Developing a web based clinic for medical consultation.

INS377 Group Project Rubric & Guidelines

Due Dates: Refer to Blackboard Dates

The aim of this group project is to simulate the effect of working in the industry (frequently you are part of a team). Your report should include the following sections

Part 1: Selection of Project (5 Percent)

  1. Your project should be produced as a well-formatted report. It should consist of an Executive Summary, Introduction, and various sections. It should have a Title page and a Table of Contents.
  1. Your project should be IT-based.
  2. Developing a web-based clinic for medical consultation come up with a business case for your project. Give reasons why you are selecting a particular project out of the above list, At the minimum, this phase should have the following:
    1. Introduction
    2. Business objective
    3. Current Situation and Problem/Opportunity Statement
    4. Critical Assumptions and Constraints
    5. Analysis of Options and Recommendations

Part 2: Project Charter (20 Percent)

Your next task is to develop a Project Charter that will serve to convince your supervisor (professor will play this role) that the project is worth pursuing and investing resources in.  Your charter should include the following elements:

A.    Project title

B.    Project overview

a.      Project description

b.     Business needs

c.      Expected benefits


C.    Project scope

a.      Objectives

b.     High-level requirements

c.      Major deliverables

d.     Project boundaries/exclusions


D.    Estimated project duration

a.      Timeline

b.     Major milestones (for the project, not for the project plan)


E.     Budget estimate (very high level) 

a.      Identify one-time project costs

b.     Identify recurring costs (costs that continue once project is implemented)

c.      Identification of cost categories is more important than accuracy of actual cost estimates


F.     Project assumptions/constraints/risks

a.      Identify assumptions

b.     Constraints on the project—there is one constraint for sure:  the due date for the assignment

c.      Risks Analysis: Identify and briefly discuss topics likely to impact project success where you have the most uncertainty


Part 3: Project Management Plan (75 Percent)

    Project scope management (15 Percent)

Using table 3.9 as a guide (pages 102-104) of the course text book, create a scope statement draft.

a.  defining and documenting stakeholder’s needs to meet the project objectives.

b. developing a detailed description of the project and the product.

c.   Creating WBS by subdividing the project deliverables and the project work into smaller, more manageable components. The work breakdown structure must contain at least 4 levels (with level one being the complete project) and be constructed to support development of a project schedule.

d.  Verifying scope by formalizing how the completed project deliverables will be accepted.

e.   Describe how the scope will be controlled and monitored and how you will manage changes to the scope baseline.


Project time management (25 Percent)


A.    Clearly describe the steps you followed in defining and sequencing activities, estimating activity resources & durations and finally controlling the project schedule.

B.    Use the developed WBS in part 3 above to create a Gant Chart that shows major milestones and:


a.      Project activities, with duration estimates ( as you wish )

b.     Activity sequencing (identification of predecessor activities)

c.      Identification of critical path and explicit identification and description of schedule slack free or total (if any exists)

C.    Work Breakdown Structure and project schedule should list the major project deliverables and major project milestones.

D.    Write a detailed description of the WBS and project schedule you created using MS Project SW.




Project cost management (15 Percent)



A.    A detailed project budget (including all reasonable one-time and recurring costs) using the cost management templates

B.    Analyze the Financials for your project. For this, you will need to estimate the costs and the benefits of your project.  You may use the templates (i.e., cost estimates, business case financials, payback) to help you calculate the NPV, Payback and ROI of your project. 

C.    Using earned-value management (EVM) to help control performance of the tasks in your project by comparing the initial costs and times you set for the project and figures sometimes in the middle of the projects. By providing cost and schedule performance assessments of both the total project and its major parts, EVM allows you to identify the likely problem areas so you can take the most effective corrective actions and to forecast the cost and time required to complete the project.


Project risk management (10 Percent)


·       Clearly indicate the processes you followed in identifying risks, performing qualitative & quantitative risk analysis, and your plans for risk responses and risk control.


Project integration management (5 Percent)

·       Report any integration process which took place in your project (e.g., SWOT analysis)


English writing of the Project report (5 Percent)

·       Formatting

·       Writing clarity/understandability

·       Writing mechanics (spelling/grammar)

·       A solid conclusion


Important Notes:

·  Project report document should be professionally formatted and submitted online via Blackboard as an MS Word document.  Use of relevant figures and charts is encouraged and recommended.

·  Include a cover page that shows the project title and identifies all team member names and student ID numbers. Compile all the above (part1, project charter, scope, schedule, cost and risk management processes) in one report document.

·  For late submission after the announced deadline date, the student will lose 20% for every day delayed.



Grading Rubric Overview:


The above description shows the percentage of the marks that will be allocated for all deliverables of your project and indicates the percentage assigned to each section of the deliverable.  Marks will be awarded based on:

  • The extent to which the documents demonstrate an understanding of the IT project management principles provided in the course
  • The quality with which these principles are applied to the project selected