Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: BUSM6382C

Course Title: Manage projects

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6132 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

  

  • Mr Muhamad Mian
    Senior Educator
    Phone:+61 3 9925 8312
    Email: muhammad.mian@rmit.edu.au

 

          Appointment by email

 

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage a straightforward project or a section of a larger project.

This unit addresses the management of projects including the development of a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learnt for application to future projects.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG510A Manage projects

Element:

1.Define project

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Access project scope and other relevant documentation
1.2 Define project stakeholders
1.3 Seek clarification from delegating authority of any issues related to project and project parameters
1.4 Identify limits of own responsibility and reporting requirements
1.5 Clarify relationship of project to other projects and to the organisation's objectives
1.6 Determine and access available resources to undertake project

Element:

2.Develop project plan

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop project plan including timelines, work breakdown structure, role and responsibilities and other details of how the project will be managed in relation to the project parameters
2.2 Identify and access appropriate project management tools
2.3 Formulate risk management plan for project, including occupational health and safety (OHS)
2.4 Develop and approve project budget
2.5 Consult team members and take their views into account in planning the project
2.6 Finalise project plan and gain any necessary approvals to commence project according to documented plan

Element:

3.Administer and monitor project

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Take action to ensure project team members are clear about their responsibilities and the project requirements
3.2 Provide support for project team members , especially with regard to specific needs, to ensure that the quality of the expected outcomes of the project and documented time lines are met
3.3 Establish and maintain required record keeping systems throughout the project
3.4 Implement and monitor plans for managing project finances, resources (human, physical and technical) and quality
3.5 Complete and forward project reports as required to stakeholders
3.6 Undertake risk management as required to ensure project outcomes are met
3.7 Achieve project deliverables

Element:

4.Finalise project

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Complete financial record keeping associated with project and check for accuracy
4.2 Assign staff involved in project to new roles or reassign to previous roles
4.3 Complete project documentation and obtain any necessary sign offs for concluding project

Element:

5.Review project

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Review project outcomes and processes against the project scope and plan
5.2 Involve team members in the project review
5.3 Document lessons learnt from the project and report within the organisation


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Reflective Journals
  • Team meetings
  • Site visit
  • Guest lectures
  • Presentations
  • Competency tests


Cluster Information:

This course is delivered in a cluster (Manage Project and Apply environmental issues to engineering projects) in conjunction with VU21127 (OHTH5803). You must enroll in these two courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies of VU21127 and BSBPMG510A. 
 
Elements and Performance Criteria for BSBPMG510A (BUSM6382C) Manage Projects
   
Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership. 

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with cluster of competencies VU21127 and BSBPMG510A in the Assessment Matrix


Teaching Schedule

           Week of study                              TopicModule Learning outcomes /Competency elements
Week 1
 
  • Introduction to the unit

  • Delivery and assessment overview

  • Introduction to project management

  • Characteristics of a project

  • Project Management versus Operational Management

  • Project life cycle

  • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

  • Project organizational structure

  • Project stakeholders

  • The project team

  • Project communication

  • Roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager and the team members

  • Project scoping

  • The Project Charter/Statement of Work

 PC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 ,1.4, 1.5,

1.6

Week 2 - 3
  • Project Life Cycle and economic feasibility

  • Basic concepts of economic evaluation

  • Interest rates and the costs of capital

  • Investment profit measures

  • Methods of economic evaluation

  • Depreciation and tax effects

  • Price level changes: inflation and deflation

  • Economic evaluation of different forms of ownership

PC 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2

Week 4 - 5 
  • Fundamental scheduling procedures

  • Relevance of construction schedules

  • The Critical Path Method (CPM)

  • Calculations for CPM Scheduling

  • Activity float and schedules

  • Resource oriented scheduling

  • Scheduling with resource constraints
 PC 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 3.7, 4.3
Week 6
  • Quiz 1: 20 %

  • Industry guest lecture – Ethics and Industrial Engineering Management Practices

 PC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 ,1.4, 1.5,

1.6. 2.1, 2.5, 2.6

Week 7
  • Managing projects with Microsoft Project

  • Starting of the student group project
  PC 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
 Week 8 - 9
  • Labor, material and equipment utilization

