The purpose of the oral presentation is to provide an opportunity for students to explore the contributions to society and/or business of a successful leader and share this knowledge while practicing their verbal communication skills.
Timelines and Expectations
Percentage Value of Task: 10% (15 marks)
Due: Presentation and Slides – in Week 4 timetabled seminar/tutorial
Minimum time expectation: Preparation for this task will take approximately 10 hours
Learning Outcomes Assessed
The following course learning outcomes are assessed by completing this assessment:
K5. Research and critique current and future issues in IT project management in a global context.
S2. Demonstrate theoretical and practical implementation of leadership, team building, and performance management approaches for IT projects.
A1. Construct written and verbal approaches to developing and presenting IT project documentation.
Being able to present to an audience is an essential skill for project manager to develop. There are a variety of different settings where project managers may be required to present, from a small team meeting, to a large corporate board and shareholder meeting.
It is important that every presentation take account of whom the audience is. A presentation delivered to an interdisciplinary audience who may have no specialist knowledge of your field will be very different to a presentation in front of learned specialists – even if you are presenting essentially the same project at both venues.
You are required to give an oral presentation, with an accompanying software presentation, on a person you consider to be a successful leader (e.g. JFK, a friend etc). The presentation is expected to take approximately 10 minutes, with an additional 5 minutes for questions and comments from the audience.
This assessment will give you an opportunity to research a leader that you admire. As a minimum your presentation should provide details of your chosen persons’: a). leadership style and characteristics, b). stories of their successes, c). why they appeal to you, and d). lessons for project managers. There should be evidence of research you have undertaken through links to theoretical literature, and appropriate referencing. You should be prepared to answer questions about any aspect of your leader.