This assessment item relates to the unit learning outcomes as in the unit descriptor. This
assessment is designed to improve student presentation skills and to give students experience in
researching a topic and writing a report relevant to the Unit of Study subject matter.
For this component you will prepare a report or critique on an industry project related to IT
Project Management. The paper you select must be directly relevant to the topic. The paper can
be from any academic conference or other relevant Journal or online sources such as Google
Scholar, Academic department repositories etc… All students must select a different project,
thus the project must be approved by your instructor or tutor before proceeding. In case two
students are wanting to report on the same project, the first who emails the instructor with their
choice will be allocated that project (provided it is acceptable). Note: popular magazine articles,
web sites and blogs are not academic sources.
Your report should be limited to approx. 1500 words (not including references). Use 1.5 spacing
with a 12 point Times New Roman font. Though your paper will largely be based on the chosen
article, you can use other sources to support your discussion. Citation of sources is mandatory
and must be in the IEEE style.
Your report or critique must include:
• Title Page: The title of the assessment, the name of the project you are reviewing and
your name and student ID.
• Introduction: A statement of the purpose for your report and a brief outline of how you
will discuss the selected article (one or two paragraphs). Make sure to identify the
article being reviewed.
• Body of Report: Describe the intention and content of the article. Research an IT
industry project and present your findings on how was the project managed,
methodology used or your recommendation, what was implemented well in the project
and any lessons learnt.