Agile project management

You are asked to deliver/work towards completion of a mini project for your portfolio of projects (as set out in Week 6/7 )

You are put in to 2-3 separate ‘Scrum’ teams and assigned specific roles and will gain experience / practice using the Scrum Agile PM Framework on a real live mini project.

NB: Client needs or objectives and their ability to provide assets may change. These are the realities of ‘real life projects’. If these issues arise in this task, Scrum teams will need to be ready to respond to change and be able to reflect on such change. Such change may mean Scrum teams will need to alter the ‘scope’ of the mini-project. Teams MUST work with the course facilitator to ensure such adjustments are within the boundaries and limits of both the set exercise (<link is hidden> the mini-project) and its timeframe.
The Assessed Assignment
Reflective Essay (Visual Content Included)

Critically reflect on how you used Scrum (an Agile framework) to tailor your response to a set mini project (in this case, one of three mini-projects as outlined in the brief above). You are asked to include comment and analysis in your reflective essay. Supporting images/photographs/infograms MUST be included (either in-text or in an appendix).

[NB: to understand the reflective writing style attend the guidance lecture and refer to readings set in class]
Submission Guidance
Submit a copy of your reflective essay assignment by the published deadline to Turnitin via CANVAS

Failure to submit will constitute non-submission.
Failure to submit will result in receiving zero mark UNLESS you have been granted an extension (within Faculty procedures published on OSIS) or have an application for mitigating circumstances pending or accepted.
Reflective essays submitted AFTER submission will be treated in accordance with the Faculty’s late submission policy
Academic regulations guidance can be accessed via the MSc Project Management for Creative Practitioners Course pages here.

Further Guidance
Level 7: Grade Criteria Preview the document

Assessment Criteria, as published below, are marked using Level 7 Grade Criteria. For guidance, please read the assessment criteria and the Level 7 grade criteria against which each assessment criteria will be marked.
Harvard Style Citation (Links to an external site.)

Click on the link above for guidance on the referencing and citation style you MUST use in your reflective essay.
Rubric
HA7511_2019: Coursework Rubric
HA7511_2019: Coursework Rubric
Criteria Ratings
This criterion is linked to a learning outcome Knowledge and Understanding
Knowledge, engagement with and understanding of key and extended principles of project management tools and frames of reference.

This criterion is linked to a learning outcome Critical Analysis
Articulates through a variety of means, contextual and critical thinking and identifies the strengths and weakness of arguments, observations and positions.

This criterion is linked to a learning outcome Application and reflection
Applies frames of reference and theoretical approaches to actual events and experiences. Also shows what can be learnt from events and experiences

This criterion is linked to a learning outcome Clarity
Communicates effectively and shows clarity of presentation.
Complies with academic standards (including: Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPG) and referencing, using of Harvard style citation).

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