Course Title: Manage Projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: BUSM7769C

Course Title: Manage Projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6069 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager

+61 3 99254468

engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the management of a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It focuses on the application of project management skills and the management to meet timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN419A Manage projects

Element:

Administer and monitor project.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Action is taken to ensure that project team members are clear about their responsibilities and the requirements of the project
3.2 Support is provided to project team members, especially with regard to special needs, to ensure that the quality of the expected outcomes of the project and documented timelines are met
3.3 Required record keeping systems are established and maintained throughout the project
3.4 Plans for managing project finances, human, physical and technical resources and quality are implemented and monitored
3.5 Project reports are completed and forwarded as required to stakeholders
3.6 Risk management is undertaken as required to ensure project outcomes are met
3.7 Project deliverables are achieved

Element:

Define project. 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Project scope and other relevant documentation is accessed
1.2 Project stakeholders are defined
1.3 Clarification is sought from delegating authority of any issues related to project and project parameters
1.4 Limits of own responsibility and reporting requirements are identified
1.5 Relationship of project to other projects and to the organisation's objectives is clarified
1.6 Available resources to undertake project are determined and accessed

Element:

Develop project plan.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Project plan including timelines, task breakdown, roles and responsibilities is developed
2.2 Appropriate project management tools are identified and accessed
2.3 Risk management plan, which includes OHS, is formulated for project
2.4 Project budget is developed and approved
2.5 Team members are consulted and their views taken account of in planning the project
2.6 Project plan is finalised and any necessary approvals gained to commence project according to documented plan

Element:

Finalise project.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Financial record keeping associated with project is completed and checked for accuracy
4.2 Staff involved in project are assigned to new roles or reassigned to previous roles
4.3 Project documentation is completed and any necessary sign offs obtained for concluding project

Element:

Review project

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Project outcomes and processes are reviewed against the project scope and plan
5.2 Team members are involved in the review of the project
5.3 Lessons learnt from project are documented and reported within the organisation


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials, class discussion,
seminar presentations, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations.


Teaching Schedule

Please note: while your teacher will cover all the materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.Students are required to self study the learning materials for the hours not scheduled in teaching schedule.
 

Teaching schedule

WeekTopics                                                                         ResourcesExaminations               
1

Introduction, What is Project Management?, Areas of Project Management, Key concepts, Examples

  
2

Communicating ideas and information, written and verbal communication skills for report writing, Documenting project, working with team members and stakeholders, negotiating and consulting with team members, Stakeholders

 1-9 
3Collecting, analyzing and organizing information, Gathering information associated with planning, monitoring and evaluation project 1-9 
4Planning and organizing activities, scheduling required for project supervising project team 1-9 
5Working in a team, Leading project team, Liaising with other entreprise personnel, including management, funding bodies, customers/clients, stakeholders involved in the project 1-9 
6Using mathematical ideas and techniques, Apply basic numerical skills for managing finaces associated with project and procurment activity, Using basic numerical skills to develop schedules for project  
7Revision  
8Assessment 1 1-9 Assessment 1 Assignment 1
9Solving problems, identifying potential problems that may arise in project, Addessing problems arising in projects 1-9 
10Using technology, using word processing packages to complete necessary documentation, Using spreadsheets or other relevant project management software tools 1-9 
11Innovation skills, determining lessons learned from project to apply to future projects 1-9 
12Group Presentation Group A2 (ppt and ecopy document) Assessment 3 - Group Presentation
13Group Presentation Group B2 (ppt and ecopy document) 

Assessment 3 - Group Presentation

 

14Group Presentation S3/T3 (ppt and ecopy document) 

Assessment 3 - group Presentation

 

15Revision 1-9 
16SWOT Week  
17-18Assessment 2 Assessment 2 - Assignment 2


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

1. S Hartley, Manage Projects Principles Theories and Practise


References

2. Harold Kertzner, A System Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling

3. Bartol Tein Management A Pacific Rim Focus

4. Kathy Schwalbe An Introduction to project management

5. Rory Burke, Project Management Techniques

6. Dowling, Carrew & Hadgraft, Engineering your future, An Australasian Guide

7. Biner, Project Leadership

8. Lewis, The Essentials of Project Management

9. Wilson-Murray, Managing Projects

10. Larson & Gray, Project Management, A Managerial Process


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment for this course is throught the course delivery period and exam period. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through the completion of three assesment tasks. All the assessment tasks allow you to apply the required knowledge ans skills.

Participants are required to complete and pass each one of the three assessment tasks.

Assessment 1  : Assignment 1 20%

Assessment  2  : Assignment 2 20%

Assessment 3 Group Assignment Manage a major project : 60%

Competency and Grading Information

Competency requirenments:

To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily demonstrate competence in all the elements listed above. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievment of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks. Students are advised that they will be asked to demonstrate their competence per class observation student assignments and tests which will be used to assess their competence.

All assessments for this course must be succesfully completed to achieve a CA (Competency Achieved) Grade. Only if competency is achieved will a graded result be givn using the coding choices listed below:

CHD: Competent with High Distinction

CDI: Competent with Distinction

CC: Competent with Credit

CAG: Competency Achieved - Graded

NYC: Not Yet Competent

DNS: Did Not Submit for assesssment


Assessment Matrix

 AssessmentsElement                   Performance Criteria                                    
1Assignment 11-51.1 to 3.7
2Assignment 21-54.1 to 5.3
3Group Assignment1-51.1 to 5.3

Other Information

Course Information

Please note while your teacher will cover all the materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and the availability of resources. students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non teaching hours.

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Students are strongly encouraged to make full use of this service.

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek
advice and
support to complete your studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison
Unit

Special consideration:

Special consideration is a variation to an assessment which takes into account the impact of unexpected or extenuating circumstances which have affected a student’s performance in an assessment or prevented them from attempting an assessment task including an examination.

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse/Current%20students/Administration/Assessment/special%20consideration/ to find the latest information about the purpose, eligibility and process of special consideration and the online form.

If you are seeking an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an
Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2
working days after the official due date.

Assessment Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not
be accepted or marked.


Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.


Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails: suggest daily.

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