Software Development Project

Assignment 2: Project Plan (50%)

This assignment is designed to demonstrate your understanding and application of core

project management concepts and provide evidence of project management skills developed

throughout this unit.


Description: You are a Project Manager at IT Development Company. You have been

assigned to deliver a project that is worth $500,000 fixed price over 6 months. It is a software

development project – your team is supposed to develop a new version of “Murdoch Student

LMS App”. The requirements are all understood and signed off.


Your task is to present an approach to starting the project up, proposed project timeline, how

you would monitor/control the project, how you would manage stakeholders and your

approach to commercial control. Keep it high level, aiming the presentation at management

rather than technical.


Your presentation should clearly define the following:

  • The project’s objectives;
  • The scope of work to be completed within this timeline;
  • Proposed plan for the delivery;
  • Billing schedule;
  • Key milestones (these could be aligned with the billing schedule);
  • Examples of risk and issue logs;
  • Your approach to reporting and stakeholder management.


All the above-mentioned points should be presented in PowerPoint. Marking emphasis of this

assignment will be on critical evaluation and demonstration of an understanding of the

principles in project management.