Course Title: Prepare disaster recovery and contingency plans

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: BUSM7777C

Course Title: Prepare disaster recovery and contingency plans

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5194 - Diploma of Information Technology (General)

Course Contact : Nawal Shomali

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5826

Course Contact Email:nawal.shomali@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

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

This course is co-delivered and co-assessed holistically along with MIET7345C Manage Project Quality.

Course Description

This unit defines the competency required to analyse the impact of the system on the organisation and carry out risk analysis, disaster recovery and contingency planning for the project.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAA5056A Prepare disaster recovery and contingency plans

Element:

1. Evaluate impact of system on business continuity

Performance Criteria:

Identify business-critical functions and the security environment from documentation and from discussion with business area and project team
Identify critical data and software from documentation
Assess potential impact of business risk and threats on IT systems
Identify and evaluate statutory requirements , commercial requirements and contingency possibilities according to specifications and cost constraints

Element:

2. Evaluate threats to system

Performance Criteria:

Identify threats to the system , with consideration of security analysis and internal and external business environment
Evaluate risk minimisation alternatives against specifications and cost constraints

Element:

3. Formulate prevention and recovery strategy

Performance Criteria:

Evaluate prevention and recovery options to support critical business functions against business specifications and cost constraints
Review current operational procedures to ensure adequate risk safeguards and contingency plans are in place
Submit disaster recovery and prevention strategy to appropriate person for approval

Element:

4. Develop disaster recovery plan to support strategy

Performance Criteria:

Identify and document resources required for disaster recovery according to specifications and cost constraints
Identify and document processes required for disaster strategy according to project standards
Identify cut-over criteria before initiating disaster plan
Document disaster recovery plan and submit to appropriate person for review and sign-off


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Theory sessions, online study material, hands-on practicals, in-class tests


Teaching Schedule

Week
beginning
Topics Covered Assessment TasksCompetencies
Week 1:
4th July 2011
Project Management Review
Project Quality
 BSBPM505A
ICAA5056B
Week 2:
11th July 2011
Determining Quality Requirements
Disaster Recovery
Contract & Procurement Techniques

Class exercises
BSBPM505A
ICAA5056B
Week 3:
18th July 2011
Analysis of existing systems
Contract & Procurement Techniques
Class exercisesBSBPM505A
ICAA5056B
 Week 4:
25th July 2011
Identifying risks and threats
Contract & Procurement Techniques

Project Requirements Handed out

BSBPM505A
ICAA5056B
Week 5:
1st Aug 2011
Developing a strategy
Contract & Procurement Techniques
Work on class exercises and project BSBPM505A
ICAA5056B
Week 6:
8th Aug 2011
Developing a Plan
Evaluating DRP templates
Contract & Procurement Techniques
Project Part A due BSBPM505A
ICAA5056B
Week 7:
15th Aug 2011
Discussion of Final Report
Contract & Procurement Techniques
Work on class exercises and project BSBPM505A
ICAA5056B
Week 8:
22rd Aug 2011
Project Work Project Part B due BSBPM505A
ICAA5056B
VACATION: Mid-semester break: 29th Aug – 2nd Sep
   
Week 9:
5th Sept 2011
Project Work Work on class exercises and project BSBPM505A
ICAA5056B
Week 10:
12th Sept 2011
Project Work Work on class exercises and project BSBPM505A
ICAA5056B
Week 11:
19th Sept 2011
Project Work Project Part C due BSBPM505A
ICAA5056B
Week 12:
26th Sept 2011
Project Work Work on class exercises and project BSBPM505A
ICAA5056B
Week 13:
3rd Oct 2011
Project Work Work on class exercises and project BSBPM505A
ICAA5056B
Week 14:
10th Oct 2011
Project Work Project Part D due BSBPM505A
ICAA5056B
Week 15:
17th Oct 2011
In Class Final Assessment  BSBPM505A
ICAA5056B
Week 16:
24th Oct 2011
Feedback on Competency   BSBPM505A
ICAA5056B
    

 
  
  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Schwalbe, K. 2010, Information Technology Project Management, 6th ed. Thomson Course Technology, Boston, Mass

13:9780324786


References

PMBOK


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will include a project portfolio, class exercises and an in-class supervised assessment.
You are advised that  you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. You will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check  your progress.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment No                       Assessment Description                                Maximum % grade allocated
1.                                                  Class exercises                                                 CA / NYC 20%
2.                                                   Project Part A - Quality Plan                            CA / NYC 20%
                                                      Project Part B - Disaster Recovery Plan       CA / NYC 20%
                                                      Project Part C - Weekly status report            CA / NYC 10% 
                                                      Project Part D – Final Project Report
                                                      Team minutes, team contract, WBS, Lessons learnt             CA/NYC 10%
3.                                                   In Class Final Assessment                            20%


Assessment Matrix

ICAA5056B - Prepare disaster recovery and contingency plansAssessment 1
(CA / NYC)
20%

Assessment 2

(CA / NYC)
60%

Assessment 3

(CA / NYC)
20%

Element 1: Evaluate impact of system on business continuityYesYesYes
Element 2: Evaluate threats to systemYesYesYes
Element 3: Formulate prevention and recovery strategyYesYesYes
Element 4: Develop disaster recovery plan to support strategy YesYesYes

Other Information

Competency and grading requirements
To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of this competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
All competency-based assessments for this course must be completed in order to achieve a CA (Competency Achieved) award.
Each assessment task will also carry a numerical weighting to be used for grading purposes. The grade applied will only be awarded if a CA has been achieved in all compulsory assessment tasks.
If a student has been assessed as NYC (Not Yet Competent) in any of the assessment tasks, the weighting will carry no value until the student has obtained a CA.
If a CA is achieved on re-assessment, a maximum mark of 50% of the original weighting will be granted for that assessment.
Re-assessments will only be granted to students who were either unsuccessful in the first attempt, or have an approved application for Special Consideration.

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