Course Title: Match IT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: COSC5322C

Course Title: Match IT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise

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-requisites and Co-requisites None

This course is co-delivered and co-assessed holistically along with three other competencies: (PSPPM502B) BUSM 7779C Manage Complex Projects; (ICAA5158A) COSC 5321C Translate Business Needs into Technical Requirements; (ICAS5202A) COSC 5323C Ensure Privacy for Users.

Course Description

This unit defines the competency required to ensure IT services meet current and future internal operational enterprise requirements


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAP5039A Match IT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise

Element:

1. Evaluate current business strategy

Performance Criteria:

1. Analyse the current strategic plan of the organisation to understand the industry environment and current organisational goals
2. Compare information related to current operational practices and the strategic plan to determine possible IT gaps and improvement opportunities
3. Report information regarding the impact of IT developments to appropriate person(s)

Element:

2. Evaluate impact of changes

Performance Criteria:

1. Review information on current IT systems supported by the organisation
2. Compare and document advantages and disadvantages of current and proposed IT systems
3. Determine the objectives and implications of introducing changes
4. Document findings and forward to appropriate person(s) for feedback

Element:

3. Develop action plans

Performance Criteria:

1. Develop action plans for the proposed changes that can be implemented according to organisational policies and procedures
2. Ensure that action plans take account of appropriate operational, financial, legal, human relations, internal and external operating environments and other relevant considerations
3. Document action plans, ensuring that standards, targets and implementation methods are detailed
4. Forward documentation to appropriate person for feedback/approval


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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