Course Title: Translate business needs into technical requirements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: COSC5321C

Course Title: Translate business needs into technical requirements

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

Course Contact: Nawal Shomali
Phone: +61 3 9925 5826
Email: nawal.shomali@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 20

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

Pre-requistes and Co-requisites None

This course is co-delivered and co-assessed holistically along with three other competencies: (PSPPM502B) BUSM 7779C Manage Complex Projects; (ICAP5039A) COSC 5322C Match IT needs with the Strategic Directions of the Enterprise; (ICAS5202A) COSC 5323C Ensure Privacy for Users.

Course Description

This unit defines the competency required to identify the needs of a business or business process and quantify those needs into technical requirements that will enable the business or process to meet expectation


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAA5158A Translate business needs into technical requirements

Element:

1. Compile business needs

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify the business problem and confirm information with stakeholders
1.2 Identify the vision, strategic mission and objectives of the business or business process
1.3 Identify key stakeholders and their requirements
1.4 Document business objectives and problem and confirm details with appropriate person

Element:

2. Determine technical requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Review and assess business problems, opportunities and objectives
2.2 Identify technical requirements in respect of input/output, interface, process flow or quality requirements
2.3 Develop business solutions in response to problems and technical requirements as identified
2.4 Investigate a range of supplier products to determine which one best meets technical requirements
2.5 Document results and make recommendations against business requirements

Element:

3. Secure sign off for technical requirements and solutions

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Forward technical requirements and solution overview to appropriate person for feedback
3.2 Analyse feedback and incorporate change as required
3.3 Document changes and distribute to appropriate person


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Theory sessions, practical lab sessions, tutorial sessions, assignments and homework.


Teaching Schedule

The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course will include all planned activities. This may incorporate face-to-face classes, lectures, workshops and seminars; wherever possible workplace visits, online learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning. The total scheduled hours includes the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.

All elements for this competency are covered every week (Elements 1-4)

Week Week commencing Topic/Learning Activities  Assessment Tasks  National Codes
 1 04/07/2011 Introduction to PM & Process groups Teacher handouts in-class exercises ICAS5202A
 ICAP5039A
 PSPPM502B
 ICAA5158A

 2

 11/07/2011 Problem solving and Systems Development Life Cycle.
 Meeting Program Needs
Class exercises ICAS5202A
 ICAP5039A
 PSPPM502B
 ICAA5158A
 3 18/07/2011

 Project Management Knowledge Areas

 Project Requirements Handed out  ICAS5202A
 ICAP5039A
 PSPPM502B
 ICAA5158A
 4 25/07/2011 Project Management Knowledge Areas Work on class exercises and project ICAS5202A
 ICAP5039A
 PSPPM502B
 ICAA5158A
 5 01/08/2011 Project Management Knowledge Areas
 Form project teams
 Work on class exercises and project ICAS5202A
 ICAP5039A
 PSPPM502B
 ICAA5158A
 6 08/08/2011 Teamwork & Project Planning Work on class exercises and project ICAS5202A
 ICAP5039A
 PSPPM502B
 ICAA5158A
 7 15/08/2011 Project planning contd. &
 commence Project Implementation
 Project Part A due ICAS5202A
 ICAP5039A
 PSPPM502B
 ICAA5158A
 8 22/08/2011 Project Work - PM Work on class exercises and project ICAS5202A
 ICAP5039A
 PSPPM502B
 ICAA5158A
                                                                       VACATION: Mid-semester break: 29th Aug – 2nd Sep
 9 05/09/2011 Project Work - PMProject Part B due ICAS5202A
 ICAP5039A
 PSPPM502B
 ICAA5158A
 1012/09/2011 Project Work - PM Work on class exercises and project ICAS5202A
 ICAP5039A
 PSPPM502B
 ICAA5158A
 11 19/09/2011 Project Work - PM

 Project Part C due

 ICAS5202A
ICAP5039A
PSPPM502B
ICAA5158A
1226/09/2011Project Work - PMWork on class exercises and projectICAS5202A
ICAP5039A
PSPPM502B
ICAA5158A
133/10/2011Project Work - PMWork on class exercises and projectICAS5202A
ICAP5039A
PSPPM502B
ICAA5158A
 14 10/10/2011Project ClosureProject Part D dueICAS5202A
ICAP5039A
PSPPM502B
ICAA5158A
 15 17/10/2011In Class Final AssessmentICAS5202A
ICAP5039A
PSPPM502B
ICAA5158A
1624/10/2011Feedback on Competency ICAS5202A
ICAP5039A
PSPPM502B
ICAA5158A

Students who have been granted special consideration or are required to resubmit, will be able to submit/sit their assessment by arrangement with the class teacher in weeks 17 or 18.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Schwalbe, K. 2011, Information Technology Project Management, 6th ed. Revised Thomson Course Technology, Boston, Mass.

9781111221751


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will include an integrated group project work, a portfolio and a presentation.

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. You will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check your progress.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1.  Class exercises     CA / NYC - 10%

Assessment 2.  Project Part A - Client Interview & Team contract    CA / NYC – 10%
                              Project Part B - Project investigation                         CA / NYC – 10%
                              Project Part C - Project reports                                   CA / NYC -- 20%

                              Project Part D - Project management portfolio 

                                                          & Presentation                                   CA / NYC – 30%

Assessment 3. In Class Assessment                                                     20% 


Assessment Matrix

PSPPM502B -
Manage Complex Projects
Assessment 1
(CA / NYC)
(10%)
Assessment 2
(CA / NYC)
(70%)
Assessment 3
(CA / NYC)
(20%)
Element 1:
Manage start-up activities
Element 2:
Manage project implementation
 V V V
Element 3:
Manage project integration
 V V V
Element 4:
Coordinate project follow-up activities
 

Other Information

Competency and grading requirements
To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of each 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) awad.
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.

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