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Project Management for Bucks Students' Union Music Festival


Project Management – Bucks Student’s Union Music Festival

Case Study

Recently graduated, you have secured a Sabbatical Officer’s post with a student union called Bucks Students’ Union, a students’ representation organisation

run by students for students to ensure students view on a wide range of topics and issue is expressed. And you have been assigned to assist the team which

will project manage the hosting of a new musical festival at the local Town Hall this early autumn to celebrate the achievements of her Alumni.

Below is Table A, consisting of all the major tasks, dependencies and timescales required for each task.

You are to assume that it is 15

th of Sep 2018, the Monday of the first week of the project. While the project team is being formed, the Project Manager asks you to prepare a 1500 (+/-10%) word report to be with him on 30 th April 2020 and which he can use to brief Bucks Students’ Union board and other senior managers of the University. The assignment tasks as follows – see the next page (pg.3) The title of the report is ‘Bucks Students’ Union Music Festival case study’

1) Compare and critically analyse any THREE project management methodologies/bodies of knowledge. Your analysis should consider the advantages and disadvantages of using these project management methodologies/bodies of knowledge in contemporary global projects. [30 marks]

Task 2

2) Develop a network diagram manually, AS TAUGHT (activities on arrows) clearly showing the relationship between all the activities listed above, the dependencies, the likely duration for each activity, the likely completion date (expected total project time). Calculate the earliest starting time, the latest starting time (EST,LST) and the earliest finishing time and latest finishing time (EFT, LFT) for each activity including an outline description of the critical path, highlighting the critical activities and the shortest possible time in days in which the project can be completed as scoped above (give reasons for your choice).

Task 3

3) Undertake a stakeholder analysis for this project. This should clearly identify internal and external stakeholder, group stakeholders according to their interest and power i.e. stakeholder management matrix, communication strategies, Using the activity list above, develop a clearly numbered Work

Breakdown Structure (WBS) for this music festival

Task 4

You are required to prepare a Risk Analysis for FIVE different risks that could affect your project. Analyse the risks involved and develop strategies for dealing with them.  Present your Risk Analysis and Risk Management strategies/mitigations in the form of a table, AS TAUGHT, accompanied by a commentary of not more than 500 words.

Analyse and critically evaluate project roles, principles, themes and processes using an appropriate industry standard methodology

Evaluate and explain the major factors and performance requirements of project management;

Plan project activities using networks and an appropriate project management software;

Your work will be assessed on the extent to which it demonstrates your achievement of the stated learning outcomes for this assignment (see above) and

against other key criteria, as defined in the University’s institutional grading descriptors. If it is appropriate to the format of your assignment and your subject

area, a proportion of your marks will also depend upon your use of academic referencing conventions.

This assignment will be marked according to the grading criteria attached below


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