Course Title: Apply project time management techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4376 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Course Title: Apply project time management techniques

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM7957C

City Campus

TAFE

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

VE 2020 (PMP1)

Course Contact: Val Christou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5076

Course Contact Email: val.christou@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with project scheduling activities, apply and monitor the agreed project schedule, and evaluate the effectiveness of time management for the project.

It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.                                  

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG410 Apply project time management techniques

Elements:

1. Assist in developing project schedule

2. Maintain project schedule

3. Participate in assessing time-management outcomes


Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

 Evidence of the ability to:

  • create a project schedule showing tasks, deliverable milestones, sequence, dependencies and time estimates
  • apply time-management techniques in a project
  • use tools and techniques to maintain, monitor and update a project schedule.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must:

  • explain implications of time management for project resources, costs and risks
  • describe methods for estimating task duration and resource requirements
  • identify tools and techniques for managing project time and their particular applications
  • explain techniques used to measure, record and report progress of activities

 Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates  consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the management and leadership – project management field of work and include access to:

  • workplace documentation relevant to project management
  • planning tools
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.