Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station is over 20-year old. Given its age and the increasing number of passengers using this station, a new building is required. A consortium of two partners - the City of Coventry and the central government – agreed to sponsor the project. The budget is £300 million and the timeline - 2 years. Apart from building the new station, the project will include the demolition of the old station and the construction of a parking station for bicycles.

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 Assessment Information

Module learning outcomes being assessed:

LO1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the role of project management within organizations to deliver successful change. 

LO2. Demonstrate competence in planning a project within a given organizational context.

LO3. Critically evaluate the methods and techniques used to organize and plan project time, cost, resources and people. 

This assignment is an individual assignment.

Assignment Information

Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station is over 20-year old. Given its age and the increasing number of passengers using this station, a new building is required. A consortium of two partners - the City of Coventry and the central government – agreed to sponsor the project. The budget is £300 million and the timeline - 2 years. Apart from building the new station, the project will include the demolition of the old station and the construction of a parking station for bicycles.  

You have been hired as the project manager to oversee the planning and development of this project. You are to: (1) assess the feasibility of the project, drawing on appropriate project management theory and frameworks; (2) prepare an initial plan that includes the project scope, the project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and the Gantt chart, considering a minimum of 30 different tasks and 4 milestones; (3) analyse the main stakeholders and provide recommendations on how these stakeholders should be managed to maximise the chance of achieving the project’s objectives. 

You are required to research and apply project management theories in order to successfully complete this assignment. In order to pass, you will need to use a minimum of 15 separate sources, including a minimum of 10 textbooks and/or scientific journal articles.

Report recommended structure

Your assignment should be presented as a report, using the following structure:

  1. Executive summary 
  2. Feasibility study
  3. Project scope, WBS and Gantt chart
  4. Project stakeholder assessment
  5. Reference list

Criteria for Assessment

This table details the weightings of the five criteria by which your work will be assessed.

Criteria

Proportion of  overall module mark

1. Evidence of research project management theory and use of minimum 15 different sources

25%

2. Application of project management tools and techniques 

45%

3. Clarity and credibility of proposal

20%

4. Accurate citations and referencing 

5%    

5. Presentation, grammar and spelling

5%

        Total

100%

Please refer to the Marking Scheme below for information on how work is assessed and graded.

Word Count

The word count is for this assignment is 3000 words. You must state the number of words used on the front cover of the assignment. There will be a penalty of a deduction of 10% of the mark (after internal moderation) for work exceeding the word limit by 10% or more.

The word limit includes quotations, but excludes tables, figures, the final reference list and appendices. 

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