Course Title: Manage complex projects
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2009
Course Code: BUSM7779C
Course Title: Manage complex projects
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5194 - Diploma of Information Technology (General)
Course Contact : Catherine Han Lin
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1336
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Ph: (03) 9925 5936
Ph: 9925 1336
Ph: 9925 1645
Nominal Hours: 80
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
This course is co-delivered and co-assessed holistically along with three (3) other competencies:
(ICAS5202B) COSC 6065C Ensure Privacy for Users, (ICAP5039B) COSC 6067C Match IT needs with the strategic directions of the enterprise, (ICAA5158B) COSC 6066C Translate Business Needs into Technical Requirements.
This unit covers management of projects that may be reasonably complex in terms of scope, degree of risk, political, cultural and social factors that apply consequences of failure and degree of control of the projects. It includes managing start up, project implementation, project integration and follow up activities.
If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onward your class will be held in a device-equipped teaching space. Each student group will have access to a laptop. It is however recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus both in and outside class times.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPPM502B Manage complex projects
Manage start-up activities
1.1. Project plans are refined in consultation with steering committee and team members, and precise details are included for schedules of activities, milestones and resources
Details of Learning Activities
Theory sessions, practical lab sessions, tutorial sessions, assignments and homework
Refer to study guide handout
Schwalbe, K. 2007, Information Technology Project Management, 5th ed. Thomson Course Technology, Boston, Mass. ISBN
Overview of Assessment
Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.
A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge, for example:
• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
• review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
• demonstration of techniques
1. Client Interview Design This assessment reflects on how to investigate client needs CA / NYC - 10%
2. Preliminary investigation documents relating to technical projects This assessment enables learners to investigate technical requirements CA / NYC - 10%
3. Systems & technical requirements documents
Project Management Templates, BRS, WBS
This assessment enables learners to document requirements and set up project management processes together with appropriate development methodologies CA / NYC – 20%
4. Privacy Recommendation Report This assessment enables learners to create privacy recommendation report for the clients CA / NYC – 20%
5. Final Project Reports and Presentations This assessment focuses on delivering the final project product CA / NYC – 20%
6. Final Graded Assessment This assessment is a graded assessment where learners can demonstrate a higher level of understanding. 20%
Competency and grading requirements:
To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a 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 assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
All assessments for this course must be completed to achieve CA (Competency Achieved) grade.
Each assessment task will also carry a numerical weighting to be used for grading purposes. The grade applied to this weighting will only be awarded if a CA has been achieved in all compulsory assessment tasks.
If a student has been marked NYC (Not Yet Competent) in any of the assessment tasks, the weighting will carry no value until the student has obtained CA.
If a CA is achieved on re-assessment then a maximum mark of 50% of the original weighting will be granted for that assessment.
Reassessments will only be granted to students who were either unsuccessful in the first attempt or have an approved special consideration application.
An final graded assessment worth 20% will be offered to students who have achieved CA
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