment will comprise of two components:
Part a) – Workplace Project Report – Word Limit – 2,000 words
Your workplace project report should provide a comprehensive review of your project. It should take the form of a formal business report that can be presented to all members of your organisation. It is appropriate to write this report in the third person.
Central to your report should be a comparison of the actual process and outcomes with the plans and goals outlined in your preliminary project report(attached).
The exact contents of your workplace project report will vary according to the nature of the project undertaken. Your report should include all of the standard formal business report requirements such as executive summary etc., and a summary and critical discussion on all areas that are relevant to your particular project and its execution for example:
the issue the project investigated
the project plan,
methodology used and the extent to which you applied it
project highlights, disappointments, set-backs, problems
project outcomes, recommendations and interventions required
lessons learnt, both professionally and personally
Part b) – Workplace Project Presentation
For your presentation, please read carefully the following scenario under which you are to present.
After six months in your current position in your organisation, the senior management team has asked you to provide a presentation outlining the latest project that you have project managed as part of your role in the organisation. Of note, there will be members of your audience who are external consultants to the organisation and not necessarily familiar with the aspects that you will be reporting on.
Your presentation should provide a succinct overview of the planning, implementation and outcomes of your recently completed project. Your presentation must demonstrate your ability to manage the planning and implementation of a project. It should conclude with a reflection that will demonstrate to the management team of your ability to learn from your experience.
You have been directed that your presentation should last for approximately 20 minutes. A warning bell will sound at 18 minutes and you will be expected to conclude your presentation within the following two minutes. The management team may then have questions for you regarding your project.
Standard business technology (a computer, projector, screen and lectern) is available; however you are encouraged to consider other creative alternatives in order to engage your audience.
As a final requirement, a hand-out summary of your presentation must be provided to all members of the management team the day prior to your presentation. Do not feel that you are restricted to providing Power-point slides for the summary. You may choose to submit a pictorial A4 sheet. The aim is to provide your audience with a snapshot of your project prior to your presentation.