  • Labor productivity

  • Factors affecting job-site productivity

  • Materials management

  • Inventory control

  • Choice of equipment and standard production rates

  • Queues and resource bottlenecks

 PC 2.4, 3.4, 3.7, 4.1, 4.3
Week 10
  • Cost estimation

  • Approaches to cost estimation

  • Types of construction cost estimates

  • Effects of scale on construction cost

  • Allocation of construction costs over time

  • Construction contracts
 PC 2.4, 3.4, 3.7, 4.1, 4.3

Week 11

  • Identification of resources required, resource allocations and resource leveling

PC 2.4, 3.4, 4.2

Week 12

  • Project cost control and monitoring

  • The project budget

  • Forecasting for cost control

  • Control of project cash flows

PC 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Week 13
  • Quality control and safety during construction

  • Organizing for quality and safety

  • Quality control by statistical methods

  • Safety management in construction projects

  • Risk management in construction projects

 PC 3.4, 2.3, 3.5, 3.6

Week 14

  • Quiz 2: 20 %

  • Professional conduct & ethics

PC 1.6, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 3.4

Week 15-16
  • Environmental impact assessment and mitigation plan

  • Finalising and reviewing of the group project

  • Documenting the lesson learnt from the project 

 PC 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 

Week 17/18
  • Submission of final project report (25%)

  • Poster presentation (10%)
 All


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment 1: Continuous Assessment

Weighting towards final grade (%):25

 

Assessment 2: Quiz

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

 

Assessment 3: Project report and presentations

Weighting towards final grade (%): 35

 

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs): 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1.1XXX
1.2XXX
1.3XXX
1.4XX
1.5XXX
1.6XXX
2.1XX
2.2XXX
2.3XXX
2.4XXX
2.5X X
2.6XXX
3.1XXX
3.2XXX
3.3XXX
3.4XXX
3.5XXX
3.6XXX
4.1XXX
4.2XXX
4.3XXX
5.1XXX
5.2XXX
5.3XXX

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Continuous assessment -  25%

       Breakdown of marks for Assessment 1

  • Reflective journals based on class and tutorial participation  - 15% (Week 1 - Week 15)

  • Meeting minutes - 5% (Week 6 - Week 15)

  • Peer review - 5% (Week 6 - Week 15)


Assessment 2: Quiz - 40%

        Breakdown of marks for Assessment 2

  • Quiz 1 - 20% (Week 6)

  • Quiz 2 - 20% (Week 14) 


Assessment 3: 
Project report and presentations - 35% 

       Breakdown of marks for Assessment 3

  • Project report - 25% (Week 17/18)

  • Poster presentation - 10% (Week 17/18)

 

 


Assessment Matrix

 

BSBPMG510A Elements and Performance Criteria
Assessment 1.11.21.31.4 1.5 1.62.12.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.74.1 4.2 4.3 5.1 5.2 5.3 
Continuous assessment X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X x x x X x x x
Quiz X X x X X xx x x  X x x x x x x x x x x x x
Project report and presentation X X X x X X X X X X X X X X X X X X x X X X X X X

 Assessment vs VU21127 Elements & Performance Criteria

VU21127 Elements and Performance Criteria

Assessment1.11.21.31.41.52.12.22.32.43.13.23.33.43.5
Continuous assessment X X X X X X X X X x x x x x
Quiz X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Project report and presentation X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

 

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 

 

Assessments

EA 1.1

EA1.2

EA1.3

EA1.4

EA1.5

EA1.6

EA2.1

EA2.2

EA2.3

EA2.4

EA3.1

EA3.2

EA3.3

EA3.4

EA3.5

EA3.6

Continuous assessment

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Quiz

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Project report and presentation

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ALL ASSESSMENTS BSBPMG510A

 3

 3 

 3 

 3 

 3 

 3

 3 

 3

 3

 3

 3

 3

 3

3

3

 

ALL ASSESSMENTS VU21127

 3

 3

3

 3

 3

 3

 3

 3

 3

 3

 3

 3

 3

3

3

3

0 (Blank)

Graduate attribute is not assessed.

1

Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element.

2

Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element.

3

Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element.

Other Information

  • Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 24 hours outside the class time.           

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

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

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

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